50 Bar Mitzvah Quotes On Success In Life

These Bar Mitzvah quotes will inspire you. A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a coming-of-age ceremony for Jewish boys and girls when they reach the age of 12 or 13.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Bar Mitzvah quotes, Bar Mitzvah sayings, and Bar Mitzvah proverbs.

Best Bar Mitzvah Quotes

  1. “If a girl comes to me first for a prom or a bar mitzvah and she likes the way she looks and her boyfriend likes the way she looks, she’ll come back.” ~ Betsey Johnson
  2. “I grew up in a secular suburban Jewish household where we only observed the religion on very specific times like a funeral or a Bar Mitzvah.” ~ Jesse Eisenberg
  3. “When I celebrated my bar mitzvah, there was no cake. Today, there is no such thing as a bar mitzvah in the United States without a special cake. It can be even more complicated and expensive than a wedding cake because bar-mitzvah cakes are often based on a particular theme.” ~ Ron Ben-Israel
  4. “I was kosher until I had my Bar Mitzvah, and I parlayed officially becoming a man into telling my father I wanted to eat cheeseburgers.” ~ Zach Braff
  5. “Well, when I was 13, for my bar mitzvah I received my first typewriter. And that was special.” ~ R. L. Stine

  6. “I’m not a boy now. I’m a man, I hope. I hope I’ve had my artistic bar mitzvah somewhere.” ~ Jeremy Piven
  7. “My parents’ convictions, when it came to discipline, were not very strong. For my bar mitzvah, I gave out a mixtape of ’90s grunge – if you got it now, you would think it was the ‘Singles’ soundtrack.” ~ Adam Pally
  8. “You can find old Jewish newspapers from Detroit that have my promotional ad in them. It was a totally insane time in my life. Paul Rudd was also a bar mitzvah emcee, you know? It was like being a local rock star in Detroit.” ~ James Wolk
  9. “My parents were Orthodox Jews but not very regular Orthodox Jews. I was bar mitzvahed and all that. But God was hardly ever mentioned in my family. Franklin D. Roosevelt was.” ~ Nat Hentoff
  10. “I used to limp around my neighborhood imitating him. I did my Bar Mitzvah with an Oklahoma drawl.” ~ Billy Crystal

  11. “I suppose the nearest equivalent to a bar mitzvah in terms of emotional build-up would probably not even be one’s wedding day, but one’s coronation.” ~ Maureen Lipman
  12. “My parents would frisk me before family events. Before weddings, funerals, bar mitzvahs, and what have you. Because if they didn’t, then the book would be hidden inside some pocket or other and as soon as whatever it was got under way I’d be found in a corner. That was who I was…that was what I did. I was the kid with the book.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  13. “I struggled with being a Latino growing up in Los Angeles. I felt very American. I still do. I went to 35 bar mitzvahs before I went to a single quinceanera. I could talk all day about my culture and what it means to me.” ~ America Ferrera
  14. “People need what they think of as a poem to be read at their bar mitzvah, their wedding, a funeral, whatever. And people are looking for hope and inspiration. I understand that.” ~ Joan Larkin
  15. “Being a writer in Hollywood is like going to Hitler’s Eagle Nest with a great idea for a bar mitzvah.” ~ David Mamet

  16. “I was 13 or 14 and I met Donald Trump at a bar mitzvah of a good friend of ours, who’s friends with him. He had his girlfriend at the time with him, that Melania with him. He said, ‘Hey guys, if you work hard and be successful, you’ll get one of these.’ I’ll never forget that. And now he’s married to her.” ~ Jason Spezza
  17. “I’m not a lawyer I’m a kind of mouthpiece/activist type, though occasionally they shave me and stuff me into my Bar Mitzvah suit and send me to a standards body or the UN to stir up trouble. I spend about three weeks a month on the road doing completely weird stuff like going to Microsoft to talk about DRM.” ~ Cory Doctorow
  18. “I write everything with fountain pens. I don’t know why. I’ve done it since I was bar mitzvahed. I was given a fountain pen, a Parker fountain pen, and I loved it, and I’ve never liked writing anything with pencils or ball-points.” ~ Tony Kushner
  19. “When I sing along with Britney Spears I will sing in an American accent. But eventually, I found my own voice. My songs are so brutally honest, it would be alien to sing in any accent other than my own. Don’t get me wrong – I can imitate singers. I can do bar mitzvahs and weddings.” ~ Ellie Goulding
  20. “I’m the star of stage, screen, and television now, but I’m also available for children’s parties and bar mitzvahs.” ~ Chris Isaak

