Zoom Mitzvah

Alternative Spellings

Zoomitzvah, Zoommitzvah, Zoom mitzvah, ZoomMitzvah

Definitions

  • Bar or bat mitzvah service or party conducted via Zoom

Example Sentences

  • "On the big day, more than 200 guests joined Sam’s Zoom Mitzvah to celebrate." (https://www.mitzvahmarket.com/mitzvah-ideas/bar-bat-mitzvah-parades-how-to-celebrate-from-home-during-coronavirus/)
  • "The party could wait. The service would go ahead. Isaac would have a Zoomitzvah." (https://www.thejc.com/comment/columnists/my-son-isaac-s-zoomitzvah-was-loving-and-moving-1.499326)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, English

Etymology

Zoom (videoconferencing technology) + gender-neutral clipping of bar/bat mitzvah

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

This term was coined in spring 2020, during the Coronavirus pandemic that required synagogues to shut down in-person gatherings. Many synagogues moved their services online, and many 12- and 13-year-olds celebrated their bar or bat mitzvahs online using Zoom.

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