I worked as a Bar Mitzvah teacher for around six years, and even dabbled with it in my early 30s after I gave up the job full-time. In fact, you can say I’m still a Bar Mitvzah teacher, it’s just that I don’t have any students nor am I seeking to get back into that life. But in the time spent teaching kids about this holy ritual meant to signify their grown-up maturation, I learned more in this job than in any role I had in my 20s.

For those unaware, a Bar and Bat Mitzah teacher instructs young Jewish…

David Silverberg

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