The Roth Family Bar Mitzvah


The Roth family of West Bloomfield, MI, celebrated their son Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah on November 22, 2014. Jacob’s theme was Club JLR.

Jacob’s Club JLR logo was used throughout the event including his invitation, which was a club flyer.

The Havdalah service and party were held at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, MI. Jacob’s proud parents, Renée and Jaimey, with Jacob on the bimah.

For Jacob’s mitzvah project he work with Trout Unlimited, an organization that assists in the conservation, protection and restoration of Michigan’s cold water fish and their watershed. Jacob has always had a deep passion for fishing so it was an easy choice.

Jaimey wore his father’s tallis during the service. The tallis served as a memory of Jacob’s grandfather, who recently passed away. Jacob did an amazing job at his service. All three of his siblings eagerly participated in the service.

Renée’s advice about the service is, “Relax! The first practice may seem scary, but your child will be ready when their big day comes.”

Immediately after the service, the family and their friends were ready to party! Amy Kaminsky of Pegasus Entertainment did an amazing job transforming the space. Amy made sure that the Roth’s idea of a clean look with a focus on lighting was implemented.

The guest signed a cool acrylic sign-in board that was lit up with a black light. The messages were written with neon markers.

Instead of having traditional place cards, Jacob’s guest found their seat by looking on a board that resembled an iTunes play list.

Jacob’s friends received VIP passes for entry into the party and kids only VIP Lounge.

The Roth’s used a step and repeat at the entrance of the party room so they could take pictures with all of their guests. This red carpet entrance was a great way to get pictures of everyone without having traditional table pictures.

Jacob chilling in his bar mitzvah VIP lounge area that was equipped with black leather sofas, black leather chairs, coffee tables and pillows that displayed Jacob’s logo. The lounge had a fun “mocktails bar” where the kids could have their own custom-made juice drinks.

The kids’ VIP lounge area featured bistro lighting above the LED bar and special signage for the lounge and café.

Jacob’s friends received custom airbrushed hats in the lounge area.

Brian Masserman of Masserman Photography did an amazing job capturing the beautiful neon club inspired décor.

Instead of having a traditional montage, pictures of Jacob and his family were displayed in lit up photo cubes on some of the tables. The remaining tables had simple 3 foot white balloons with ribbon provided by Go Balloonies.

Before Jacob’s grand entrance, a fun and entertaining Jacob’s (Ferris Bueller) Day Off Entrance Video starring Jacob and his friends was played. The was video made, produced, written, directed, edited and filed by TONE-e Films and its amazing staff including: Tony Gorgiewicz, Rachel Kijek and Adam Herbstreit. This video is super creative and should not be missed! Check out the video by copying this link into your browser:

The beautiful candle lighting display included three candles – one for the past in memory of Jacob’s grandfather, one for the present for Jacob’s family and one for the future for Jacob’s friends. The shorter candle lighting kept the party going guest could start dancing.

Jacob’s mom Renée created the unique candle lighting display, featuring his name lit up with glow fish, inspired from Pinterest.

Jamez and his dance crew from Pegasus Entertainment kept the dance floor packed all night. Jamez was great to work with! The first time the Roth family and Jamez met they instantly clicked. The Roths and Jamez even had a dance party in the Roth’s kitchen where Jamez spun on his head! Jacob and his friends took dance classes with Jamez before hand to create a fabulous grand entrance.

Dance floor giveaways included LED tambourines, foam sticks, light up necklaces, bracelets and glasses. The foam sticks and tambourines were a HUGE hit! Prizes included Lululemon headbands, Nike elite socks and more.

In addition to the amazing entertainment, the video projection took the energy up a notch. Video was projected onto the backdrop as guests danced the night away! In addition to the video on the backdrop, there was a live feed of the guests on the 60” plasma televisions that hung off the truss.

The family had an amazing night they will never forget.

Renée’s advice to parents that are planning a mitzvah is, “Start planning early, the process getting it just right is stressful enough. No need to rush and make it worse. More isn’t always better. Sometimes keeping it simple works and looks better in the end. Don’t have too many distractions you want to keep the kids on the dance floor all night.” Renee also said, “Breathe! You will survive :-)"