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The Reiner Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Reiner Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Reiner family of Briarcliff Manor, New York celebrated their daughter Jill’s Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Congregation Sons of Israel in Briarcliff Manor. A reception followed at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, New York.

Jill has been an NHL expert for at least 5 years. She has a complete working encyclopedic knowledge of the entire league but adores the Pittsburgh Penguins. When it was time to choose her theme, hockey was the perfect choice, but with a twist — she chose a Winter Classic theme. The NHL Winter Classic is an outdoor annual event held by the National Hockey League and so we bring you…the Bat Mitzvah version…Jill’s Winter Classic.

Featured above L-R: dad Michael, older sister Brooke, Bat Mitzvah girl Jill and mom Melissa.

Alison Bert was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight. 

Janet at Papyrus created a checkerboard invitation with shimmery blues, whites, and silver to create a winter feel


The R.S.V.P. cards sported Jill’s Winter Classic logo 


Jill (left) and her friends getting off the bus ready to party


A model of the Stanley Cup with Jill’s name greeted guests at the reception



Chocolate hockey pucks from the Chocolate Butterfly were used as place cards



Mom Melissa’s company, MLR Events, created lamp shades with crystals featuring Jill’s favorite hockey teams


Clear crystals accented this cocktail table centerpiece with Jill’s name in script


The ballroom looked great with icy blue linens and white chair covers

Jill’s cousins had lots of fun with “snow” which looked beautiful against the linens


Mom Melissa created Jill’s sign-in board; the vases held cream colored roses


ESP Productions and MC Eric kept the party rockin’ and the dancers wore ref shirts


If you can’t have “ice” hockey, air hockey is fun


The kids had a blast playing Foosball


Jill and friends enjoyed their mocktails


Jill with big sister Brooke



The cake, by Homestyle Bakery, was topped with bling and a picture of the Stanley Cup


Bat Mitzvah girl Jill surrounded by her friends



The Reiners worked with Sue of to create Winter Classic giveaways


Jill and friends model the back of their sweatshirts


The kids also received this royal blue drawstring bag to carry their sweatshirts home


Jill’s friends made a presentation and scrapbook for her


An iridescent candy kiss greeted guests at the candy buffet


A sweet ending to a cool party


For Jill’s Mitzvah Project, she volunteered at the Westchester Food Bank in Elmsford, NY where she organized food to be distributed throughout the county to families in need. This great organization serves more than 220 local hunger-relief programs throughout Westchester County including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers and shelters.

Some advice from Mom Melissa who is a party planner: “Allow people to help you when they offer, because they mean it!”

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

Venue: The DoubleTree Tarrytown, 914-631-5700
Party Planner/Decor: MLR Events, 914-941-2119
Music Entertainment: MC Eric Schiff, ESP Productions, 516-484-8377
Photographer/Videographer: Alison Bert Photography, 914-231-6146
Chocolate Place cards:
Shawn, The Chocolate Butterfly, 877- 246 7497
Favors: Sue,, 516-466-5728
board: MLR Events
Party entertainment
(Photo booth, air hockey, foosball and hoops): ESP Productions
Invitation: Janet, Papyrus
Cake: Homestyle Bakery, 914-737-4659
Dresses: Lord & Taylor
Transportation:Briarcliff Bus Company, 914-941-5139


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