Bar and Bat Mitzvah Resources

Although there is no requirement to commemorate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in any way, for many, having one is an important rite of passage, and a celebration for the young person, their family and friends and the whole community.

Many young people with learning disabilities and/or mental ill-health, and their families, experience challenges in planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah which is meaningful and appropriate for them, and therefore many families decide not to have one. Difficulties with literacy, confidence or communication may make it hard to have a traditional Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and some communities may be unsure of the most effective way to support a family with such needs.  The Judith Trust is collating useful resources and would be happy to hear from you if you would like to contribute:  get in touch here

Click here for Bar and Bat Mitzvah resources

Click here to see the JWeb Bar and Bat Mitzvah Guide

Click here for Saul’s Bar Mitzvah story

Click here for Tanya’s Bat Mitzvah story



Please also contact us if you would be interested to support a child with special needs to prepare for their Bar / Bat Mitzvah.