Best Gifts for Bat Mitzvah Girls in 2018

Mazel tov ! Best Gifts for a Bat or

Bas Mitzvah


Oh, to have a daughter.

To have a Jewish daughter.

OK, we’re not Rabbis. But to have a Jewish daughter, speaking as Jewish mothers, is a flowering of joy.

Judaism often is accused of being patriarchal.  

Again, we don’t need to go there. Think Ruth. Think Esther. In some places of engaged Jewishness these days, we observe a ceremony for a new baby girl called Simchat Bat – “the joy of the daughter.” This mystery, this midnight, this crescent moon, this unfolding rose, this girl-child.


It’s a new world, and your daughter will not spend her life in the shadows, subordinate to a man, most likely. So by the time she’s 12, 13, she’s heading out into the huge world with a mind of her own. This can be an exhilarating, intimidating experience for the young lady—and a bittersweet realization for her parents. Sunrise, sunset…


Planning her Bat or Bas therefore will require communication with the daughter who is being called to the Law.

Today’s Bas or Bat is usually a pretty light-hearted affair. Can we say, it’s all about the socks? We don’t make or sell socks, but we’ve gotten a few invitations to a Bat lately that include a pair of plushy socks with “gripper dots” (which sort of feel like gummi bears!). The reason for the socks: so ladies can slip off their heels once the party really starts to rock.




We’ve got so many really exquisite pieces—especially pendants and bracelets– that are perfect for the cherished Bat-Girl (those décor themes really can get out of hand!), that we recommend you simply call us.  A very dainty, feminine gold pendant, whether a Mogan David, Hamsa, or eye, on a delicate chain, is always appropriate for a young lady taking this transformational life-step. We have many variations, and can guide you to something that is perfect for the Bat Mitzvah Girl. A few things we love for the BMG and possibly her mother and other matriarchs: delicate diamond pave Star pendant on fine gold chain, Jewish Star pave diamonds set in 14k gold, or the same Magen David in sterling silver, perhaps even a pendant with LOVE.

star of david jewelry

And here’s the bigger gifting situation: if you’re the parent of the BMG, you will be throwing a heck of a party. When planning, keep in mind the number 18.  This numeral—Chet = 8, Yud =10, so 8 + 10 = 18, and 18 represents Chai, to Life!. Multiples of 18, whether it’s the number of guests, the dollar-amount of a cash gift (18, 36, 54, 72—add zeros at will!), and so on, will all bring your BMG lots of mazel.


Also, here’s this: it’s possible, even likely, that some of the guests at the Bat will not be Jewish. Besties bond across all boundaries today! With this possibility in mind, we suggest guest favors that aren’t explicitly religious in theme. We really love our 3-d squared heart pendant on a bead chain. For a slightly hipper gift for young ladies, check out our hand-beaded bracelets in silver, yellow or rose gold.  Just warning you – lots of moms actually covet this edgy yet classic piece for themselves — so better have a few extra on hand! 


Ditto for our long strands of protective evil eyes, eye-stations set on fine chain, in shades of green, blue, and other colors (eye85) – you can’t go wrong, in case there are a few ladies who may not have been on the original list but who absolutely deserve the star treatment on the day of the Bat.


We have many lovely options for buying in multiples. Some are fit for a princess.  Some are a little more casual. Connect with us at 818 882 9030 or online at, and whether you’re getting guest-prezzies for 18 or 180, we’ll guide you to something that’s really perfect for a specific Jewish daughter and her circle of besties as she makes this powerful and poignant step.

TheJMom– Jewish Matching Mom’s Way

Taken from blog:

If you are lucky enough to belong to a multi-generational family (or community), you are probably aware that attitudes about love and marriage have changed significantly within the last century, and even within the past few decades. This is especially true in culturally traditional and religiously observant communities, including within our Jewish community.

In Grandma’s day, and certainly before Grandma’s day, few people married for romantic “love”. Marriages were arranged. The basis for these arrangements: social, local and familial requirements.

One traditional purpose of marriage was to continue family legacies. For instance, the continuation of a family-owned business.

The Yiddish word Beshert, which translates to “what is meant to be”, or “as God intended,” used to describe a good match based on the values above. The term still popular today, now refers to the person who will compliment you perfectly.

Today, some people date and marry on the basis of passion and attraction, (along with a whole other host of qualities important to each individual) rather than because of an arranged marriage.

Is this always wise? We’ll leave that open for discussion. But as designers who are in the business of creating keepsake and heirloom jewelry, we do think that there is a bit of mystery at the heart of love, even hip, cool, modern love.

Observant Jews agree that abiding by the laws of Torah, and by honoring our cultural traditions, we are on the right path. On the subject of love, the reasoning goes like this: when we’re doing the right things, to the best of our knowledge and ability, Mr. Right (or Ms. Right) will find us. Because it’s Beshert. It’s serendipity. It’s in the cards.

This makes the entire process of matchmaking seem less random, less blind. We aren’t so much searching as we are simply revealing ourselves to be who we truly are, radiating our truth. And our Beshert, when doing the same, will be revealed to us. Now, THAT’s a match made in heaven!

As with all things, a bit of nice jewelry never hurt. We create lots of designs around the idea of love. Can we promise that wearing this jewelry will help you or your child find his or her Beshert? Probably not, but it couldn’t hurt!

Sterling silver Love Always NecklaceLike what you see? Want to win one of these pieces? Enter yourself to win a beautiful piece of Jewelry (pictured at right), resembling the love that you have with your family and the love you wish for your children to carry on for many generations.

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