Re: What would be the correct Bar Mitzvah date in 1961 #general


Lin Mor
 

I think the best way to find out is to contact the synagogue and ask them to please check their records. The date of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah date is not necessarily the one closest to the secular birthdate. My brother, born May 12, 1950 had his on May 25, 1963. That lovely calculation website provided by Jeri in a previous response did not work for me using dates in the past, I was trying to provide the Hebrew calendar date. I found  https://www.hebcal.com/converter?gd=25&gm=5&gy=1963&g2h=1 worked well and May 12, 1950 is Iyyar 9/25/5710. Yet, May 25, 1963 was Sivan 2, 5223. The point I am trying to make is that Bar/Bat Mitzvahs are not necessarily the closest Sabbath to the person's Hebrew birthdate, other factors such as scheduling or family choice come into play. I remember the discussion in 1963 during the baby boomer years on how difficult it was to keep the number at no more than 2 on any given Sabbath.

Linda Cohen Morzillo
Saratoga Springs NY

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