Why 83? Reb Arthur and The Shalom Center are invoking an old tradition of Eastern European Jewry. Given that 70 was the officially expected life span, when you turned 83 you were a13-year-old once again. Time for a second Bar Mitzvah!
The event will be a fundraiser for The Shalom Center, supporting its work and inspiring Arthur to keep going — as we always hope, biz hundert und tzvantzig, gezunt und shtark — till 120 in good health and strong spirit!
You can take part by attending the Bar Mitzvah and the celebratory supper party to follow; by contributing in Reb Arthur’s honor even if you cannot attend. Just scroll down and click. Supper will be kosher vegetarian with some fish and vegan dishes.
Join us – and Rabbis Shawn Zevit, Brrian Walt, Gerry Serotta, Deborah Waxman, Margot Stein, Marcia Prager, Shefa Gold, Cantor Jack Kessler, chanter Joey Weisenberg, and other notables, friends, and family -- at this twice-in-a-lifetime celebration: Shabbat (Saturday) Mincha, October 29 at 5 pm at Congregation Mishkan Shalom, 4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128 (Roxborough neighborhood).
You need not attend to honor Reb Arthur and contribute to The Shalom Center. For a contribution, click here and complete the form.
To reserve your seat for supper and support the Bar Mitzvah event and The Shalom Center, click REGISTER NOW and sign up for Reb Arthur’s 2nd Bar Mitzvah Celebration before it fills up. Sorry – no walk-ins!
Early Bird discounts will apply until October 2, after which fees will increase to $138, $276, $414, $552, $690, $828, and $956. Register below - as soon as possible because space is limited - first come first celebrated no later than Friday, October 14, the deadline for reservations.
NOTE: THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT TRIBUTE TEXT HAS PASSED.
Attendees at $240 level and above and non-attendees at $120 level and above can submit a story about Reb Arthur or your own Bar/ Bat Mitzvah for publication in the tribute booklet. Send up to 200 words to firstname.lastname@example.org
4101 Freeland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128