Join SAJ on June 12, 2022 for a keynote address and engaging panel discussions on Reconstructionism, SAJ, our history, our impact on New York and the broader Jewish community. With Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Dr. Mel Scult, Dr. Deborah Dash Moore, and many others.
In 1922, following passage of the 19th amendment and at the beginning of the Jazz Age, a NYC tween made history as the first GIRL to become bat mitzvah. Follow her remarkable story at @JudithKaplan1922!
Entry: February 14, 1922
To see all of Judith’s stories, visit: instagram.com/judithkaplan1922/
Production credits: Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project!
A project of SAJ: Judaism That Stands For All
Created by Moore + Associates
Executive Producers: Mik Moore, Sally Gottesman
Produced by Ironbound Films, Inc.
Directed By: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger
Written By: Mik Moore
Starring: Dylan Tanzer
Consulting Producer: Dr. Carole Balin
Casting: Robin Carus
Director of Photography: Roger Grange
Sound: Nick Rumaczyk
Associate Producer: Graham Wright
Production Designer: James Bartol
Wardrobe: Dani Morales
Hair/Makeup: JT Franchuk
Editor: Sean Brogan
Talent Rep: Mandi Tanzer
Writing Consultants: Annabelle Newberger
Other Girls: Gabriella Kodsi, Nina Apple, Koko Kotzin, Zelda Weitzman
Special Thanks: Rabbi Sandy Sasso, Dr. Mel Scult, Dr. Deborah Dash Moore, Dr. Judith Rosenbaum, Dr. Tamara Cohen, Joan Nathan, Paula Eisenstein Baker, Dr. Sharon Musher, David Musher, Moving Traditions, Jewish Women’s Archive, Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann