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Choosing Gifts for Bat Mitzvah


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A Jewish girl becomes a bat mitzvah when she reaches the age of 12. The ceremony to mark that is also called by the same name. It is a once in a life time ceremony for the child and her family. Parents usually do everything possible to make this ceremony special and memorable for family and friends. This ceremony is usually conducted in a front stage of a synagogue. A lot of girls read a “Dvar Torah”. The ceremony is followed by a party thrown by the family of the girl. The parents book bat mitzvah venue and send out invites to the guests.

The bat mitzvah usually receives a lot of gifts from relatives and friends. However, no one is supposed to present the gifts during the ceremony. It should only be given at the party venue. Or you can choose to send it to the home address of the girl. You can choose from gifts that 12 year old girls usually like. You can also give money or gift certificates. You should always remember to give money in multiples of 18 as it represents good luck. You can also give Judaic items which will be of some significance. There are lots of popular items to choose from.

Before every Jewish Sabbath or festival, the women are supposed to light the Shabbat candles. You can give Shabbat candlesticks as gifts to the new bat mitzvah. Various designs and styles are available. There are designs that are especially made keeping the age of the girl in mind. A 12 year old would probably like flowery and girly designs. But, if you know the child personally, try to consider her personality before buying the gift. Chanukah menorah is another option that you can go with. There will be lots of options available as far as designs are concerned.

You can also give public prayer items such as Tallis, Yad, Tallit Clips and Kippahs as gifts. They are usually made of silk or wool. It does not matter how many a girl has. If you think it is a more personal item, you can go with the other options. Tallit clips can be an ideal gift and are available in different designs. Kippahs are also popular gifts for such ceremonies. There are online store where you can buy these gifts.

You can also give a book bat mitzvah to the girl as a gift or choose from story books little girls like to read. Which 12 year old girl does not like jewellery? You can present the bat mitzvah with Jewelleries. Earrings designed like the Star of David or necklace with Magen David could be a very precious gift. Hamsa jewellery has also become very popular nowadays and is considered as an ideal gift for this ceremony. Pendants designed with Hebrew letters could also be your choice of gift for the occasion. You can also look online for various gifts. You can give anything from an iPod to a DVD collection whatever you think is best suited for the girl.

Now you can Book Bat Mitzvah parties at discount rates. Your child will remember this event for rest of her life and will be very grateful to you.


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