About the Author
Cantor Helen Leneman's specialty is bar/bat mitzvah education. She has worked as a cantor and a b'nai mitzvah teacher in Los Angeles and Baltimore and the greater Washington, D.C., area. For several years she chaired the B'nai Mitzvah Educators Network of CAJE (the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education). She has a B.A. from UCLA and an M.A. in Judaic Studies from Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion, has studied cantorial liturgy, and is the author of Bar/Bat Mitzvah Education: A Sourcebook.