The Feinberg Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Feinberg Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Feinberg family from Hollywood, Florida, celebrated daughter Helaina’s Bat Mitzvah in January, 2012.

Color was incorporated in every aspect of this Bat Mitzvah especially the candle lighting ceremony which was non-traditional and enjoyed by everyone.

Pictured L-R: Mom Marnie, Bat Mitzvah girl Helaina, Dad Joel and brother Peter.

Ricardo Serpa was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the end of the Spotlight.

Feinberg service
Helaina’s service was at Temple Solel.  She wore a white dress, leaving guests with no idea what they were in for at the reception!

Feinberg invitation
A multi-colored font was the perfect way to celebrate this colorful girl. We love the die-cut name on top!

 Feinberg theme
 Helaina loves color and fashion, so the appropriate theme was, “Shades of Helaina.” Mom Marnie had a collection of photos which showed how Helaina loved to dress up as if it were Halloween. Photos of Helaina starting at age 2 were incorporated into this large “H”

Feinberg centerpieces
Color is very important to Helaina so with the help of Linda Reader of ME Productions, there were many beautiful colors incorporated into the decor. The beautiful tie-dyed roses were delivered from Holland the night before this event and added incredible color to the centerpieces

Feinberg table decor

Colorful chair pads and back bows added pizazz

Feinberg room decor
The ballroom featured large spheres that changed colors

Fenberg poster

Large blow-up posters of Helaina in colorful outfits added to the decor

Feinberg dress

 Helaina made her special entrance in a multicolored spectacular dress which looked great during the Horah. ME Entertainment provided the music entertainment with Marcelo as the MC. He kept the party fun and festive all night

   Feinberg candle lighting

For her candle lighting ceremony, Helaina did something very non-traditional: she turned the ceremony into an exciting fashion show that went on throughout the party! Every twenty minutes Helaina did a wardrobe change into the “theme” of the candle, the song choice and the guest/s being called up

Feinberg funky outfit
Helaina in her funky 1980’s outfit for her cousin’s candle lighting 

Feinberg candle lighting2
When calling up her cousins, they played their favorite song, “Funkytown” by Lipps

Feinber grandma
When she called up her maternal grandma, who loves Elvis, she returned in an Elvis costume and played the Elvis version of “My Way”

 Feinberg hip hop
For her aunts and uncles there was a hip hop theme

Feinberg slumber party
In the tradition of Oprah’s “My Favorite Things” show, Helaina came out to honor her friends in PJ’s and a blanket. She then announced that everyone would be taking a blanket home that day!

Feinberg fun
One of the many fun activities was a large chair and a life-size cut-out of “Helaina” for the photo booth

Feinberg Favor

  The Boxercraft blanket given to Helaina’s guests was wrapped with a pack of rainbow gum balls

Some advice from Mom Marnie:
“Helaina is the most colorful girl so we went with lots of color, it was such a fun (and exhausting) theme, but was enjoyed by everyone for being a little off the beaten path.”

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

Venue: Temple Solel
: Artisan Foods, 954-983-5338
Ricardo Serpa Photography, 954-349-9597
Linda Reeder, ME Productions, 800-544-0033
Music Entertainment/Big Chair:
MC Marcelo, Pure Energy, 954-782-6989
Over The Top
Favors:, 866-522-6694
Manufactured by Michael’s designed by Frannie Luria
Ricardo Serpa Photography
Helania’s service dress:
Susan Rose
Mom Marnie’s dress:
Elizabeth and James,

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