“Brave The Shave” At A Bat Mitzvah (#baldmitzvah)

“Brave The Shave” At A Bat Mitzvah (#baldmitzvah)

The Glaser family celebrated daughter Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, Connecticut. After living in Japan for 3 1/2 years and traveling throughout Asia, Sophie chose to have an Asian Adventure themed celebration. We featured sister Leah’s Bat Mitzvah in Tokyo a few years back. 

In the middle of her reception, Sophie completed the last part of her Mitzvah Project and “Braved the Shave” for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in front of family and friends! 

Pictured above L-R: Dad Jonathan, Sister Leah, Bat Mitzvah girl Sophie and Mom Alisha before services. 

The photographer was Iris Photography and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.

Bat Mitzvah Invitation and Service 

Bat Mitzvah Party Decor and Details

Bat Mitzvah Special Food

Mitzvah Entrance/Music and Interactive Fun

#Bald Mitzvah

Sophie had two parts to her fantastic Mitzvah Project. She decided that during her celebration she would “Brave the Shave” and shaved her head mid-way through the reception in front of her guests. This is after her long hair was cut off to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths for a wig. Sophie raised more than $7000.00 speaking about and fundraising for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation as a shave.

Bat Mitzvah Favors

Some Advice from Mom Alisha

“As a family, we often reminded ourselves that this was a day about our 13 year old daughter. About her connection and commitment to Judaism and being surrounded by family and friends. Everything else was just icing on the cake and would work itself out or not be missed.”

Additional Mitzvah Project

Sophie taught herself to knit, and made hats for the pediatric oncology ward at the local children’s hospital. She taught classes on making the hats at a local shop to adults and teens with the caveat that they donate their first hat to her Mitzvah Project.  In all, she delivered more than 60 hats to the kids.  

Vendor Directory

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

Venue: Congregation Beth Israel Ballroom, 860-233-8215
Event Planner/Favors: Plan-it Vicki, 860-402-4033
Music/Step N Repeat: Evan Taback, Boppers Events, 866-865-3535
Photography: Mike Shauck, Iris Photography, 860-810-5480
Invitation/Sign-InMirror/Out of Town Bag Design/Place Card Design/Menu Cards: Mom Alisha Glaser
Custom Bags Bought: Custom Ink
Luggage Tag Place Cards
: Epromos, 844-767-9533
Mom Alisha’s dress: Saks Fifth Avenue
Bat Mitzvah girl Sophie/Sister Leah’s party dresses: Bloomingdales, Nordstrom (Sophie’s sweater for the service)
Dad’s suit: Aoyama Shop, Tokyo
Hair/Sophie’s Head Shaving: Acure Eco Salon, 860-232-2873
Makeup: Erica T Martell, 203-913-3607
Kippot: Zion Judaica, 718-854-3909

Posted in Mitzvah Spotlight, Family