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An important life cycle event for a young Jewish boy or girl is the Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah respectively. A boy is Bar Mitzvah when he reaches his thirteenth birthday, while girls are Bat Mitzvah when they are twelve. However, the girl's ceremony can be postponed to their thirteenth birthday as well.

Historically Bar Mitzvah and later Bat Mitzvah is the ceremonial occasion that marks the time when a young person is recognized as an adult in the Jewish community and is responsible for performing mitzvot. For example before children are Bar/Bat Mitzvah, they do not need to fast on Yom Kippur. However after bar/bat mitzvah, they are required to fulfill this mitzvah. At bar/bat mitzvah they are also counted in the minyan, a quorum of ten required to conduct a service.

The bar/bat mitzvah ceremony consists of the young person chanting the blessings and his/her Torah portion that is the Torah portion of the week. One also reads the Haftarah portion. There are many traditions that accompany the Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience. While the actual day is important and memorable, the years of preparation before are just as enlightening and vital.

Over time the Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration party has evolved. The custom is to serve a special meal to commemorate the mitzvah taking place. Moreover with extended families spread out over the country, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah is also an opportunity for families to reunite and spend time together.

Children begin to study for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah by going to Hebrew/Religious School some years before they actually turn Bar/Bat Mitzvah age. In fact, some children begin attending afternoon religious school from the time they enter kindergarten. The purpose of going to religious school is to learn about Jewish customs, holidays, history, and the Hebrew language. In the year leading up to the event the person begins more intense training focused specifically on their Torah portion and the accompanying prayers. The day the young person is Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the first time he/she will have ever been called to the Torah. To say the blessings over the Torah one must be Bar/Bat Mitzvah age.

In addition to preparing one's Torah portion the preparatory year serves as a chance for the young person to begin thinking about what being a Bar/Bat Mitzvah really means. In some synagogues the young person may make a commentary on their portion and try to apply the teachings of Torah to their own lives.

PARTYTYME understands and respects the significance of the bar/bat mitzvah in the life of your son or daughter. If you want a DJ company that knows and will follow the traditions and formalites of a bar/bat mitzvah and at the same provide a great party, give PARTYTYME a call. If you want a DJ company that can perform at an informal bar/batmizvah where formalities are not a high priority, also give us a call. We are going to take all the steps that will turn an average affair into a great party. This begins with discussing the music desired, the atmosphere you are looking to create, the formalities desired, the guests' music preferences, the lighting, MC interaction and any other factors important for the planning the event. It also includes arriving promptly an hour before the party (or more if necessary) to set up our equipment and discuss any outstanding items or changes to the program. Please use our Bar/Batmitzvah Finals Worksheet to begin this process.

PARTYTYME offers several packages from our basic (but excellent) two-man show to a premier high-energy party that includes intelligent lighting, party favors, smoke and video. We can also offer karaoke parties where all the guests are able to become involved in the fun. Our selection of music includes today's hottest songs as well as yesterday's hits for the parents and older family members. We also have a large selection of music across all genres. See our music database for more details. Whether you choose a formal or informal party, traditional or contemporary, low or high MC interaction, we have the experience and the music necessary to make your party a success. Throughout the event, we will continually "read the crowd" and adjust our music selections and MC interaction. We will gladly accept (and play) appropriate requests from you and your guests received at the party or in advance (you will be asked to submit a request list in advance either via fax, email or through our website.

Six to eight weeks before the affair, we'll invite you to our Queens office to review your Finals Worksheet (we can also conduct this interview via telephone if desired). We will give you suggestions and opinions if desired and assist you with any ideas and music preferences. We will also assist in planning the flow of events and formalities throughout your party.

PARTYTYME has been performing at events throughout the tri-state area and beyond for over a decade. We are fully insured, use professional equipment, and have polished and knowledgeable disc jockeys on staff (5). Many catering halls and banquet venues currently require entertainers to maintain liability insurance. If your hall requires this insurance, we will provide them with a certificate faxed directly from our insurance company.

So remember, if you want your bar/batmitzvah to be unforgettable, entrust the entertainment to PARTYTYME .
 
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