The Gorelkin Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Gorelkin Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Gorelkin Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

On Saturday April 28, 2012 Ethan Gorelkin celebrated his Bar Mitzvah service at North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, New York and then it was onto a reception in New York City at The 40/40 Club, a luxury sports lounge/nightclub owned by hip hop mogul Jay-Z and partner Juan Perez.

One interesting twist, this party was planned by Ethan’s Dad Jason! We thank him for sharing all the details of his son’s hockey themed celebration with Mitzvah Market.


The Glenmar Studios was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight. 

 Pictured above L-R: Bar Mitzvah boy Ethan, Mom Amy, Dad Jason, Sister Sara




Ethan’s invitation was very creative, a joint effort between Lion In The Sun and EmbroidMe.



Gorelkin invitations
Ethan’s invite was embroidered on a hockey sock for each guest!




After Ethan’s service, his friends boarded a Designer Limousine bus headed to New York City for his celebration at The 40/40 Club.



Gorelkin details

Gorelkin venue





Ethan’s hockey themed celebration was a high-energy party in a club/lounge atmosphere.



 Gorelkin decor

 The large screens provided a perfect backdrop for the custom messages to the Gorelkins guests

 Gorelkin decor
Countdown to “The Making Of A Champion: The Ethan Gorelkin Story”

Gorelkin decor
A large ice sculpture on the bar

Gorelkin decor
Screens around the 40/40 Club with Ethan’s logo


Stamp - Mitzvah Music


The 40/40 Club house DJ provided the music entertainment.



 Gorelkin make an entrance
Ethan makes his entrance with the DJ dancers

Gorelkin make an entrance
A jersey with his favorite number

Gorelkin dj
Guests enjoying

Gorelkin dj
Ethan assisting the DJ




Dad Jason, who did all the planning for Ethan’s celebration gives a speech.




Gorelkin moment






At Ethan’s celebration, Brian Basile from Strong Island Styles in Glen Cove, NY gave Ethan and all his guests special buzz cuts!








For Ethan’s sign-in, Dad Jason constructed a 4’ x 6’ sheet of hockey plexi-glass with Ethan’s name and hockey number in graffiti.  Markers were tied with yellow hockey laces for guests to sign.


 Gorelkin sign in




The 40/40 Club provided the extra entertainment.




Gorelkin fun
Wax hands

Gorelkin fun
Card tricks

Gorelkin fun

A Caricurist



 Stamp - Mitzvah Cake

The 40/40 Club arranged for Ethan’s cake below.




Gorelkin - cake





Sweatshirt, blanket, jersey, pinnie and sock favors, for the young guests, were created by Lisa Gurtman.



Gorelkin favors

Gorelkin favor
Bracelets, provided by Brace-lets, were displayed in a hockey puck bag

Gorelkin fun

 Flat caps with Ethan’s initials were provided by Flexfit



Guests were treated to delicious desserts!



Gorelkin food
New York style street vendor pretzels

Gorelkin food

A Starbucks Coffee set-up

Gorelkin candy bar

A candy bar


Stamp Vendor's Directory


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


Venue: The 40/40 Club, 212-832-4040
Party Planner: Mitzvah Dad, Jason Gorelkin
The Glenmar Studio 516-484-4646
Music Entertainment:
The 40/40 Club House DJ
Favors: Lisa Gurtman, 516-680-8615, [email protected]
Additional party favors: The 40/40 Club
Flat Caps: Sung Yun Cho, Flexfit, 917-538-0228, [email protected]
Extra party entertainment: The 40/40 Club
Haircut: Brian Basile, Strong Island Styles, 516-676-1235
Invitation: Lion in the Sun, Jane Greenberg, 631-423-5757, and EmbroidMe, 631-423-3700
Cake: The 40/40 Club
board/Decor: Dad Jason
Dresses for family members: Amy: Saks Fifth Avenue, Sara: Alice and Olivia, 516-472-2687
Suits: Ethan: Kenny’s Men & Boys Wear 516-921-2660, Jason: Marsh’s Men Store, 631-423-1660
Hair: Meghan, Salon Entourage, 516-496-1700 
Makeup: Marianne Morrison, Natural Style Cosmetics, 631-944-6184
Transportation: Designer Limousines, Port Washington, NY, 516-944-5588

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