She is best known for her dancing, singing, and choreography, but did you know that Paula Abdul celebrated her Bat Mitzvah eleven years ago in Israel? She was born in California on June 19, 1962. Her father, Harry, was born in Aleppo, Syria and grew up in a Sephardic family. Her mother, Lorraine, is from a Canadian Jewish family, one of only two Jewish families in Minnedosa, Manitoba, at that time. In 2013, Paula fulfilled a lifelong dream by making her first trip to Israel to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah. She described it as a personal and emotional experience. Tomorrow, she celebrates her 62nd birthday. Happy Birthday! #MazalTov