13 Reasons Why James Franco's Bar Mitzvah was Better Than Yours by the Forward

13 Reasons Why James Franco's Bar Mitzvah was Better Than Yours

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Seth Rogen and James Franco just upped the bar mitzvah game.

The funnyman just threw his best friend, Franco, the party of the year and it was all for a good cause.

Here’s why James Franco’s bar mitzvah was better than yours:

1) Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, organized the whole event as a benefit for their Alzheimer’s foundation, .

2) James, 37, had a 5 o’clock shadow at his bar mitzvah. Did you?

3) Franco and Rogen are ubermensches, and everyone knows it.

4) “Rabbi” Jeff Goldblum, wielded tiny scissors and prepared for a circumcision.

5) Rogen, and the Grammy-nominated band HAIM, were part of the hora.

6) No, seriously, Rogen was REALLY part of the hora.

7) Miley Cyrus headlined and walked out with a 4-foot-tall Star of David.

8) The bar mitzvah boy had a blast!

9) Like every bar mitzvah, there was the mandatory performance of “Shout.”

10) Everyone wore Seth and James tattoos.

11) This was the cake!

12) The Mensch on a Bench showed up!

13) The event raised over $2.6 million for Alzheimer’s research and that’s the best part of the night!


Maia Efrem

Maia Efrem

Maia Efrem is the former research editor and assistant to the editor and was also responsible for the Forward’s annual Salary Survey. Previously she served as the editor of Blognik Beat, a blog written by students who emigrated from or have ties to the Former Soviet Union. Maia is a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

13 Reasons Why James Franco's Bar Mitzvah was Better Than Yours

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