Bar and Bat Mitzvah To bar mitzvah or not to bar mitzvah, that is the question. Need some help? Want to learn ways to make your child’s special day inclusive for the whole family? Find out how other families have handled these issues in InterfaithFamily.com’s selection of articles, resources and links. Booklet Our booklet, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs For The Interfaith Family, explains the wonderful milestone marking adulthood, the bar mitzvah (for a boy) or bat mitzvah (for a girl), a life cycle event taking place at the age of 13. Guide Planning a bar or bat mitzvah can be tricky. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ideas and Primer for Interfaith Families includes detailed information about what takes place at a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah as well as information on ways a child’s interfaith family can participate in the celebrations, and possible limitations on participation in some synagogues. Watch this video to see what to expect at a synagogue. Tips Creating a Comfortable Bar or Bat Mitzvah for Intermarried Families Help Is at Hand! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and Parents who Aren’t Jewish Learning A bat/bar mitzvah takes a lot of preparation and study. Search our Network for welcoming synagogues and Hebrew or religious schools or search Professionals for tutors and other bar/bat mitzvah prep routes. Classes InterfaithFamily offers classes and workshops for interfaith families starting to think about, or in the early stages of, planning a bar or bat mitzvah. Is Preparing for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Your Interfaith Family for you? From Others Looking for advice? Wondering how others planned bar or bat mitzvahs that were inclusive of extended family’s different religions? Our discussion boards and article archives have plenty of resources: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Article Archive Bar and Bat Mitzvah Discussion Board Further Reading The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life Putting God on the Guest List Bar/Bat Mitzvah Basics: A Practical Family Guide to Coming of Age Together Coming Soon Additional Resources From the Jewish Women’s Archive, MyBatMitzvahStory.org provides a safe and fun setting in which girls can explore and express their emerging identities as Jewish women. MyJewishLearning.com’s Adopted Children, Conversion, and the Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning Guide.