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Casual, Sports Tailgating Themed Backyard Bar Mitzvah

Casual, Sports Tailgating Themed Backyard Bar Mitzvah

The Enda family from Voorhees, New Jersey celebrated their son Sebastian’s (who goes by Sebbie) Bar Mitzvah in December a few days after a snow storm.

Pictured above (L-R): Dad Jeff, Bar Mitzvah boy Sebbie, brother Caleb and mom Lisa

Mom Lisa tells Mitzvah Market, “Like so many other families, it was not what we had originally planned, but in many ways, it was so much more, and so unique, memorable, and special. We hope to inspire other families with what we were able to accomplish, even in these very uncertain and crazy times.”

The entire event, including the service was held in their backyard. They draped the garage space and used it as a walk-through tunnel from the driveway to the tent.

Hy Paul Studio provided the photography and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom.

Bar Mitzvah Service


After the service ended, the crew from All Around Entertainment turned over the tented area into a fun party space for a small group of Sebbie’s friends.

Small Bar Mitzvah Party With Friends


Mitzvah Project

Sebbie worked with an organization called Leveling the Playing Field. In addition to raising over $1200 in monetary donations, he also ran a sports equipment drive in which he collected new and gently used sports equipment to be donated to LPF to be distributed to kids across the country who want to play sports but can’t afford the equipment. Sebbie was particularly excited about this project because he loves to watch and play sports and it made him feel great to be able to help other kids do something he loves.

Bar Mitzvah Vendors

Music Entertainment: Jared Tangir, All Around Entertainment, 215-354-0124
Photographer (Formals/Bimah, Havdalah Service/Celebration): Hy Paul Studio, 215-364-4144
Photographer (Pre-shoot & Sports Photos): Deziree Rose Photography, 856-904-9021
Invitations: Erin Levine, Luv Notes, 856-616-1108
Invitation Reminder & Hype Video: Elissa Owen Montages, 617-480-4935
Video Montage: Ethan Kornfeld, 516-678-7180
Favors: Howard Simon, HALO Branded Solutions, 631-232-0590 x224
Decor: Designs by M.C. James, 856-906-7080
Kippahs: Randi Lehman, That One Special Touch, 516–567-8893
Sign-In Board: Jersey by, Custom framing by MFC Authentics & Framing, 856-535-3500
Lawn Sign: Elisa Simkovitz, Sign-A-Riffic, 856-426-1552
Tent Rental: TNT Rental, 856-727-9248
Food Truck: Shake Shack, Joshua Enriquez, 347-514-3887
Chocolate Chunk Cookies: Insomnia Cookies Philadelphia
Rice Krispie Treats: Trendy Treathouse, 856-870-5519
Logo Stickers & Packing Tape: Sticker Mule
Custom Cornhole: Carl Gamache, Etsy ThinLineCornhole
Chocolate Dipped Oreos: Williams & Bennett, 561-276-9007
Treats: Red licorice bites,
Custom Havdalah Candle: Stargaze Candles, Etsy
Spices: Havdalah Besamim Spices, Jaz’s Herb Garden & More, Etsy
Fashion/Attire: Nordstrom’s, Eliza J. Faux Fur Wrap, Men’s Peter Millar Suit
Boys’ Suits & Accessories: 580 South, 973-758-0580
Hair: John Joyner, Thriv. Salon & Spa, 856-751-0014
Makeup: Lisa Severino, 609-685-1648
Mitzvah Project: Max Levitt, Leveling the Playing Field, 301-844-5620

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