Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies these days look NOTHING like the old days.
Here’s how it used to look:
- You attend the Bar Mitzvah’s Torah reading in the synagogue
- You get together in the family’s house for an intimate Kiddush & light meal (a luncheon)
- The Bar/Bat Mitzvah and the parents would give a speech
- You go home
- The End
- “Intimate” turned into a BIG & flashy Bar/Bat Mitzvah party…
- A “light meal” turned into a massive feast with lots of alcohol (for the real adults), music and dancing…
- And the speeches? Well, they still exist…including the (not so) funny jokes by the (drunk) uncle.
It’s like we entered a new era: Bar/Bat Mitzvah 2.0.
You know what that means…
New Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration = new rules = new Bar/Bat Mitzvah etiquette.
… What do you wear to a Bar/Bat Mitzvah?
… What gift do you give?
… What should you say (and what shouldn’t you say)?
Sit tight… because I’m about to give you the answers to all of those questions (and more) …