Jewish DJs - Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah DJ Entertainment
Shalom! By the age of twelve, many Jewish boys & girls are busy studying
Jewish law. At the age of thirteen (sometimes different for girls),
these same youth have an opportunity to formally become part of a
religious society and an adult responsible to observe religious law
with the rest of their community. Their entry ceremony (Bar Mitzvah
for boys, Bat or Bas Mitzvah for girls) is often, but not always, held on the Sabbath shortly after their 13th birthday.
A Bar-Bat Mitzvah celebration (Simcha) often follows the successful
completion of the formal religious ceremony where the newly
responsible Jewish boy or girl leads a worship service of their
congregation by reading or chanting from prescribed passages in the
Torah and the Prophets. This declares the individual to be a formal
and legal adult within this community. The occasion is truly a
celebration of family and friends. It might also offer some families
the opportunity to take an extended family retreat in Israel.
Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party Entertainment Seasoned To Your Taste
Similar to wedding receptions, there is no "one right way" to provide
entertainment at a Bar-Bat Mitzvah party. Entertainment presentation styles,
timelines, games and activities, and optional items like lighting packages,
props, etc. can vary greatly from party to party, based on client preferences
Little...Not just any DJ is qualified to be a Mitzvah Entertainer. A
"general purpose DJ', comfortable at a backyard barbeque, nightclub or school
dance probably won't have the polished interactive MC skills and knowledge of
Jewish protocol necessary to run a Mitzvah properly.
Too Much...Some mobile entertainers provide what we refer to as the
"New York Style" of Bar-Bat Mitzvah party. It's a big budget
production that is an ear-piercing, bright, spectacular show that may rival a
Las Vegas performance.
It attempts to top any previous function of its
type. They bring an entourage of MCs, DJs, entertainers and dancers, and a
lot of equipment including a very loud sound system and a blow your socks off
light show, among other items. The MC talks or shouts a lot, trying to
encourage participation. This style of "over the top" presentation
(not to mention the price tag for all of this) is a bit overwhelming for many
people. This isn't our style either.
Just Right...Preferred by the Bar-Bat Mitzvah party clients that reserve
the services of Pete Chambers DJ Entertainment, is a presentation style that creates
a memorable celebration without what some people refer to as the "excessive extras".
We provide a fun party atmosphere, lots of interactive games, activities and
prizes, selected Jewish formalities and hours of great music presented on a high
quality, professional-grade sound system at an appropriate volume level.
Our Guest of Honor is kept in the spotlight and your family and guests won't
feel overwhelmed or taunted to participate by an over-exuberant MC.
Relax...We're your Bar & Bat Mitzvah specialists!
"I was extremely happy with
Pete Chambers Entertainment from our first conversation. Pete
understood exactly what I was looking for- a super fun Bat
Mitzvah party for our girls that could also be enjoyable for the
adults including our friends and relatives of all ages. He came
up with a schedule of events that was perfect in every way from
the range of songs to the range of activities that the kids
loved. Pete brought two party motivators who got the dancing
started and kept the party going all evening. My girls said
their Bat Mitzvah party was better than they dreamed it would be
and Pete Chambers was at the heart of the success of this
The Siegel Family
Bar-Bat Mitzvah success secret here at Pete Chambers DJ Entertainment is very
simple...we treat your child like they are the most important person in the
Timeline: Cocktails-hors d'ouevres, Games-dancing for kids,
Guests enter, Grand entrance of Family & Bar-Bat Mitzvah Star, Motzi,
Toast, Candle lighting ceremony, Dinner, Games or dancing for kids,
Mother-Son or Father-Daughter dance, Hora, Games and dancing continue and then
the Last dance.
What is the
Habdalah or Havdala, is a Jewish ceremony that formally concludes
the Shabbat (weekly day of rest) and Yom Tov (Jewish holidays).
According to Judaism, the Shabbat ends (and the new week begins) at
nightfall, and not at midnight. Therefore, Havdalah is made as soon
as three stars are visible in the night sky.
Havdalah is recited over wine or grape juice. On completion of the
Shabbat, a candle with more than one wick is used, and spices to
commemorate the departure of the "added soul" of the day. On Yom
Kippur, a candle is used but not spices.
When the blessing is made on the candles, the custom is to look at
their fingernails in the light of the candle, this is done because
the candles has to be bright enough to be able to distinguish
different currencies by its light, and if one is able to distinguish
between ones nails and flesh, one knows that the flame is big
At the conclusion of Havdalah, the candle is extinguished in the
leftover wine to demonstrate that this candle was lit solely for the
mitzvah of havdalah.
Dances & Extras:
Favorite games include Coke & Pepsi, Musical
Chairs and Trivia Games. Popular audience participation dances
include the Cha Cha Slide, Electric Slide, Conga Lines, YMCA &
Chicken Dance. Popular extras include
nightclub-style light shows, props and
"Thank you, thank you, and thank you! The kids had such a great time!
did such a good job keeping the kids into the party."
"Thank you for the wonderful music
and entertainment at Sam's Bar Mitzvah. It was so nice how you took
our personal desires into account and customized our party just for
us! We had used a well known and expensive Boston group for our two
oldest daughters' Bat Mitzvahs, but found that you paid much more
attention to the detail in both organizing and providing the
entertainment for our party. Thanks again for a great day!"
Dr. Cindy & Dr. David Cooper
"You did a fantastic job at Logan's
Bat Mitzvah at the Wentworth. It was a fun, high energy party. The
DJ makes it or breaks it and you made it great!"
Our Philosophy: "Bar & Bat Mitzvah parties are becoming less formal with
more emphasis on having FUN! Mom & Dad will be happy to know that the
music we play is "Sanitized For Their Protection", as we only play the
clean edits of your child's favorite songs, never any explicit lyrics. It
is very important that all songs be played at a reasonable volume so adults can
enjoy their conversations. Games need to be simple, and there should be
lots of easy audience participation dances for kids and adults to
enjoy. We make the Guest of Honor and his/her family members the
REAL STARS OF THE SHOW."
Cammy Kahan's Bat Mitzvah at
Wentworth By The Sea
had a blast!! Laney's friends are still raving about the party. The music was
excellent!! Pete you were a pleasure to work with throughout the process, from
the first call to get information to the end of the event! Thanks again for a
planning your Mitzvah?
Click Here for our
Mitzvah Page 2 •
Mitzvah Page 3