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Online Shabbat service led by Rabbi Lauren and Cantor Lisa with second Bat Mitzvah Miriam Eisenstein

April 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:55 am EDT

Shabbat Services, with the second Bat Mitzvah of Miriam Eisenstein

When a person reaches the age of 82 or 83 (depending on the custom around the age of bat mitzvah), that person is invited to mark their second bar/ bat/b mitzvah according to tradition. 

On April 24, we have the opportunity to celebrate the second bat mitzvah of Miriam Eisenstein. Miriam is the daughter of Rabbi Ira Eisenstein and Judith Kaplan Eisenstein. Rabbi Eisenstein was the rabbi of the SAJ at the time of Miriam’s actual bat mitzvah (1951).  He subsequently led the Reconstructionist Movement and founded the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Judith, in addition to being the first to celebrate her bat mitzvah on the bimah — and at the SAJ — was an accomplished musician and musicologist. Miriam’s grandfather was Mordecai M. Kaplan, the founder of the SAJ and, indeed, of Reconstructionism.    

During the service, Miriam will read from her original bat mitzvah torah reading and haftarah and will share memories and reflections of SAJ from the days of her youth and young adulthood. We are also excited to welcome extended SAJ family, friends, and past members to celebrate this occasion.  

While this is a personal simcha for Miriam, it is also coming just nine months before we celebrate SAJ’s 100th anniversary in 2022. This Shabbat will give us a taste of the wonderful time that will come when we celebrate our past and our future as this vibrant and historic Reconstructionist community. 

SAJ Judaism That Stands For All is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Meeting ID: 793 399 790
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April 24, 2021
10:00 am - 11:55 am EDT
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