by One Hungry Jew (NWM Staff Writer)
Next to pet sympathy cards, I’d say Bar (or Bat) Mitzvah cards are one of the more difficult ones to fill out. Just to bring you up to speed, a Bar (or Bat) Mitzvah is a celebration of reaching adulthood. Not unlike being eligible to drive.
- You need to be a certain age: 13
- You need to take a test: Reading Torah portion in front of relatives & friends.
First off it’s usually customary to give money at these things. So buy one of those BM cards with a check holder in it. The card will probably have a Jewish star and a congratulations phrase on it like Mazel Tov (Good Luck). As far as a proper sign off goes, here are 8 “can’t miss” options with a smidge of appropriate humor.
- Great job on your portion!!! Love, Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- Congrats!!! You’re officially an adult. Love, Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- Looks like the practicing paid off!! Love Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- Congrats on your special day!!! Love, Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- Loved the candy cart!!! Congrats!! Love, Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- Great job chanting! Mazel Tov! Love, Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- What? No Matzo? Congrats! Love, Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- Totally nailed your portion!!! Mazel Tov! Love, Mr. & Mrs. Smith