The Lowinger Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Lowinger Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight


We profiled Nicholas Lowinger in the past for his unbelievable Mitzvah Project! He created a non-profit organization called, Gotta Have Sole which helps kids in shelters get new shoes.

On November 13, 2010 the Lowinger family celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Temple Sinai in Cranston, Rhode Island followed that evening by a party at the Alpine Country Club.

All photography was done by Skorski Photography and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.

Pictured L-R: Dad Danny, Bar Mitzvah boy Nicholas, Mom Lori








Their classic navy and white invitations were created by Crosstown Press.



Lowinger invite




Mitzvah Mom Lori tell us, “Not only is Nicholas a ‘sole’ man, but he is a Beatles fan, as well!” The Beatles became his theme, so any time she saw Beatles related things she bought them to use as part of the decor.



Tie dye t-shirts with guitars were used as chair covers on everyone’s seat and certainly added to the decor!


The images in the centerpieces above were all made by Nicholas’ creative parents!


Friends love their new shirts!


The theme continues on the tables


Stamp - Mitzvah Idea


Check out all the posters below (with Nicholas’ photo included!) that were used as decor around the room and in the lobby.



Lowinger poster

Lowinger Poster

Lowinger poster

Lowinger Poster





These unique seating cards were created by Parties By Debi. Additionally, corresponding Beatles 33 records were used as the charger underneath the vase of flowers on each of the adults’ tables.



Lowinger place cards

Guests grabbed their “records” placed in guitar holders to see where they were sitting


This home-made poster told the kids where they were sitting!




For his sign-in board, Nicholas used a real guitar.



Lowinger sign-in

Lowinger sign-in


Stamp - Mitzvah Music


Siagel Productions from Boston offered great music and entertainment for Nicholas’ celebration.



Lowinger Make An Entrance

Nicholas “makes his entrance”

Lowinger DJ

Young guests were given blow-up guitars

Lowinger DJ




Nicholas and his Mom share a special moment.



Lowinger Mother son dance


Stamp - Mitzvah Cake


For his Mitzvah cake, a cupcake display was created by Nancy’s Fancies.



Lowinger cake


Lowinger cake


Lowinger sticker

This label was placed on boxes for guests to take home a cupcake treat!




Some advice from Mitzvah Mom Lori: “As soon as we received my son’s Bar Mitzvah date 2 ½ years before, I booked the venue, photographer and videographer. I created a timeline for all of the tasks that needed to be accomplished and stuck to it. I also made sure everything I needed to do was finished 1 week before the event, and therefore, the week of his Bar Mitzvah was a time I was able to reflect on the young man Nicholas was becoming and what the upcoming simcha meant to my family and me.”

She continues, “It is important to make sure your child picks a theme early so you have enough time to put ideas together, whether or not you go through a party planner or are going to create things yourself.”

A great idea! “If you have any family heirlooms that could be incorporated into your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah, it creates a very meaningful touch. We used candle stick holders during the Friday night Shabbat services that belonged to Nicholas’ great, great, great, great grandmother, and a special tallit that was handed down from Nicholas’ grandfather to his father on his Bar Mitzvah. We wrapped it around the Torah.”

Lowinger talit

Special family tallit


Stamp Vendor's Directory


Here is a list of vendors who made Nicholas’ Bar Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you heard about their services on

Alpine Country Club 401-943-2670
Party Planner:
Laurie Robinson, Event Planning Specialists 401-523-51073
Music Entertainment:
DJ/MC: Greg/Jasper from Siagel Productions 617-614-5427
Crosstown Press 401-941-4061
Place Cards:
Parties by Debi 713-662-6039
: Skorski Photography 401-821-7639
: Prime Time Video 401-941-1202
: Stone Blossom 401-884-3220, All table arrangements: Mitzvah Mom Lori
Aardvark Annies
Party entertainment
: Airbrush Tattos, Fun Enterprises 781-340-0180
Cake: Nancy’s Fancies Cakes 401-421-2253
Mom Dress: Mel and Me, 401-943-4646
Suits for family members: Simon and Sons, Paul Simon 617-969-8844
Hair/makeup: Coiffurium Salon, Patti 401-331-1115















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