"BAT MITZVAH COMES OF AGE"
on display in Temple Emanuel's Casty Gallery
On Saturday morning, March 18, 1922 - two years after American women received the right to vote - Judith Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Mordechai M. Kaplan, became the first American girl to mark her bat mitzvah during a public worship service. In the decades that followed, many other girls and women became "first" in their communities, helping to reshape American Judaism.
Learn how Bat Mitzvah evolved from a radical innovation into a nearly universal American tradition. This exhibit explores the fascinating story of how individuals shape and change ritual.
Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age offers a unique lens into the dynamism of Jewish life. This is a touring exhibition presented by the National Museum of American Jewish History and Moving Traditions.
Learn more about this exhibit at http://batmitzvahcomesofage.com
This exhibit and related programming are sponsored by Sisterhood Temple Emanuel
This exhibit is on display from February 12 - March 28, 2014
Additional programs at Temple Emanuel in conjunction with this exhibit include:
|February-March||Sisterhood Museum - Display of Temple Emanuel B'not Mitzvah memorabilia|
|February 1||Adult B'nai Mitzvah 40th Reunion Shabbat celebration and service|
|March 2||Rosh Hodesh Across Boston - a regional gathering for girls grades 6-8 |
and their parents
|March 14||Sisterhood Shabbat Dinner and Exhibit visit|
|March 23||Book conversation and presentation on Today I am a Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah Around the World by editors Barbara Vinick and Shulamit Reinharz of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.|