The custom of celebrating a second Bar or Bat Mitzvah at age 83 comes from the verse in Psalm 90, "The days of our years are seventy, or if by reason of special strength, eighty years..." At 70, one can start counting again. Add 13 years, and you get 83!
If 2017 is the year you have or will turn 83, we invite you to mark your simcha with an aliyah at Shabbat morning services on Saturday, September 23, so that we can offer a blessing to you in person. For more information, please contact Evan Stern at 952.215.3916 or email@example.com
Joyce Orbuch and Dorothy Pink, Co-Chairs
Second B’nai Mitzvah Class of 2017
* In the September Clarion the date was listed incorrectly on the calendar page.