A Bar Mitzvah Celebration in Israel | MitzvahMarket

The Breitowich Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Breitowich Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

On December 21, 2012, the Breitowich family from La Porte, Indiana, along with twenty family and friends, traveled to Israel to celebrate son Jack’s Bar Mitzvah. Another twenty-five family members who live in Israel joined the celebration at the top of Masada.

Once back in the States, there was a celebration in Jack’s honor for school friends, teammates, camp friends, and close family at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Indiana.

All party photography was provided by Bella Photographs and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom.


Pictured above L-R: Dad Lee, Mom Kathy, Bar Mitzvah boy Jack and older sister Andi.



The Breitowich family traveled to Israel to celebrate Jack’s Bar Mitzvah at the top of Masada.




The Breitowich family are all smiles atop Masada

The outdoor ceremony

Enjoying an authentic bedouin meal with family and friends

The logo for Jack’s Israel trip was “Life is Good”

The front read in Hebrew “Hachiyim Tovim”

The back read, “See you at the top!” (of Masada, of course!)

 A t-shirt and water bottle with Jack’s logo was given to each member of the group who climbed Masada

Family and friends all together


As a special treat for their guests, Jack and his family sang a song specially written by Carolyn Schwartz from Poems by Carolyn. It’s to the tune of The Beatle’s, “Got To Get You Into My Life.
Watch a video of their song here


Once back in the United States, there was a kids party in Jack’s honor. The invitation and save-the-date note pads were both in the same color palette: black, silver and red.


The “save-the-date” notepads were sent out well in advance because Jack’s party was during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend

The invitation was classic and modern, created by All The Best Invitations




Bar Mitzvah boy Jack in his Brooks Brothers suit and older sister Andi in her cocktail dress from Ask Alice Boutique looked very stylish.






 A take-off of the Nike logo “Just Do It,” Jack’s logo was “Jack Did It.” There was a sports vibe, but not specific to a particular sport. 






The Pieced Palette created Jack’s sign-in pillow, which was a replica of Jack’s Bar Mitzvah invitation.



 The fabric arrives taut so that it can stand on an easel at your party for guests to sign

After the celebration, the fabric is sent back to The Pieced Palette and a pillow is created





Jack enters to rock group Queen’s, “Don’t Stop Me Now.”



Jack is all pumped up and ready to make his entrance




Energy Productions, with JB as the MC, provided a festive atmosphere with non stop dancing and great music.


Jack dancing with one of his dancers

MC JB got the crowd dancing all night

Jack taking over and wearing one of his “Jack Did It” t-shirts

Jack and the kids in t-shirts that read, “Jack Did It”

Everyone on the dance floor having fun



 As a surprise for Jack, his sister Andi, along with her friend, sang a song created by Giftrapped.com, a company that creates personalized rap songs.


To see the funny video, click here




A sweet treat as guests made their exit.



Chocolate cake pops in lacquer vases

Guests washed down the delicious desserts with yummy chocolate milk



Mom Kathy offers this advice:
“Planning a Bar Mitzvah doesn’t have to be stressful or intimidating. By staying organized, starting early, and keeping several lists that I continually updated throughout the process, I was able to enjoy Jack’s day and events. Finding vendors in northwest Indiana was a challenge, but the resources from Mitzvah Market made the process easy and successful!



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


Venue: Sand Creek Country Club, 219-395-5222
Party Planner: Mom Kathy
Décor/florist: Jill, M & M The Special Events Company, 630-871-9999
Music Entertainment: MC JB, Energy Productions, 847-581-1031
Photographer/Videographer: Bella Photography, 219-736-5217
Favor person Israel and Indiana: Above the Belt T-shirts, 847-651-2144
Invitations: All The Best Invitations, 866-992-4033
Rap Song: GiftRapped.com
Song Sung in Israel: Carolyn Schwartz, Poems By Carolyn, 516-312-0727
Save the date pads: www.artpromos.com, 718-243-9417
Custom stampszazzle.com
Cupcakes: Designer Desserts, 219-465-0008
Pretzels: Good Karma Pretzels, 702-281-4991
Lighted tables: Cort Event Furnishings
Signs: Lance, Freelance Studios
pillow: Jane, The Pieced Palette
Sister Andi’s dress: Ask Alice Boutique, 516-921-2464
Mom’s dress: Judee’s Boutique, 219-324-6443
Men’s suits: Brooks Brothers
Hair/makeup: Heath and Company, 269-469-4247

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