Long Island Bar Mitzvah Mom Shares Her Tips

Long Island Bar Mitzvah Mom Shares Her Tips

When the Feirman family of Long Island began planning their son Jared’s Bar Mitzvah, they knew mom Michele’s 20+ years of experience as a corporate and non-profit event planner would come in handy. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my career, it’s that vendors can make (or break!) the event,” says Michele. “For Jared’s Bar Mitzvah I interviewed vendors, spoke with friends who had already planned their Mitzvahs and did a ton of online research utilizing Mitzvah planning websites and social media groups. I chose vendors who were creative, responsive and most of all, understood our vision.” 

Feirman’s team of vendors helped to transform the ballroom at North Shore Synagogue into a sleek club-like atmosphere with dramatic lighting and plenty of space for multiple entertainment options for guests. The theme played off of Jared’s initials (JFF), last name, and love of sports. Several taglines, designed by The Coolest Giveaways, really defined the event: “Just Frickin Fun,” “Totally FEIRless” and “No FEIR” were used throughout the reception. Combined with a distinct orange/grey/black color scheme, the result was totally modern and fresh with a just a bit of an urban edge.  The best part of the night? “Being surrounded by friends and family,” says Michele.

A complete list of vendors follows at the end of this spotlight.

Service

FEIRless Decor

Non Stop Action

Memorable Moments

Mitzvah Advice

“Don’t wait until the last minute. Plan ahead, work with well known amazing vendors and everything will run smoothly,” says mom, Michele.

Mitzvah Project

Jared raised more than $4,500 and collected swim goggles for Sunrise Day Camp, a Long Island based day camp for children with cancer and their siblings. Jared visited the camp and raised money via social media. During Jared’s Bar Mitzvah service he discussed how cancer had touched his family and why he in turn wanted to help those affected by the disease.

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped the Feirman family to create the the Bar Mitzvah celebration of their dreams. If you contact any of them, please let them know you read about their services on Mitzvah Market.

Venue: North Shore Synagogue, 516-226-1460
Caterer: The Standard, 516-226-1460
Event Planner: mom Michele
Music/MC/DJ: ET Events, DJ Showtime, 516-826-6900
Photographer/Videographer: Hi Tech Events, David (photo), Mark (video), 631-923-2260
Montage: Elissa Owen Montages, 617-480-4935
Selfie Booth: Le Selfie Booth, Shobie, 917-856-8912
Favors & Logo Design: The Coolest Giveaways, Sue and TCG Team, 516-439-4303
Blackjack Table and Wheel: Send in the Clowns, Lindsey, 516-962-3691
Invitations/Place Cards/Yarmulkes/Napkins: Designs by Donna, Donna Wexler, 516-379-0655
Cake: Cakes with Character, Jean, 516-935-6924
Decor/Sign-In Board: Dazzling Parties, Barbara, 516-766-1471
Dresses: Eleanor Schain, 718-444-4253 (mom) and Designing Dreams, 516-248-1988 (sister)
Suits: Mur-Lee’s Men & Boys Shop, 516-599-7777
Custom Shirts (boys) & Custom Sports Jacket (dad): Stacy Solow, 516-375-4876
Hair/Makeup: Entourage Salon, Megan (hair), Brittany (makeup), 516-496-1700
Food Truck: Mobile Delights, Steven, 631-786-2657
Transportation: Late Night Chauffeurs, 631-601-7503

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