Ira Casel Photography

Recommended Mitzvah Resources

Planning a bar or bat mitzvah is a big project and if it's your first one, it can be daunting. I know, my wife and I have done it twice. Following is a list of resources to help get you started. I've worked with all of the companies on this list and have had great experiences (please realize that none of these folks works for me so I cannot held responsible for any disappointing experience with them). Of course, whomever you choose to work with has to be right for you and your family. So, do you research. Meet with people you're considering and ask them the all of your questions. Then ask some more. Make sure you're comfortable. Good luck- and please feel free to get in touch if I can help.


Alpine Country Club

The Bowery Hotel

Cedar Hill Country Club

Crestmont Country Club

Crystal Plaza

Green Brook Country Club

The Hilton Short Hills

Hudson Terrace

The Hyatt Regency Morristown

Maplewood Country Club

Old Oaks Country Club

Preakness Hills Country Club

Shackamaxon Country Club

Sunningdale Country Club

Westin Governor Morris

The Westminster Hotel

The Wilshire Grand Hotel


More Than Music

Pure Energy

Shine Events

Unique Musique

Event Planners

Lindsay Landman Events

Dayna Platnick

Rubel Event Management

Shari Subarsky Schwartz

Emily Whitman

Decor Companies

Debbie's Designs

Jersey Street Productions

Le Magnifique Events



Seth Elgart/Professional Video of New Jersey

Makeup Artists

Amanda Cullen (Livingston)