Brazilian-born Holocaust survivor has bar mitzvah at age 91

Andor Stern, a survovir of Auschwitz, celebrates his bar mitzvah at Sao Paulo's oldest synagogue.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 11/13/2019, 11:11 AM

'I felt as if my father was saying, 'I'm proud of you''

A 93-year-old Holocaust survivor is celebrating his bar mitzvah on 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 11/8/2019, 7:47 AM

Rabbi with ALS makes cross-country trip for son’s bar mitzvah

Rabbi with Lou Gehrig's disease and unable to move travels from California to Brooklyn for his son's bar mitzvah.Marcy Oster/JTA, 9/10/2019, 10:03 PM

Youth from FSU, Eastern Europe celebrate at Western Wall

Watch: Youth from the FSU and Eastern Europe receive tefillin and candlesticks as part of a unique bar and bas mitzvah journey.Hezki Baruch, 6/27/2019, 6:08 PM

80 deaf Israeli children have bar and bat mitzvah ceremony

80 deaf and hard-of-hearing Israeli children have joint bar and bat mitzvah ceremony in Jerusalem. Jewish Agency Chair: 'Deeply emotional.'Marcy Oster, JTA, 5/22/2019, 5:54 PM

20 Jewish youths rescued from Arab villages celebrate at Kotel

Youths rescued with their mothers from Arab villages come to Western Wall for special Bar/Bat Mitzvah program organized by Yad L'Achim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2019, 11:41 AM

Watch: Boy rescued from Arab village puts on tefillin at Kotel

Two and a half years ago, A. knew he was Jewish but did not speak a word of Hebrew. Now he reads from his Bar Mitzvah Torah portion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2019, 10:27 PM

Jews who have left Judaism

Insights into topics in Judaism: Jews who have left Judaism; Why have bar mitzvas at age 13.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 12/11/2018, 11:39 AM

Son of executed Rosenbergs celebrates belated bar mitzvah

Chabad hosts Robert Meeropol, 'bar mtizvahs' him in spontaneous celebration.JTA, 8/4/2018, 10:11 PM

Congratulations to Bennett: Son celebrates Bar Mitzvah at Kotel

Yoni, Education Minister's eldest son, celebrates Bar Mitzvah at Western Wall today. 'The most Jewish place."Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2018, 2:14 PM

'They celebrate bar mitzvah for a dog and they're called Jews?'

MK wonders in Knesset speech about Jewishness of US Reform community; 'There are people there who are doubtfully Jews.'Mordechai Sones, 5/24/2018, 11:41 AM

First conviction in Bar Mitzvah lynching attempt

16 days imprisonment, 12 months conditional sentence, and compensation imposed on Arab who stole cell phone of child on the nightmare hike.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2018, 2:33 PM

Watch: Special Bar Mitzvah celebration for 120 orphans

Colel Chabad, Israel’s longest running social services organization, presents orphaned boys with Bar mitzvah Celebration before Passover.Yoni Kempinski, 3/29/2018, 7:13 PM

Elderly Holocaust survivor celebrates bar mitzvah

Holocaust survivor, 83, has belated bar mitzvah to remember perished family.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2018, 12:07 AM

A special Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall

18 immigrants from Ethiopia celebrate their Bar Mitzvahs with US students and singing at Western Wall in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2018, 6:12 PM

Second operation for teenager injured in stone attack

Family hopes young woman can participate in brother's Bar Mitzvah celebration tomorrow, after operation today following Wadi Ara attack.Uzi Baruch, 12/26/2017, 10:24 AM

Arab rioter who attempted to lynch children to face trial

First prosecution in attempted lynching of school-children on Bar Mitzvah hike.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2017, 5:09 PM

'They threatened to kill us'

Children who were attacked by Arab mob during bar mitzvah hike speak about the harrowing experience, say the Arabs threatened to kill them.Yoni Kempinski, 12/10/2017, 12:24 AM

