Monday, June 29, 2009

Newman Orthodontics

At Newman Orthodontics their treatment philosophy incorporates proven state-of-the-art orthodontic technology to provide patients with the most gentle and efficient care possible.

Newman Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment for both children and adults, and they offer both visible and invisible braces to help their patients achieve an exceptional smile!

REWARD: Tell Newman Orthodontics Mitzvah Market sent you and receive a free consultation and $300 Off orthodontic treatment.

Newman Orthodontics
14 Glen Cove Road
Roslyn Heights, New York 11577

Monday, June 22, 2009

Artistic Displays

Artistic Displays provides exclusive custom graphic design and printing services that will create memories to last a lifetime.

The team behind Artistic Displays is made up of two professional moms who work together with you and your child to come up with original themes, signage, sign-in books, placecards, all types of labels and much, much more! Anything that needs to be in print, THEY PRINT IT!

Because Artistic Displays has a family printing company and state-of-the-art equipment at their disposal, they can turn around a project in a very short time.

TIP: The ladies at Artistic Displays have this piece of advice: "Think outside the box. Make your child feel they are part of the planning and design process. Let your guests know who they are coming to celebrate with."

Contact: Lori Zaransky and Michelle Stark 917-642-6275 or 917-375-4774,, Or visit the Artistic Displays Website.

You can also learn more about Artistic Displays and see samples of their work in our Vendor Directory.

Core and More Fitness

Does this sound familiar? You want to lose weight, so you try your best friend's diet. She loses 35 lbs but you struggle to lose an ounce!

Randi Dukoff at Core & More has the solution. Just as much as individuals look different on the outside, they are totally different on the inside, and food affects all of us differently. Metabolic Typing allows you to follow a completely individualized program that will allow you to lose weight!

Through Metabolic Typing, Randi can determine which foods will make you feel your best. You'll know the ratios and types of protein, carbohydrates and fats you need to eat to bring your body back into balance. You'll know what works for your body. You will also know what type of personal training and what type of workout regimine will work for your body. With a tailored program that suits your body, you will see real results.

Call Randi for more information at 516-304-8466 or email her at Or visit the Core and More Website.

REWARD: Tell her Mitzvah Market sent you and get 10% off of the Getting Started Nutritional Plan or 15% off the 6-week program and a complimentary trial training session with Randi, CHEK Exercise Coach, Advanced Metabolic Typing Advisor, CHEK HLC1NASM Certified Personal Trainer.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Steven Scott Entertainment

Steven Scott Entertainment has set the standard for music and entertainment for over 40 years in the Tri-State area.

Steven Scott Entertainment has been providing legendary bands and orchestras to the finest hotels and ballrooms for almost half a century. Their client list boasts a truly eclectic mix from traditional family parties to corporate and fundraising galas including 2 Inaugural balls and 15 NFL Superbowl events.

They pride themselves on their hands-on personal service and are specialists in creating and providing entertainment concepts for every event - large or intimate.

Steven Scott Entertainment's services include live bands and orchestras, classical or jazz ensembles, soloists, DJ's and MC's, plus state of the art LED decor lighting.

TIP: Make sure whoever you hire is insured; make sure that pictures of your entertainment company or any sample DVDs they provide are current.

REWARD: Tell them Mitzvah Market sent you and get Free cocktail hour music.

Contact: Marvin Austin at 516-682-0080 x26

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Another Mitzvah Minute!

Have you seen our Mitzvah Minutes?! Oh, they're quick grabs of great information!

Check out this week's Mitzvah Minute. If you're child is a future rocker, a budding musician or just loves tunes, this could be the idea for you!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Gotham T-Shirts

Gotham T-shirt is Long Island's premier screen printer and embroiderer with an award-winning art department that will create an extraordinary logo/design for your Mitzvah Favors.

Gotham T-shirt is the source that party and event coordinators contract to do their work and can offer the absolute guaranteed lowest prices and top-notch customer service. They specialize in printing on American Apparel, Soffees, Champion, Alternative Apparel, Gildan and Jerzees.

REWARD: Call Howard at Gotham T-shirt, mention Mitzvah Market and receive an additional discount or complimentary apparel.

Contact: Howard at 516-676-0900

You can also learn more about Gotham T-Shirts by visiting their Unique Vendor Directory Profile.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Deals and Discounts: Shindig Lighting

Shindig Lighting provides ambient uplighting, event lighting design, and event design services to Fairfield County, CT, Westchester County, NY and all parts of Connecticut and most of New York for high-end and elegant Weddings, Corporate Events, Bar/Bat Mitzvah's, Sweet 16's, Galas, and many more functions!

If you book one of their lighting packages by Labor Day you'll receive $500 off AND a FREE 8gig iPod Nano!

Packages differ depending on what your needs are but most include up-lighting and a name projection- Some even include a photobooth!

*Limit one iPod Nano per booking*
*This offer is good until September 7, 2009 and cannot be combined with
any other offer.*

Summer Deals and Discounts: Peanut Portraits

Peanut Portraits is a full service Award Winning Photography studio located in the heart of downtown Katonah-Westchester County, NY. They offer a combination of traditional and photo journalistic style of Mitzvah photography that they custom tailor to each individual client. Their albums designs are one-of-a-kind and they are produced in Venice, Italy.

July and August Special
Book any photography package that includes an album in July and August ( for 2009,2010 or 2011 events) and get a free album upgrade value from $350-$500 (cannot be exchanged for a discount and must be booked by August 31)

Just tell Peanut Portraits that Mitzvah Market sent you!

Summer Deals and Discounts: Sayings for You

Sayings For You, Inc. was founded in 1981. They custom imprint on just about any item you can think of and have been servicing businesses, colleges and universities with promotional products throughout the years.

