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Bar Mitzvah Guide - NewYork_2012

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Directory

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Your complete planning guide to goods and services CALLIGRAPHY All Type Custom Computer Calligraphy (516-938-8088 or www.alltypecalligraphy. com) Serving the Long Island metro area for the past 17 years with state-of-the-art, custom computer calligraphy. All Type offers, the highest quality work at the most reasonable rates when they address your envelopes. A proof list of names and addresses is given to make sure data and layout are correct. Colors are custom blended. Font styles can be chosen to match or complement the return address of your envelope. Place cards and party bags with custom labels can also be created. CANDLE LIGHTING Candle Lighting Poems by Carole Blake (Tel: 516-937-9189 or Carole Blake, a professional lyricist and award winning songwriter, has put her talents to work writing clever and heart-warming poems for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. She understands the stress involved in planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah and she knows how important the special candle lighting process can be. Carol created this service to give you the words you need to thank those who are near and dear to your family. CATERING & FACILITIES 300 New York (Tel: 212-835-2695 or visit 300 Long Island (Tel: 631-271-0051 or visit Dancing the Horah, lighting the candles – no matter the tradition, it’s always more fun at 300 New York. With 40 bowling lanes, fun and affordable packages, what’s not to like? Our onsite event planners will help you select the right space, guide you through the extensive 300 catering menu and oversee the execution of your event. There is no need to sweat the details as our professional wait staff is on hand for every frame bowled. Call the 300 New York team today to get the ball rolling on your event. Atlantis Banquets & Events (Located within the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center - 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY; Tel: 631-574-8008; Email: or visit Atlantis Banquets & Events creates a magical atmosphere for any social event and is the perfect backdrop for your child’s dreams and memories. Your once-in-a-lifetime celebration not only deserves upscale kosher-style catering, but it also demands the whimsy and wonder that only we can provide in our oneof- a-kind setting. We focus on you and your guests, in settings such as the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, the waterfront Pavilion, or the new Sea Star Ballroom, all located adjacent to the Hyatt Place East End. Atlantis Banquets & Events also focuses on your budget and brings your entire celebration together into one amazing event. Aviator (Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY; Tel: 718-758- 7549; Email: or visit Want a unique and exciting venue to hold your Bar/Bat Mitzvah? Aviator Sports and Events Center is the place. Kids will love the exciting package options that include ice skating, basketball, soccer, flag football, swimming, rock climbing and much more. Adults will love the event space that is elegant and unique and the ease of working with their Events Team to make things just right. Dance the night away on Aviator’s dance floor or let them create a fun event in their outdoor space. Aviator Sports and Events Center’s outdoor space has tented options and is equipped with swimming pools, sanded volleyball courts and basketball courts. Aviator’s is available to accommodate all of your food and beverage needs. Contact Heidi at 718-758-7549 or to book your Bar/Bat Mitzvah today! Bowlmor Lanes (For more information (212)777-2214 visit or email Bowlmor Lanes’ unique and exciting venues are perfect for any Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Bowlmor’s multiple NYC venues feature customizable catering menus by Celebrity Chef David Burke, state-of-theart audiovisual capabilities, and stunning design. Our experienced event coordinators guide you through every step of the Mitzvah planning process– they do all the work and you take all the credit! From bowling to mini-golf, boardwalk games and more, there is no kvetching at a Bowlmor Lanes Bar/Bat Mitzvah! For more information visit www.bowlmor. com or email BR Guest Hospitality (Karin Muscarella Tel: 212-331-0328; Email: or visit BR Guest Hospitality offers premier party space in New York City for Bar/ Bat Mitzvahs. They service your special occasion anywhere from Uptown at Ruby Foo’s in Times Square to Midtown at the newly created Bill’s Bar and Burger in Rockefeller Center to Downtown at Dos Caminos and everywhere in between. Choose from their wide range of cuisines, available buffet-style or seated presentation. Their team of talented event planners can coordinate floral arrangements, and impressive cakes prepared in house. Entertainment packages as well as preferred DJ and photographer rates are available. Check them out as well on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flicker to see examples of our events and locations. Carlyle at the Omni Carlyle at the Palace (Tel: 516-756-1600 E-Mail SKIRSCHBAUM@CARLYLEATTHEPALACE.COM ) Carlyle at the Omni - A place that not only revisits the past but celebrates the future! This fabulous authentically appointed 50’s retro diner inspires a nostalgic return to the era of fashion and rock and roll. The cuisine is not only distinctive and tasteful but contains familiar favorites. It’s the perfect atmosphere for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration. Carlyle At The Palace (Tel: 516-756-1600 or visit Carlyle at the Palace is a distinctly superior contemporary venue. This Chic venue is specifically designed to host Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations. It