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The Davidovich Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Davidovich Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

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The Davidovich Family wanted to incorporate their love of Mixed Martial Arts, specifically UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) into their son’s fall Bar Mitzvah celebration at the Muttontown Club in East Norwich, N.Y.  Their goal was to make UFC apparent throughout the evening without the violence typically associated with the sport.

We think they were able to accomplish these goals and have an intimate, warm party with the help of some very creative Mitzvah Vendors.

We want to thank the Davidovich family for sharing their ideas and photos with Mitzvah Market. We hope their ideas will inspire you for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Pictured left: Dad Ric, sister Sophie, Bar Mitzvah boy Sam and Mom Robin. All party photography was done by Chris at Brett Matthews Photography.

A reminder that all Vendor information is at the bottom of this story.

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While the Davidovich men looked great, we want to focus on the ladies. Mitzvah Mom Robin used Rhonda Marinoff, a personal shopper to help her find her vibrant green Robert Danes dress. Her hair and make-up were done at NV Salon in Huntington, N.Y.  Sister Sophie found her pretty pink dress at Outrageous Kids.

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To incorporate the UFC theme, Simphonic Events created a gaming area for the kids that would be the “ultimate” attraction. UFC fights are conducted in a ring known as the octagon, so that was created for Sam’s party. The octagon contained lounge seating as well as extra entertainment including a virtual game arena. Plus there was also another area with green screen photo favors and novelty street signs that could be personalized.

Robin octagon

Octagon area for the kids with cardboard cutouts from of Sam’s favorite fighters

Robin staff

An SED logo (Sam’s initials), as opposed to UFC was used on all signage including staffers T-shirts. Michelle Weissman of Creative Specialties created the logo and also the young guests favors

Robin screens

Simphonic Events set up gaming screens within the octagon for the young guests

Robin games

Guests also enjoyed games brought in by Simphonic Events

Robin games

It was fun to practice your golf swing, well mini-golf swing in October!

Robin centerpiece

United Floral did the beautiful centerpieces and the room lighting

Robin table linens

Fall colors were used for all the table linens

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The Davidovich’s had some very clever ideas that they are sharing with Mitzvah Market:

Robin placecard tree

A tree held the “leaf” placecards

Robin placecards

Mitzvah Mom Robin found these “leaf” placecards online at

Robin sign-in door

Borrowing an idea from The Barzilay Mitzvah Family Spotlight, Sam’s sign-in door was his bedroom door. It’s now back in his room with the signatures on the inside!

Robin candlelighting

Instead of a traditional candle lighting, all the guests had a candle placed at their seats. When Sam did his candle lighting, all the guests were able to participate

Robin candlelighting

Guests lighting candles together




Their invitations were done by Darlene Barzilay, who can be reached by email at: [email protected] or by phone at 516-681-4602.


Robin invites

Friend Gina Levy created a Temple basket using the invitation and Sam’s picture to hold yarmulkes

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The entertainment was provided by Total Entertainment with Vinnie as their MC.



Robin make an entrance

Sam “makes an entrance” like a fighter in a UFC sweatshirt

Robin dancing

Total Entertainment gets the guests going…




Sam’s video montage was done by Lenny Manzo. Sam’s parents surprised him by including a special congratulations message from his UFC idol, Kendall “Da Spider” Grove.


Robin candlelighting

Sam reacts to his surprise during his video montage

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Here is a list of the Vendor’s who made Sam’s celebration special. If you give any a call, please be sure to tell them you read about their services on Mitzvah Market. Thanks!

Venue: Muttontown Club 516-922-7500
Party Entertainment: Gaming: Simphonic Events 516-660-1812
Party Entertainment: Interactive Entertainment Concepts 800-760-0724
Magician: Chris Deleo 516-314-5319
Entertainment/DJ: Total Entertainment 800-783-9335
Personal Shopper: Rhonda Marinoff 212-688-9188 or 516-356-2780
Sophie’s dress: Outrageous Boutique 516-931-3331
Creative Specialties/Michelle Weissman 516-637-0493
Florist: United Floral Events 516-829-8890
Photography: Brett Matthews Photography 516-621-4242
Video Montage: Lenny Manzo 516-599-7808
Invitations by Darlene Barzilay: 516-681-4602
Hair: Rosanna from NV Salon 631-271-2111
Make-Up: Natural Style Cosmetics Marianne Morrison 631-944-6184

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