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Letter from Irving Rachlin, Sally Gottesman's Grandfather, May 1975

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Letter from Sally Gottesman's grandfather, Irving Rachlin, to her parents, regarding Sally's Bat Mitzvah, May 1975.
Courtesy of Irving Rachlin and Sally Gottesman. View PDF.
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Letter from Sally Gottesman's grandfather, Irving Rachlin, to her parents, regarding Sally's Bat Mitzvah, May 1975.

Courtesy of Irving Rachlin and Sally Gottesman. View PDF.

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Letter from Paula Rachlin Gottesman to Temple Shomrei Emunah Ritual Committee, 1974

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Letter from Paula Rachlin Gottesman to Temple Shomrei Emunah ritual committee, 1974.
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Letter from Paula Rachlin Gottesman to Temple Shomrei Emunah ritual committee, 1974.

Courtesy of Paula Rachlin Gottesman and Sally Gottesman. View PDF.

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Amy Eilberg at her Ordination, 1985

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Amy Eilberg, the first Conservative female rabbi, at her ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, 1985.

Copyright Joyce Culver.

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Amy Eilberg, the first Conservative female rabbi, at her ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, 1985.

Copyright Joyce Culver.

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Bat Mitzvah Interview Questions

Questions provided for the interview aspect of the Go & Learn lesson plan for youth, "More Than Just a Party: Bat/Bar Mitzvah, Then and Now."
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Bat Mitzvah Interview Questions

Questions provided for the interview aspect of the Go & Learn lesson plan for youth, "More Than Just a Party: Bat/Bar Mitzvah, Then and Now."

Taking Risks, Making Change: Bat Mitzvah and Other Evolving Traditions

Today, the Bat Mitzvah may seem like a routine aspect of a young girl's Jewish life. But less than 100 years ago, no public ceremony existed to mark a girl's coming of age, and over the past century, what a "Bat Mitzvah" looks like has continually shifted. This Go & Learn guide uses the letters from one girl's campaign to have the first Saturday morning Bat Mitzvah in her congregation as a case study for exploring how we confront controversial issues and make change in our communities.

Sally Gottesman's Bat Mitzvah Invitation, 1975

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Invitation to Sally Gottesman's Bat Mitzvah, May 1975.
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Invitation to Sally Gottesman's Bat Mitzvah, May 1975.

Courtesy of Sally Gottesman

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Rebecca Lubetkin Celebrating her 60th Bat Mitzvah Anniversary

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Rebecca Lubetkin chanting her halftorah on the 60th anniversary of her Bat Mitzvah.
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Rebecca Lubetkin chanting her halftorah on the 60th anniversary of her Bat Mitzvah.
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Rebecca Lubetkin's Bat Mitzvah, 1951

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Rebecca Lubetkin and her twin brother Hank celebrate their Bar and Bat Mitzvah in 1951.
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Rebecca Lubetkin and her twin brother Hank celebrate their Bar and Bat Mitzvah in 1951.
Courtesy of Rebecca Lubetkin

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Rebecca Lubetkin's 60th Bat Mitz-versary

“It’s funny how practices that seem way out in one generation become so commonplace in another that people wonder what took so long.

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