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Is the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Model Broken?

Is the contemporary bar/bat mitzvah model broken? What role do these celebrations play in the everyday lives of young Jews, and are they working for or against the Jewish community? These questions, and more, were debated on the anniversary episode of The Jewish Channel’s The Salon, only this time the conversation took place in front of a live audience at the JCC in Manhattan.

The Salon, hosted by the Forward’s Editor-in-Chief Jane Eisner and Rachel Sklar, founder of Change the Ratio and The Li.st, featured powerful female voices weighing in on a range of pressing issues. The event featured Rabbi Joy Levitt, executive director of the JCC in Manhattan and founder of The Jewish Journey Project; Judith Shulevitz, science editor of The New Republic and author of “The Sabbath World; and Hanna Rosin, author of “The End of Men” and senior editor at The Atlantic.

Stay tuned for the complete episode of The Salon’s anniversary episode on June 14.

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