Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY

Family is everything.  That is something that I feel constantly; no matter what happens, where you go, how you change, family is the one constant in your life.  Joseph had his loving family around him all day celebrating his Bar Mitzvah, and I could tell that he appreciated each and every one of them.

Joseph’s Bar Mitzvah was packed with endless entertainment for everyone, from video game consoles to basketball hoops, a dry ice bar, breakdancers, arcade games, races run by motivators, and artists ‘tattooing’ with UV reactive paint that glowed when the lights went out! Everywhere you turned, there was something else to do and see, and another group of people laughing and having an amazing time.  The production and entertainment was, as the kids say, on fleek! The DJ and motivators had everyone on their feet the entire night, and got everyone involved. I loved it when the lights went off and the glow sticks (and glowing ‘tattoos’!) lit up! I always enjoy the challenge of working with the neon and glowing light, and coming up with creative ways to capture it all.

Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits, family
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits, family

Joseph’s sister, Alexandra, flew home from her gap year in Israel to be a part of Joseph’s special day.  With a broken foot, Alexandra was very limited for portraits, even though she really wanted to be a part of them.  Super Dad carried Alexandra wherever we were taking photos so she wouldn’t feel left out. How amazing is that?

Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits, couple, family
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits, couple, family
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits, couple, family
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits, family

Joseph’s grandparents had passed away and were not able to physically be a part of this momentous day.  There is no doubt, though, that they were there in spirit. Joseph and the family wanted them to be a part of this big part of his life, and I am certain they were.

Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends
Joseph Berger's Bar Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle NY, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, party, dancing, family, friends

The Team

Event Planner: Piece of Cake NYC
Venue: Young Israel of New Rochelle
Catering: Carlos and Gabbys
Production and Entertainment: ESP Productions

Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey

Picture this: red carpet rolled out, cameras everywhere, interviewers asking what you’re wearing - this what was you got when you walked into The Evas.  That’s right, not The Oscars, The Evas! I love this Bat Mitzvah theme, Eva and all of her guests felt like real stars.  The production was so spectacularly thought out, I can’t think of a single way the evening could have been better or more fun for everyone there!  Every single person got involved in the fun, including Eva's mom and dad! They danced, ran and competed, all on top of hosting an incredible event for Eva - I nominate them for an award! (I couldn't resist!)

On this one, the pictures really do more than my words can. Have a look at the photos below, and let me know what you think in the comments! What would your ideal themed party be?

Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, set up
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portrait
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portrait
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portraits
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz, portaits
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz
Eva's Oscar Themed Bat Mitzvah at Young Israel of New Rochelle, New Jersey, Photos by Chaim Schvarcz