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A Casino Themed Bar Mitzvah

The Mogelefsky family from Merrick, New York, celebrated their son Jayden’s Bar Mitzvah on October 1, 2016, with a Havdalah service at Temple B’nai Israel in Freeport, New York. The reception was held at Warehouse 5, an event venue in Island Park, New York.

There was a casino themed party complete with a variety of strolling entertainers including: stilt walkers, roulette tables and show girls. There was also a very cute mother-son dance that we bet you will love.

Pictured L-R: Mom Yelena, Bar Mitzvah Boy Jayden, Sister Ava and Dad Evan.

The photographer was John DeMato Photography and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.



This Mogelefsky family was dressed to party!


Party Decor and Details

With a personalized logo designed by Mom and a color scheme of red, black and white, Lighter Than Air Events set the scene for a fun and vibrant Casino themed party.


Interactive Activities

Dragonfly Productions provided the amazing performers. 

DJ Fun

Mitzvah Moment

Mitzvah Favor

Mitzvah Project

Jayden and his two friends collected party items and put together 13 birthday party boxes for Birthday Wishes, an organization that provides birthday parties in a box to homeless children living in a shelter.

Mitzvah Project Organization

Advice from Mom Yelena

“My first advice during the planning process is to sit down and figure out what kind of party your child wants, and what budget you would like to stay within. There are so many ideas you can get just by searching on Mitzvah Market and Pinterest that can give your party a special personal touch. Once the party is under way, just enjoy! Watch the joy on your child’s face and enjoy the party yourself. Dance because if you dance your guests will dance with you!”

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Jayden’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on

Venue: Warehouse 5, 516-432-2400
Décor/florist: Lighter Than Air, 516-933-3210
Food Truck: Tobo Foods, 516-623-4624
Photo Confetti: Photofetti, 866-496-3168
Kippot: Best Kippot, 866-374-0619
Music Entertainment: DJ Ryan Vandal, Workin’ the Mix Entertainment, 877-803-7477
Photographer/Videographer: John DeMato, 718-431-3542
Jayden’s Logo: Mom Yelena Mogelefsky
Favors: Susan, Best Express, 516-935-1590
Stationary casino tables and photo booth: Enjoyable Entertainment, 631-432-2708
Walking table, Stilt walkers and Bubble girl interactive performers: Dragonfly Productions, 917-796-7466
Invitation: Paperless Post
Mom Yelena’s gown:  Designed by Mom, created by her Aunt Galina Igelshteyn
Daughter Ava’s dress: Nordstrom
Bar Mitzvah boy Jayden’s suit:  Mur-lees Clothing
Dad Evan’s suit: Hugo Boss
Hair/makeup: Raquel, Tom New York, 516-492-2922 

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