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The Weingast Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Weingast Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

Jacob Gutmann Weingast celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on April 9, 2011 at Temple Israel of New Rochelle, New York.

He had a Rockmitzvah!

Rockmitzvah is a full service live musical ensemble of real rock and roll musicians. They created an exciting, positive and customized musical experience for all of the Weingasts’ guests.

Jacob rehearsed with the band and starred in the show. The band’s singer also functioned as a cool “MC” and ran the entire party from the horah and montage to the candle lighting.

All photography was by Liz Steger Hartzman of Liz Photo and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of the spotlight.

Pictured above L-R: Bar Mitzvah boy Jacob, Dad Jim, younger brother Adam and Mom Elizabeth




The Weingast family ordered their JNF invitations from Pretty Paper and Polka Dots.



Weingast invite
On the bottom of each invitation it said, “A contribution toward water resource development in Israel has been made in honor of Jacob becoming a Bar Mitzvah”


Stamp - Mitzvah Music


Jacob loves music and was able to be the star of his Bar Mitzvah, performing with Rockmitzvah, an amazing band. He played the keyboard, guitar and sang a few of his favorite songs with the band in front of all of his friends and family.



Jacob performing for family and friends

Weingast - Jacob performing with brother Adam
Jacob and younger brother Adam on drums

Weingast - Marc with Jacob and Adam

Marc from Rockmitzvah with Jacob and Adam

The entire family is musical! Here’s Mom Liz on guitar

Weingast - Kids stage dive
The kids have fun with a stage dive!

Weingast - guests sing with band *

Rockmitzvah allows your friends to get up and perform too!


Stamp - Mitzvah Decor


The Weingast family went to a local Michael’s Floral Crafts for centerpieces.




Purple linens with lime green napkins

Beautiful arrangements from Michael’s




Below is Jacob’s sign-in board. He was even musical as young child!



Weingast sign-in


Stamp - Mitzvah Cake


The Weingast family paused for a moment to light the candle on Jacob’s cake.



Weingast candle lighting





Mom Elizabeth had some great Mom-to-Mom advice:
“Work with your husband. My husband and I worked as a team. We each had responsibilities for different things. Most importantly we listened to our son. He knew that he did not want a DJ, he was really into the idea of performing with a live band.


Rockmitzvah was a perfect fit for Jacob. He even chose the colors. We went with his ideas even down to the colored lighting of the room.”

Stamp - Mitzvah Project Idea


Jacob served meals to families in need at Hope Community Services Soup Kitchen in New Rochelle, NY.

Hope Community Services

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Stamp Vendor's Directory


Here’s a list of vendors who made Jacob’s party special. If you give anyone a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.


Venue: Temple Israel of New Rochelle, 914-235-1800
Caterer: RG Catering, 914-235-1800
Party Planner: The Weingasts did their own planning with the help of Rockmitzvah
Music Entertainment: Rockmitzvah
Favors: T-shirts by Rockmitzvah
Party entertainment: Photo booth, Wizard Meetings and Events
Invitation: Pretty Paper and Polka Dots, [email protected]
Cake: RG Catering, 914-235-1800
Décor/florist: Michael’s Floral Craft, 914-632-4711
Lighting: Hourglass Lighting, 914-714-1968
Hair: Ginger, Flip Hair Salon, 914-779-1900
Photographer: Liz Steger Hartzman, Liz Photo, 646-234-8494
Videographer: Encore Video Productions, 203-261-9163
Trivia Games/Giveaways: Hollywood Bill, 201-390-7720



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