Mediating the Tensions of Bar/Bat Mitzvah: The Cleveland Experience

By Jeffrey Schein, Susan Wyner

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), March 1996

The tension between the religious meaning of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah and conspicuous consumption reflected in lavish parties led to the formation of the Cleveland Bar/Bat Mitzvah Task Force. It has created and disseminated community guidelines for celebrating B'nai Mitzvah and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planner and has sponsored educational programs and a community dialogue. Including all relevant stakeholders in this communal initiative was essential. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.72 no.3, Spring 1996.

Topic: Youth, Jewish Identification, Community Building

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 72/No. 3

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Schein, Jeffrey. Wyner, Susan. Mediating the Tensions of Bar/Bat Mitzvah: The Cleveland Experience. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). March 1996: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1785


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