Tiffany Haddish recently celebrated her new Netflix special, Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah, with an actual bat mitzvah of her own, featuring family and celebrity friends.
The event was an homage to her career beginnings and heritage. Haddish has long been open about how she began her career as an “energy producer,” or performer, for bar and bat mitzvahs before realizing her own Jewish heritage. Haddish found out at the age of 27, when she met her father for the first time who is an Eritrean Jew, that she was Jewish.
For Haddish’s bat mitzvah, the traditional ceremonial rituals were officiated by Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of comedian Sarah Silverman. The celebration also included celebrity friends, including Common, Jimmy Kimmel, Wanda Sykes, Billy Crystal and Chaunté Wayans. And while Barbra Streisand was unable to make it, she did send Haddish a special message.
Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah is now streaming on Netflix.