After surviving lynch mob, schoolchildren to attempt hike again

Group nearly lynched by Arab rioters during Samaria hike last Thursday is making a second attempt - and calls on the public to join them.Tal Polon, 12/5/2017, 10:08 AM

Father who saved children from lynch threatened

Facebook page calls for revenge, death of Jewish father who saved 25 children from violent Arab mob on Thursday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2017, 11:43 AM

Bar mitzvah for boy rescued from Arab village

Not an eye remained dry the moment the Bar Mitzvah boy donned his tefillin after being rescued from an Arab village.Mordechai Sones, 11/28/2017, 6:54 PM

Watch: Holocaust survivors celebrate Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

45 Holocaust survivors celebrate their Bar and Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall after being unable to do so during the war period.Ido Ben Porat, 11/16/2017, 12:10 AM

Holocaust survivor celebrates bar mitzvah 80 years late

Holocaust survivor dances after reading Torah portion for the first time at age 93.JTA, 9/2/2017, 8:34 PM

Three ways to develop a love for G-d

Loving Hashem as a learning process.Rabbi Jesse Horn, 8/8/2017, 10:58 AM

5 students celebrate belated bar mitzvah

Chabad Vienna hosts belated bar mitzvah celebration for 5 students in business school.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/21/2017, 3:28 PM

A US bar mitzvah boy watches his dream come true

Despite his illness, bar mitzvah boy succeeds in praying at Western Wall - together with singer Yaakov Shwekey.Uzi Baruch, 6/7/2017, 2:30 PM

Ethiopian immigrants celebrate Bar/Bat Mitzvah for 35 children

200 members of Tel Aviv new immigrant Ethiopian community celebrate a festive Bar Mitzvah ceremony for 35 of their children.Yoni Kempinski, 5/29/2017, 6:24 PM

Watch: Soldier celebrates belated Bar Mitzvah

IDF reservist who never put on tefillin before celebrates his Bar Mitzvah with his fellow soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2017, 4:35 PM

Jerusalem to hold 'sign language' bar/bat mitzvah celebration

Jerusalem hosts annual bar/bat mitzvah celebration for deaf children from all over Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2017, 12:23 PM

Orphaned Bar Mitzvah boys celebrate in Jerusalem

115 orphaned Bar Mitzvah boys joined in a celebration at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/10/2017, 4:36 AM

When Chabad united the right and left

Coalition Chairman Bitan and Opposition Leader Herzog celebrate at Chabad-organized bar mitzvah for 120 orphans.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2017, 11:56 AM

Coming soon: Bar Mitzvah events on Temple Mount

New project seeks to organize Bar Mitzvah events on Temple Mount. 'Don't settle for Western Wall, focus attention again on important place'Mordechai Sones, 3/21/2017, 10:55 PM

Bar Mitzvah gift: IDF receives Torah scroll from Connecticut

IDF receives Torah scroll from Connecticut in honor of boy's Bar Mitzvah.Yoni Kempinski, 12/23/2016, 11:12 AM

Watch: Bar Mitzvah celebration in fire-ravaged community

Nevo Reisman of Neve Tzuf was to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, but the fire changed the plans. The event was held Tuesday.Yoni Kempinski, 11/30/2016, 3:42 AM

World's oldest man celebrates bar mitzvah 100 years late

113-year-old Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor living in Israel, celebrated his bar mitzvah a century late.JTA, 10/6/2016, 6:38 AM

World's oldest man celebrates his Bar Mitzvah

Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal has his bar mitzvah a few years late...100 years late.ILTV, 9/18/2016, 3:32 AM

World's oldest man to celebrate bar mitzvah 100 years late

The world's oldest man, 113-year-old Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor living in Israel, will celebrate his bar mitzvah.JTA, 9/15/2016, 4:37 AM

US envoy's son has bar mitzvah at his ancestors' shul in Prague

U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic celebrates son’s bar mitzvah in synagogue that his ancestors attended before the Holocaust.JTA, 8/29/2016, 5:44 AM

Jewish boxer has second bar mitzvah on Masada

Grandson of Holocaust survivor 'brought people to tears' with second bar mitzvah on historic Israeli site.JTA, 8/23/2016, 9:40 PM

