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.
- Judith Kaplan | Jewish Women’s Archive: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/eisenstein-judith-kaplan
- “Celebration of a Gift” | The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/1992/03/19/nyregion/celebration-of-a-gift.html
- “Bat Mitzvah: American Jewish Women | Jewish Women’s Archive: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/bat-mitzvah-american-jewish-women
- “The First Bat Mitzvah in the United States” | Jewish Virtual Archive: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-first-bat-mitzvah-in-the-united-states
- “Judith Kaplan celebrates first American Bat Mitzvah ceremony” | Jewish Women’s Archive: https://jwa.org/thisweek/mar/18/1922/judith-kaplan
- “History of Bat Mitzvah” | My Jewish Learning: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/history-of-bat-mitzvah/
- “Bat Mitzvah: Comes of Age” | Florida International University: https://jmof.fiu.edu/exhibits/previous-museum-exhibits/bat-mitzvah-comes-of-age/