The coming of age for a Jewish person, happens at age 13 for a boy and 12 for a girl is termed bar and bat mitzvah. Basically it officially translates that the person concerned is committed to perform the Jewish Mitzvot (commandments). In other words, a fully fledged member of the Jewish community.
It is quite normal, nowadays to hear many Jewish people regret that they didn’t get the opportunity to have a bar/bat mitzvah. And as such many adult celebrations have taken place, where adults who didn’t have one at the ‘proper’ age have chosen to do so at a later time. However, it is worth noting that the obligations associated with this celebration becomes the individuals whether there is a formal celebration, or not.
Bar mitzvahs celebrations are available all around Hertfordshire and you can find some places that offer this service.
The historical backdrop of the bar mitzvah goes back to a fifth-century rabbinic text referencing a blessing (which is still a piece of a customary bar mitzvah) this blessing was from the father expressing gratitude towards God for liberating him from his obligation regarding the deeds of his child, who becomes currently responsible for his own particular activities. The 14th century content specifies a father recounting this gift in a synagogue when his child has his first aliyah. By the seventeenth century, young men praising this transitioning were likewise perusing from the Torah, chanting the weekly prophetic portion, leading services, and delivering educated talks.
Religious reformers of nineteenth century Europe, uncomfortable with the custom focus of the bar mitzvah, added to the confirmation service, which commended the securing of the standards of Jewish faith by the older teen. The confirmation service immediately included girls as well as boys and spread to reform and later Conservative gatherings in the United Kingdom.
In the last three decades, a grown-up bar/bat mitzvah function has added that is not a coming of age, yet rather a confirmation of Jewish identity for those Jews who did not have bar/bat mitzvahs as kids.
If you are based in Hertfordshire then you can find places where you can have a bat and bar mitzvah ceremony.