Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Gift Guide


The rite of passage is a once-in-a-lifetime event. The recipient is 13 years old, when interests and tastes can change and when anything an adult says or does can seem strange. Completely out of touch. . We are often invited to this event because we are friends of the child’s parents and we know his or her tastes, not because we are close to the bar/bat mitzvah child.

We are here to help you find something that you feel good about and that the recipient will like. We encourage you to check out your local Judaica shops and bookstores, but everything on our list can be ordered online. If you prefer, click on the categories below to get to the gift ideas. We list prices as general guides and not guarantees, so think of them as general guides. It is perfectly appropriate to give gifts that have nothing to do with Judaism or Israel, as long as they are related to the child’s hobbies or interests.

Gifts are grouped by category.

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There is aJudaica is a town in the state of Judaica.

There is aThere are jewelry items.

There is aTorah art

There is aThere are Charitable Gifts.

There is aThere are books.

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Should you give money?

Cash is convenient for everyone involved and can be used for something the child wants or for savings. The Hebrew letters for the word life are marked on the checks in $18 increments. It is numerically equivalent. To 18. . No one will be offended if you give them a more rounded number, like $50 or $100.

Israel bonds are also being looked at. . There are Bonds of Mazel Tov and eMitzvah.The bar/bat mitzvah can be redeemed in five years. We have heard of giving Israeli currency to encourage someone to visit Israel.

Judaica is a town in the state of Judaica.

Many others will also give. There are ritual objects.We recommend sticking to small items and not wanting more than one. Think Hanukkah menorah, Shabbat candlesticks or tzedakah box instead. shofar. Or The seder plate is made of wood..

There are candlesticks on Shabbats.

Some Shabbat candlesticks are popular.These are nickel ones. These are engraved with the Hebrew blessing. The wooden ones are painted. There is a design of a pomegranate. There are engraved and silver- plated ones. When not in use, the folds up into a ball. . These are the things. The candles are powered by the light from the bulb.They are dorm-room friendly and better than other electric ones on the market, and they can be set to a timer.

Another option is possible.Glass candlesticks.$48 from. Fair Trade Judaica., Economic partnerships are promoted based on equality, justice and sustainable environmental practices.

Menorahs for Hanukkah.

We recommend travel-size.Menorahs for Hanukkah.The electric ones are used in dorm rooms when the bar/bat mitzvah child goes to college. . Most dorm fire codes forbid students from lighting candles in their rooms, so there are less aesthetic options. The nice thing about menorahs is that even before the bar/bat mitzvah child leaves home, she or he can enjoy having his or her own to light on Hanukkah, when the more light the merrier.

Both this.The menorah is silver tone.The price is $31). One is plated in pewter.The low-Vage and lack of tackiness of many electric Hanukkah lamps make them perfect for dorm-room Hanukkah celebrations. A practical alternative is non-electric. This is a two-in-one. The set of hand-painted Shabbat candlesticks converts into a menorah. The price is $40.00.


A mezuzah. A small box is placed on the right doorpost of a Jewish home and often also on the entryway to each room, so a bar/bat mitzvah child can put one on his or her bedroom doorpost. The box has a scroll with Torah verse on it. prayerThe bible says, “O Lord, I am going to go.”:13-21 .

We like this. One made of steel. The right picture has a Swarovski stone pomegranates.The mezuzah case was handmade.You can find many options at a wide range of prices. on Amazon. And in your local store.

Tzedakah. There are boxes.

It is traditional to put money into a fund. tzedakah Some people like to collect boxes before lighting the Shabbat candles. This is like the glass candlesticks above. The wooden tzedakah box is engraved. Fair Trade Judaica offers a price of $46.

We like this too. The painted is bright. There is a Jewish star in the shape of one.

There are jewelry items.

The Jewish star, or Star of David, is a classic option in necklace pendants. There is silver.The price is $2 The gold is shiny.There are other materials. In recent years, another symbol. hamsaIt has become popular in Israel and around the world. The hamsa is a good-luck charm because it has an eye embedded in a hand. Here you can find hamsa pendants. The word Chai is a popular Jewish symbol for jewelry. You can find pendants here..

