Jake Zorfas celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in January 2009 with a morning service at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury, New York followed by a black tie Saturday night celebration at Jericho Jewish Center in Jericho, New York.
For three years, this family planned on a Superbowl theme, but just one month before Jake’s celebration, he attended a friend’s Bar Mitzvah with the same theme. So with only weeks to make some quick changes, they decided to use their son’s initials JZ and created a celebration inspired by rap artist Jay Z.
We thank them for sharing their ideas with our readers.
All photography was provided by Ira Rosen and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom.
Pictured above L-R: Bar Mitzvah boy Jake, Dad Brad, Brother Sam and Mom Lisa
Jake’s invitation was created by Ellen Futterman at Proper Notice.
The invitation was a 3 layer custom invite with gold metallic paper, star dream paper and brown lizard paper with brown thermography
Spitz & Peck provided the decor and created Jake’s logo, which was used on elements throughout his celebration.
Jake welcomes his friends to JZ’s 13/13 Club – a play on the real Jay Z’s 40/40 club in NYC
A logo decal on the dance floor by Barmitzvahbackdrops.com
Spitz & Peck also created this light up sign
Spitz & Peck provided the decor and centerpieces for the ballroom at Jericho Jewish Center.
The ballroom is ready for guests
Silver table linens with royal blue napkins create a striking look
The kids lounge area
Entertainment Tonite provided the music entertainment with Carl as the MC.
Jake makes his entrance
Jake with the Entertainment Tonite crew
Guests having fun
The dance floor is full!
The Main Event provided casino tables, a fun karaoke booth, an X-box set up, photo favors and cubbies. The kids went home with a JZ logo disc.
Guests enjoying karaoke
Spitz & Peck created Jake’s sign-in poster.
Jake on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine!
Jake’s friends received a charcoal gray sweatshirt from GMG Custom Screen printing.
The front of the sweatshirt with Jake’s logo…
…and the back
JZ’s Crib was used in the kids cocktail area and then moved to a hallway when guests were leaving.
Lots of treats for their guests ride home
A coming attraction poster for young brother Sam’s upcoming Bar Mitzvah
The following vendors helped to make Jake’s celebration special. When you call, please tell them you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Jericho Jewish Center
Photographer/Videographer: Ira Rosen Studio, 516-679-1585
Invitations: Ellen Futterman, Proper Notice, 516-621-9523
Music Entertainment: MC Carl, Entertainment Tonite, 516-826-6900 x:115
Party Entertainment: The Main Event, 800-839-0918
Favors: GMG Custom Screen Printing, 516-358-9224
Decor/Florist/Sign-in: Spitz & Peck, 516-371-0600
Floor Decal: BarMitzvahbackdrops.com, 877-544-1054
Mom’s Dress: Filly’s, Williston Park, 516-739-9090
Hair: Yvonne, Salon Entourage, 516-496-1700
Makeup: Lori Berrin, 516-626-8358