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The Passman Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

Hello All,

The Passman Family came up with an adorable “camp” theme for their daughter Rebecca’s Bat Mitzvah which took place in Westchester, New York. The service was held at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners and the party was held at Mount Kisco Country Club.

We want to thank the Passmans for sharing their creative party with our Mitzvah Mail readers. We think their ideas will inspire you to create unique touches for your own child’s Mitzvah!


The Passman family: (L-R, Bat Mitzvah girl Rebecca, Julie, Justin, Jessica and David). All party photography was done by June Greenspan Photography.

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The entire Passman family looked great at Rebecca’s Bat Mitzvah celebration. Bat Mitzvah girl Rebecca found her beautiful blue dress with copper accents at All Dressed Up, as did her older sister Jessica. Mom’s dress was from Elephant’s Trunk and the “men” were outfitted by Nordstrom’s and Hugo Boss. (A reminder that all vendor info is provided at the bottom of this newsletter.)

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Rebecca’s “Becca” Camp theme for her June celebration was created by Daniel’s Floral & Events, Inc.



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The attention to detail was outstanding!

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Carefully placed branches over illuminated lights create a campfire feel and a wooden sign indicates where guests should go for seating.

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Placecards appear on grass with roasted marshmallows attached!

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Even the adult centerpieces had that elegant “outdoor campy” feel!

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Framed pictures of real bunks served as table numbers.

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The cake followed the “Becca’s Camp” theme and featured “marshmallow candles” on top.



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This cake was created by Lexington Square Cafe

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These feminine invitations with a pink polka dot bow were designed by Joan Segal Stationery in Armonk, NY.

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The Passmans used Untouchable Events with Joe as their MC.


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MC Joe with Rebecca’s brother Justin

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Rebecca making an entrance!

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Rebecca’s friends got the chance to create spray painted Soffi shorts and hats and/or photos on dog tags. The activities below were organized by Untouchable Events.


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Designs the kids got to choose from!

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Airbrush artist at work.

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The photo dog tags had Rebecca’s initials and logo on one side.

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Rebecca’s friends presented her with special gifts to honor her milestone celebration.


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Sarah (on left), Becca’s close friend since birth, presented her with a framed collage and poem. Allie and Kasey (on right) are featured reading aloud from a personalized Dr. Seuss book cleverly created for Becca. They also presented Becca with a keepsake chest with photos of the girls. That chest now houses all of Becca’s Bat Mitzvah memorabilia.

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Rebecca’s sign-in board was made by family friend Gabi Cohen. Gabi used old photos, Becca’s invitation, crafty stickers and magazine cutouts representing Becca’s favorite activities and apt sayings, decorative ribbons and more to create a unique and personalized sign-in board which is now prominently displayed in her bedroom.


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This was Mitzvah Mom Julie’s second Bat Mitzvah with one more to go! She has this advice for our readers: “We were very pleased with all of the vendors and would certainly recommend them to other Mitzvah families. David and I selected vendors who reflected our taste and who were pleasant to work with. While we wouldn’t change anything about Becca or her Bat Mitzvah, for our third and final Mitzvah in 2012, we will seriously consider more green options, including email invites. My most important words of advice: at the service, block out all the distractions of planning the event, and just be present! Enjoy every minute of your child’s incredible accomplishment — leading a service in front of all our family and friends.”


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Here is a list of the Mitzvah Vendors who helped make Rebecca’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com. Thanks!


Mount Kisco Country Club – 914-914-2116
Elephant’s Trunk – 914-666-7666
All Dressed Up – 914-690-1593
Nordstrom – 914-946-1122
Hugo Boss – 914-681-1955
Salon 228 – 914-238-3172
Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio – 914-238-2920
Daniel’s Floral & Events, Inc. – 914-374-8232
Untouchable Events – 212-924-6299
June Greenspan Photography – 914-273-6619
Lexington Square Cafe – 914-244-3663


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