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A Comprehensive Bar Bat Mitzvah Vendor List

We know that the planning process for your child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah is a huge task!

Where to start? The beginning, of course. We are pleased to present you with a list of top-notch Bar Bat Mitzvah vendors in nine different categories essential to your planning. Starting with a Rabbi, party planner, regional venue options, music, photographer/videographer, invitations and more. We’ve even included a vendor who exclusively handles security at Bar Bat Mitzvah services and celebrations! 

It’s all here, so be sure to scroll all the way down. 

This list is an excellent resource for you at any stage of the planning process, right down to the Mitzvah Exit treats. The vendors listed are experts in their business and look forward to working with your family.   

CLERGY

Rabbi/Cantor Ronald Broden
Contact: Ronald Broden, 914-720-8509, info@jewish-ceremonies.com

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I conduct private Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies regardless of background or prior religious school experience. No age is too late to start and none too early. I conduct ceremonies in the location of your choice, which are musically uplifting, personalized and customized to the family’s preference. Torah scroll, guitar, singing and all ritual items included. Preparation can take place in your home either with me (distance allowing) or with one of my many tri-state tutors. Skype video chat with me is also an option. Sessions can be geared toward ceremony preparation only or a full Jewish curriculum. Outstanding references upon request. 

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In Judaism there is no such thing as a holy place, but there is holy space and that is created by people coming together for a special occasion such as a boy or girl becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah 

EVENT PLANNER

Extraordinary Productions
Contact: Phyllis, 973-467-1637, phyllis@extraordinaryproductionsnj.com
Studio is Located at 380 Millburn Ave., Millburn, NJ  
Extraordinary Productions also serves New York Metro Area and the West Coast

Extraordinary Productions: Bar Bat Mitzvah Decor

Extraordinary Productions is the “Ooh la La” of event design. Whether you are traditional, trendy and or offbeat, they are the event designing team for you! What can we say? They love an excuse for a celebration!

Their savvy team understands the importance of detail and will work diligently for a seamless execution. Their floral design and table scapes have been recognized by industry royalty such as Grace Ormonde Magazine. They have been awarded numerous awards and the “Oscar” as Event Designer, and Best Table Top Designer for 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. They are known as the “Details, Details” in your event. Florals, lounge furniture, lighting and all the details that give your event that “Anything But Ordinary” stamp which they live by.

The experience they provide from day one is Extraordinary. Their flowers, lounge furniture, linens, lighting and room designs are fresh, new and “Anything but Ordinary.” We know you will agree. The event design and production experiences will give you the opportunity to create the event you’ve been dreaming of.

Extraordinary Productions: Bar Bat Mitzvah decor

Top Left Photo: Create an out of the box lounge with custom wrapped pieces that complement the adult space with your lounge. Wrap your lounge area with the same fabrics that are introduced into the adult area, even a few pieces will appear to give your event a custom look. Logo pillows, nail head end tables and the small details such as hot pink orchids and plexi cut columns. WOW!
Bottom Left Photo: Who says flowers are not masculine? Extraordinary Productions floral designed this three tier metal structure and accented it with artistic twisted flowers. Not too much, but with the right design it was just Extraordinary 
Top Right Photo: White Custom Designed Bleachers – Any color, any fabric, a custom lounge piece which can be decorated with your child’s photos and or logos. Fits up to 20 kids on this custom designed one of a kind lounge piece. Tweens love this modern version of bleacher seating. See it here in white leather with logo decals and custom logo pillows. Glam Shoot on back panel makes for one great focal point and provides a large amount of seating 
Bottom Right Photo: Extraordinary Productions takes any theme and make’s it anything but ordinary.  Lucite illuminated tables, and chandelier custom wrapped with hanging crystals. What a WOW  

REGIONAL VENUE OPTIONS

Entertainment Cruises
Contact: Emilie Hagon, 646-358-3117, ehagon@entertainmentcruises.com

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Entertainment Cruises is the nation’s largest dining cruise company offering lunch, dinner, holiday and specialty-themed cruises, and private charters throughout America’s most exciting cities. Come cruise in a unique floating space with stunning skyline views that other landlocked venues can’t offer. Our Elite Private Yachts offer customizable dining, cruising and entertainment packages that include your own event planner. Experience Bateaux – our elegant, all-glass vessel with 180-degree views from right at your table, or Spirit – our fun and festive cruise with an outdoor bar and lounge. Our venues are private, exclusive and tailored to meet all your wants and needs – get on deck and see what all is the hype is about.