  21. “I was one of those kids who had books on them. Before weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, funerals, and anything else where you’re actually meant to not be reading, my family would frisk me and take the book away. If they didn’t find it by this point in the procedure, I would be sitting over in that corner completely unnoticed just reading my book.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  22. “I played in front of every conceivable audience you could face: an all-black audience, all-white, firemen’s fairs, policemen’s balls, in front of supermarkets, bar mitzvahs, weddings, drive-in theaters. I’d seen it all before I ever walked into a recording studio.” ~ Bruce Springsteen
  23. “Allowing yourself to stop reading a book – at page 25, 50, or even, less frequently, a few chapters from the end – is a rite of passage in a reader’s life, the literary equivalent of a bar mitzvah or a communion, the moment at which you look at yourself and announce: Today I am an adult. I can make my own decisions.” ~ Sara Nelson
  24. “When 1:45 came, half the class left, and Danny Hupfer whispered, “If she gives you a cream puff after we leave, I’m going to kill you” – which was not something that someone headed off to prepare for his bar mitzvah should be thinking. When 1:55 came and the other half of the class left, Meryl Lee whispered, “If she gives you one after we leave, I’m going to do Number 408 to you.” I didn’t remember what Number 408 was, but it was probably pretty close to what Danny Hupfer had promised. Even Mai Thi looked at me with narrowed eyes and said, “I know your home.” Which sounded pretty ominous.” ~ Gary D. Schmidt
  25. “I met Evan Goldberg at bar-mitzvah class. It was called tallis and tefillin.” ~ Seth Rogen

  26. “Posing on the red carpet feels like you’re selling something that has nothing to do with you. If you do it with someone else, it’s like we’re saying, ‘Oh! We come as a pair! Would you like to buy both of us? We’re available for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs!'” ~ Carey Mulligan
  27. “I am terminally sentimental about graduations. They are more individual than weddings, more conscious than christenings, or bar mitzvahs or bat mitzvahs. They are almost as much a step into the unknown as funerals-though I assure you, there is life after graduation.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  28. “The fact is that people who strap bombs to their bodies to blow up families at a Bar Mitzvah in Israel, plant bombs at a nightclub in Bali, or slit stewardesses’ throats and ram airplanes filled with innocent Americans into office buildings do not do so for any reason related to poverty. They do so because they hold evil beliefs and have deformed consciences” ~ Dennis Prager
  29. “I feel like when I was 13 and I had to go to bar mitzvahs every weekend. This is the same feeling. You have to put on a suit every weekend to go meet with a bunch of Jews.” ~ Jesse Eisenberg
  30. “I would love to host someone’s bar mitzvah. I would love to do that.” ~ Ilana Glazer

  31. “This is hands down the biggest, most exciting thing I’ve ever been involved within my life. I can only compare it to my Bar Mitzvah.” ~ Shia LaBeouf
  32. “There was a year straight where every weekend, I went to at least one bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, and we would all go, and it was a lot of fun. We sneak some beer; we’d hang out; we would try to get with girls and not. And usually, we’d just end up hanging out together alone.” ~ Seth Rogen
  33. “There were lots of little boys having their bar mitzvahs all over the world, and they sent me tapes of some of them that they interviewed probably six or seven little boys, and there was something about Mendel. I just loved his little face. I loved the energy of Mendel.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  34. “I just had – we had instances – like, for instance, when I turned 13, she threw me a bar mitzvah. But nobody came. But nobody came because nobody knew what the hell that was. I only had black friends. No one knows what the hell you’re doing.” ~ Trevor Noah
  35. “Ironically, my rabbi was a bar mitzvah Nazi. So I got bar mitzvahed. And though I didn’t want to, the theme of my bar mitzvah party was Madonna.” ~ Billy Eichner

