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Netflix Movie,”13: The Musical” Highlights the Challenges of a Boy Wanting a Bar Mitzvah
May 31st, 2022

Netflix Movie,”13: The Musical” Highlights the Challenges of a Boy Wanting a Bar Mitzvah

Netflix Movie,”13: The Musical” Highlights the Challenges of a Boy Wanting a Bar Mitzvah

By Serena Norr

All 12-year-old Evan Goldman has to do is plan ultimate Bar Mitzvah. Those plans quickly get derailed when his parents announce they’re getting a divorce and he has to move from NYC to Indiana. Thus, is the premise of the new Netflix movie, 13: The Musical. Adapted by the play (of the same name),  the musical shows a different challenge with this rite of passage party when Evan has to leave everything he knows to go to a place where he knows no one  — not to mention that he has parents who can’t stand each other!

The cast features Eli Golden as Evan Goldman; Rhea Perlman as Grandma Ruth; Josh Peck as Rabbi Shapiro; Peter Hermann as Joel Goldman, and Debra Messing as Jessica Goldman, Evan’s mom, to name a few notable celebs.

The projected is directed by Tamra Davis and we can’t wait to find out if Evan gets the killer bar mitzvah he deserves. There is no word yet on the release date.

Interview with DJ Baturo, Professional Jewish DJ
May 31st, 2022

Interview with DJ Baturo, Professional Jewish DJ

By Serena Norr

Interview with DJ Baturo, Professional Jewish DJ

What’s the most important part of a bar or bat mitzvah? Some would say decor and theme, while others might say the fashions. One thing is for sure, every bar or bat mitzvah needs some great music! To learn more about the DJ process, we spoke with Mike Baturo aka DJ Baturo, a professional Jewish DJ and entertainer who services the Greater New York area.

Interview with DJ Baturo, Professional Jewish DJ

Mitzvah Market: What do you think makes a great bar or bat mitzvah?

DJ Baturo: I strongly believe that music and entertainment is the essence of what makes the party a success. When inviting guests to an event, the goal should be to give them an experience! Young teens and children need guidance at an event and that’s where we come in.

Mitzvah Market: How do you work with the families on the music?

DJ Baturo: Most of the time, my clients trust me to read the crowd and cater to what they want to hear. Being that I am very versatile as a DJ, I tell my clients to send me up to 10 songs that they like. Once I review the songs, I will understand their taste of music and will incorporate it in the set aligning with their guests.

Mitzvah Market: What are some services you offer?

DJ Baturo: Besides for being a professional DJ, we offer a wide-range of entertainment such as MCs, party motivators, photobooths, all kinds of event lighting, custom name monograms, video montages, sparklers, instrument players, and more.

Mitzvah Market: What have been some of your favorite bar or bat mitzvah experiences that you’ve been a part of?

DJ Baturo: There are so many. Each party has its own beauty and unique touch. My favorite kinds of bar/bat mitzvahs are those with a theme, because it’s really fun to plan it and I’m very into detail. I did an event that had a travel theme and there was so much creativity in the planning process, which allowed guests to feel like they entered a whole new world!

Mitzvah Market: What are some of the best songs for a bar or bat mitzvah?

DJ Baturo: Hard to answer specifically, because every event is different. I look around the room constantly to see the age dynamic and cultures to determine which songs would work best. Often times, older songs that are newly remixed works very well. Because everyone knows the words, the older folks appreciate it and the younger kids appreciate the modern touch.

Mitzvah Market: What is a must-have for bar/bat mitzvahs?

DJ Baturo: A truly must have for a bar/bat mitzvah is having a MC/party motivator. It is so important to have that separate person that specializes in being interactive with the kids hands-on. You don’t want the kids to be running outside, bored on their phones and not being part of the actual fun. With the right MC/ party motivator — along with the DJ — and lighting we’re able to get everyone involved!

Check out more at www.DJBaturo.com

 

Adam Sandler’s Daughter’s Star-Studded Bat Mitzvah
May 31st, 2022

Adam Sandler’s Daughter’s Star-Studded Bat Mitzvah

By Serena Norr

Adam Sandler went all out for his daughter, Sunny Sadler, at her bar mitzvah and the guest list was a who’s who of Hollywood tween/teen royalty.

Held at the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, the milestone party went viral with a guests’ TikTok that received over 1.5 million views where celebs like ​​Jennifer Aniston, Peyton List, Taylor Lautner, Halsey, and Charlie Puth were having a blast, all while posing with a giant Smarties roll. 

The party was packed and filled with bright decorations, beautiful flowers, and balloons featuring an ode to candy.

Adam is no stranger to organizing powerful bar mitzvahs. Back in 2019, his older daughter, Sadie (now 16), had her own star-studded affair when Adam Levine, of Maroon 5, played at her afterparty. 

No news whether Adam performed any of his “Wedding Singer” hits or left it to the professionals like Charlie Puth and Halsey who took to the stage for Sunny’s celebration.

7 Personalized Invitations for Your Child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah
May 31st, 2022

7 Personalized Invitations for Your Child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah

7 Personalized Invitations for Your Child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah

By Serena Norr

Before your child’s night to remember begins, your biggest task is going to be about finding the perfect bar or bat mitzvah invites. Whether you’re looking for a traditional invite to something simple to a modern design, we have you covered in this inspiring recap of creative and innovative invitation designers. Be warned, you might just spend hours looking over their beautiful portfolios that will surely inspire and spark some of your own ideas. 

  1. Blacker & Kooby by Vanessa: This personalized stationery company offers stunning designs to establish the colors and tone of your bar/bat mitzvah. Since every client experience is personal, simply book an appointment so they can learn more about you and your party and start designing. 1390 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128.
  2. By Invitation Only Designs: They specialize in custom, modern, and fresh designs for your bar or bat mitzvah. This includes a personalized color palette, monogrammed accents, silkscreen printing, and much more! All of their invitations can be customized using any style, font, paper, and ink combination you’d like to make your party invite stand out and be 100% personalized. 175 West 76th Street, New York, NY 10023.
  3. Fancy That: A custom invitation company, Fancy That has been creating personalized invites in their NYC office for the past 40 years.This includes offering invites that are sophisticated, whimsical, 3D modern, traditional, musical, and much more! They are all about the detail that they create based on the aesthetic, tone, and feel of your party. 14 E 60th St # 704, New York, NY 10022.
  4. Out of the Box NY: Westchester-based Out of the Box NY has been offering a wide-range of invitations, including bar and bat mitzvah invitations for the past 18 years. Look through their online gallery to instantly be inspired by all of the different and creative options they’ve made over the years. After your invites are done, you can also use the same colors and fonts to create your party menus, place cards, cuterely, and more. Reach out to [email protected] for more info.
  5. Jessica Leigh Paperie: For simple and sophisticated invites, check out the designs from the talented Jessica Leigh Paperie. All invites are personalized and made-to-order based on your story and party tone. 7 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706.
  6. Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors: Create an elegant party invite featuring laser cut invites, pocket invites, crafted invites, letterpress invites, and more. 260 North Broadway, Suite 12, Hicksville, NY 11801.
  7. Cohen Printing: They offer printing services in English and Hebrew, or a combination for your bar/bat mitzvah invites. Take a look at their Everything Mitzvah section for some of their sample themes, including traditional Judacea to modern designs as well as custom offerings that they can match with your thank you cards, menus, and more.507 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666.