James Franco’s Very Belated Bar Mitzvah And… Circumcision?

James Franco Bar Mitzvah

Last night was James Franco‘s Bar Mitzvah. Why is the actor/writer having this celebration 25 years past the normal age to have it?

The event, which was held at the Hollywood Palladium, was actually held as a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association. It was put on by Hilarity for Charity, an organization that was created by Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren.

This is the fourth year in a row the variety show has been put on to raise awareness about the fight against Alzheimer’s. Rogen created the organization because his mother-in-law suffers from early onset.

Watch Seth Rogen Explain the Franco Bar Mitzvah on Jimmy Fallon in the video below.

“Ever since I’ve known James, he’s been talking about wanting a bar mitzvah,” explained Rogen. “We’re excited to see him finally become a man while also helping us raise awareness and funds for people living with Alzheimer’s and towards research that will lead to a cure. And in celebration we’ll also have a mohel and a live bris for James at the event.”

(FYI, a mohel is the person who performs a circumcision.)

This year Miley Cyrus headlined the show, performing in a blue thong leotard and accessorizing with a giant Star of David.

Other celebrity guests included Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Goldblum, and Haim. Goldblum acted as the Rabbi to perform Franco’s “circumcision.”

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