bar mitzva

Courtney Cox surprises superfan with canceled 'Friends'-themed bar mitzvah

Thirteen-year-old Naftali Arden of Borehamwood, England, is a super-fan of the popular TV series Friends, and has seen it in its entirety no less than seven times.

20/05/2020
Celebrating your bat mitzvah in the time of the coronavirus

Throwing candy at the computer: Such is the bat mitzvah in the coronavirus era.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
25/04/2020
The bar mitzvah that almost wasn’t

At the age of 93, a man has his Bar-Mitzvah, because when he was 13 the Nazi's burned down his synagogue.

By CHARLES TICHO
26/03/2020
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) celebrates on the field
Julian Edelman says he is studying for his bar mitzvah

Edelman, 33, also said he has attended synagogue during the football season.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
10/03/2020
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Lil Dicky reveals what got his rap career started: Bar mitzvah money

When asked by Kimmel if his parents approved of how he planned on spending the money, Burd unhesitatingly shook his head and said "no" as the audience laughed.

Syrian donates tree after bar mitzvah was canceled due to coronavirus

Aboud Dandachi isn’t Jewish or Israeli but he donated $18 in honor of Ruben Golran to the Canadian branch of the Jewish National Fund to plant a tree in Israel in the teen’s honor.

By BEN SALES/JTA
04/03/2020
Jeff Goldblum decided to be an actor while studying for his bar mitzvah

Jeff Goldblum recounts his history on TV, including how Judaism helped him decide to become an actor

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
23/01/2020
Holocaust survivors celebrate their bar mitzvah at the Western Wall, January 2020
80 Holocaust survivors celebrate bar, bat mitzvah at Western Wall

"My two children don't live in Israel and I lost my husband a long time ago," said Bella. "This event was closure for me."

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Rabbi officiates bar mitzvah aboard United Airlines flight – watch

“He remarked that he knows the Shema, and says it sometimes, but he said he is 44 years old and had never put tefillin on in his life,” Rabbi Kalman Weinfeld explained.

17/01/2020
French Holocaust survivors celebrate bar, bat mitzvahs at Western Wall

‘I am doing this in memory of my family who died in the Shoah.’

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