The Rallo family from Melville, New York, celebrated their son Max’s Bar Mitzvah on May 22, 2016, at the Fire Island Synagogue in Seaview, New York. Immediately following the service, guests walked a few minutes to Ocean Beach, (no cars on Fire Island), to Maguire’s Beach Front Restaurant for a fun, laid-back party with a Fire Island theme.
Pictured L-R: Dad Craig, Sister Andi, Mom Lauren and Bar Mitzvah boy Max.
The photographer was Hi Tech Photography Events and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
Temple Service/Party Venue/Invitation
There were some adult guests who arrived by water taxi for the service, and Max’s friends arrived by ferry for the celebration.
Bar Mitzvah Style
The Rallo family were dressed in their best beach chic outfits. Mom Lauren’s dress was from Runway Couture.
Place Cards/Food/Decor Details
Hi Tech Photography Events created the decor using Fire Island as the inspiration.
Robin Levy from Party Favors by Robin created two logos and helped design the bucket hats, baseball hats and t-shirt giveaways that were a big hit! Kids went home with sweatshirts with Max’s logo to keep them warm on the ferry.
MC Carl from ET Events was in charge of the fun on the dance floor. Boom Event Source supplied the casino tables.
Mitzvah Exit Treats
As the party ended the adults were handed a bag of Hampton Popcorn for the ferry ride home and the kids received a custom candy box with Max’s logo made by Midnite Snax.
Bar Mitzvah Montage
Max’s montage was created by their friend Marc Kravitz who has a video production company.
Watch The Story Of Max Rallo here
Mom Advice From Mom Lauren
“There have not been many Bar or Bat Mitzvah’s held on Fire Island, but we were lucky enough to find the Kaden Bat Mitzvah which took place in Ocean Bay Park and read about it on MitzvahMarket.com. It gave us so many ideas and made us realize that having a Bar Mitzvah in Fire Island was possible.”
The following vendors helped to make Max’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their products/services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Photography: Hi-Tech Events, 631-923-2260
Decor: Janet Fitterman, Hi-Tech Photography Events, 631-923-2260
Music Entertainment: MC Carl, Entertainment Tonite, 516-826-6900
Games/Amusements: Boom Event Source, 800-862-780
Favors – Wearables/Photos/Novelties: Party Favors By Robin, 646-298-5601
Security: Bar Mitzvah Bouncer Inc., 973-758-9800, 631-367-151
Venue: Maguire’s Bayfront Restaurant, 631-583-8800
Invitations – Calligraphy/Stamps: Janice Chavkin, Janice’s Invites, 631-367-3790
Clergy and Service Preparations: Fran Kirschner, Synagogue Without Walls, 516-659-4017
Montage: Marc Kravitz, 917-414-4988
Mitzvah Exit Treats: Lara Fraum, Mid-Nite Snax, 800-877-7629
Fashion for Sister Andi – Apparel/Jewelry: Milly, 212-395-9100
Mom’s Fashion – Apparel/Jewelry: Runway Couture, 516-308-4639
Fashion – Apparel/Jewelry: Kenny’s Menswear, 516-921-2660
Transportation: Fire Island Ferries, 631-665-3600