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Community | While his wife is Jewish, actor Scott Bryce is Unitarian. That doesn’t stop his son from studying at a local Chabad for his Bar Mitzvah.
“All my life, I felt that I missed it so much. I am so excited and happy,” said Alexander Buchnik, age 87.
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“I dislike American bar mitzvah ceremonies. A bar mitzvah in America is like a wedding combined with a staged theatrical production.”
Many American Jews are opting for independent bnai mitzvah in alternative spaces, often held in private homes or hotels.
Jews have been systematically excluded everywhere we’ve lived and a bat mitzvah is a way of stating that we have arrived.
“It was a dream come true. It made me feel like I was meant to have this experience. It’s called a second bar mitzvah, but for me it was the first.”
“Years before I could legally drive or vote, I completed a psychological gauntlet. It was my introduction to the stresses of adult life.