Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age Members Only Exhibit Opening Reception
On Saturday morning, March 18, 1922 – two years after American women received the right to vote – Judith Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, became the first American girl to mark her bat mitzvah during a public worship service. With this revolutionary act, she and her father initiated what would become the widespread American Jewish practice of bat mitzvah. To mark the 90th anniversary of Judith Kaplan’s bat mitzvah, the National Museum of American Jewish History and Moving Traditions collaborated to organize a traveling exhibition, Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age, featuring the remarkable story of how, in less than a century, individual girls, their parents and rabbis challenged and changed communal values and practice to institute this now widely observed Jewish ritual. Opening Event sponsors: Congregation Beth Jacob and Robert Arthur Segall Foundation
Cost: Complimentary admission to the exhibit opening for Museum Members at the $125 level and above. All other Museum Members $18 per person.