A "Big" Bar Mitzvah Celebration | MitzvahMarket

The Shulman Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Shulman Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight


Jake Shulman celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on January 7, 2012 with a havdalah twilight service at Temple Sinai in Roslyn, New York followed by his celebration.

Jake’s nickname is “Big” which was the inspiration for many of the special touches during this party.

We thank the Shulmans for sharing their ideas with Mitzvah Market.

Brian Jackson was the photographer and all the rest of their vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.



Pictured above: (L-R) Brother Marc, Mom Melissa, Bar Mitzvah boy Jake and Dad Bruce




Eric from Dauphine Press designed this modern patterned Bar Mitzvah invitation. It is engraved on thick cream stock with navy and light blue touches.



Shulman invitation


Stamp - Mitzvah Decor


Robert Herzog from Pedestals created the beautiful decor for the Temple Sinai ballroom and Mary Venier Zwirn from V & Z Caterers was the party planner and coordinated with all their vendors.


Shulman decor


Shulman decor


Stamp - Mitzvah Music


More Than Music provided the music entertainment with Kevin as the MC.



Shulman Make An Entrance

Jake makes his entrance with two show girls from More Than Music, wearing a clock and fedora to “Hypnotize Me” by Biggie Smalls


Shulman dj

Jake and his friends having fun with Kevin


Shulman Make An Entrance

Mom and Dad make their entrance. Mom changed into her second and shorter dress (both from Mieka)




Creative Games provided a variety of games for the young guests.



Shulman games

Guests at the arcade games

Shulman games

One of the casino tables

Shulman fun
Mentalist Ken Salaz was a huge hit with both the kids and adults all night!

Shulman entertainment

A violinist booked through More Than Music was a beautiful touch. Notice the picture of the athlete to the left (it’s Jake, thanks to photo shop!) crossing the finish line




Pedestals created a unique sign-in picture for Jake!



Shulman sign in

A picture of Jake and his dog was encased in glass for friends and family to leave special messages


Stamp - Mitzvah Cake


V & Z Caterers did a great job providing delicious food for this celebration including the cake below with Jake’s initials!


Shulman cake

Shulman cake

Jake and his parents during his candle lighting ceremony




Adults received blankets from thecoolestgiveaways.com and Jake’s friends received sweatshirts with his logo from Promos LLC.



Shulman favor

Blankets wrapped and ready to be distributed

Shulman favor

Young guests received sweatshirts with the logo above




A food truck was waiting for guests as they left so they could grab a delicious snack on their way home.


Shulman Mitzvah Exit


Stamp Vendor's Directory


The following vendors helped to make Jake’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.


Venue: Temple Sinai, 516-484-4300
Caterer/Party Planner:
Mary Venier Zwirn, V & Z Caterers, 516-484-4300
Music Entertainment: MC, Kevin, More Than Music, 516-626-9400
More Than Music
Brian Jackson, [email protected], 516-558-7013
Mark David, [email protected], 516-938-7306
Party Entertainment/Games:
Erick Mauro, Creative Games, 516-626-1900
Ken Salaz, 917-952-8967
Sweatshirt Favors:
Russel Steinberg, Promos LLC, 973-422-0004
Adult Favor: Sue Smith, thecoolestgiveaways.com, 516-466-5728
Invitation: [email protected], 707-776-0790
Calligrapher: Marsha LaSpina, 516-484-9045
Cake: V & Z Caterers
Decor/Florist: Robert Herzog, Pedestals
board: Pedestals
Mom’s Dress: Mieka, 516-367-8755
Suits for boys: Kenny’s Boyswear, 516-921-2660
Hair: Mercedes, 516-484-2901
Makeup: Valerie McKale, for Anne Demarco, 516-484-0416

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