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The Barzilay Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Barzilay Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Barzilay family wanted a fun celebration for their son Jake’s Bar Mitzvah which was held at the Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park, New York. By the look of their photos, we think they achieved their goals! Jake loves the Miami Heat which was the theme of his celebration.

Pictured left: Mom Darlene, Bar Mitzvah boy Jake and Dad Todd Barzilay


Barzilay Mitzvah Style

The Barzilays looked great in their coordinated outfits. Darlene’s dress is by Skinz from Rhonas in Manalapan, NJ, and she also made the matching vests for Todd and Jake 

Barzilay Michael Marcus tutor

Jake was tutored by Michael Marcus who performed the ceremony at Bridgeview Yacht Club

Barzilay room decor

Jake right before guests arrived…

Barzilay decor

Jake loves the Miami Heat basketball team and that was the theme for the evening! Bridgeview Yacht Club was beautifully decorated by Stefans Florist.Part of the kids’ lounge area; notice the basketballs in clear cylinders on the center of the tables.

Barzilay decor 1

The Hoop Lounge

Barzilay placecards

Darlene ordered these basketball jersey place cards online through Parties By Debi

Barzilay sign-up doors

Jake with his “closet-door” sign-in board on the left and the closet door back in place on the right!  Jake’s friends signed the door using a black Sharpie and at the end of the night, the door was brought home and rehung

Barzilay invitation

Mitzvah Mom Darlene happens to be in the invitation business and did her invitations herself with the help of Pioneer Announcements.

Barzilay invitation 1

The classic brown and gold invitation suite

Barzilay dancing

The Barzilays used MME Entertainment with Michael (the owner) as their DJ. They decided on upgraded giveaways that you can see below.

Barzilay dj favors

The hats and “arm band” tattoos were supplied by the DJ company

Barzilay favors

The favors for Jake’s friends were created by And That. The girls received black tank tops with Jake’s initials in crystals and the boys received a true basketball jersey!

Barzilay massage

 Toward the end of the party, guests were treated to foot and back massages arranged through Darlene’s nail salon. Great idea!

Barzilay sushi

Bridgeview Yacht Club provided the “Jake” sushi platter!

Barzilay ice cream truck

Mr. Softee was waiting outside as everyone left the party. What a great ending!

Advice from Mom Darlene:

Darlene did an unbelievable job throwing her son Jake’s Bar Mitzvah and has this advice for other Mitzvah planning moms: “There is no need to stress, everything works out. This will be one of the best days of your family’s life. Relax and try to enjoy every minute!”

Vendor Directory

Here is a list of the vendors who helped make Jake’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their services on

DJ Entertainment: MME Entertainment: 516-679-5353
Photography by Neal Inc.: Neal Bloom 631-754-7442
Florist/Decor: Stefan’s Florist: 516-239-2402
Place Cards: Parties By Debi: 713-662-6039
Venue: Bridgeview’s Yacht Club: 516-432-2400
Bar Mitzvah lessons: Michael Marcus: 516- 524-0191
Favors: And That: 516-364-9222
Salon: The Salon At 230 West, 516-921-2017
Make-up artist Janet: 631-513-7159
Mom’s dress: Dress by Rhonas, Manalapan, NJ 732-972-2795
Mitzvah Exit Treat: Mr. Softee: Lorenzo 718-551-1502


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