is packed with the latest technology in lighting and video, and it can be transformed to match your theme. Our Culinary Team has a passion for producing delicious food with fabulous presentation and they will create the perfect menu to accommodate your individual needs. Carlyle off the Green the premier off premise caterer in Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons, takes your celebration to any location you choose. No matter where you have your simcha – Great Events Happen Here! Catering by Colbeh (75 North Station Plaza, Great Neck, NY; Tel: 516-466-8181) Colbeh is the perfect venue for your unforgettable event. We offer two newly renovated and unique ballrooms that can accommodate from fifty to four hundred guests. Our full time events manager designs each event to reflect the client’s personal taste and preferences. We provide packages that include DJ, MC, decorations and photographer/videographer. Additionally, we provide appetizing and expertly prepared Mediterranean and American cuisine served by our attentive staff. Colbeh can create the ultimate affair that you and your guests will always remember. Chelsea Piers (23rd St & Hudson River Park, New York, NY; Tel: 212-336-6777 or visit Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers, a 3,400 square-foot reception space with panoramic views of the Hudson River, accommodates up to 150 guests for dinner and dancing. Enjoy fine food and service from their preferred caterers, including Kosher and Glatt Kosher options. Looking for more action for your child’s Mitzvah? The Field House is the ideal location for activities such as rock climbing, basketball, batting cages, soccer, and much more. Their experienced event managers will create a unique and memorable party that allows you to enjoy the event alongside your guests, while they take care of the details. Club 151 (151 Dominion Blvd. Ronkonkoma, NY 11779; Tel: 631 585-5867 Much more than your ordinary Bar/ Bat Mitzvah. Club 151 is the ultimate place to have your party. Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a once in a life time occasion. At Club 151 we will custom tailor your special day to make your dream party a reality. Packages start at $39.99/person and includes D.J, arcade, lounge and buffet. The options at Club 151 are endless and our party coordinators will work with you to make your event a memorable one. We are located just minutes off the L.I.E at exit 59. Crest Hollow Country Club (8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY; Tel: 516-692-8000 or visit A memorable bat or bar mitzvah begins here. Our new, stunning South Beach-inspired pool deck sets the perfect stage for your celebration. New marble floors lit by dazzling LED’s transform classic interiors for dancing the night away. Enjoy our famous five-star cuisine created by acclaimed Kosher chefs and the impeccable service and attention to detail that have been the hallmark of our family for generations. Today’s Crest Hollow Country Club: Experience the unexpected. Dave and Busters, Westbury( 1504 Old Country Rd Westbury, NY 11590 (P) 516- 542-6916) Dave & Buster’s, Islandia (1856 Veteran’s Memorial Highway Islandia, NY 11749 (P) 631-787-1406) Dave and Busters, Farmingdale (261 Airport Plaza Blvd Farmingdale, NY 11735 (P) 631-249-6455) Book your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Dave and Buster’s! A unique venue with over 100 video games, private rooms, billiards, bowling and chef crafted buffets! We specialize in Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations from 40-200 guests. Come experience our great food, DJ, unique decorations, photo favors and a whole lot more! We customize your event to fit any budget. Deb’s Family Disco (Midtown Manhattan, NY; Tel: 212-586-7425 or visit NY Magazine rated Deb’s Family Disco parties “BEST OF” four times over. The family owned business offers all inclusive catering and entertainment. They will travel to your hall or entertain at their club, a magnificent discotheque in the heart of the Broadway theater district. Deb’s Family Disco provides one-stop shopping by providing full-party production with gourmet catering, dynamite DJ’s, dancers, performance artists, and even entire theatrical set design. Ask about our impeccable references. Garden City Hotel - Posh Ultra Lounge (45 7th St, Garden City, NY; Tel: 516-663- 7010 or visit Posh, the dynamic event space at The Garden City Hotel, has become the number one venue on Long Island for one of a kind Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Their colorific party space and vibrant dance floor will enhance your event’s motif with hi-tech sound and lighting effects. Their experienced catering professionals will provide you and your guests with signature service, style and attention to detail. Posh is Long Island’s most unique venue for events that make an impression that your guests will never forget. Le Cirque New York (One beacon Court - 151 East 58th Street, New York, 10022 - Telephone (212) 405-5095 Email: Website: www.lecirque. com) Combining Classic French Cuisine and traditional Italian hospitality, Le Cirque, along with sister restaurants Circo and Sirio, can assist you in planning anything from the most intimate party to the most extravagant of affairs. With complete event planning services, opulent dining rooms, and full off premise capabilities, your guests can experience the grandeur of Le Cirque firsthand and enjoy a meal that is sure to be as unforgettable as the event itself. The Liberty Theater (234 West 42nd St. (212) 997-0009 or (917) 553-9840 or Everything old is new again. The Liberty Theater an, event space located in the heart of the world- Times Square Theater District, is owned and operated by the Times Square Hospitality Group. The newly renovated facility, which was originally built in 1904, still showcases all of