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Atlantica and Manhattan Elite, New York’s premier private yachts, offer the most innovative and fresh way to celebrate your Bar Mitzvah, Sweet 16, birthday or any other special event. Host your very own customized private celebration on New York Harbor, and get up close and personal with The Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building & more

Melrose Ballroom
Contact: Barry Rosenthal, 718-255-6921, info@melroseballroom.com

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Welcome to a state-of-the-art multi-level live performance and private events venue featuring a main ballroom, overlooking mezzanine, rooftop lounge & outdoor deck and a full kitchen for catering. Imagine the possibilities with beverage bars on each level, a 30’ HD video wall & multiple HD TV’s, line array audio system, convertible hydraulic stage and intelligent lighting system. In-house staff is always ready and willing to help you through each step of the event planning process to make your event unique.

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Top left photo: Main ballroom with creative party set-up

Top right photo: Outdoor rooftop deck with views of Manhattan

Bottom left photo: Empty main ballroom with views of mezzanine

Bottom right photo: Main ballroom packed with guests from a recent Bat Mitzvah

Double G Presents Steel
Contact: Richard Grossman, 516-686-9950, steeleventspace.com

Steel Event Space: bar bat mitzvah venue

If you are looking for a dynamic new spot for your next affair, please come visit Steel Event Space, Long Island’s hottest new club. This sophisticated, chic new space is located at 39 Post Avenue, Westbury New York. Come see for yourself and find out how our event planning specialists can make the entire process enjoyable and stress free. Our all-inclusive packages with creative and beautifully presented cuisine along with the finest talent in the tri-state area can only make for a wonderfully memorable event.

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Top Photo Left: Steel’s amazing light show and dance floor
Top Photo Right: One of our Mini Martini meals
Bottom Photo Left: A Dunkin’ Donuts to-go kiosk set up outside Steel
Bottom Photo Right: Guests enjoying! 

Dave & Buster’s Pelham Manor
Beatriz Peneda, 914-380-8506,  beatriz_peneda@daveandbusters.com

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We are a multi-entertainment complex that features private catering rooms, a cocktail hour room, billiards, and a large game room.

We specialize in making your child’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah the most memorable and focus on fun for all your guests. We offer an in house DJ, lounge furniture, photo favors, candy cart and a wide variety of entertainment to enhance your experience.

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Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Contact: Ruth Blackwood, 203-899-0606, ruth@steppingstonesmuseum.org

 

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Inspiration is the key to every event and choosing the ideal location is the first step to creating a memorable experience for your guests. Located in Mathews Park in Norwalk, Connecticut, Stepping Stones has galleries, gardens and exhibit spaces available to make your event special. From parties to dinners, from dancing to presentations, Stepping Stones provides one of the most interesting venues in Fairfield County. Spectacular Spaces at Stepping Stones Museum for Children – the unique choice for a one-of-a-kind event.

