The writings of our bar and bat mitzvahs

Our bar and bat mitzvahs are required to do in-depth research and writing in four subject categories that prepare them to take on the responsibilities of adulthood in the Jewish community: family history and family values; personal beliefs; heroes and role models; and a Jewish topic of own their choosing that they will make the theme of a major presentation to the congregation and their guests.

Read family values papersRead hero and role model papersRead major presentations.

Member presentations for the High Holidays

Humanistic Jews observe Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, as a time for self-reflection and self-examination.   At these services, congregation members present their own unique reflections, some of which are collected here.

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Rabbi Schweitzer’s holiday talks

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Read Rabbi Schweitzer's holiday talks.

Contact Isabel Kaplan, program director, to arrange a phone meeting about your child’s bat or bar mitzvah.

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bat mitzvahs, and bar mitzvahs write about values and ethics