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Personal ideas

  • If I could do anything I wanted to do to celebrate my bat mitzvah, I would ...
  • If I could meet anyone in the whole world, throughout all of history, it would be _____________ because ...
  • Other people look up to me because ...
  • Although I'm not completely grown up yet, I know there are a few things I can do that give me more privileges and responsibilities than little kids have. For example ...
  • The hardest/scariest thing I've ever done was ...Even though it was hard/scary, I knew I could do it because ...
  • The thing that makes me feel most Jewish is ...
  • I like being Jewish because ...
  • Sometimes it's hard being Jewish because ...
  • If I could invite anyone to my bat-mitzvah, I would invite ... because ... While they were there, we would ...

Creative Writing ideas

  • Write a story about Becky, a girl who has her bat mitzvah on another planet or 100 years in the future.
  • One rainy afternoon, Sophie went upstairs to the attic to look for her grandma's old Shabbat tablecloth. She dusted off the top of an old box and opened it to look inside. Much to her surprise she found ...
  • The time had finally come. Margie had been waiting all week to go to her friend's bat mitzvah. As she walked into the building, she saw...

Oral History Reflection ideas

  • I chose __________ to be the Narrator for my oral history interview because ...
  • The most surprising or interesting thing I learned in my interview was ...
  • I'm still curious and wish I had discovered more about ...
  • If I had the chance, I would like to interview _______ because ...
  • If someone were interviewing me, I would like them to ask ...