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The Best Jewish Holidays to Throw a B Mitzvah

The Best Jewish Holidays to Throw a B Mitzvah

A B Mitzvah is already the greatest celebration in a young Jew’s life, filled with fun, challenge, celebration, and Jewish values. Though every B Mitzvah is special in its own rite, when your big day lines up with a Jewish holiday, it can lead to even more sentiment and fun! If you’re trying to pick the perfect date for an upcoming Mitzvah, take a look at the calendar and see if any of these holidays fall around your date for an extra special day.


Purim is one of the most fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. Partying, eating, and dressing up in costumes are all popular traditions for the holiday that usually occurs sometime in March or April. A Purim B Mitzvah is the perfect excuse to go all out with a crazy theme or have an epic costume party that will really stand out.


Simchat Torah

The most important part of a B Mitzvah is taking an aliyah and reading from the Torah, so what better time is there to have one than on the holiday celebrating the Torah itself? Simchat Torah is a huge celebration that encourages partying and dancing and comes at the end of the cluster of big Jewish holidays in the fall. Since you start the Torah over from the beginning on this day, if your B Mitzvah comes right after Simchat Torah, your Torah reading could be one of the exciting and iconic stories of Creation: Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, etc. 


Chanukah is so many people’s favorite holiday for a good reason. A full 8 days to bask in beautiful lights, give gifts, and celebrate Jewish resilience. A Chanukah Mitzvah has built-in branding and can open the door for all sorts of unique B Mitzvah elements, like lighting a Menorah instead of a candle ceremony. Bonus points if Chanukah falls around Thanksgiving and you can host a ThanksMitzvaKah!



Shavuot is a lesser known holiday that is also known as the Feast of Weeks, and it is both a harvest festival and a day to celebrate the ancient Israelites receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai. Since it’s a spring holiday, customary Shavuot decor is big on florals and greenery which lends itself to so many decorating possibilities. If you’re a dairy lover, this is the day for you, since dairy foods are the staple of Shavuot- and who doesn’t love cheesecake?!


A Sukkot Mitzvah can be super out-of-the-box, literally. On Sukkot, all meals are eaten in an outdoor structure called a Sukkah decorated with greenery, florals, fruits, and artwork. This holiday feels very connected to nature and the outdoors and lends itself to a really unique B Mitzvah experience. You could throw your party in a massive Sukkah, complete with a dancefloor and all the other party essentials. You could even throw a slumber party for the B Mitzvah teen’s friends, since it’s a popular tradition to sleep in the Sukkah!

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