ByClara Rotter-Laitman

Clara is a theater director and pop culture enthusiast from White Plains, New York.

  1. Clara Rotter-Laitman's previous work for The Toast can be found here. When it comes to Jewish-American Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties there are some traditions that lay far outside the logic of a Jewish coming-of-age ceremony: the montage, the candle lighting ceremony and others. Nonetheless, these kitsch traditions have found their place next to the religious ones and will not budge. It’s hard to know exactly where they came from, but here is one…

  2. Your friends would describe you as...

    a. Practical but romantic

    b. Adventurous

    c. A rebel

    d. A lover

    e. A gold-digger


    What minor role did you play in Fiddler on the Roof in middle school?

    a. Fruma Sarah

    b. The Constable

    c. Bottle Dancer

    d. Avram

    e. Villager #4