Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

Sanity and Sanctity: Reinventing Bar/Bat Mitzvah in America

Salkin PicJoin Rabbi Jeff Salkin as he explores the contemporary Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience and how we can reinvent the many roles it plays in our lives.

The webinar addresses such questions as:

            • What we learn from the texts about Bar/Bat Mitzvah?
            • What parents need to know about Bar/Bat Mitzvah?
            • What role can Jewish Professionals play?
            • What role can the community play?
            • What is the ultimate goal of Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

Explore the tabs above for his biography, the webinar video, and more!

Rabbi Jeff Salkin is the author of Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim The Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah (Jewish Lights Publishing). His book was the first book in American Judaism to respond to the spiritual challenges of Bar and Bat mitzvah. The book won the Benjamin Franklin Prize for best religion book of the year.

Rabbi Salkin is one of American Judaism’s most quoted rabbis. His essays and op-eds have appeared in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Moment, Reform Judaism, The Forward, Wall Street Journal, Readers’ Digest, and New York Newsday.

A native of New York, Rabbi Salkin was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 1981. He was one of the first Jews to receive the Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1991. Rabbi Salkin has served congregations in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Georgia, and has held numerous leadership positions in the Jewish world. He currently lives in South Orange, New Jersey.

For a list of his books, CLICK HERE.

Video coming soon…