Bar/Bat Mitzvah Basics 2/E: A Practical Family Guide to Coming of Age Together (Edition, Revised, Updated, and Expanded)
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About the Author
Cantor Helen Leneman's specialty is bar/bat mitzvah education. She has worked as a cantor and a b'nai mitzvah teacher in Los Angeles, Baltimore and the greater Washington, DC, area. For several years she chaired the B'nai Mitzvah Educators Network of CAJE. The Network has over 300 members in the U.S. and abroad. She has a BA from UCLA and an MA in Judaic studies from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and studied cantorial liturgy with cantors Allan Michelson (z"l) and William Sharlin. She is the author of Bar/Bat Mitzvah Education: A Sourcebook. She is an associate member of the American Conference of Cantors, and a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. Cantor Leneman directs an outreach program for unaffiliated families who wish to celebrate their children's becoming bar or bat mitzvah. She lives with her family in Rockville, Maryland.
"Out of her vast experience as Cantor and educator, Leneman has written an important guide that strengthens and solidifies the family through the wisdom and warmth of Judaism."
--Rabbi Harold Schulweis, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California
"Inspires, challenges, comforts and guides parents as the mutli-faceted bar/bat mitzvah process enters their lives."
--Dr. Jeffrey Schein, National Education Director, Jewish Reconstructionist Federation