IDF orphans gain strength in America

Orphans of IDF soldiers are celebrating their coming of age, together, in a trip to America.Rachel Kaplan, 7/27/2016, 1:28 PM

Autistic teen celebrates Bar Mitzvah in special ceremony

Teen able to mark an Aliyah to the Torah via the Shahak LeBnei Mitzvah program in Modi'in.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/29/2016, 11:34 AM

50 Holocaust survivors have a delayed Bar Mitzvah

In a moving ceremony at the Kotel, 50 survivors denied their Bar or Bat Mitzvah by Nazis finally get the opportunity to do so.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2016, 6:18 PM

Florida official has belated bar mitzvah at Western Wall

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, candidate for Senate, recently 'came out' as Jewish.JTA, 4/24/2016, 11:27 AM

Israeli orphans celebrate bar and bat mitzvahs in Jerusalem

110 Israeli children who are orphaned or lost one parent celebrated their bar and bat mitzvahs in Jerusalem.JTA, 4/21/2016, 1:57 AM

22 sick children celebrate bar and bat mitzvahs at the Kotel

Kav Lachayim brings 22 sick children from around the country together for an emotional bar and bat mitzvah ceremony at the Kotel.Reut Hadar, 4/12/2016, 10:37 AM

Watch: Celebrating 'Bar Mitzvah Time,' rap style

Black Jewish rap star teams up with maverick hassidic singer in a song to fund Bar Mitzvahs for the less fortunate.Yoni Kempinski, 3/17/2016, 6:30 PM

Rivlin hosts Bar Mitzvah event for child victims of terror

We pay a price for our being Jews, President Rivlin tells 58 child terror victims who are celebrating their Bar Mitzvah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2015, 4:43 AM

Terror victim Naor Shalev celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

Two months after nearly losing his life in brutal Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing, Naor Shalev is called up to the Torah at the Kotel.Hezki Baruch, 12/17/2015, 12:02 PM

How Palestinian terrorists practice ‘bar mitzvah’

This is how Palestinian Arab kids pass into adulthood. Jewish kids do it somewhat differently. Jack Engelhard, 11/11/2015, 6:14 AM

James Franco to Celebrate a Bar Mitzvah

Comedic actor Seth Rogen plans to host bar mitzvah celebration for friend and fellow star as part of his Alzheimer's awareness foundation.Cynthia Blank, 7/22/2015, 9:56 PM

Moving: Holocaust Survivors Celebrate Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

After more than half a century, survivors finally undergo ceremony denied to them by the NazisHezki Baruch, 7/13/2015, 1:50 PM

Queens Family Moves Up Bar Mitzvah to Show Solidarity

A resident of Queens, NY, decided that now was the time to come to Israel for a family celebration - rockets or no rockets.Yosef Berger, 7/17/2014, 2:15 PM

Soldiers Salute Holocaust Survivors at Kotel Bar Mitzvah

IDF honors survivors from mental health hospitals who held a belated bar mitzvah at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2014, 1:51 PM

Robbed by the Nazis, 51 Survivors Finally Have Their Barmitzvahs

Sderot Municipality and other groups organize Bar Mitzvah ceremony in 'an historic act of justice and kindness'.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 5/20/2014, 6:55 PM

'The First Time I Put On Tefillin Since The War'

MDA holds moving bar mitzvah ceremony at Western Wall for 87 Holocaust survivors who were robbed of the experience by the Nazis.Ari Yashar, 4/9/2014, 3:37 PM

'Muslim Boy' Has His Bar Mitzvah at The Western Wall

Yad L'achim rescued Jewish mother and her three children from abusive imprisonment in Arab village, now her son has become a bar mitzvah.Haim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/7/2014, 3:16 PM

113 Orphaned Boys to Celebrate Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

Colel Chabad in Jerusalem will host a mega bar mitzvah celebration for 113 orphaned boys and their families.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2014, 12:46 AM