What to Write in a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah Card

Maybe the only thing you know about bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs is that people sit in chairs and get lifted into the air, or maybe you have fond memories of your own ceremony and party. Becoming a bar mitzvah (son of the commandment) or bat mitzvah (daughter of the commandment) and being recognized as a full-fledged adult member of the Jewish community, is an awesome rite of passage in a Jewish child’s life — and we can help you find the right bar mitzvah card message or bat mitzvah card message to make them feel special.

From Anyone

When you aren’t super-close to the one celebrating the bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, a simple congratulations, friendly compliment, or wish for the day/future will do the trick. It’s also appropriate to include a religious message, as long as it aligns with Judaism. The following examples of bar/bat mitzvah card wishes will help you get started.

  • Mazel tov on your bar/bat mitzvah!
  • What a milestone! Enjoy being celebrated today — you deserve it!
  • Wishing you lots of happiness as you enter adulthood.
  • Be proud of yourself today!
  • Thank you for inviting me to celebrate this important time with you. Congratulations!
  • Let the Torah inspire you and guide you through this beautiful life.
  • Wishing you blessings and joy as you step into adulthood

From Family

If you’re related to the recipient of your bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah card, you’ll want to write them a more heartfelt and personal message. Warm compliments and pride are good themes to include.

  • I’m proud of you all the time — but a little more so today.
  • We’re incredibly blessed to have you in our family.
  • You’re growing into a phenomenal young man/woman.
  • The love of your family and the teachings of the Torah will guide you through life.
  • It’s a joy to watch you embark on this journey into adulthood.
  • We love you, and we’re so proud of you today and always.
  • Mazel tov to a young man/woman who fills his family with pride and joy.

Now you’re well on your way to writing a bar or bat mitzvah card message that they’ll enjoy ALMOST as much as the money you put inside. Mazel tov!