Photos: Paige Miller Photography
When the mother of the bar mitzvah boy is a party planner, you know it’s going to be a unique and amazing simcha with lots of personal details.
Such was the case when Adam Loskovitz became a bar mitzvah on Feb. 3, 2018, at Memphis’ Baron Hirsch Congregation. “Adam led the Mussaf prayer service, read his Torah portion (Yitro) and he chanted his haftorah,” raves his mom, Einat Loskovitz, of all his hard work. “But his explanation of the torah portion was really more like a show and tell.”
Adam engaged the congregants with his confidence and flip-board presentation using emojis representing each of the 10 commandments.
“His speech was the first of its kind at Baron Hirsch!” said Einat. After services, about 200 friends and relatives enjoyed a Shabbat lunch at the synagogue.
That night, the party moved to Temple Israel’s social hall where Einat had the most fun sharing a family past time. “We chose a disco ball dance theme because Adam likes to dance,” says Einat. “We often have late-night dance parties when we get together with close family friends here at our house.”
Adam’s favorite color set the tone for the entire day – starting with the red yarmulkes for services. Red lighting, draping, centerpieces, cloths and chairs with bursts of silver and black created a dance room vibe.
The bar mitzvah boy had one request, that all of the food be fun and kid-friendly. So Einat planned a menu of finger foods loved by kids and the young-at-heart. Only the stir-fry, which was served in takeout containers, required a fork.
“My favorite part of the weekend was watching it all come together,” said Einat. “I love planning parties. It’s what I do! I love all the details. The details are what make the party. As a mom, I felt very proud of Adam for doing such a great job during services. I was nervous for the both of us, but he was very confident and calm.”
Caterer: Paradox Catering and Consulting
Florist: L and Jay Productions
DJ: Dingo Entertainment
Photographer: Paige Miller Photography
Photo booth: PicStrip Photo booth
Rentals (furniture & linens): White Door Events
Linens (BH): Elegant Chair