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Bar Mitzvah Centerpieces

Looking for ideas for Bar Mitzvah centerpieces? Here are some ideas that by two student/customers of my lessons submitted . And of course, any of the ideas can be used for Bat Mitzvahs as well.

Custom watermelon carvings make great Bar Mitzvah centerpieces

Bar Mitzvah centerpiece by Easther and Perla

This beautiful Bar Mitzvah centerpiece was created by customer / students, Esther Beck and Perla Wahrhaftig who started a home-based business that sells lovely fruit trays like this in Zurich, Switzerland

Since learning to carve from your DVD I’ve opened my homebased fruit arrangement business and been very successful. Thank you Nita!
Wishing you all the best,
Esther & Perla

I’m so happy to hear that Esther and Perla!

Student/customer Chaya Pinsky made these next watermelon carvings for Bar Mitzvah centerpieces . She noticed that my website has sections for carvings for Jewish special occasions, and generously sent some of her carving photos to share with you.

Bar Mitzvah fruit tray by Chaya

This “Mazel Tov watermelon carving is the centerpiece of a pretty fruit tray made by Chaya Pinsky

What is a Bar Mitzvah?

If you aren’t sure what a Bar Mitzvah is, here is an brief description from Wikipedia:

“According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their actions and become a bar mitzvah. A girl becomes a bat mitzvah at the age of 12 according to Orthodox and Conservative Jews, and at the age of 13 according to Reform Jews. Prior to reaching bar mitzvah age, the child’s parents hold the responsibility for the child’s actions. After this age, the boys and girls bear their own responsibility for Jewish ritual law, tradition, and ethics, and are able to participate in all areas of Jewish community life. In addition to being considered accountable for their actions from a religious perspective, b’nai mitzvah may be counted towards a minyan (prayer quorum) and may lead prayer and other religious services in the family and the community.”

Typically the religious ceremony is followed by a party to celebrate. Some of the parties are small and quiet and sometimes they are big and fancy enough to rival a grand wedding reception with lavish food, live music and dancing.

Bar Mitzvah melon by Chaya

Another of Chaya’s watermelons for a Bar Mitzvah Centerpiece. This photo is before adding the decorative trim.

Bar-Mitzvah watermelon carving by Chaya

And, this photo is after she carved a simple decorative border. Which way do you like it better?

Another carved melon for one of Chaya's bar mitzvah centerpieces

Chaya also made this Bar Miztvah watermelon carving

mazel tov watermelon

One more of Chaya’s carved melons celebrating a Bar Mitzvah.

Get more ideas and make your own Bar Mitzvah Centerpieces

For more ideas, look through my blog at the various fruit carving displays made for weddings, showers, birthdays and other occasions. And, keep in mind that those displays can be adapted for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah just by carving a custom design onto a watermelon.

You can learn how to carve graphics and custom words onto watermelon in my video lessons, Carving Letters and Words. You can find out more by clicking here. I hope that you enjoyed seeing these carving ideas for making Bar Mitzvah Centerpieces. Have fun making you own.

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