With over twenty years of ‘experience’ attending Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations and arranging my own son’s celebration I have come to know a number of people, companies and organisations that provide a variety of services parents may wish to learn about. These include kipah and tallit suppliers, suitable venues, printers, photographers, entertainers, event organisers, florists and more.
The list of these would be endless and parents will consult friends and various sources for themselves. The information here may help in the search of such services. I have used many of these myself, whilst others come recommended. However neither my experience nor a parent’s recommendation is a guarantee that the service you will receive will be of the same standard. That is beyond my control.
On request I can provide information about rabbis in Israel, who are able to help with celebrations at the Western Wall, at the Southern Wall, in a reform synagogue in Jerusalem, as well as on Massada.
Kipah (skull cap)
Kippot Personalized and Bulk Custom Yarmulkes by A1 Skullcaps®. They are the leading source of Personalized kippot, Yarmulkes and Kippahs for all your bar mitzvah, wedding and any other simcha. The kippot are custom and top quality kippots. Each of the bulk kippahs are beautifully Personalized and hand crafted. All kippot come with free custom imprint. Skullcap.com
Tallit (prayer shawl)
Ben’s Tallit Shop is designed to help you find just the right tallit you need – whether you want to buy a traditional tallit, a modern tallit, a custom tallit, tallit katan, tzitzit or techelet. Tallit-shop.com
Every event requires meticulous planning. At Firebird Events Ltd. we have been committed to providing professional event management, conference production, team building, hospitality, entertainment, celebrities, wedding services, lighting, decor and party planning for corporate, Government, private, celebrity and Royalty clients throughout this country and Europe for the last 20 years. Firebirdevents.co.uk
A totally new concept in event furniture, Ice Magic is the ultimate solution for the event that has got to be stunning and state-of-the-art. The range has everything that's needed for an exceptional and individual event - whether it's a private function, a product launch or a corporate event. And Ice Magic can make an event elegant and sophisticated or funky and rocking. Ice-magic.biz
He is one the world’s finest magicians, presenting stunning close up magic for other private parties and corporate functions. Topmagician.co.uk
Ben is one of the busiest professional magicians in Britain. Specialising in original Close-up Magic and mind reading, he is available for corporate magic, private parties, and special events throughout the UK and Europe. Ben has performed his unique brand of magic and mind reading at hundreds of events worldwide, and is guaranteed to add something extra special to your event that only a magician can add. Contemporary-magician.co.uk
One Marylebone Road
Built in 1826 on its own ‘island’ in the heart of the capital, One Marylebone has rapidly become a firm favourite for event organisers and private clients looking for an elegant, yet flexible venue. Beautifully refurbished to the original designs of Sir John Soane, the Grade I listed venue boasts 3 unique spaces plus landscaped garden, moments from Regents Park. The grandeur of One Marylebone has attracted blue-chip brands from a variety of industries with a focus on fashion, beauty and the arts. The venue operates in two distinct ways, allowing the client as much choice and flexibility as possible. Onemarylebone.com
The Louise Blouin Foundation
We believe in the unique power of culture and creativity to be catalysts for positive change. The Foundation has two main aims: To encourage a better understanding of foreign affairs and culture beyond borders through international cooperation, exchange and dialogue for the 21st century.To explore the broader practical significance of creativity and the creative potential of the human brain. We are an international not-for-profit organisation. We work as an investor, originator and partner to pursue our goals. ltbfoundation.org
Sartoria makes the perfect setting for any occasion, catering for anything from a small private dinner to an exclusive corporate function. Boasting a spacious dining area and two private rooms, Sartoria offers a versatile space in which to cater a truly bespoke event, whatever the occasion. sartoria-restaurant.co.uk
Gilgamesh is one of the most exciting and visually stunning Event venues ever to hit London. A big and bold Babylonian style palace combining history with elements of contemporary design and modern art makes Gilgamesh one of the most unique and dramatic venues in London. Gilgameshbar.com
As a member of SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) & with over 15 years professional experience, Neville's mixture of traditional reportage & casual non-obtrusive work has provided many hundreds of clients with wonderful memories of their special day.
Sharon Green Photographic
Wedding and Bar/Bat Mitzvah photographer.