The Bar Mitzvah as an Experience in Family Growth

By Sheldon Blitstein

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), September 1982

As the boy or girl enters adolescence and takes his or her place within the Jewish community, it becomes incumbent upon the parents to provide a new balance in the intergenerational legacy of family expectations. The rite of passage of the adolescent can produce a major upheaval in family functionings. If therapeutic intervention is called for, the family therapist must understand life-cycle theory and utilize various techniques to exonerate the family from its "invisible loyalties." In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 59:1.

Topic: Ritual, Youth, Social Work

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 59/No. 1

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Blitstein, Sheldon. The Bar Mitzvah as an Experience in Family Growth. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). September 1982: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=601


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