A bar or bat mitzvah welcomes a child into the adult Jewish community, but it is also an occasion to honor the family's own unique beliefs and traditions. To do this, Jewish cookbook author Jayne Cohen and event planner Lori Weinrott cover every aspect of creating a meaningful service, from meeting with the rabbi and working with a tutor, to special mitzvah projects.
For the festivities that follow, they make the tradition come alive, with details on everything from a simple do-it-yourself Garden of Eden party to a dinner-dance inspired by Exodus. Cohen and Weinrott include ideas fro motifs, tips on hiring a caterer, information on decoration and flowers, nearly 10 scrumptious recipes, and budget guidelines. Filled with anecdotes and inspiration, this guide ensures an unforgettable celebration.