the original architectural details, as well as some new additions including a large lounge area for cocktail receptions, an in house catering facility and state of the art sound and lighting. The Liberty Theater houses 20,000 feet of spectacular event space and can hold events for 500 -1500 people with a 500 person seated dinner capacity. Call us for more information about hosting your special day at The Liberty Theater. Life the Place to Be (2 Lawrence St, Ardsley, NY; 914-591-4400; Westchester’s NEW COOL spot for Special Events and Everyday Fun! LIFE is 29,000 square feet of solid fun and excitement with event rooms able to accommodate 50 to 500 guests. The space includes; 3,000 square feet of the latest arcade games, bowling, laser tag, rock climbing, plasma screens, nightclub lighting and more! Catering provided by Abigail Kirsch. Kosher catering is available. Everything is included, so no need for rentals. We are just minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge & 15 miles from NYC. Enjoy life! The Metropolitan (3 Pratt Blvd., Glen Cove, NY; Tel: 516-671-4444 or visit their website: www.themetropolitancaterers. com) The Metropolitan is renowned for hosting the most creative and extraordinary Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Their grand space has allowed their clients to create uniquely themed events such as “Sara in the City”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Fashion Week, Las Vegas Casino, NFL, NBA, & African Safari. They continue their tradition of One Event at a Time – the entire hall, only for you. With their impeccable attention to detail and cosmopolitan approach to all events, The Metropolitan will bring the grandeur of Manhattan to your special day. Mitzvah Caterers (Tel: 516-351-0661 or 631-499-0915 x315 or visit www.mitzvahcaterersli. com - 3 exclusive Long Island locations and off-premise catering) Their dedicated professionals will ensure that every aspect of your event meets all expectations. They take pride in creating an atmosphere of warmth to make any special occasion a day to cherish forever. Their banquet staff will be there to cater to all your needs from the initial planning to the fine details during the day of the event. Their exceptional chefs are dedicated to preparing an artistic display of the finest Glatt Kosher foods that is pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. They offer every amenity with an air of elegance. Mitzvah Caterers looks forward to being part of your memories. Windows on the Lake/Beach Club Real Estate (Lake Ronkonkoma, NY (Tel: 631.737.0088 or 631.588.8083 ) Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Celebration? A Mitzvah Celebration of a lifetime awaits you at the beautiful Windows on the Lake or the Beach Club Estate. Both spectacular locations are right on the water at Lake Ronkonkoma, where every room has a view of the lake. Our gourmet food from cuisines around the world is prepared by our Master Chefs. If you desire, we can also produce Fabulous Glatt Kosher events that will “wow” your guests. We feature customized entertainment (bands, disc jockeys, MCs, etc.), theatrical lighting, specialized performers (caricaturists, magicians, etc.) and innovative theme ideas that will captivate your guests, enhancing your affair. Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planners will help you execute your unique vision. You will get rave reviews from all your guests who will remember your event for years to come. Call our Banquet Office today and meet with our Bar & Bat Mitzvah specialist today! Go to http://www Zachary’s (1916 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, NY; Tel: 516-794-9770) Zacharys and Savannah lounge were the pioneers in the edgy “disco” style party that soon graduated to the upscale lounge gathering that is the trend today. As Long Island’s leading nightclub locations, they have state of the art sound, music and video, and light show~ there are no imitations here, this is the real thing. While other places catching on to the trend will bring in sound, video and club style furniture, there is no match for the real thing. Continuously upgraded and restyled for the times, these places clearly have their finger on the pulse of the coming trends. It always happens here first. No party is the “Perfect Party” without the right food. The proprietors saw their opportunity to lead here buy developing a first grade kitchen with a master chef that has been with them for 25 years. Constantly tweaking their offerings with new trends -authentic Japanese sushi, Mexican Stations, sliders, fresh seafood and more – they surprise all with the most exquisite food in Long Island most contemporary atmosphere. Absolutely, the perfect party! ENTERTAINMENT 100 Percent Fun Inc. (50 Nassau Terminal Road, New Hyde Park, NY; Tel: 914-524-0055/516-354-1515/718-353-8446 or visit & 100 Percent Fun Entertainment specializes in Entertainment for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. 