reBar: Rewind to 13. Fast Forward to Today. reBar opens and creates a space for individuals, and then families and communities, to explore and reflect upon their B-Mitzvah (that's Bar and Bat) experiences as an evolving part of life. Redo your B-Mitzvah speech or candle lighting ceremony, relearn your weekly Torah portion or invite your friends to share their B-Mitzvah stories together. Not sure how to start? Our DIY toolkit and reBar worksheet helps you begin the process. You can reBar solo or in a group, in interfaith families, and with Jews by choice and also and also how you have not had a B-Mitzvah. Why reBar? We were 13 when we made our B-Mitzvah commitments...let's see if they apply today and make commitments for the future.
Reboot affirms the value of Jewish traditions and creates new ways for people to make them their own.
Inspired by Judaism’s embrace of the arts, humor, food, philosophy, and social justice, we produce creative projects that spark the interest of young Jews and the larger community. Among our productions are events, exhibitions, recordings, books, films, DIY activity toolkits, and apps.
Since our inception, 480 network members, 700 organizational partners, and hundreds of thousands of people have looked to Reboot to rekindle connections and re-imagine Jewish lives full of meaning, creativity, and joy.
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reBar wishes to thank the dedicated steering committee who reviewed the DIY toolkit:
Gil Abrams- Impact Grants Initiative Committee Member, Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties
David Bryfman- Chief Learning Officer, The Jewish Education Project
Rabbi Mychal Copeland- Director of Interfaith Family/ Bay Area
Rabbi David Kasher- Senior Rabbinic Educator, Kevah
Reb Irwin Keller, lay Spiritual Leader and Shaliach Tzibur, Congregation Ner Shalom, Cotati, CA
Lisa Kingston- Assistant Rabbi/Educator, Peninsula Temple Beth-El
Dana Reinhardt, Writer
Diane Schuster- B'nai Mitzvah Revolution Congregational Inquiry Coordinator, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion-Los Angeles
Gayle Wald- Professor of English, George Washington University