The Ultimate Football Bar Mitzvah at MetLife Stadium

The Ultimate Football Bar Mitzvah at MetLife Stadium

MetLife Stadium is home to two of the most storied football franchises in NFL history, but for Jackson Weinstein, who has attended NY Jets games for as long as he can remember, it’s also a special place to spend family time. Mom Dani tells Mitzvah Market that the stadium is Jax’s “happy place, where we love spending time together.” When it came time to plan Jax’s Bar Mitzvah, everyone agreed that MetLife was also the perfect place to share their joy with friends and family.

After a service at Temple Sholom in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Weinsteins gathered Jax’s friends for a pre-game tailgate, complete with a slider truck, before boarding buses to the stadium in New Jersey. Upon arrival at MetLife, the kids and adults played activities on the field, while there was also an abundant cocktail hour in the Met 50 Lounge. From the astro turf and leather invitations and tailgate party, to the reception in the EY Coaches Club and Bar Mitzvah montage on the jumbotron, this celebration was all about family… and football!

(Above L-R: dad Dan, sister Reese, Bar Mitzvah boy Jackson and mom Dani)

The photographer for this event was Tripp Street Studios. A complete vendor list follows at the end of this story.

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Jackson is very passionate about dogs. His Mitzvah Project was donating his time to various rescue shelters. He will be donating more time and funds to Big Dog Rescue Project – where the Weinstein family adopted their dog Otis.

Mitzvah Advice

“Try and be as organized as possible going into the last few weeks before the event,” says mom Dani. “It helps to have a party planner that gives you a timeline down to the minute! And start organizing those baby photos NOW – the montage is overwhelming – you want so many pictures but also don’t want a 20 minute video!”

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Jackson’s Bar Mitzvah a night to remember.  If you contact any of them about their services, please let them know you read about their company on MitzvahMarket.com.

Venue: MetLife Stadium, 201-559-1710
Pre-Game Tailgate
: Seaside Sliders, 203-857-9918
Event Planner: Jackie Bressler Events, 561-922-5776
Music & Entertainment: ESP Productions, David Milowitz, 631-777-4377
Special Performance: DJ Kool, Walt Reeder Jr, 215-517-7881
Photographer: Tripp Street Studio, Steve Krongard, 914-242-9801  
Videographer: Prime Focus Media, Ben Schwartz, 973-452-5647
Favors/Invitations/Logos/Giveaways: Pretty in Paper, LLC, Stephanie Engler, 561-998-3777
Event Decor/Flowers: Dalsimer Spitz and Peck,  516-569-2100
Dresses: Monique Lhuillier (mom), Jovani (sister), purchased at All Dressed Up, 914-690-1593
Suits: Rothman’s in Scarsdale (dad) and Lubin’s (Jackson), 914-713-0300
Hair & Makeup: Laura Melissa Makeup/Hair By Val

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