100 Percent Fun Send in the Carnivals and Amusements lets your imagination run wild. They have it all: Comedy, music, magic games, pop noggins, flip fotos, indoor and outdoor inflatables, DJ party show, karaoke machines: arts and crafts shows, spin art, sand art, candy art and full carnival set-ups with your choice of games and much much more! If you can think of it, they can supply it. They also have a full party rental division from dance floors to tents and all that’s in-between. Call for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, school event, corporate function, and holiday and birthday parties. OFFICIAL PARTY PROVIDER FOR THE NEW YORK METS. Aardvark Amusement Ride Rentals, Carnival & Arcade Game Rental Service ( (800) 303-7433 Serving New York City and the tri-state area, New Jersey and Long Island) Aardvark Amusements has taken the entire party scene by storm. With an enormous list of satisfied clients, Aardvark Amusements has earned the title “Industry Leader.” Its reputation for repeatedly providing clientele with incredible entertainment is only superseded by an unmatched level of professionalism, reliability and customer service. They provide quality amusement rentals featuring fun inflatable, rides, interactive and carnival games and much more for birthdays, corporate parties and bar/bat mitzvahs. Also available are photo items such as photos on crystals, stickers and fantasy backgrounds and authentic photo booths for guests to take home photo strip memories of the event. The Amazing Bottle Dancers from Michael Pasternak Productions (800- 716-0556 or The highlight of every simcha, this brief but exciting program is a great addition to your DJ or Band! It all starts with a “surprise” appearance of the first “Rabbi.” After his hilarious “personalized” introduction of family and guests, he calls out to the back of the room...”Shmul, Avram, Nacham, Moishe...bring in our guest of honor!” After their hilarious, surprise entrance, what follows is the beautiful “tradition” of the Bottle Dance along with a sensational Hora featuring authentic Klezmer music. This is something to be remembered. Artemix (Whitestone, NY; 888-ARTEMIX or 800-401-3571; Since 1998, Artemix has been your creative innovator in Entertainment. They specialize in Body Art and Custom Airbrushed Party Favors. Throughout the NY tri-state area, they have sculpted a team of over 50 of the best artists in the biz. They are fully insured, and have been leading in Airbrushing for well over 10 years. The quality of their work and their ability to incorporate the trends into their designs has resulted in countless satisfied guests. Their professional and energetic image has placed them on the top tier of the industry. Let Artemix bring the color of their art to your special day. Beat By Beat Entertainment (Tel: 516-650-7881 or visit Beat By Beat Entertainment has been serving the tri-state area for over 20 years. We are a total event planning and production company. We will help you customize your event and create the ultimate Bar/ Bat Mitzvah experience. We offer nightclub experienced DJ’s, high energy MC’s and Party Motivators. Our Production division includes: Event Planners, Videographers, Photographers, Wireless Uplighting and Event Décor. We also offer photo favors and airbrushing. Let us provide everything you may need to make your party perfect!!! Custom Creations (5 Wenmore Court, Commack, NY; Tel: 631-949-4001) Custom Creations airbrushing is a unique form of entertainment. Frank Cinanni, an extremely talented artist, has been in business over 30 years. He offers a vast array of items, plus 2 artists at your party for one low price. He will surely make your party a success. Also available are custom centerpieces and sign-in books, Mystical Madlyn fortunetelling, DJ Stacy Stylez, and much more. Call Custom Creations to have a truly special event David Levitan’s Magic & Mentalism (3893 Sally Lane, Oceanside, NY 516-536- 6240) David Levitan is a master showman with a warm and engaging style that combines mind reading, magic and humor. David creates paranormal effects with everyday objects such as cards dancing at his fingertips, guests’ money multiplying in their hands, jewels vanishing and reappearing and time moving into the future. With uncanny accuracy he can reveal your birth date, thoughts, people, places and things from your life. Your guests are guaranteed an amazing experience. Disc Jockeys At Your Service (527A Meacham Ave., Elmont, NY; Tel: 516-358-1567 or visit Make an Appointment to Come Visit our New Showroom Studio Location: 527 A Meacham Ave., Elmont, NY 11003. Tel: 516-358-1567 & Tell a Friend!!! We have been providing Professional DJ Entertainment for 25 years and Professional Videography & Photography for over 4 decades. We can provide custom made mazel announcement cards, magnets or photos, Mitzvah invitations, pre-ceremony photo shoot, event/reception photography, HD-DVD Video, DJ entertainment, screens, VJs (Mixing Video Jockeys), photo favors, video/photo slide show (montage), dancers & much much more!!! Disc Jockeys At Your Service is your Personal Event Planning Assistant for a Successful Event. Become Part of our Satisfied Exclusive Clientele Today!!! Double G Productions (47 Heisser Lane, Farmingdale, NY: Tel: 516-932-8342) Double G sets the industry standard in entertainment, video, photography and décor. Now housed under one roof with Starlight Express Entertainment and New York’s Ultimate Entertainment, our resources are limitless. Our professional team will make planning your event a wonderful experience from the day you meet us until the end of your journey. Call to schedule a no-obligation presentation. Our quality, commitment, and outstanding service for 26 years have earned us our reputation for excellence. Dynamic Entertainment (150 Jerusalem Avenue, Massapequa, NY; Tel: 516-799-0808 or visit Dynamic Entertainment offers complete party planning for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding or special event. Their professional DJ’s/MC’s and party extras make your celebration one to remember. With interactive equipment, photo/ video montage screens and state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, your party will be jumping. They also have a full line of digital photo favors, wax hands, photo booths, carnival, karaoke, new paintless paintball gallery and casino nights. EJ The DJ Inc. (701-6 Koehler Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY; Tel: 631-348-7848) EJ The DJ Inc. utilizes its worldwide resources to customize entertainment for your affair. The EJ staff is always on the lookout for what’s hot and about to hit. They know what is the next “big thing” in the world of entertainment and are ready