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The Kotel in Jerusalem: Bar mitzvah invitation wording

Who are Klezmers?

Klezmer is a traditional Hebrew music, which has the Eastern European origin. It has its own special style. The development of Klezmer was inspired by folklore and the music of other nations. It was originally created for the wedding ceremonies, which is why it has a structure corresponding to the ritual. Today Klezmers are invited to many religious ceremonies.

A composition of the instruments in the traditional Bar Mitzvah songs consists of:


There are also several variations of performance, which depend on the occasion and the preferences of people.

Songs for Bar mitzvah: Klezmers

Concerning the popularity of Klezmer, Bar/Bat mitzvah is not an exception. This significant occasion cannot be carried out without good traditional melody. There are plenty of Klezmer bands, so it is not a problem to select the musicians, who are able to play good music.

There are several criteria of the band selection:

  • experience
  • professionalism
  • commitment.

Good musicians are able to share the high spirit and make your celebration joyful and unforgettable. The guests will also appreciate the right choice of music, as it helps create a friendly atmosphere and an amazing festive mood. The melody is also nice for dancing.

It is possible to choose not just songs or style but also the language. Klezmer music can be performed in English, Russian, Yiddish, and many other languages.

Today there are young Hebrews who do not understand Klezmer and prefer styles that are more modern. However, there are also those, who choose Klezmer for their initiation as they accept it as a part of their culture and tradition. It is a very positive sign for the older generation, which shows that their children become responsible adults and are ready to continue their traditions. Thus, Klezmer music stays popular even in the modern world.

Bar Mitzvah candle lighting songs

The musical compositions accompany every stage of the ceremony. The tradition of candle lighting is not an exception. The songs are often quite popular. There are the most preferable compositions for the event:

  • ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston
  • ‘Together Again’ by Janet Jackson
  • ‘Memories’ by Elvis Presley, etc.
photo bar mitzvah jerusalem
Bar mitzvah ceremony at the Kotel

Bar Mitzvah montage songs

The majority of people want to remember the wonderful day of in initiation. They hire a videographer to shoot a nice video. To make such a video, it is required to select appropriate musical accompaniment. Bar Mitzvah montage songs for boys are numerous. Let’s observe the most popular ones, which suit best for such a purpose:

  • ‘Best Day of My Life’ by Americas Authors
  • ‘Slipping Through My Fingers’ by Abba
  • ‘Time Of Your Life’ by Green Day
  • ‘Beautiful Boy’ by John Lennon
  • ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ by R. Kelly, etc.
photo Klezmers for Bar Mitzvah kotel
Bar mitzvah ceremony

Bar Mitzvah ceremony: other top Bar Mitzvah songs

Along with the purposes described above, songs for Bar Mitzvahs are also played during the other parts of the celebration. One of the most important ones is mother and son Bar Mitzvah dance song. It is a wonderful tradition when a boy dances with his mom. There’s a similar custom during the girl’s initiation when a daughter dances with her father.

Consider several popular lyrics for a Mother/Son dance:

  • ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Guns N’ Roses
  • ‘Because You Loved Me’ by Celine Dion
  • ‘93 Million Miles’ by Jason Mraz
  • ‘I Hope You Dance’ by Lee Ann Womack.

Concerning the Father/Daughter dance, people prefer:

  • ‘Daughters’ by John Mayer
  • ‘My Wish’ by Rascal Flatts
  • ‘One Call Away’ by Charlie Puth
  • ‘Never Grow Up’ by Taylor Swift.

It is important to choose a good accompaniment to such a touching moment of the celebration.

There are also other Bar mitzvah dance songs. Besides, special compositions are played for:

  • aunts and uncles
  • grandparents
  • cousins/ brothers and sisters
  • friends
  • children
  • parents.

General compositions to honor the guests are presented as well.

Music is a very significant part of the celebration, that’s why it is necessary to select a band and definite compositions before the ceremony. You can make a choice according to your preferences and wishes to make your occasion unforgettable.

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