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March 18, 1922

The first Bat Mitzvah is held in the United States for Judith Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan.

Judith Kaplan was a musician, theologian and the first person to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah publicly which she did on March 18, 1922, aged 12.

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Link to Photo Credit: Judith Kaplan

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