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What To Write In A Bar Mitzvah Card

What To Write In A Bar Mitzvah Card (2022 Updated)

Last Updated on October 16, 2022 by Kimberlee Johnson

A bar mitzvah is a special ceremony for Jewish boys for their coming-of-age ceremony. You may include your message and bar mitzvah wishes on a card for this joyous occasion.

Knowing what to write in a bar mitzvah card can save you the hassle so here are some messages that you may want to use.

5 Message Ideas To Write In A Bar Mitzvah Card 

5 Message Ideas To Write In A Bar Mitzvah Card 

1. Congratulatory Message

  • Happy bar mitzvah! You are now 13 and a grown-up man. Your friends and family wish you many more years of happiness in this world, and I hope that you will continue to grow as a person. Mazel tov!
  • Today is a special occasion for you and all of us! Congratulations on your bar mitzvah. With your new adult status comes responsibilities. Thank you for being such a wonderful son, a good brother, and a great friend. Mazel tov!
    Today is a special occasion for you and all of us!
  • Bar mitzvah, congratulations to you! Today is such a special occasion. I am so proud of you. Along with the other bar mitzvah messages you receive today, we want to thank you for being such a kind and thoughtful boy. God bless!

2. Well Wishes

  • Happy bar mitzvah! Mazel tov on becoming a man. I want you to be a young man full of love and hope and with the great Jewish faith. One of my best wishes is for you many blessings on this special day and moving forward. Mazel tov!
  • Congratulations on your bar mitzvah! It’s such an honor seeing you leap into adulthood. I hope that will faith guide you in this new stage and future endeavors. I can’t help but feel more excited, along with your family, about your new journey. Let’s celebrate your bar mitzvah. Mazel tov!
  • Congratulations on reaching a new phase in life! May you always open yourself to new possibilities to continue growing and learning. May you live a life of gratitude and appreciation. Today is a special day, a coming-of-age celebration [1]. Mazel tov!

3. Funny Messages

  • Happy bar mitzvah! Mazel tov on becoming a man. I wish you a life filled with love, laughter, and good food. As you embark on a new journey in life, don’t forget that you still have a curfew to follow. Kidding aside, may this special day be as fun as when you were before.
  • Mazel tov on your bar/bat mitzvah! It’s a great milestone and a big deal that we should celebrate… although curfew is still happening. So, no late-night parties yet. It’s time to celebrate your bar mitzvah with your family and friends. I hope I was there with you, kiddo.
    Mazel tov on your bar/bat mitzvah! It's a great milestone and a big deal that we should celebrate
  • Congratulations! Of all the bar mitzvahs, yours is the best— okay, this is my first time attending one. Kidding aside, I welcome you to adulthood and wish your adult years be extravagantly exciting! Be humble, happy, and proud now that you’ve become a fine person. Happy Birthday to you!

4. Pride & Compliments

  • Congratulations! May your achievement make you proud moving forward. You’ve been a good son to your family and a person to everyone to deserve this day but you. You’re family, friends, and other people are proud of you. So, I hope you feel the same way. Mazel tov!
  • I’ve been watching your life journey and today is a celebration of what you’ve again accomplished, a man with strong faith. I am happy to see you grow and be the person we’re celebrating. May my warm compliment conveys the right words to fill your day with happiness. Congratulations on becoming a young man.
    I've been watching your life journey and today is a celebration of what you've again accomplished, a man with strong faith
  • Happy Bar/Bat Mitzvah! I read aloud to say my good wishes to you. There are more achievements to come towards you as you’re now a grown man by faith. But let my greetings encourage you as you’re no more a child but a man. May you live long and prosper.

5. Faith & Tradition

  • Mazel tov on your bar/bat mitzvah! Here are my warmest congratulations now that you’re at the right age. May you follow the footsteps of those who have taken this path before you. Let this lead you step by step into a future filled with love and encouragement to strengthen your faith. God bless!
  • A wonderful bar mitzvah! I couldn’t feel prouder that you have a strong hold on your faith by your choice. My greetings may sound simple, but know that it is bigger than that as I have witnessed how you’ve grown into the fine person you are today.
    A wonderful bar mitzvah! I couldn't feel prouder that you have a strong hold on your faith by your choice
  • Mazel tov on your bar mitzvah! Watching you from the start, when you were a child, as you practiced our faith and tradition, already had given my respect for you—hoping that all the lessons you gained from being part of the faith community will always stay with you.

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What’s A Bar Mitzvah?

A bar mitzvah is a long ceremony celebrating the transition from childhood to adulthood. The word “bar” means “son” or “child,” while “mitzvah” means “commandment.” For a young woman, the celebration is called a bat mitzvah [2], with the same purpose.

The bar or bat mitzvah marks a significant turning point in a young man’s or woman’s life. A bar mitzvah is celebrated by the immediate family and close friends who attend the event. But how much should you give for a bar mitzvah?

FAQs

What should you write on a Bar Mitzvah card for a friend?

Write a congratulatory greeting on the bar mitzvah card that focuses on your friend and his family. You must convey your personal message with happiness for them. The same thought also applies to writing congratulations on bat mitzvahs for women. 

What do you write on a Bar Mitzvah card when you aren’t close?

When writing a card for a bar mitzvah to someone who isn’t close to you, it’s best to keep the message short. You can include a simple congratulations, a friendly compliment, or even an expression of hope that they will have a good day.

Final Thoughts

Writing a thoughtful message on a card for bar mitzvah is a good gesture of how much you care about the person receiving the card.

Whether you are close to the person or not, the message congratulating a young man or a young woman who just entered a new phase is a great opportunity to express your admiration and support.

Also, you can thank their families during the bar mitzvah for raising them well and for wishing them luck in their future endeavors.

References:

  1. https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/2015-08-27/ty-article/bar-and-bat-mitzvah-coming-of-age-as-a-jew/
  2. https://www.npr.org/2022/03/17/1086733010/bat-mitzvah-turns-100-coming-of-age-jewish-girls
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