  36. “[I had Bar mitzvah ]it was just me and my mom. And she’s celebrating. And she’s reading things to me in Hebrew. I don’t know what’s going on. And she’s telling me that now I’m a man. And I’m like, does that mean I have no chores? And she’s like, no, you still have chores, but you’re a man. I didn’t understand most of it.” ~ Trevor Noah
  37. “Just to put that in some context, 1954 was the same year that From Here to Eternity won an Oscar. Swanson’s manufactured its first TV dinner. The Army-McCarthy hearings were televised. The term “under God” was inserted into the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Steve Allen’s Tonight Show premiered. Ernest Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature. And Bob Dylan was bar mitzvahed.” ~ Kevin Sessums
  38. “I never really liked “cool” books. I plowed through as much Borges and Joyce as possible, read the first half of V. and spent whole Bar Mitzvah checks on Beat poetry.” ~ Simon Rich
  39. “I had already been a young singer. And once, as a profession, I was a young singer, what you would call a soprano in England, but I was an alto in singing Jewish music in bar mitzvahs and weddings and synagogues throughout New York City because, after Israel, New York is probably the biggest Jewish community in the world.” ~ Charlemagne Palestine
  40. “I was raised Jewish and bar mitzvahed.” ~ Dan Futterman

  41. “I was Jewish, through and through, although in our house that didn’t mean a whole lot. We never went to synagogue. I never had a Bar Mitzvah. We didn’t keep kosher or observe the Sabbath. In fact, I’m not so sure I would have known what the Sabbath looked like if it passed me on the street, so how could I observe it?” ~ Gilbert Gottfried
  42. “When I was 13 and 14, there were a lot of jokes about my bar mitzvah and my grandparents, and then when I got older, it became more about touching boobs and trying to get liquor, you know? I kind of ran the gamut of infantile behavior… And I haven’t moved one step forward since.” ~ Seth Rogen
  43. “Becoming an actor wasn’t a choice – it was something I was forced into. At 3, you can’t make those choices… I supported my family, and if I got fired or missed an audition, I’d be punished as if I’d messed up in school. I was starved, because they wanted to keep my weight at a certain place; my hair was bleached – that was my life. I wasn’t allowed to play with kids on my block or ride a bike or play ball, in case I got a scratch – I wasn’t even allowed to be bar mitzvahed because I couldn’t attend enough lessons.” ~ Corey Feldman
  44. “I’ve studied Kabbalah, as you know, for many years, so there are a lot of things I do that one would associate with practising Judaism. I hear the Torah every Saturday. I observe Shabbat. I say certain prayers. My son was bar mitzvahed. So this appears like I’m Jewish, but these rituals are connected to what I describe as the Tree of Life consciousness and have more to do with the idea of being an Israelite, not Jewish.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  45. “I just went to Hebrew school, had a bar mitzvah. No crazy weird Jewish cult.” ~ Hayden Schlossberg

  46. “I saw the most frightening, most depressing sight I had ever seen – a row of stores with Stars of David and the word ‘Jude’ painted on them, and inside, behind half-empty counters, people in a daze, cringing like they didn’t know what hit them and didn’t know where the next blow would come from. Hitler had been in power only six months, and his boycott was already in full effect. I hadn’t been so wholly conscious of being a Jew since my bar mitzvahs, and it was the first time since I’d had the measles that I was too sick to eat.” ~ Harpo Marx
  47. “Steven Spielberg’s mother, who said to E.T., I don’t care where you’re from, you’re here and you’re gonna get bar mitzvahed! Never got a dinner!” ~ Red Buttons
  48. “For a degenerate like me, Vegas is like a walk down memory lane. Last time I went to Vegas, I went to my old coke dealer’s kid’s bar mitzvah.” ~ Artie Lange

  49. “I don’t remember much about my bar mitzvah. The only thing I remember – I killed! That’s what I remembered. Nobody could follow me at my bar-mitzvah. It was over when I was done.” ~ Andy Kindler
  50. “Before I published my first book, I worked for a while as a documentary and wedding/bar mitzvah videographer, and a part of me still mourns the lost filmmaker I’ll never be. Working on a documentary is nearly the opposite artistic process to writing: as a writer, you are always trying to fill out a world to fit your story, but as a documentarian, your work is to carve a story out of the world. Sometimes, when I’m feeling particularly blocked at my computer, I miss the days when I could just point my camera at something interesting and wait to see what happens.” ~ Stefan Merrill Block

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