Actor James Franco has bar mitzvah

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — Actor James Franco was bar mitzvahed in a religious ceremony at the age of 37.

The ceremony was held on Oct. 3 and included the actor wearing a prayer shawl and chanting from the Torah.  Franco posted a photo on Instagram, including a message: “I am now a MAN! Got Bar Mitzvahed tonight!!! Finally!”

The message included an invitation to the Hilarity for Charity variety show at the Hollywood Palladium on Oct. 17, to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s disease, sponsored by actor Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen.

Seth Rogen announced Franco’s bar mitzvah for the charity event in July.

Miley Cyrus will headline the bar mitzvah event.

“The Rabbi wouldn’t do it on the actual event, so he did it last night at our friend’s house and we filmed it and we’ll show it at our fundraiser,” Rogen told the culture website Vulture.

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