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Change and Responsibility: Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Discover what a Bar and Bat Mitzvah means to a Jewish boy or girl and how they can choose to mark this important milestone in their lives. 

Explore artefacts including Kippot (skull caps), Talit (prayer shawl) and Tefilin (phylacteries) to find out about the ceremonies that mark Jewish entry to adulthood.

Reflect on what rights and responsibilities are taken on by Jewish boys and girls at Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Compare the similarities and differences between these and their peers.

Key Stage 3
Curriculum Links: Religious Education

Works well with:
Shabbat Shalom
First World War: Remember Me