“All journies have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

– Martin Buber

In recent years, destination Bar/Bat Mitzvahs have become increasingly popular. The number of families not affiliated with synagogues is on the rise, as well as the number of interfaith marriages. I would love the opportunity to meet with you and determine if this type of ceremony is a good fit for your family.

For those families searching for places far off the beaten path, I can help you explore that possibility … on a sand floor in a synagogue in the Virgin Islands, under the stars on the beach in Mexico, among the olive trees in the Italian countryside, or anywhere else your spirit cares to wander.

Interestingly enough, foreign synagogues with declining memberships have helped increase the popularity of destination Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, as they provide the necessary revenue to keep these congregations afloat. A number of these synagogues encourage visitors to become active participants in their own congregations. If you are a member of a synagogue, there are many ways to incorporate your community at home. You may ask your Rabbi to work with your child on their d’var torah, arrange for your child to be blessed at a service before or after the trip, engage in a mitzvah project, or host a local celebration once you return.

In recent years, destination Bar/Bat Mitzvahs have become increasingly popular. The number of families not affiliated with synagogues is on the rise, as well as the number of interfaith marriages. I would love the opportunity to meet with you and determine if this type of ceremony is a good fit for your family.

For those families searching for places far off the beaten path, I can help you explore that possibility … on a sand floor in a synagogue in the Virgin Islands, under the stars on the beach in Mexico, among the olive trees in the Italian countryside, or anywhere else your spirit cares to wander.

Interestingly enough, foreign synagogues with declining memberships have helped increase the popularity of destination Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, as they provide the necessary revenue to keep these congregations afloat. A number of these synagogues encourage visitors to become active participants in their own congregations. If you are a member of a synagogue, there are many ways to incorporate your community at home. You may ask your Rabbi to work with your child on their d’var torah, arrange for your child to be blessed at a service before or after the trip, engage in a mitzvah project, or host a local celebration once you return.