Creative Bar / Bat Mitzvah


For many families, the traditional bar or bat mitzvah at a synagogue works just fine.  But some look for a way to make it more personal, shining upon the individuality of the student.

Working with a child one-on-one can also be a very memorable experience, especially if we do a “mitzvah project” together.  Here are some venues where I have officiated a semi-private ceremonies in which the families loved personalizing the celebration:

Summer Camp

Baseball Stadium  

Restaurant / Hotel (Aquarium was one of the more creative venues in this category)

Planetarium (wonderful atmosphere to do an afternoon service with the Western Wall in the background, and then letting the sun set and three stars to appear on the 360 screen for havdallah)