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The Collins Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Collins Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight


Samantha Collins celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving 2013 at Temple Or Elohim in Jericho, New York.

Her mom Michelle, who works at Simon Elliot Events, pulled out all the stops for her daughter’s “Sam I Am” themed Bat Mitzvah.

Simon Elliot Events was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.


Pictured above L-R: Dad Brian, Brother Alex, Bat Mitzvah girl Samantha and Mom Michelle


Mitzvah Invitation, Style & Venue

Young guests received a postcard leading them to a Website created by Simon Elliot Events and adult guests received an acrylic invitation created by Darlene Barzilay. Their Wednesday night celebration took place at Temple Or Elohim in Jericho, New York.

Mitzvah Details

Metropolitan Events By Reuven did a great job on the red, black and silver decor.

Music & Entertainment 

Entertainment Tonite provided the music with Carl as the MC. There were many fun extra forms of entertainment provided by Simon Elliot Events.

 Mitzvah Favor & Exit Treats

 Amy Richards from And That created the sweatshirt favors. As guests said good-bye, there were lots of additional surprises and treats.

Mitzvah Project

Sammi’s Mitzvah Project raised money and awareness for texting and driving. Sammi sold the DNT TXT N DRV key chains as part of her project and the “eye” magnets were on each car as guests left her celebration

 Mom to Mom

After helping to plan hundreds of clients’ Bar Bat Mitzvahs, Michelle has this Mom-to-Mom advice:

“Although this is what I do for a living, it’s so important to stay organized and focused. My lists had lists! In the end, when all your family and friends are together, it’s worth all the work and worry.”

 Vendor Directory

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

Service/Temple: Jewish Congregation of Brookville
Caterer/Cake: Hasson Caterers at Temple Or Elohim, Shawn Farber, 516-937-1020
Music Entertainment: MC Carl, Entertainment Tonite, 516-826-6900
Photography/Videographer/Extra Entertainment/Website invite: Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Back Bar/Light Up Cubes: Party Harty Entertainment, 516-845-8585
Invitations: Darlene Barzilay, 516-681-4602, [email protected]
Decor: Reuven, Metropolitan Events By Reuven, 917-453-0862
Linens: The Finishing Touch, 516-827-7433
Sammi’s Dress: Rachel, It’s Simply For You, 516-921-2863
Michelle’s Dress: Kimberly, Runway Couture, 516-308-4639
Favors: Amy Richards, And That, 516-364-9222
Hair/Make-up: Salon 230 West
Mac and cheese truck:
Dom, Mac Truck, 718-702-4734
Mitzvah Exit Treat:
Pies in each car from Mrs. Baking/Steve Borg, 718-460-6700

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