to incorporate it into your affair. And because EJ The DJ Inc. owns most of its own equipment, they are able to provide you with cutting edge innovations for your entertainment services at a reasonable cost. Hal Prince Music/HPM DJS (Westchester 914-241-3300 241 Main Street Mount Kisco, New York 10549) (New York City 212-354- 4100 146 East 37th Street New York, New York 10016) For over 40 years, Hal Prince has had the reputation for providing outstanding music and entertainment for all social events. Whether you are looking for low key or high energy, Hal Prince Music offers DJ’s, MC’s, dancers, interactive novelty entertainment, DVD dance parties, band and DJ combinations and of course Musicians/Bands that are just right for your occasion. They also offer lighting, plasma screens, dance platforms and a variety of novelty entertainment. THEY MAKE THE MUSIC THAT MAKES THE EVENT. Jewish DJ Service, Inc. (6 Tulip Ave, Floral Park, NY; Tel: 516-358-0800 or visit With over 20 years of experience, Jewish DJ Service, Inc. is full service party production company offering highenergy dancers, interactive entertainment, and American and Jewish music. Magic Beyond Imagination (Tel: 631-757-4206/516-672-3957 or visit Robert McEntee (Magic Bob) has thrilled audiences for 20 years with spectacular magic and mind reading performances. He makes your son or daughter the star in his sophisticated walk-around performance. Magic Bob makes your reception truly unforgettable. Options include psychic entertainment, magical giveaways, illusions (your child can magically appear, float in the air or have a guest sawed in half!) or an incredible musical routine with dramatic fire eating, floating objects, lights, and special effects. Ask about our enthusiastic references! Call now! Magic by Marc (917-861-7963 or Marc is a New York City based professional magician and mentalist with international performance credits. He specializes in private and corporate magical and thought reading entertainment. Marc provides entertainment for both children and adults by adding his unique blend of magic, mystery, comedy and personality to any event. Each show includes plenty of magic, mind reading, comedy, and audience participation and can be performed either on stage or up close and personal (or even a combination of the two!) Visit his website and see actual video footage as well as up to the minute recent pictures and reference letters. To brighten your special occasion with magical entertainment – call Marc. The Main Event (NY 1-800-427-6359; NJ 1-800-427-6359) The Main Event’s incredibly unique photo favors become cherished keepsakes from your special day. Photo favors are custom designed to fit your theme, and there is a package to fit your budget. Choose their unique Photo ID’s and Bobble Heads or timeless favorites like magnets and Lucite frames. All your Main Event photos can be transferred to CD so you can e-mail, enlarge and reprint forever. The Main Event also offers a full line of T-shirts, sports games, Karaoke and Xbox for your event. Matthew Furman Professional Magician and Mind Reader (Tel: 212- 213-8269 or visit Find out why Matthew Furman is the number one magician and mind reader out there today. Maximum Entertainment (2550 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY; 516-826-8632) Maximum Entertainment offers DJs, MCs, dancers, live musicians, photo-favors, video screens, montages, photography and so much more. They are known for their great games and talented MC/dancers. The selection of music for all guests is unmatched. Clients include Macy’s, Weather Channel, AHRC, Columbia Records, Conan O’Brien and more. Packages start at just $1695. Visit their showroom. MB Sound Productions (Visit or call 888-51- PARTY) MB Sound Productions offers a full range of party services to meet your needs and budget. In addition to having a DJ to rock the house you may also wish to add an MC, concessions (popcorn, cotton candy etc.), and their new intelligent lighting packages that can transform a venue from a room into an experience. Get a quote online, or call the hotline 1-888-51-PARTY and talk to one of their party specialists about setting up a consultation at the MB Sound Productions’ office. New York Party Artz (Tel: 631-775-7860 or visit New York Party Artz brings creative party entertainment to the New York tristate area. Watch their artists in action as they create colorful custom airbrush party favors at your event. Choose from a dazzling array of designs for the always fun to have airbrush and henna tattoos. NYPA also offers Scrapbooking and Personalized Rhinestone Favors at your event. Check out their brilliant customized theme backdrops and sign-in boards. With so much artistic entertainment, they are a must have at your next event. New York Party Artz provides you with excitement, creative artistry and professionalism to ensure an outstanding celebration. The Ultimate Tribute Video (Tel: 516-922-6831 or visit The Ultimate Tribute Video is a hilarious customized tribute video that tells the story of your son or daughter’s life. A professional comedian, actor, and filmmaker with 32 years of experience (including appearances on Everybody Loves Raymond and Men of a Certain Age) creates your unique video. The coolest gift you can give your child is to let him or her star in a movie! Bar/ Bat Mitzvah Intro Videos and Tribute Videos are unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Yahney Entertainment (100A Tec Street Hicksville NY 11801; Tel: 800-SAY TODD; or ; Todd Yahney, along with cousins Eric and Craig and their talented MC personalities spearhead Yahney Entertainment. Since 1980, they have been the tri-state area’s most spontaneous, exciting and creative DJ/Entertainment company. Yahney’s events reach beyond your expectations with their own personal brand of entertainment, fabulous lighting, special