The Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah “twinning” program is an increasingly popular way to strengthen a child’s identification with his or her Jewish heritage by forging bonds with individual children who were murdered during the Holocaust.
As time passes, remembering those who were murdered in the Holocaust becomes increasingly difficult. How can we remember them not only as victims, but as individuals?
We believe that to do so, it is important to understand who they were: people with families, communities, friends, likes and dislikes, goals and aspirations.
We offer a Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Twinning programme to enrich your child’s coming of age experience by memorialising a victim of the Holocaust who did not have the privilege of such a celebration.
Researchers at Yad Vashem will endeavour to find a name of a victim who has a similar name or birthday as the young person who will be celebrating a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah.