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The Gordon family from Allentown, Pennsylvania celebrated the Bat Mitzvah of daughter Amanda at Temple Beth El on November 12, 2016. There was a party in her honor at Steel Stacks, an event space in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The winter wonderland themed party was sophisticated and elegant with lots of special touches, even snow falling on the dance floor!

Pictured L-R:  Mom Ellen, Sister Danielle, Bat Mitzvah girl Amanda and Dad Lance.

The photographer was Todd Yahney Music and Entertainment and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.


Bat Mitzvah Service and Invitation

Bat Mitzvah Style


Mitzvah Place Cards/Table Seating/Sign-In Board


Mitzvah Decor


Mitzvah Winter Wonderland

Mitzvah Music 

MC Todd Yahney of Todd Yahney Music Entertainment was in charge of keeping the dance floor packed and he did an amazing job!


Mitzvah Interactive Fun

Mitzvah Toast and Candle Lighting


Mitzvah Favors/Giveaways and Exit Treats

At the end of the night, the kids took home beanie hats and all the guests loved and enjoyed the extensive candy bar

Advice From Mom Ellen

“Your planning should start very early. Being well organized is definitely the key to staying sane throughout the entire planning process. On the day of the event, make sure to look around and take it all in as it goes by in a flash. Have fun and enjoy every minute.”


Mitzvah Project

Amanda’s Mitzvah project was called “Pretty Our Playground.”  She chose the project of beautifying the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley in Allentown, PA. I was very excited to spend my time in making this playground a special place for the current and future preschoolers at the JCC to play on and enjoy using. Amanda, along with friends and family, cleaned up, mulched, weeded, raked and created a toy wall for the JCC playground where Amanda went to preschool. She wanted to give back to a place that was so important to her.

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Amanda’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on


Photographer/Music Entertainment/Air Brush T-shirts/Photo StationTodd Yahney Music and Entertainment, 516-781-4700, 800-729-863
Locations/Venues: Steel Stacks, 610-297-7141
Event Planners/Decor/Beanie Hats: Stacey Kesselman, Exceptional Events Philadelphia, 610-290-3696
Invitations: Invitations of Distinction, 610-940-1100
Dresses for Amanda and Sister Danielle: G Lizzy by Gabrielle, 610-668-2801



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