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How many bar mitzvahs are there in the USA every year?

Asked by TheGreenBrideGuide (178points) November 19th, 2008

Can’t find a good stat. Anyone know?

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answerjill's avatar

Just a question for clarification—by “bar mitzvah” are you referring to Bar Mitzvah ceremonies/parties or to 13 year old Jewish males? A Jewish boy is considered “Bar Mitzvah” (son of the commandments) when he turns 13, whether he celebrates it with a religious service and/or party, or not.

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Bar and Bat – total

answerjill's avatar

My question is whether you are referring to Bar/Bat celebrations, or to Jewish kids turning 12/13 (girls/boys, respectively). I’m just trying to point out that Jewish kids become Bar/Bat Mitzvah (responsible for their actions) at that age, whether it is marked by a celebration and/or religious ceremony or not. My guess is that you are talking about the parties?

TheGreenBrideGuide's avatar

Do you have either stat? I have none.

answerjill's avatar

I don’t have the stats, but I will get back to you if I find them. You can start with the rough estimate that there are about 6 million Jews in the USA.

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