The Weinberg Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Weinberg family celebrated their son Evan’s Bar Mitzvah in June 2011, with their service at The Hamlet, Plainview, New York followed immediately by a party at The Carlyle At The Palace, also in Plainview.

Evan is not only an ice hockey player, but also a fan – thus the theme!

Pictured L-R: Dad Ian, younger brother Ben, Bar Mitzvah boy Evan and Mom Stephanie

All party photography was done by Simon Elliot Events.




Evan’s invitations, created by Dara Grunberg were made from a heavy plastic.



Weinberg invite
Block letter font was used in navy and white


Stamp - Mitzvah Style


Stephanie looked great in her dress from Melony in Williston Park, New York. Evan’s suit was from Kenny’s in Woodbury.


Weinberg Style

Notice Mom Stephanie’s matching gold shoes!


Stamp - Mitzvah Decor


Hi-Tech Party Photography did a great job creating centerpieces from hockey equipment.



Weinberg decor

Evan is ready for his guests to arrive!

Weinberg decor

Lighting sets the mood for this celebration

Weinberg decor

Weinberg decor

Centerpieces were created from hockey equipment




There were many creative touches using “hockey” as the inspiration at this party.



Weinberg details

Hockey pucks featured Evan’s logo: The E Train

Weinberg details

A life-size blow-up was on hand for photo ops with guests

Weinberg details

Evan’s celebration fell on Father’s Day weekend, so a sign was created for all the Dads!

Weinberg coming attraction poster

Evan’s younger brother Ben will be celebrating his Bar Mitzvah in 2014 and had a “coming attraction” poster

Weinberg poster

The above photo is of Evan’s team at the Jericho Middle School winning the Nassau County Championship game




The music entertainment was provided by Entertainment Tonite with Nori as their MC.



Weinberg Make An Entrance
As a surprise for Evan, the real “NY Islander Ice Girls” helped him make his entrance

Weinberg party
Evan dancing with family and friends

Weinberg party

Getting a lift from the ET crew




For Evan’s sign-in board, a hockey jersey with his last name was used.



Weinberg sign-in

Guests all signed in!


Stamp - Mitzvah cake


Evan’s hockey cake was created by Carlyle At The Palace.



Weinberg cake




There were favors for the young guests and the adults too!



Weinberg favors

When guests got back in their car after the celebration, the key chains above were waiting. These were created by Michelle Collins/Brace Yourself, who is Stephanie’s sister

Weinberg favors
The boys received the T-shirt above, each personalized with their last name on the back. The girls received a similar version in a burn-out style. These wearable favors were created by Pam Robbins, 4 The Love of Peace




Mitzvah Mom Stephanie has this advice: “Don’t sweat the small stuff. I definitely stressed myself out. In the end, no matter what happens, everything gets done. Everything about Evan’s party… the décor, the music, the energy in the room, the food… far exceeded my expectations! So if one or two things turned out to be less than 100% perfect, the night would have still been FABULOUS! It’s about celebrating a Mitzvah with all of your family and special friends.”


Stamp - Mitzvah Project Idea


Since Evan’s theme was hockey, and he loves the sport, the Weinberg family decided to donate the hockey sticks that were in his centerpieces to Long Island Blues, a hockey team for children with developmental delays, including children with autism, emotional and physical challenges.


Long Island Blues

Evan has already started volunteering his time with the organization.


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The following vendors helped to make Evan’s celebration special. If you give any a call, please let them know you read about their services on


Venue: Steve Kirschbaum, Carlyle At The Palace, 516-756-1600
Music Entertainment: MC Nore, Entertainment Tonite
Favors: Pam Robbins, 4 the love of peace,
Invitation: Dara Grunberg 516-456-2514
Décor: Emily Willens, Hi Tech Party Productions 631-923-2260
Board: Hi Tech Party Productions
Yalmulkes: Randi Lehman, That One Special Touch
Stephanie’s Dress: Melony 516-742-4679
Evan’s Suit: Kenny’s Mens and Boys Wear 516-921-2660
Evan’s Party Shirt: Mr’tique
Ben’s Suit/Shirt: Lester’s
Hair: John, The Salon at 230 West 516-921-2017
Makeup: Nicole Gallo, About Face 516-348-5292
Photographer/Videographer: Simon Miller, Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Key Chain Favor: Brace Yourself Now, Michelle Collins 516-459-6495
Montage/entrance video: Jen Favorito,

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