Former “Friends” star Lisa Kudrow shared the news with TV audiences Wednesday that her 16-year-old son finally had his bar mitzvah, thanks to a chance encounter with some tefillin (phylacteries) in a mall.

“It was a drive-by bar mitzvah, actually,” she said during her guest appearance on late-night show Conan Wednesday.

Apparently, her son, Julian, was walking around the mall on his own, when he passed a stand where men from a “Jewish organization” asked him if he was Jewish, if he’d ever had a bar mitzvah before and if he’d like to.

An Orthodox Jewish man helping a Jewish youth put on tefillin (phylacteries). (photo creit: Flickr/Robert Couse-Baker/CCBY-SA)

An Orthodox Jewish man helping a Jewish youth put on tefillin (phylacteries). (photo creit: Flickr/Robert Couse-Baker/CCBY-SA)

They proceeded to help him put on tefillin and took a picture with him.

Representatives from the Chabad movement often set up stands in public areas where they offer Jewish men the opportunity to don tefillin, which is considered a commandment they are required by the Bible to fulfill every day.

“He came home, told me about a video game he bought and then said, ‘Oh yeah, I was bar mitzvah-ed,” Kudrow continued.

She added that even though it wasn’t a traditional ceremony, her family still wrote checks in honor of the occasion.