The Levy family from Jericho, New York celebrated their son Jason’s Bar Mitzvah on October 6, 2012 with a service at Temple Or Elohim in Jericho and an evening party at Temple Judea of Manhasset, New York.
Jason’s celebration was held over Columbus Day weekend and his party had an urban feel that combined his love of music with his love for the LA Lakers.
Simon Elliot Events was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Pictured (L-R): Older Brother Ben, Dad Adam, Bar Mitzvah boy Jason, Mom Caroline, and younger brother Casey.
Susan Lehrhoff for Ethan Niles created Jason’s black and gold invitation.
Jason looks handsome in his suit from Nordstrom.
Jason chillin’ pre-party
Simon Elliot Events created a very unique seating card board. It featured a picture of Jason cut into individual squares with the guest’s name and table number on the square.
When each piece was taken by a guest, the same picture of Jason was revealed underneath
Charles from United Floral created a room with an edgy and urban feel, yet still modern and sophisticated in shades of silver and grey.
These great blow-up shots of Jason were hung from the ceiling and added to the urban, LA Lakers theme
Jason had a unique sign-in board designed just for him by Simon Elliot Events.
EJ The DJ Entertainment provided the music entertainment with CL as the MC.
The girls were doing their thing
There were lots of fun, interactive entertainment from Simon Elliot Events including Mitzvah Madness during the cocktail hour, Stick-A-Pic photo favors and a custom headphone station during the party.
Mitzvah Madness was popular during the cocktail hour
The kids looking for their Stick-A-Pic photo favors
Jason had a delicious cake baked by Newman and Leventhal Caterers.
And That…Gift Boutique created Jason’s hooded sweatshirt incorporating all of his favorite things.
Jason helped prepare baskets to sit on the Bimah during his service that were donated to the Pediatric Oncology unit at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore where his dad works. The baskets contained art supplies, books, and video games that patients could use to make their stay at the hospital during treatment more fun.
Advice from Mom Caroline:
“This was my second time planning a Bar Mitzvah – and I have one more to go! I tried to listen to what my son wanted – from the invitations to the party favors – so that the party really captured his personality rather than mine. I also thought about the guests, and since the kids are not big dancers, I made sure there were some other options available to keep them entertained.”
The following vendors helped to make Jason’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Temple Judea of Manhasset, 516-621-8049
Caterer: Howard Braverman, Newman & Leventhal, 516-621-8049
Décor/florist: Charles, United Floral Events, 516-829-8890
Music Entertainment: MC CL, EJ The DJ, 631-348-7848
Photographer/Videographer: Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Favors: Jen, And That…Gift Boutique, 516-364-9222
Party entertainment: Simon Elliot Events: Mitzvah Madness, Custom Headphones,
Stick-A-Pic Photo Favors
Invitation: Susan Lehrhoff for Ethan Niles 516-626-3666
Seating Chart/Sign-In board: Simon Elliot Events
Dress for Mom Caroline: Tadashi Shoji
Suits for Men: Nordstrom
Hair/makeup: Amanda Evans, 516-932-8592