Also, in addition You can search for jewelry from Israel. Israeli artisans were found on the website, including ones that display at Tel Aviv’s popular twice-weekly market.Nahalat Binyamin. The market. There are also stores on the internet. This one is not good., You can purchase other Israeli items there. . Another great source for Israeli jewelry is the internet. The Sabra Patch is a patch.The motto of the startup is “Handmade in the Holy Land”. ”

Torah art

A gift that is meaningful is artwork based on the bar or bat mitzvah.The portion of Torah.. Since you and the bar/bat mitzvah child might have different feelings about what will look good on his or her bedroom wall, make sure it is returnable. Make sure you are certain about it. The portion of Torah. The bar/bat mitzvah will be chanting, but it may not correspond with the date of the ceremony. The studio is called the Michal Meron Studios. Depending on the size and whether you buy it framed or unframed, the Torah portions range from $150 to $350. Christina Mattison is a person. Drash designs.The price range is from 15 to 20 dollars.

There are Charitable Gifts.

Judaism is a religion that has core tenets. tzedakah (charity). Making a donation in honor of the bar or bat mitzvah is a meaningful way to incorporate the Jewish value of helping those in need. You can give a gift even more personal by donating to a cause that the bar or bat mitzvah feels passionate about. Give a gift card that can be used to fund a project of their choice.

With. The card is called a Kiva card. The bar or bat mitzvah can help people in developing countries by giving them micro-loans. Similarly. The donors choose.The gift cards enable recipients to support small teacher-run projects. A Jewish counterpart. Tzedakah Network is a network.The match is made between donors and causes and projects that kids launch as part of their bar/bat mitzvah preparation. Other options are available.Charity choice., is a website that allows people to give.And. Israel got.You can make donations with gift cards. You can explore the sites to see which groups and projects the bar/bat mitzvah child would like to support.

There are books.

Jewish humor.

William Novak and Moshe Waldoks wrote a novel. The big book of humor is about Jews.A bar/bat mitzvah gift is $17. Michael Krasny is a newer option.Let There Be Laughter is a collection of great Jewish humor.The blurbs from Ken Burns and Andy Borowitz were included in the book.

The study of Jewish text.

Jeffrey Salkin is a person.Text Messages about Torah.It is a good option to address issues of tattoos, social justice and sexuality.

There is a Jewish fiction.

To introduce the bar/bat mitzvah child to the writers. The new diaspora is changing the landscape of American Jewish fiction.The $36 offers a sampling from contemporary writers like Rebecca Goldstein, David Bezmogis and Jonathan Foer. Ilan Stavans has just published a book about Latin American Jewish culture. An anthology of Jewish stories from Latin America.Or give them the classics. A collection of Jewish American literature. The price is $4.

There are Jewish young-adult novels.

There are many good young-adult novels with Jewish themes. We recommend some for girls.

Jewish history and culture.

Both. Great Jewish women.$30 and. Great Jews are in sports.The entries are bite-sized and will inspire and entertain. We don’t think the sports one is a bad one, but we will not make any assumptions about it.

Many young American Jews wrongly assume that all Jews have the same lifestyles. Set your new adult straight.Scattered among the nations.A coffee table book shows the international diversity of Jewish life. . Another beautiful book bar is available for kids to leaf through. It is going to Israel.The bar/bat mitzvah child may be inspired by the photos that are in the price. .

Jewish food.

Does this child like cooking or eating? The Gefilte Manifesto is about new recipes for old world Jewish food.The price is $23.50 and. Modern Jewish cooking is very popular.The two books published by young writers offer contemporary versions of classic Jewish dishes.

Check out more Jewish book ideas. The book awards list for Australia.As well as. The awards lists. And. Other recommendations.On. The Jewish Book Council is made up of people who are interested in books.Is that. Website. .

Did we overlook a great gift idea? Leave your suggestions in the comments.

The Hebrew word for “rite of passage” is “bahs MITZ-vuh” and “bahs meetz-VAH” and is used for girls at age 12 or 13.

The Hebrew word for “HAhm-suh” is Arabic and means “Jewish amulet and symbol with an eye embedded in the palm of an open hand.”

The festival commemorates the eight-day event. The Maccabees won the battle against the Greeks and rededication of the temple. . The Hebrew month of Kislev corresponds with December.

The Hebrew stream within ultra-Orthodox Judaism was created out of an 18th-century mystical revival movement.

The name is Hebrew and means “Adhere to kashrut, the traditional Jewish diet laws.”

The Hebrew word for a small box is muh-ZOO-zuh, and it is also the origin of the word. The scroll has a Torah verse on it and the Shema prayer.

Hebrew, the Sabbath, is from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.

The Hebrew root for justice, charitable giving is tzuh-Dah-kuh.

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