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The Bar Mitzvah Treasury

A hardcover, gift-quality volume on the customs, traditions, laws and history of this frequently celebrated, but seldom understood milestone in Judaism. This is an appropriate Bar Mitzvah gift for a BOY from a traditional (Conservative or Orthodox) background.

Art For the Parsha

When you attend a Jewish event, the service or ceremony is usually connected to the weekly Torah portion (known as the “parsha”). Venitian artist Michal Meron has created a piece of artwork for each parsha — a meaningful way to commemorate a special event like a wedding or Bar Mitzvah. (Note: Click on the image […]

Nickle Kiddush Cup

This stunning nickel-plated kiddush cup makes a great gift for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or for that special teacher. Size: 4.5 X 2.5 X 2.5 Inch – Cup can hold 200 ml (6.7 oz); with matching saucer Designed by Jerusalem artist Yair Emanuel. (For our favorite sterling cup, click here.)

Putting God on the Guest List

Can the Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration — a major Jewish rite of passage —  be more than just a big, fun party? This book helps leverage the bar/bat mitzvah celebration for an increased connection to God. Rabbi Salkin addresses questions such as: Where and when did this rite of passage originate? What are the ethics of […]

Silver Kiddush Cup

A sterling kiddush cup makes a true keepsake Bar/Bat Mitzvah gift. The two links below are to our two favorites.(To see Amazon’s complete selection of kiddush cups, click here. For our favorite nickel-plated cup, click here.)