Share your bat mitzvah memories
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Share your bat mitzvah memories

Chronicle seeks recollections and photos

(Image by grahamandgraham via iStock Photo)
(Image by grahamandgraham via iStock Photo)

What are the most cherished memories of your bat mitzvah?

Next month marks the centennial anniversary of the first bat mitzvah in the United States.

On March 18, 1922, Judith Kaplan, the daughter of American rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, celebrated her bat mitzvah at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism in New York City.

Local congregations will be marking the occasion with events the weekend of March 18-20, including a community program hosted by Congregation Dor Hadash in collaboration with other organizations.

The Chronicle invites its readers to send bat mitzvah memories — including from adult bat mitzvahs — (100-300 words), along with photos (then and now), for publication in its March 18 print issue and online. Send memories and photos to, and write “bat mitzvah’ in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is March 9. PJC

Toby Tabachnick

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