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Truly Musical Mitzvah is a Family Affair

Truly Musical Mitzvah is a Family Affair


Jordana Lichtenthal has always loved music. She was singing before she could talk, she began playing piano at seven and at ten she taught herself to play the ukulele. Add to that her interest in poetry and her recent discovery of the GarageBand software and it was no surprise to her family that to mark the occasion of her Bat Mitzvah Jordana composed an original song – mixing her vocals, harmonies and ukelele music – for use in her montage.

To celebrate this very talented girl, the Lichtenthals chose an intimate Bat Mitzvah celebration with close family and friends. The ceremony and brunch were held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, NY. Thanks to the contributions of many family members, the event had a distinctly personal feel. Jordana’s mom, Stephanie Steinberg, who owns Party Logo Design, created the musical logo, graphics and video montage. Grandma Cynthia made the kippot and embroidered the tallit bag; and Jordana was joined by her mom (singing harmony) and dad (on the guitar) to sing Lo Yisa Goy.

Pictured above L-R:  dad Jason, Bat Mitzvah girl Jordana, mom Stephanie, brother Jonah.

The photographer for this event was Poppy Studios. A complete list of vendors follows at the end of this Spotlight.

Jordana’s Mitzvah Project

In honor of her Bat Mitzvah, Jordana participated in a Swim Across America one mile benefit swim. She raised more than $1,500 for cancer research!

Mitzvah Advice

Mom Stephanie, who owns Party Logo Design, advises other Mitzvah parents, “Talk with your printer. If you want a sparkle or metallic effect (for your custom graphics or invitations), you need specialty inks.”

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Jordana’s Bat Mitzvah a special event. If you contact any of them about their services, please let them know you read about their company on

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown, 914-631-5700
Caterer: René León Catering, 914-261-6932
Photographer: Poppy Studios, 914-231-5371
Graphics, Logos, Thank You Notes: PartyLogoDesign
Favors: Custom Ink, 1-800-293-4232
Cake: SugarHi, 914-273-4777
Dresses: All Dressed Up, 914-690-1593
Hair & Makeup: Hair Home Parties by Samantha, 203-940-2076; Meredith Hayman Hanson Makeup, 646-418-5445

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