effects and talented costumed dancers. They are event planners offering photo favors, acts and novelty entertainments to suit every taste. Yahney Entertainment Group, Inc. (Tel: 800-SAY-JEFF, 631-425-jeff or or Since 1973, DJ Jeff Yahney and the “Original” Yahney Entertainment Group are the names you can trust for an incredible Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration. DJ Jeff Yahney’s Summer Camp Tour is the highlight for over 25,000 campers at 43 camps every summer. They offer a wide selection of photo favors and great unique novelty entertainments for every type of event. DJ Jeff Yahney and the “Original” Yahney Entertainment Group are not affiliated with any other company using the name “Yahney” do not be confused – insist on the “Original.” EVENT DESIGN & DÉCOR Balloon Bouquets of Long Island (631- 665-2333) Balloon Bouquets of Long Island is a full service event decorating company dedicated to enhancing celebrations of every size. Founded in 1985, they have succeeded for twenty-five years in meeting their clients’ needs. From the simple to the spectacular – each event is specifically designed with three things in mind: your budget, the particular space where you are having your event and your own personal taste. The result is custom designed décor for your special affair. Call for a noobligation consultation. PBG Event Production Company (6 Tulip Ave., Floral Park, NY; Tel: 516-358- 0800 or visit PBG Events is an award winning lighting design company offering innovative designs in illuminated event furniture, illuminated decor, event lighting and custom designed lounges. EVENT PLANNER/ FURNITURE RENTAL Geo Events (750 3rd Avenue, Ninth Fl., New York, NY; Tel: 800-670-0462/212-572- 8323) Geo Events is a full service event planning company. Their tenure in the entertainment and event production industry spans two decades. Their experience in managing and creating unique distinctive parties enables them to produce the ultimate event. Geo Events is PROFESSIONAL-INNOVATIVE-FRESHUNIQUE. Satisfied clients include: Ronald McDonald house, Tribeca Film Festival, NY Giants, WPIX Ch 11, Hadassah, Donald Trump, NYC Fire Museum, Party 105, Cablevision. FASHION 2 B Seen (206 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY; 516-921-5777) 2 B Seen has the largest selection of the most magnificent gowns and elegant suits, specially made for you and your daughter, elegantly discounted. They cater to the Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Prom, Flower Girl and mother of…offering sizes 2 to 26 and girls sizes 7 to 16. Plus they do all alterations at no additional cost. Simply For You Boutique (222B West Jericho Turnpike, Syosset -In the Muttontown Shopping Plaza Across from Stone Hill; Tel: 516-921-2863; or visit Simply For the place to go for your formal attire. From Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, to Prom, our hand-picked selection of runway style gowns will definitely impress! With our in-house stylists and seamstress, our gowns will be custom fit to exceed your specific expectations. Family members are also welcome, as we have a wide selection of dresses to impress! Complete the outfit with our collection of accessories and stylish footwear. Our extraordinarily talented staff looks forward to making your elegant affair a memorable affair! Sweats Appeal (1133 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY; Tel: 516-935-3588) SWEATS APPEAL just celebrated its 28th anniversary in Plainview N.Y. They cater to girls 7-14 thru adult sizes. Last year Sweats Appeal introduced a “SPECIAL OCCASION” clothing department. They offer fashionable outfits for BAR/BAT MITZVAHS....SWEET SIXTEENS....DENIM & DIAMOND PARTIES. They specialize in outfits for the “GUESTS” of the parties. They have a HUGE SELECTION AT DISCOUNT PRICES. This past year Sweats Appeal has seen their department grow and the word is out....PARTY IT UP IN STYLE AT SWEATS 7 days! FAVORS Doubletake Photo Favors (Long Island, NY; Tel: 516-747-7681/516-747-4646 or visit Share life’s special moments with DOUBLETAKE, the most experienced and respected Photo Favor Company in the industry. As professional photographers with style and a smile, they quicken the pace and shorten the line. DOUBLETAKE’S eye-catching display includes elegant Lucite frames, exciting photo-clips, photo funnies, magazine covers, key chains, magnets, snow globes and more. Corporate or private parties, large or small, DOUBLETAKE is the company that does it all. Remember, the final product is only as good as the photographer behind the lens. Visit their website, as one look is worth 1,000 words. With recession proof pricing, you can’t afford to pass them by! Gotham T-Shirts (198 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Gove NY; Tel: 516-676-0900) When you design and print for over 200 Bar and Bat Mitzvahs a year, you are the screen printer everyone uses. Gotham T Shirts offers personalized custom screenprinting, embroidery, art and theme designs for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah. The owner has over 20 years of retail experience and their in house artist has a BFA from New York’s best fashion school. Their fashion designs look best on hooded and zipper sweatshirts, T-shirts, flannel PJ sweatpants & nylon draw string back packs. Lasting Impressions (100-510 Daly Boulevard, Oceanside, NY; 1-888-248-3029) Give your guests the “Photo Favors They’ll Never Forget.” Have their highresolution photo put on the novelty items of their choice. Lasting Impressions will set up at your party and give your guests a chance to strike a pose alone, or with friends and family. Then, your guests can choose which of the fun novelty items they would like their photo mounted on. Select from buttons, key chains, mirrors, photo frames, magazine covers, mugs and more. Mah Jongg Gifts from Where the Winds Blow ( or Mah Jongg is not just for Grandma any longer! The Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrant will LOVE getting a new set from WHERE THE WINDS BLOW. They specialize in custom and personalized Mah Jongg Tiles. Give a gift that will be treasured for years and will reflect personal hobbies and interests. Customize jokers with names, hearts, zodiac symbols, peace signs, sports graphics and even the date of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah with a Star of David, or a graphic to match the theme of the special day. How perfect is that? Remember Customized sets are good gifts for Everyone! Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Bridal Showers and just for FUN! See more examples of personalized items on our Facebook page! Visit www.Facebook. com/MahJonggSeller Mention this magazine and get a free gift (with purchase of a complete set) through 12-31-12 INVITATIONS Fat Cat Paperie (426 Main St, Center Moriches, NY; Tel: 631-657-5481 or visit When planning the party of your dreams, visit Fat Cat Paperie for inspiring invitations to get you and your guests excited about what’s to come. Upon arrival at our shop you will be greeted by a graphic designer who will help you choose the perfect paper for your event. Whether it’s an invitation from an album, a custom design created just for you, or something special for your place cards, menus and programs, you will be helped every step of the way by a professional. Jewish National Fund (Tel: 800-700-1312) Searching for a unique invitation? JNF offers a way to celebrate by purchasing unique invitations. Each invitation represents a tree that has been planted in Israel or a donation to water resource development in Israel in honor of your guests. A tax-deductible contribution is required in addition to the cost of each invitation. The contribution ties in with the idea of tzedakah (charity) that is integral to becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Contact Roz at 800-700-1312 for more information. The Lavender Letter (Tel: 631-681- 2716/631-754-5146 or visit The Lavender Letter is a full service stationary store specializing in invitations and all items for your Bar and Bat Mitzvah needs. Personalized service is our specialty to help guide you through this special, but stressful time! Let us help you keep your youngster as well as your pocket book happy! Customized place cards and menus are also available upon request. Ask about our new Thank You card writing service, to help after the party is over! NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ORT America, Long Island Region (131 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY; Tel: 516- 876-8150;;; or visit ORT America, through its 130 years of service, has provided educational and training opportunities to students in over 60 countries. Celebrate your special occasion with a mitzvah project through ORT America. Collect contributions to provide a scholarship to New York’s own Bramson ORT, build state-of-the-art classrooms in Israel, provide a hot lunch for a needy student in Argentina or introduce a student to her Jewish heritage in Ukraine. Your mitzvah of helping other students less fortunate will resonate for years to come. You will know that you have helped to change the course of a child’s life. The Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center (74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY: 631-462-9800 or The Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center has been serving the community for over 30 years, providing recreational, cultural, educational, and social programs and activities for infants through senior adults. Several programs and activities are specifically geared to tweens and teens in grades 6-12 including Mac Attack (leadership/ community service); TASC (Teen Action Service Corps); Social Clubs, Tween & Teen Lounges; egents Review; SAT prep; and summer travel camps. Special Teen memberships are available (Ages 14-18). PHOTOGRAPHY H & H Photographers & Video Productions (Tel: 914-591-4200/201-224- 2266 or visit We are H & H Photographers, a studio that has been providing superior quality photographers since 1945. We also offer a complete in-house video department for your convenience. We come highly recommended by many of the area’s finest caterers. At H & H photographers we are aware of your needs and expectations, which is why our photographers are highly trained professionals who use the latest techniques, equipment and lighting to achieve the finest results without being obtrusive to you and your guests. Call H & H Photographers to capture the memories of a lifetime! HiLite Studios (206 Commack Rd., Commack: Tel: 631-499-6338; 324 Post Ave., Westbury; Tel: 516-334-4455 or visit HiLite Studios has been in business for over 30 years, providing Long Island and the entire NYC area with Award Winning Amazing Quality Photography and Video at very Reasonable Rates. We are well known for excellent personal service, wonderful quality work, and prices that keep people coming back time and time again for all types of parties and events. HiLite Studios is highly recommended by many current and previous clients, as well as by many local caterers, Rabbis, and Temples. Visit us at one of our storefront locations: 324 Post Avenue in Westbury or 206 Commack Road in Commack. Check us out today at Kornfeld Studios (12a North Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY; Tel: 516-678-7180/516- 678-7183 or visit Kornfeld Studios takes pride in their photographic business that has been serving the metropolitan area for 37 years. Staying current and “cutting edge” is a primary consideration. Their studio however has not forgotten the old fashioned principles of quality and flattering retouching to give their prints a complete and finished look. Give them a call for basic