A Bar/Bat Mitzvah is not just an event; it is a time, a stage of life that starts with the maturity of adulthood. The word Bar is ancient Aramaic for “son” while Bat means “daughter.” To be the son or daughter of the mitzvot means to be obligated by Jewish law in the fulfillment of the commandments in the Torah. The Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration aims to commemorate this important milestone in the coming-of-age of every Jew. This class will explore the deeper meaning of what it means to become Bar or Bat Mitzvah, leaving behind both the celebrities in their celebrity garb and DJ spectaculars, to discover what it is that makes this event a transformational life experience.