Make way for Hasidish.
Tiffany Haddish, the comedian and breakout star from “Girls Trip” and “Night School,” has a new stand-up special on Netflix and with it, a new religious identity. “Black Mitzvah” was released Tuesday on the star’s 40th birthday, and the occasion earned a mazel tov from Barbra Streisand on Twitter.
To add to the “Black Mitzvah” festivities, Haddish celebrated her very own bat mitzvah, a rite of Jewish passage to adulthood traditionally marked at age 12 or 13, with a cadre of boldface names.
Chelsea Handler, Jimmy Kimmel, Kevin Nealon and Wanda Sykes, the executive producer of “Black Mitzvah,” toasted Haddish at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, where the funny gal entered her party to “Hava Nagila” and danced the hora with guests.
But it wasn’t all shtick.
Sarah Silverman’s sister Susan, a Reform rabbi, ordained a religious ceremony before the party. Billy Crystal assisted in the Torah-reading ritual and Haddish read from the ancient scroll.
“The Last O.G.” star recently came into her identity as a Jew, telling “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon that she had been learning Hebrew for months after a DNA test confirmed her Jewish roots through her father, an Eritrean refugee whom she met when she was 27.
Haddish also says she had been unknowingly prepping for the event for more than a decade. “I started working at bar and bat mitzvahs as an energy producer for 11 years,” she said.
Her own party rivaled the ones she worked, thanks to a message board for guests to leave well-wishes, outfit changes — from a modest dress to a plunging gown to a sparkly jumpsuit — DJs and a candle-lighting ceremony to honor close friends and family.
Streisand wasn’t able to make it to Haddish’s bat mitzvah celebration, but Variety reports she did send a gift: a golden Star of David necklace.