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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Is ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ the first good bar/bat mitzvah movie?

Is ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ the first good bar/bat mitzvah movie?

ANDREW LAPIN , JTAPublished June 16, 2022

(JTA) – It seems hard to believe, but there’s never been a truly great bar/bat mitzvah movie — mostly because there just haven’t been that many bar/bat mitzvah movies, period. Yes, there have been plenty of one-off TV episodes centered around...

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Behind the scenes of that ‘Dave’ Bar Mitzvah episode

Lindsey Rabinowitz, HeyAlma.comPublished August 13, 2021
The hora scene included a whole lot of hand sanitizer.
The Kalishman family

KALISHMAN BAR MITZVAH

Published July 2, 2020

Jeremy Kalishman became a bar mitzvah during a virtual ceremony on Zoom (a “Zoom Mitzvah”) on May 9. More than 200 people in 109 households watched Jeremy on Zoom as Rabbi Jim Bennett and Cantor Seth Warner of Congregation Shaare Emeth led the service...

Jason Morse and his grandfather, Phillip Recoon, volunteer at the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.

Bar mitzvah announcement: Jason Morse

Published February 28, 2020

Jason Morse, the son of Sheri Recoon and Howard Morse of Chesterfield, became a bar mitzvah on Nov. 30, 2019 at Congregation B’nai Amoona. Jason is the grandson of Laura and Phillip Recoon of Sarasota, Fla. and Buffalo, N.Y., and Martha and Joseph...

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