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B’nai Mitzvah at Sleepaway Camp

B’nai Mitzvah at Sleepaway Camp

The Gustat family from Needham, Massachusetts held the first ever B’nai Mitzvah at Camp Tevya in Brookline, New Hamphire where twins Sam and Abby go to overnight camp. Mom Rachel, who is a party planner tells us, “It was very special because my husband Michael went to this camp for 13 years. It was great to put my professionals skills to work for my family at my kids favorite place.”

Pictured above (L-R): Mom Rachel, Sam, Abby and dad Michael

Camp Tevya is a little over an hour away from where they live so adults arrived by car and the kids were bused from Newton. The ceremony took place at camp followed by an afternoon party in a huge tent.

Robert Castagna was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight story.

Camp Fun

Color War!

Video Re-Cap


Mom to Mom Advice

“I recommend starting early in the planning process. It’s always busy at the end so the more you are able to get done earlier in the process the better. There are things that can’t be done until later but having a timeline and check list is super helpful. I also advise to think of something different for the kids to do so it stands out from other Bar/Bat Mitzvahs they attend. We did color war and it was the highlight for the kids!”

B’nai Mitzvah Project

Sam and Abby donated money to Brothers for Life, an organization their family is involved with that helps injured Israeli soldiers heal and provides them with a community.

B’nai Mitzvah Vendors

The following vendors helped make Sam and Abby’s celebration special. If you get in touch with any of them, let them know you read about their product/services on Mitzvah Market.

Venue: Camp Tevya
Party Planner: Mom Rachel, Rachel G Events, 617-835-1491
Invitations: Diane Lunder, 95 Designs, 617-968-1173
Tutor: Rhonda Magier-Cohen, Major Tutoring, 508-789-7717
Abby’s Sneakers: Rebootz, 516-456-5468, 516-779-2048
Montage: Elissa Owens Montages, 617-480-4935
Florist: Mahla Ellerin, Bloom Floral Design Studio, 617-645-1155
Music Entertainment: Siagel Productions, 617-614-5422
Photographer: Robert Castagna Photography, 617-822-9271
Videographer: Josh Norton, Tanner Videos, 617-797-7007
Favors: Nina Shatz, Bamko, 781-801-8407
Entertainment: Perfect Parties, 800-275-0185
Decor: Amanda, Eye Candy Balloons, Bedford, NH
Board/Candle Lighting Display/Centerpieces: Hope Hanley Events: 617-202-1793
Logo/Graphic Design of signs/seating chart/color war chart: Lisa Thompson Design, 508-930-8444
Special Touches: Rally towels and medals for color war winners, 888-725-5986
Dance floor/Sparkle machine: Party Excitement, 978-535-3100
Dress: Pink Domino, 617-964-7465
Suits: Brooks Brothers
Hair/Makeup: Shimmered Beauty: 781-492-8010
Transportation: Local Motion, 781-535-6344
Photo Booth: Fun Flips Entertainment, 508-786-2989
Air Brush Hats: McIntyre, 978-660-0741
Air Brush Tattoos: Boston Balloon Art, 781-439-0809
Dessert: Cupcakes 101 (Candy buffet): 803-860-4334
Signs/Sign in Board/Printing: All Right Mailing and Printing


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