Rites of passage are a very big part of the Jewish faith. A Bar Mitzvah is a formal rite of passage for young men of the Jewish faith. A bar mitzvah is the recognition of the transition of the boy into a man. The Jewish faith says that this time is when a boy reaches thirteen years of age. When he has his bar mitzvah, he accepts the responsibility of being a man and must fulfill the commandments of the Torah(mitzvahs). The bar mitzvah ceremony is usually followed by a large party to which friends and family are invited to celebrate and join in the day. It’s not uncommon for these parties to be formal, fun, and overall elaborate affairs.
Bar Mitzvahs are only for boys, although some branches of Judaism do hold similar ceremonies for girls that are called Bat Mitzvahs. Rites of passage are recognized in every culture with every people, and this event in particular is a huge deal in the Jewish community. Attending a Bar Mitzvah is not only fun, but it’s an opportunity to be together and to celebrate the boy becoming a man, faith, life, and community. A Bar Mitzvah is a renewal and a commitment to faith and is taken very seriously by everyone involved. It is the formal welcoming of a young man into his community, duties, and life as a man.
A Bar Mitzvah usually has a party at another venue. Planning a bar mitzvah can be a lot of work, and you have to be sure to make all the decisions and have everything fleshed out well before the big day. In addition, finding a good bar mitzvah party venue can be a challenge. There are usually tons of great locations available, so make a few appointments with different places and see which one you like best. Usually the adults plan the Bar Mitzvah and the young man preparing for the Bar Mitzvah will take time in special classes to study their Hebrew chants and prayers so that they can lead the synagogue service in aliyah on their Bar Mitzvah day.
So there is a lot of seriousness involved with having a Bar Mitzvah, but there is also a lot of fun. It’s essentially one big celebration of family, history, culture and faith, as well as the individual boy becoming a man. There is food, drinks, dancing, gifts and celebration. Finding a good bar mitzvah party venue can be difficult; celebrating life and community is easy. Don’t forget to prepare for the Bar Mitzvah and get all the details organized so that when the day arrives, you can relax, sit back, and enjoy the fun.