Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning

Twinning is an opportunity for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah to remember someone who was in the Holocaust.

You will work with a Holocaust Center educator to find a twin that you feel connected to. You will be formally twinned via a certificate from the Holocaust Center. This experience will be incorporated into your Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony in a meaningful way. This could include your rabbi, a survivor, or local community leader presenting your certificate to you with a short explanation of what you have learned and why you chose your twin.

Here are some certificates from past twinnings:

Contact Shannon Phillips-Shyrock at, or 412-939-7288 with questions.

To participate in twinning, families should submit an application and a $36 registration fee at least 6 weeks in advance. Click here to submit your $36 registration fee (write “Twinning” in the comment field), and use the form below to submit your application.

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