packages or extraordinary requests such as designed banners (that would cover the side of a building) or anything you would like in between. They look forward to hearing from you. Please visit their BRAND NEW website at Rabenko Photography & Video (1601 Broadway, Woodmere, NY 888-722-3656 or Gary Rabenko has been a photographer’s photographer for the past 25 years at the most prestigious studios in the country. Truly he is one of the most sought after photographers in the industry for all the right reasons. “Photography should be tasteful, flattering and technically excellent. It should be a stylistic interpretation of the special times of your life seen through the eyes of a qualified and concerned artist,” says Rabenko. Rabenko achieves imagery that smiles from the inside - From the heart. In both video and photography, Gary’s work is so different he is still the original. Sweet Shots Photography by Katherine Sweet (In Norwalk, Ct call 203-846-8510 “Capturing those precious moments for a lifetime of memories and joy.” This is the true job of the professional photographer and the mission of Katherine Sweet. She endeavors to not only capture the moment in time, but also to seize the personality vitality and the emotions of the moment. Sweet’s background in education gives her a unique perspective and a special rapport with young people. Katherine Sweet specializes in Bar/ Bat Mitzvahs, special occasion parties, children’s portraiture and weddings. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Rabbi Monte Sugarman: Have Torah Will Travel (Tel: 631-777-7077/Cell: 518- 339-5883; Email: info@RabbiSugarman. com or visit Rabbi Monte Sugarman of Synagogue Without Walls-Or Chadash serves non-affiliated Jews. He is a traveling rabbi who will help you personalize your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah in a private setting of your choice. He loves working with children and parents to bring about this meaningful Jewish rite of passage. No membership dues, just one fee. Call/email Rabbi Sugarman to meet with you to plan a meaningful Bar/Bat Mitzvah you will never forget. SECURITY Bar Mitzvah Bouncer (Tel: 973-758- 9800/631-367-1519 or visit The Bar Mitzvah Bouncer is a professional chaperone service. With their services, you can enjoy the party and not worry about the children. When a Bar Mitzvah Bouncer is at your party, you have peace of mind! If a bus ride to the party is needed, the Bar-Mitzvah Bouncer rides along. Since all staff members are teachers, they have the necessary experience to manage the children properly and effectively. SPECIALTY FOODS Tobo Foods (Tel: 516-623-4624; Fax: 516- 623-4625; Email: or visit Tobo Foods offers a unique “post party” presentation. Their shiny, stainless steel coffee trucks can be decorated with signs, photos, “disco” light shows, pre-recorded music and other motifs to match your party’s theme. As your guests leave the party, they are served an assortment of baked goods, fantastic “candy store” presentations, hot and cold beverages of all types, candy apples, hot salted pretzels, White Castle burgers, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Nathan’s hot dogs, bagels, croissants, muffins, flavored popcorn and much more. They can even create newspapers with “custom” front pages. Friends and family will not soon forget this wonderful way that you have chosen to end your party. TRAVEL Bar/Bat Mitzvah Adventure Tours in Israel (Tel: 877-977-4268 or visit It is one of the most important events in your son’s or daughter’s life; why not make it the adventure of a lifetime that includes river rafting, floating on the Dead Sea, an archeological dig, swimming with dolphins, and much more. Israel Bar Mitzvah Tours has provided these priceless memories for over 30 years. They offer the perfect combination of excitement, relevance and quality as you will also visit revered sites in Jerusalem and throughout Israel while enjoying premium accommodations and transportation. And your Bar or Bat Mitzvah child’s tour is FREE when you book at least three adult tours. Israel Celebration Tours (Tel: 786-284- 8413 or visit Israel Celebration Tours has been in business for over 20 years, providing individual guaranteed departure tours and custom tours for families and groups. We specializie in Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tours. With representatives in the U.S. and Israel, we are available to you from the planning stages through your stay in Israel. If you want your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah to be a life-cycle event forever to be remembered, consider a family trip to Israel. This is a profound, meaningful gift for all. VIDEOGRAPHY ProCam Productions (516-783-5790;, Seaford, NY) ProCam Productions is run by an award winning, full time video professional, with 25 years experience. Video production is all they do. At ProCam you’ll receive personalized service at very reasonable rates. They use the latest broadcast quality equipment and deliver a beautifully edited DVD with an easy to navigate chapter menu. Give them a call and set up an appointment to view their work. At ProCam Productions, they appreciate the opportunity to capture your memories. The Ultimate Tribute Video (Tel: 516-922-6831 or visit The Ultimate Tribute Video is a hilarious customized tribute video that tells the story of your son or daughter’s life. It is created by a professional comedian, actor, and filmmaker with 32 years experience, including appearances on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and a NY Times Profile. The coolest gift you can give your son or daughter is to let them star in their own movie. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Intro Videos and Tribute Videos unlike anything you’ve ever seen and the only one of its kind in New York.

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