In this episode, host Sara Ivry explores the pressures on parents and pre-teens to navigate the celebrations that take place after the services and the speeches. You’ll hear from party planners and DJs and a handful of insightful pre-teens who are seeking alternatives to the typical celebration.
Producer: Michele Siegel (Slate, New York Times/WBUR, WNYC)
Host: Sara Ivry (host of Vox Tablet)
“If you’re the family that has over the top catered events. Have an over-the-top catered event. If you’re a family that doesn’t, then having one for the bar/bat mitzvah is twisted.” – Mark Oppenheimer