Sunday, March 18, 2012

Judith Kaplan, at age 12, became the first American to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah on March 18, 1922. She was the oldest daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism.
Her Bat Mitzvah marked a turning point for Judaism, and for Jewish Women in America, and opened the door for generations of girls to study and succeed, just like their brothers.

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