How the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child Participates in the Service

How the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child Participates in the Service

This informative article briefly describes the different roles bar/bat mitzvah celebrants may take on in the service, depending on his/her abilities, as well as the norms of the community. Although it has become customary for the Bar Mitzvah boy (and oftentimes the Bat Mitzvah girl) to be called up to the Torah for an aliyah, there are opportunities for leadership and involvement throughout the service. This article by Michelle Alperin is from MyJewishLearning, an online resource that empowers Jewish discovery for people of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge. 

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