The Strauss family from Oceanside, New York, celebrated son Benjamin’s Bar Mitzvah on May 14, 2016, at Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David in Rockville Centre, New York, followed by a New York Jets, Yankees, Islanders themed sports party at Carlyle at the Omni — a 60’s retro-themed venue in Uniondale, New York.
Ben had a great tagline: …Ben There Done That.
Pictured L-R: Brother Joshua, Bar Mitzvah boy Benjamin, Mom Amy and Dad Adam.
The photographer was Gil of Jo Art Photographers and the rest of the information is listed at the end of the Spotlight.
Invitation & Bar Mitzvah Service
Bar Mitzvah Style
Hi Tech Events designed the centerpieces, the large photos placed around the room and the place card seating rink.
Music/Candle Lighting/Entertainment Fun
MC Cousin Eric, (that’s what he is called!), and the crew from Todd Yahney Entertainment had guests enjoying themselves throughout the night!
Bar Mitzvah Project
Ben did fundraising with his Hebrew school and visited the local nursing home, every Sunday. He played games with the elderly patients, talked to them and celebrated the holidays with them. With Hebrew school, he made dog bones for the local animal shelters.
Some Advice from Mom Amy
“Don’t listen to others say you have time. Plan early so you don’t get overwhelmed.”
The following vendors helped to make Ben’s celebration special. If you give any a call, please make sure they know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Service/Kippot: Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David, 516-764-4100
Reception/Catering: Carlyle at the Omni, 516-227-2600
Logo design/Favor Sweatshirts/T-shirt Giveaways: Mindy, A Promos USA, 800-987-8766
Centerpieces, large photos, montage, place seating rink: Stephanie Gropper, Hi Tech Events, 631-923-2260
Music Entertainment: MC Eric, Todd Yahney Music and Entertainment, 516-784-4700
Socks, Kippot holder: Randi Goldberg Lehman, That One Special Touch, 516-496-1025
Invitations/thank you notes/programs/hockey place cards: Lisa Silverman, Invites by Lisa, 516-398-4785
Placemat artwork: TBToons, Etsy.com
Custom Placemats: Harper and Daisy, Etsy.com
Photographer: Gil, Jo-Art Photography, 631-589-6180
Pretzel centerpiece for end of party: The Pretzel Stop, 516-543-5050
Sunglasses, string bags, cups for pretzels: Totally Promotional, 866-795-4657
Women’s head coverings, fancy Bobby pins, bathroom baskets, number cards: Mom Amy Strauss
Ben’s tie: Personalizationmall.com
Moms dress: Nordstrom
Bar Mitzvah boy and Dad suits: Lord and Taylor
Brother of BM boy: Men’s Warehouse
Make up: Lisa Barry, 516-650-6824