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Denied The Opportunity As Girls, Retirees Claim A Bat Mitzvah

Watch and listen to this story about our 2019 group B'nei Mitzvah on WGBH radio and TV.

A group of older adults reading form the Torah

"A recent B’nai Mitvah rehearsal [at Temple Emanuel] stood out in a few ways. It was a larger than usual group, 22 participants being called to the Torah in the same ceremony. They were much older than typical participants, with this group ranging in age from 69 to 97. And nearly all of them — 21 of the 22 — were women."

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