Orthodox Bat Mitzvah Trend Setter

Beth Tfiloh was the first Orthodox synagogue in Baltimore to institute a group bat mitzvah ceremony, considered a radical innovation by Orthodox standards at the time. In his memoirs, Rabbi Rosenblatt noted that “We had no sooner inaugurated our form of the Bat Mitzvah celebration and the instruction preceding it than all Orthodox congregations in Baltimore, led by English-speaking rabbis, followed suit.”