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Top Photo: Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s Gala event, hosted on the lawn at Mathews Park by special tenting
Middle Left Photo: The Multimedia Gallery is a very popular space for a wide variety of events
Middle Right Photo: The Celebration Courtyard is a flexible, multi-purpose outdoor space ripe for your imagination. For a distinctive magical effect visible from I-95, the twin-peaked tent can capture the essence of your special occasion in lights
Bottom Left Photo: Futuristic in style, the museum’s Multimedia Gallery has a 33′ x 12′ immersive screen and open floor plan. The space has been transformed into an ice palace, or a ballroom and even a barn. Let your imagination soar
Bottom Right Photo: With the use of our night club sound system, theatrical lighting and interactive floor projection, the Multimedia Gallery can be transformed from a simple cocktail party one minute into a dance party the next  

Meadlowlands Racing and Entertainment
Contact: Dominick Caiazzo, 201-842-5013, DCaiazzo@playmeadowlands.com

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Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment is a state of the art facility that features everything from live racing to world class dining experiences.  Our Special Events Team, managed by Ark Restaurants, prides itself on its professionalism and experience.  We will fashion your Bar or Bat Mitzvah into an extraordinary event for you and your family.

With copper paneling walls, eleven 12’x20′ flat screen TVs and unique over-sized chandeliers each holding three 60” flat screen TVs, our vibrant Victory Sports Bar is the ideal setting for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  Our breathtaking rooftop, Victory Terrace, offers amazing views of the NYC skyline or the bright & airy Lounge offer the perfect spot for your cocktail hour. With a variety of options to offer, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment is the perfect venue for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. 

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Top Left Photo: Four of our 11, 12 by 20 foot TVs
    Bottom Left Photo: Adult Dinner area
Top Right Photo: Basketball centerpieces were a slam dunk
Bottom Right Photo: Lounge area with Photo Booth  

MUSIC: DJ

Todd Yahney Entertainment
Contact: Todd Yahney, 516-781-4700, 800-Say-Todd, todd@toddyahney.com 

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More than just amazing MCs, DJs, and Dancers, Todd Yahney Entertainment is a true One Stop Shop.  We are the source for unique artists, games, cool photo favors, lounge, lighting, décor as well as our photography and video services. We have glass blown artists, fork sculptors, living statues, air brushing and tattoo artists, our amazing 6-second photos, our Monte Carlo Money Booth, and much more.  We create a fabulous event that fits your lifestyle and your budget.

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Top Photo: Todd Yahney with one of his dancers partying with the kids

Middle Left Photo: Our unique 6-second photos — no line, no waiting
Middle Right Photo: Custom Glass art created on location
Bottom Photo: Lounge decor for every budget 

PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER

Stephen Andrews Photography
Contact: Stephen Strutt, 516-780-9100, stephen@stephenandrewsphoto.com 

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Stephen Andrews is a boutique studio whose goal is to capture your event’s most exciting and special moments. We have an exceptional team of 5 main photographers, along with a talented staff that provide services in modern video, fun photo booth kiosks, specialized montages, and creative photo design for decor. We are known for our friendly one-to-one customer service and high quality of work. Come visit our studio located in Plainview, NY. We would love to meet with you. Please go to www.stephenandrewsphoto.com for more information.

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Samples of our location, studio and event photography

INVITATIONS/LOGOS

Pretty Paper & Polka Dots
Contact: Michelle Schwartz, 914-576-6920, prettypaper1@gmail.com

 

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Let Pretty Paper & Polka Dots customize your perfect invitation! Because the invitation is the first thing that guests will see, I love helping my customers create the invitation that will set the perfect mood for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah of their dreams. My invitation lines fit all styles and budgets. My specialty lies in my customer service, my patience and the advice that I can impart to my customers due to my years of experience. Please mention Mitzvah Market to receive a special offer.

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Top Left Photo: Smart and masculine, the stripes add an element of fun to this Bar Mitzvah invitation. Coordinating striped appliqué on outside of envelope flap gives the guest a sneak peek into what they’ll find when they open the envelope. The white text on navy is silk-screened which looks crisp and sophisticated. Having the pocket inside keeps all of the accessory cards organized and in one place

Top Right Photo: Cool, colorful and fun, this double-sided, film-laminated invitation is both modern and interesting! From the custom die-cut envelope to the unusual color variation to the thick board feel, this invitation definitely has the “wow” factor

