Religous Ceremonies – The Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah

The bar mitzvah, for boys, and the bat mitzvah, for girls, is a ceremony of the Jewish faith recognizing a young person as an adult member of the congregation.  It takes place in a Jewish synagogue on the first Sabbath, a Saturday, following the boy or girl’s thirteenth birthday.  A reception and/or party are often held by the parents of the teenager following the ceremony.

Guests invited to a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah are expected to send a bring a gift.

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