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Melissa Stoller and her daughter, Jessie.

What About The

Parents?

We All Know Whose Big Day It Is, But A Child’s Bar Or Bat Mitzvah Can Also Be A Good Time For Parents To Reconnect With Judaism And Strengthen Their Family Bonds By Melissa Stoller

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A bar or bat mitzvah is a time to focus on your child as he or she prepares for an incredibly meaningful journey. But what about the parents? What can moms and dads gain from the experience besides considerable joy from watching their son or daughter reach this milestone? Parents should be able to mine the experience for their own personal journey, while providing coaching, love, and support for their child. Indeed, going through this process might prompt parents to reflect on their own Jewish identity, to engage more deeply with Judaism, and to connect with their families in new and different ways. During this important time, parents often revisit their Jewish education and become interested in learning more about Torah studies or about Jewish culture, history, and politics. Adults can take this chance to become

Profile for Mitzvah  Magazine

Mitzvah Spring 2013  

Mitzvah Magazine is the resource for parents in the New York City, and the greater metropolitan area, who are navigating the Bar and Bat Mit...

Mitzvah Spring 2013  

Mitzvah Magazine is the resource for parents in the New York City, and the greater metropolitan area, who are navigating the Bar and Bat Mit...

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