compiled by Naomi Danis

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Breaking Ground
To coincide with the 90th anniversary of the first bat mitzvah ceremony in America, a small exhibit will travel from the JCC of Manhattan to synagogues and other JCCs. It will conclude with a large-scale exhibit in Philadelphia’s National Museum of American Jewish History which collaborated with Moving Traditions, an organization devoted to educating Jewish adolescents. Did you or someone you know have a first-of-its-kind bat mitzvah at your congregation? Did your bat mitzvah break new ground in some way — were you the first on a Friday night or Shabbat morning, the first to read from the Torah? Fill out a survey and learn about bringing the exhibit to your neighborhood.

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