Bottom Left Photo: Sophisticated yet whimsical, the turquoise and watermelon invitation is the whole package! There are beautiful scalloped details on the custom die-cut envelope as well as the inside pocket. To make this invitation truly unique, we incorporated the Bat Mitzvah girl’s “pool” theme with custom artwork throughout

Bottom Right Photo: Striking and bold, the green and navy invitation is simple yet makes a big statement. With all of its coordinating pieces, the customer mixed and matched colored envelopes, different shapes and interesting typestyles to create an invitation that is really eye catching. The repeating name on the liner adds extra pizzazz

FAVORS

Jaylor Party Favors
Contact: Lori Goldstein, 516-643-2511, lorjay2001@aol.com

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Jaylor Party Favors is a screen printer and embroidery company that specializes in designing wearable favors for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. We have over 20 years of experience creating and printing custom theme favors with memories to last a lifetime. Our specialty items include hooded sweatshirts, zip-up sweatshirts, sweatpants, T-shirts, blankets, mesh jerseys, pinnies, tank tops, shorts, flannel PJ’s, sport bags and more. We specialize in silk screening and embroidery on brand names such as American Apparel, Gildan, Jersees, Sofees, Bella, Boxercraft, Champion or any other brand you select.

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Top Left Photo: Camp and softball theme
Bottom Left Photo: Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah iPhone design
Top Right Photo: “Corrie’s Closet”
Bottom Right Photo: Graffiti sports theme

SECURITY

Bar Mitzvah Bouncer
Contact: Evan Wofsy631-367-1519, evan@barmitzvahbouncer.com

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Bar Mitzvah Bouncer, Inc. is a full service professional chaperone company specializing in the supervision of children at Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s, Graduation and Birthday Parties. Parents can relax and enjoy the big day while we supervise the children. Our services include the supervision of the children at the party as well as the Temple services and transportation to and from the party.

Bar Mitzvah Bouncer, Inc. is strictly at events to supervise the children. While dancers may dance with the kids, they are also there to dance and entertain the adults – we are strictly involved and focused on the children. We only employ certified school teachers as bouncers. Teachers have the most knowledge and experience when it comes to interacting with children. Most of our teachers are also coaches for various sports teams. These qualities make our bouncers fabulous chaperones and are best suited to supervise the children as well as develop a great rapport with the kids.

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 Bar Mitzvah Bouncers supervising and entertaining the kids on the bus, with games, with Sign-Ins and just while the kids are “hanging out”

DESSERTS & MITZVAH EXIT TREATS

Chocolate Works
Contact: Rich Penchuk, 516-833-9198, rich@chocolateworks.com

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Looking for a sweet way to impress your guests? Chocolate Works Garden City offers a variety of customizable products for any theme. We can put your logo or any image/text on chocolate. The possibilities are endless…invitations, table cards, party favors or edible décor. Keep the kids energized on the dance floor by handing out chocolate covered treats such as Oreos and pretzels, then give the sweetest send off with a customizable candy wall. Stop in today for some sweet ideas!

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Customize chocolate with your logo, photo or any image/text for unforgettable favors and decor. Surprise guests with delicious chocolate covered treats and design your own candy wall so your guests can fill up on pure sweetness. Multiple options available for every budget 

MITZVAH REWIND

Our themed email blasts are a great way to get know vendors in a specific category. To learn more about our other themed topics click on the links below:   

Entertainment For Your Child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah Celebration
A Variety Of Bar Bat Mitzvah Venue Options
Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah Decor Options
Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah Entertainment
Unique Bar & Bat Mitzvah Favors The Kids All Love
Custom Bar Bat Mitzvah Invitations, Place Cards, Kippot And More
Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah Flash Sale
Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah Party Details
Judaica For Your Child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah
Mitzvah Style: Bar Bat Mitzvah Fashion For Your Family
Food Truck Fun For Your Child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah Celebration
Photo Booths For Your Child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah Celebration
Party Planners For Your Child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah Celebration
Creative Catering Options For Your Bar Bat Mitzvah Celebration 

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