20+ Best Bat Mitzvah Gift Ideas for a 12-13 Year Old Girl (2019)

Can you believe the little girl is celebrating her Bat Mitzvah?

Time sure flies, doesn’t it?

Tell me about it…

I remember my Bat Mitzvah as if it were yesterday (we’re talking almost 17 years ago… yikes!).

… The party (especially my awkward dance)

… The trip I took to Israel that summer

… The gifts I got for my Bat Mitzvah (the special ones, anyway)

Noticed how I highlighted the “gifts” part? That’s because today’s topic is… Bat Mitzvah gifts!

More specifically…

  • “What’s an appropriate gift for a Bat Mitzvah?”
  • “What are the absolute best Bat Mitzvah gift ideas that SHE will remember 17 years from now?”
  • “How do you avoid choosing yet-another-average present she’ll never actually use?”

Forget about those cliche presents most guests will bring (c’mon, you know it’s true).

I want you to feel proud when you hand over your present.

I want you to witness her big, authentic smile when she opens her Bat Mitzvah present (or at least get an exciting phone call the next day).

THAT’S exactly the type of gifts I’m about to show you in this Bat Mitzvah gift guide…

Also Recommended: The coolest Bar Mitzvah gifts for a lucky Jewish boy.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Invitation Wording: Unique Samples + Examples (2019)

What’s the recipe for the “perfect” Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

Unfortunately, the answer is a little more complicated than “Add two cups of sugar, 2 tomatoes, a pinch of pepper and bake till golden brown” (what the hell am I baking?!)…

And I’m sure as hell won’t bother answering it in an article about Bar/Bat Mitzvah invitation wording… that’s a topic that can fill an entire book.

But one thing is for sure: no matter what you do – you can’t celebrate your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah without guests.

And unlike your neighborhood Pizza shop – you’re not just inviting any guests… you’re inviting friends, family and loved ones…

So with all due respect to Luigi and his delicious Kosher Pizza – the last thing you want to do is invite your guests with a generic Bar/Bat Mitzvah invitation that looks (and sounds) like those Pizza advertising flyers you end up throwing in the trash (sorry Luigi).

No…

You want your guests to look forward to your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah… 

How do you do that?

  1. Choose a beautiful Bar Mitzvah invitation design (or Bat Mitzvah invitation if it’s for your girl’s Bat Mitzvah) that matches the party theme.
  2. Write the invitation text. That’s exactly what you’ll do today (you don’t have to reinvent the wheel – just copy the examples in this guide)!
  3. Send em’ out

Easy-peasy, right?

OK, enough babbling… let’s go draft (and craft) a beautiful invitation!

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Passover Preparation: A Quick & Easy Checklist to Prepare for Pesach (2019)

“Passover is almost here… and I haven’t even started preparing!”

“I hate preparing for Passover. I always get so stressed out!”

“DON’T TALK TO ME RIGHT NOW! I’M BUSY!”

Do any of these sound familiar?

If you’re anything like me – it probably does.

Growing up, the day we were preparing for Passover always felt like we’re preparing for war.

And the funny thing? Passover is supposed to be about celebrating our escape from slavery to freedom… Yet, it always seemed to me like the exact opposite: the road from freedom to slavery.

So… how do we avoid falling into that trap this upcoming Pesach?

How can we prepare for Passover, without losing our cool (or our minds) in the process?

Easy: simply follow a Passover preparation plan that’ll walk you through each step – one step at a time.

Good news! I happened to create a simple Passover preparation checklist you can follow – that’ll help you do just that! (no need to buy me a Passover gift… this one is on the house 🙂 )

Important: Before we begin – keep in mind that I’m not a Rabbi, nor do I play one on the internet. If you’re unsure whether something is allowed or prohibited – always ask your Rabbi just to be safe.

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Passover Cleaning: How to Clean Your House for Pesach [Checklist] (2019)?

“What’s the thing you hate the most about Passover?”

Most Jewish women provide the same answer: Passover cleaning.

It’s hard enough preparing everything else for Passover… but when it comes to the cleaning – it feels like climbing a mountain that has no top (and Moses isn’t even there waiting for us!).

And you know what’s funny? It’s not even the actual cleaning that’s the problem (I actually don’t mind the cleaning – as long as I have my awesome Spotify playlist playing in the background). It’s the overwhelming feeling of not knowing what to clean, how to clean or where to even begin!

Today, we’re finally going to kiss that horrible feeling goodbye! 

Ready?

Let’s go show that Chametz who’s boss!

Important: Before we begin – keep in mind that I’m not a Rabbi, nor do I play one on the internet. If you’re unsure whether something should be cleaned or you should clean it – always ask your Rabbi just to be safe. Read More…

20+ Beautiful Jewish Wedding Invitations for the Couple’s Big Night (2019)

How long did you wait for your very own “Save the Date” moment?

Now it’s finally your turn! Your turn to invite your friends & family to celebrate with you on your big day.

I know, I know…

All those wedding preparations can get pretty overwhelming…

But choosing your Jewish wedding invitations should NOT feel overwhelming… in fact, it should be one of the most exciting parts – if done right.

And today, I’m going to show exactly how to get it “right” and invite your guests with a beautiful, elegant invitation.

Sound good?

Great, let’s get moving (the Chuppah clock is ticking)!

Good News! We managed to get exclusive discounts on some of the invitations – especially for Amen V’Amen readers! Look for the special coupons sprinkled around the article. I don’t know how long they’ll last though (they might be gone by the time you’re reading it)… so you better act quick. You’re welcome 🙂

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25+ Unique & Modern Bat Mitzvah Invitations for Your Girl’s Big Day (2019)

Imagine your daughter waking up one morning 10 years from now.

She’s 22-23… (you’re 10 years older with a few white hairs starting to pop out).

Now, ask yourself: When she looks back at her Bat Mitzvah…what does she remember?

  1. “Meh. Just another birthday party. I barely remember anything”
  2. “OMG! That was the best night of my life! Thank you, mommy & daddy!”

Want her memories to look more like option #2 than #1?

Then you need to make sure she has a blast with her friends & family – the people who love her the most.

But first, you need to invite those people in the first place!

(Shocking, right?)

That means… (ready for it?)

You need to send them unique Bat Mitzvah invitations that’ll make them RSVP immediately!

Good News! We managed to get exclusive discounts on some of the invitations – especially for Amen V’Amen readers! Look for the special coupons sprinkled around the article. I don’t know how long they’ll last though (they might be gone by the time you’re reading it)… so you better act quick. You’re welcome 🙂

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10+ Unique Passover Costume Ideas for an Exciting Passover Seder (2019)

Look at you…

You barely took off your Purim costume… And here you are – about to wear a Passover costume!

Who knew Jewish holidays could be so much fun? 🙂

But wait a second… before you rush off to wear that cute Pocahontas costume (boys, I’m talking to you), you might want to wear something a little more “Pesach-y”.

“Like what, Rebecca?”

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10 Beautiful Passover Tablecloths & Table Runners for Your Seder Table (2019)

Passover is getting close!

And if you’re reading this – I assume you’re hosting the Seder this year. Yes?

Fantastic!

But before you start decorating your Seder table – first things first: the Passover tablecloth.

The Pesach tablecloth is ground zero: without it – you don’t really have a table to decorate, now do you?

So before you start burning the midnight oil in the kitchen trying to make the most delicious Passover food ever seen (no pressure), let’s first find you a nice Passover table runner, shall we?

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