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Shower them with sweetness

I have come to discover in my lifetime that my synagogue, Shomrei Torah, isn't like other synagogues. For one, I find it much homier. Maybe because it's "my" synagogue, or maybe it's just the closeness or size of the congregation.

I mentioned to Adam that on Tuesday night, I was going over to weekend Bat-Mitzvah girl Amber's house to make little candy bags to throw at her after her Haftorah.

Google lets me know I'm not crazy, but I am curious to see who else has this custom.

Throwing candy after the Haftorah of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah is...

something that was done consistently at my synagogue
5(55.6%)
something I've heard of or seen in other people's synagogues
2(22.2%)
something I've never heard of
1(11.1%)
other (comment)
1(11.1%)

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schnamara
Mar. 5th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
We never threw BAGS of candy...we just threw PIECES of candy (wrapped pieces).
thisgirliknow
Mar. 5th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
At Shomrei Torah, as I'm sure you've noticed, we generally make little bags of 3-4 pieces of candy, wrapped in tulle and tied with a ribbon and a piece of paper stating the purpose.
thisgirliknow
Mar. 5th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
pssst. can you change your answer to the first one? I actually don't mention bags/pieces in the poll, I just wanted to know who threw candy.
schnamara
Mar. 5th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
Uhh I don't know how. You can change it if you want, or delete it.
thisgirliknow
Mar. 5th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
I can't change or delete it, it's your answer!

You should be able to change it here:
http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=940233&mode=enter


thanks.
notyou32
Mar. 5th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Haftorah?
I don't understand the question.

NotYou
thisgirliknow
Mar. 5th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Haftorah?
Don't worry, you're not expected to answer the poll.

The Haftorahs are readings from the book of Prophets, each child learns one [which one depends on the date] to recite during the service/ceremony. It's generally fairly long and the hardest part to learn to become a Bat Mitzvah.
katiethewriter
Mar. 5th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
Where's the option for "I'm a little Christian girl that only ever went to one Bat Mitzvah in her life at age 13, and I don't remember what the Haftorah was let alone whether or not there was candy involved"?
thisgirliknow
Mar. 5th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
"other" :)
chapstickqueen
Mar. 5th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
I've seen this at Orthodox bar mitzvahs. We never did it at my most-conservative-you-can-be-while-still-calling-it-reform synagogue and I haven't been to a bar/bat mitzvah at a conservative synagogue in a few years to remember whether they do it there.
anditut
Mar. 5th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
I totally just read "homier" as "hornier".
thisgirliknow
Mar. 6th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC)
that, too. You know us Shomrei Torah kids like to get it on.
newscane
Mar. 5th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
I *think* this was done at a synagogue that my cousins go to in WPB. The other thought I had was that it was done at a synagogue where my cousins go in Cooper City. That's also the synagogue where one of my roommates went. But I may be thinking of that one because I was at his aufruf -- where it's a much more common tradition to throw candy. I know that my old synagogue up here throws candy for that. I can't speak for my new one -- I haven't been to many non-High Holiday services.
thisgirliknow
Mar. 6th, 2007 09:20 am (UTC)
yeah, people definitely do it at aufrufs, but as a 22 year old, I've been to more Bar and Bat Mitzvahs than aufrufs for sure. Twenty-fold.
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