Studying his Hebrew, practicing Torah passages, Henry Eisen — Hesh, as the family calls him — has been getting ready for his bar mitzvah. He’ll come to the ceremony, a rite of passage Jewish males go through before taking on the responsibilities of life, with a little more background than is typical, some depth of perspective earned through experiences — fleeing Poland, living in Siberia, Nazis, Russians, the horrors of the Holocaust.
Eisen is nearly 93. His bar mitzvah at Chabad Jewish Center of Ridgefield on Saturday, Dec. 7, will come about 80 years late. World War II got in the way.