Our readers tell us ...
"If knowledge is power, this is a most powerful book - guiding families
towards the most powerful Jewish experience they might share."
Avi S. West, Executive Director of the Board of Jewish Education,
"As a Rabbi and a mother, I am thrilled to have this resource book available
to me! Isaacson and Rosenbloom transform the idea of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah
ceremony in Israel from a fantasy to a reality. Filled with detailed facts
and plenty of e-mail addresses, this book also emphasizes the spiritual
aspects of the ceremony, especially with Torah Tie-In adventures and Tzedekah
suggestions. It's an invaluable sourcebook appropriate for families of
every Jewish denomination."
Rabbi Mindy Portnoy, Temple Sinai, Washington, D.C. Author of Ima
on the Bima, Matzah Ball, and Mommy Never Went to Hebrew School
"Impressively thorough and well-organized book. This is a fine piece of
work from the viewpoint of thoroughness, style, presentation and philosophy.
Now we can plan our grandson's Bar Mitzvah next summer in Israel."
A Reader from Boca Raton, Florida
"Love your book! You've inspired us in many ways. A dear friend and I are
bringing our families to Israel this summer for our son and daughter's bar
and bat mitzvah (combined). We're having the service at the wall. Based upon
your book, we have booked an after service luncheon at the patio at Beit
A Reader from Kansas City, Kansas
- Upon returning from Israel, we received this note from the readers in Kansas City:
"I wrote to you several months ago regarding Beit Shmuel. We read your book
and were wondering if it would be a nice place to have lunch after our Bar
Mitzvah at the Wall. You kindly wrote back to me and we took your advice and
had it there.
It was outstanding! We chose the lower patio that was nicely shaded.
After being out in the hot sun for a few hours it was a delightful reprieve.
They set up tables with umbrellas for 60 people with a buffet. It looked
beautiful. And after lunch, the courtyard allowed us to dance! And, for the
little ones in the group, it allowed them the freedom to get up and move
A Very Satisfied Reader from Kansas City, Kansas
"Your book is wonderful - from conception to finished product."
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Coordinator, Neot Kedumim, Judean Hills, Israel
- The bar mitzvah was a success! We used the references in the book to contact
service providers, and it all came together without much effort. Excellent resource!
Reader in Potomac, Maryland, describing her son's recent bar mitzvah celebration
- A Jewish Book of the Month Club Alternate Selection