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URJ Overhauling The Bar/Bat Mitzvah

In bid for relevance and to retain youth, Reform educators are seeking to ‘revolutionize’ the ritual.

06/19/2012
Editor and Publisher

Simon Kuh didn’t chant a Haftorah for his bar mitzvah several Shabbat mornings ago at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. Instead, the 13-year-old reported on his recent ride alone on a city bus, the 720 Wilshire, across Los Angeles on a Friday at rush hour “to see my city from a different perspective.”

Gary Rosenblatt
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