Judith Kaplan Eisenstein at her Second Bat Mitzvah

"No thunder sounded. No lightening struck," recalled Judith Kaplan Eisenstein of her history-making 1922 Bat Mitzvah ceremony, the first in America. She is pictured here at her second Bat Mitzvah ceremony, where she was honored by a number of prominent Jewish women, including Betty Friedan and Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

Institution: The Ira and Judith Kaplan Eisenstein Reconstructionist Archives, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Judith Kaplan Eisenstein at her Second Bat Mitzvah." (Viewed on September 21, 2023) <https://jwa.org/media/bat-mitzvah-1-still-image>.


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