Two Must-Have Books For A Mitzvah Mom


Want to dive into the life and mind of a Mitzvah Mom?

Check out Dr. Nancy Berk’s, Secrets Of A Bar Mitzvah Mom (2005). Nancy’s been spotlighted in The New York Times about over-the-top Bar Mitzvahs and interviewed by The Wall Street Journal on how to navigate nightmare double dates.



Secrets of a Bar Mitzvah Mom

If you are planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or have heard stories about planning one from your friends, you will smile and laugh your way through this humorous, self-help resource book that will give you a real-life glimpse into the Mitzvah experience. MM’s Sheri loved it!

A Mitzvah Mom herself, Nancy Berk shares her knowledge and wisdom, in a down-to-earth way with funny observations about how to survive planning this special occasion in your child’s life. A must-have for anyone in the planning mode.

Many of our Mitzvah Mom’s also have older children and are at the College stage.

You will also love her latest book, College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind. This book tackles the tightrope millions of parents walk during the college process by throwing them a net and some laughs.

Nancy Berk: College Bound and Gagged

About Nancy Berk
Nancy Berk is one of the 2010 winners of the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition and hosts Whine At 9, a weekly humor podcast spotlighting topical guests including Mitzvah Market Founder Sheri Lapidus. She’s the voice behind Smart CollegeVisit’s College Mom Minute and is a blogger for The Huffington Post, USA TODAY College, MORE Magazine’s, and She and her husband Ron have two sons and two Bar Mitzvahs under their belts. They reside in Pittsburgh where she roots for the Steelers but still knows nothing about football.

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