|Cleveland's First Bat Mitzvah Ceremony|
|1949 - Park Synagogue|
|The Jewish Independent of March 11, 1949 told of Cleveland's first Bat
Mitzvah ceremony, to be held at Park Synagogue on Friday evening, March
Source: Cleveland Jewish News online archive
It took exactly 27
years for the ceremony of Bat
Mitzvah to make its way from New York, in the (Conservative) Society for
the Advancement of Judaism, on Saturday March 18, 1922 to
Cleveland on Friday
March 18, 1949 at Park Synagogue (Anshe Emeth Beth
The Hebrew calendar dates
of the two celebrations are almost identical (Adar 16 and Adar 17) as of course
was the Torah portion (Ki Tisa Exodus/Shmot 30:11-34:35).
This suggests that the date had been chosen with
Judith Kaplan's Bat Mitzvah in mind.
Park Synagogue tells the story, 70 years
Reporter Alyssa Schmitt of the Cleveland Jewish News did a splendid job working with Park Synagogue and members of the congregation to share the story of Bat Mitzvahs. See the story in the March 15, 2019 issue.
|February 13, 2018 rev 3/4/2020 6/4/2021|
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