100+ Unique & Emotional Bar/Bat Mitzvah Candle Lighting Songs: The Complete List (2019)

At what point during the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony do the tissues come out (emotional tears, not sad tears)?

Believe it or not – it’s often during the Bar/Bat Mitzvah candle lighting ceremony.

But for that to happen – you need:

Believe me – you don’t want Justin Bieber playing when you invite your grandma to light a candle (just saying…).

You want a song that:

  1. They like (or at least don’t hate)
  2. Matches the personality of the person
  3. Is appropriate for the occasion (I don’t care how much you like Busta Rhymes. It ain’t gonna happen!)

Well, lucky for you – I’ve gathered the most popular candle lighting ceremony songs all into one place – so you don’t have to spend hours scouring the web trying to assemble a song list.

Remember: These are just recommendations… if you know what songs Grandma likes, what song makes auntie Bracha laugh (or cry), or what boy-band your cousin Rachel was addicted to as a teenager (Nick from Backstreet Boys! I Love You!) – choose them!

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Yummy! The Best Traditional Bar/Bat Mitzvah Food (+ Menu Ideas)

Your guests came all the way to celebrate your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah… you’re not going to let them starve, are you?

Of course not! You’re like a Jewish mom hosting a Shabbat dinner: feeding and taking care of everyone!

Except…

This time – you’ve got a little more than a few guests on your hands. You’ve got dozens, if not hundreds (or if you’re a Russian Oligarch – thousands) of guests to feed!

Now. The only question (OK, 3 questions) is:

  • What traditional Bar/Bat Mitzvah food can you serve your guests?
  • How do you serve so many guests (hint: buffet, food stations or plated [or a combination])?
  • Where you can you find the best Bar/Bat Mitzvah menus you can use as inspiration?

Those are big questions.

Well, guess what? I’m going to help you answer each and every one of em’!

Excited? You should be!

Let’s get this foodfest started…

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20+ Best Bar Mitzvah Gift Ideas for a 13 Year Old Boy (2019)

A 13-year-old’s Bar Mitzvah is a BIG deal:

… The Torah reading…

… The dancing…

… And of course, the real highlight of the night: his brand new Bar Mitzvah gifts!

If everything goes according to plan – the young man will remember this day for the rest of his life. 

The best part?

You get to be a part of that memory… So let’s make it a good one, shall we?

In this gift guide – you’ll find out:

  • … What’s an appropriate gift to give a Bar Mitzvah boy?
  • … What gifts should you NOT give him under any circumstance?
  • … How you can guarantee that your present stands out (read: doesn’t suck)

That’s exactly why I wrote this Bar Mitzvah gift guide: to help you find the very best Bar Mitzvah gift ideas every Jewish boy will be lucky to get on his special day (I know I would)…

Ready?

Let’s begin…

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What to Write & Say In a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Card [Wishes, Blessings & Quotes]?

You’re attending a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony

You got the boy a nice Bar Mitzvah gift (or the girl a unique Bat Mitzvah gift) for their special day…

Now… the only question remains:

“What do you write in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah card?”

After all, you want to let them know how much they mean to you, right?

These Bar/Bat Mitzvah card messages & wishes will help you do just that.

  • … Want to write a warm & emotional Bar/Bat Mitzvah blessing? No problem!
  • … How about a passage from the Talmud? You got it!
  • … Maybe you’d like to make them laugh? Sababa!
  • … Or maybe a blessing from Yoda? (no, this isn’t a typo) Sure, why not!

OK, OK… enough teasing.

Let’s go write a Bar/Bat Mitzvah wish that’ll make your card stand out!

Note: And yes, I’m giving you full permission to use, copy or share these blessings as you please!

Tip: If you don’t have time to personalize the card yourself, then you can get this cute Bar/Bat Mitzvah card instead.

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