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New York City “Madison” Avenue Themed Bat Mitzvah


The Jamnik family celebrated daughter Madison’s Bat Mitzvah service at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston, NJ, which was followed by a celebration in her honor at the W Hotel in Hoboken, NJ. The theme centered around “Madi Takes Manhattan” with the ballroom and dance floor divided into an “Uptown” section for the adults and a “Downtown” section for Madison and her friends.

Melissa Friedman Photography was the photographer. You can find all the vendor information at the end of the spotlight.


Bat Mitzvah Style/Service

Bat Mitzvah Decor

The decor was done by Mindi Harrison Shaevitz, owner of Flower Power Designs.  


Mitzvah Fun

The kids’ cocktail hour was loaded with activities, including a virtual roller coaster, a street sign making shop, and an airbrush station where Madison’s friends created trucker hats and cell phone cases. The adult cocktail hour took place at Lulu’s, a club within the W Hotel.


Bat Mitzvah Special Touches

Music and DJ Entertainment

Bat Mitzvah Food and Dessert

Mitzvah Exit Treats

Madison’s Mitzvah Project

Madison spent three months volunteering at an after school daycare program in East Orange, New Jersey run by the National Council of Jewish Women. Madison read with the children, participated in arts and crafts projects, and played games  – teaching her an invaluable life lesson.

Mom Advice from Bari

“Organize, organize, organize!!! Attention to detail is a must. I created a binder which I named my “Mitzvah Manual” with tabs/sections for each vendor and my budget. Your team is critical and you have to make sure that all your vendors are introduced to each other and in constant communication. I assembled a “DREAM TEAM” and could not have asked for a better crew. Be prepared to go over budget…that is the best advice I can give!”

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Madison’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you contact them, let them know you read about their services on

Locations/Venue: The W Hotel Hoboken, 201-253-2427
Decor/Sign-In/Dance Floor/Logo Design: Flower Power Designs, 973-951-5676
Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Melissa Friedman Photography, 215-932-4235
Videography: Sweet Molly Films, 862-201-7070
Entertainment/Party Painter/Food Truck: Shine Events, 845-535-3100
Invitation: Zylie Designs, 917-685-3668
Favors: Peace Love Graphics LLC, 516-672-0288
Beauty: Marissa Molnar Hairstyling, 917-226-2799
DJs/Music/Band: Unique Musique, 800-556-6535
Cocktail Hour Music: Matt O’Ree Band- booked through Unique Musique, 800-556-6535
Candy Trays: Chocolate Works (Milburn, NJ location), 973-218-9222
Madison’s gown: Lola’s, 732-972-52222
Mom Bari’s gown: Christian Siriano, 212-695-8494 



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