Their other specialty is party favors for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteens, etc. They have won awards for great service and have been voted best vendor of the year by organizations.

Call Sayings For You at 845-639-9700 and tell them Mitzvah Market sent you and get $25.00 off the screen (this is a one time fee for any imprinted order) for any Bar- Bat mitvah and/or Sweet 16. Offer expires on December 31, 2009.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Deals and Discounts: Mitzvah Artistree LLC

MitzvahArtistree is a Website featuring invitations designed by award winning fine artist, Michelle 'Shell' Rummel, this refreshingly modern collection of B'nai Mitzvah Invitations will appeal to both parent and child alike! Inspiring and unique, each thoughtful invitation design is derived from Shell's artwork which is rich with symbolic imagery and celebratory colors...perfect to announce your child's Mitzvah celebration!

Here's the deal: $25.00 off your total invitation purchase of $300 or more. Please present code # SSMitzvahMarket100 at the time you place your order. Please note only one discount available per customer. Discounts may not be combined and are only valid at the time your order is placed and are not available retroactively. Discount only applicable for invitation orders placed through Shell Artistree LLC.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer Deals and Discounts: Simphonic Media

Simphonic Media is an award winning multimedia production company based in Plainview, NY. They provide a one-stop shop for all your high-tech party needs. Combined services equal deep discounts!

Just tell them that Mitzvah Market sent you and get 10% off any or all of their Mitzvah-related services.

To learn more about Simphonic Media visit their unique Vendor Directory page and watch this video.

Summer Deals and Discounts: Mitzvah Art

Mitzvah Art commemorates the accomplishments of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah by incorporating the torah portion, name, date and place into a custom-made, ready-to-hang piece of framed artwork. It is a meaningful lifecycle gift that is perfect for anyone, at any age.

They are offering a 10% discount to all customers. Just tell them that Mitzvah Martket sent you!

To learn more about Mitzvah Art visit their unique Vendor Directory page.

Summer Deals and Discounts: NY Party Works

NY Party Works is one of the premier New York entertainment companies, covering the entire Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas. Whether you're looking for event planning and/or party rentals in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania or any other state in the area, NY Party Works has it all.

They are offering $150 off any order of $1,000 (not including tax and delivery). Just tell them that Mitzvah Market sent you!

To learn more about NY Party Works visit their unique Vendor Directory page.

Summer Deals and Discounts: Any Excuse For A Party

Any Excuse For A Party is in Essex County, NJ and has been entertaining and amusing people at large and small events for almost 15 years. The company owns and operates all of its equipment which allows them to provide high quality entertainment and equipment as well as a knowledgeable and reliable staff on a consistent basis.

They are offering 10% off any one entertainment option OR $250 off any entertainment over $3,500. Just tell them that Mitzvah Market sent you!

To learn more about Any Excuse For A Party visit their unique Vendor Directory page.

Summer Deals and Discounts: Shwamy Creations

Shwamy Creations is a custom invitation and party accessories company. Their handmade creations are unique and one-of-a kind.

Just tell them Mitzvah Market sent you and new customers will get $200 off your order of $1500 or more. Discount on total amount before applicable taxes and shipping.

To learn more about Shwamy Creations visit their unique Vendor Directory page.

Summer Deals and Discounts: Artistic Sensations

Artistic Sensations is "the one-stop-shop to create your child's dream room." They fulfill the needs of all those parents who desire unique, customized, high quality furniture, bedding, accessories and gift items for their infants and young children.

Their store offers hundreds of unique specialty items from dozens of top designers around the country.
All of their products are personally chosen by experienced parents and tested for safety and durability. They will not sell anything they wouldn't buy for our own children.

Get 15% off any item on the Artistic Sensations Website using the code Mitzvah!

Happy Online Shopping....

Summer Deals and Discounts: Mom Agenda

Mom Agenda helps you get organized with style!

This summer while the kids are away, get your to-do lists together with one of their pretty agenda books.

Get a 10% discount on your total cart using the code "mitzvahmom" for the entire month of June.

Summer Deals and Discounts: Gotham T-shirts

Gotham T-shirts uses award winning artists to create logos and designs for all Bar/Bat Mitzvah needs.

Call or email Howard at Gotham T-shrits and tell him Mitzvah Market sent you to learn about an extraordinary deal for all Mitzvah Moms that is so good we couldn't even put it in print!

To learn more about Gotham T-shirts visit their unique Vendor Directory page.

Summer Deals and Discounts: Rock Mitzvah

Guitar Hero and Rock Band have nothing on Rock Mitzvah. Why stand in front of your television set when you can rock out for real - at your own Mitzvah! Rock Mitzvah is a group of real-life musicians that give your child the chance to be a star.

They service the NY/NJ/Conn area, including Long Island. Tell Rock Mitzvah that Mitzvah Market sent you and new customers only will receive 10% off your party package. Now that's rockin'!

To learn more about Rock Mitzvah visit their unique Vendor Directory page.

Summer Deals and Discounts: EJ The DJ

EJ The DJ utilizes its worldwide resources to customize entertainment for your affair. The EJ staff is always on the lookout for what's hot and about to hit; they know what is the next "big thing" in the world of entertainment and are ready to incorporate it into your affair. And because EJ The DJ owns most of his own equipment, he is able to provide you with cutting edge innovations for your entertainment services at a reasonable cost.

When you book a multiple service package using EJ The DJ, new customers will receive a 10% discount. Tell EJ The DJ that Mitzvah Market sent you!

To learn more about EJ The DJ visit their unique Vendor Directory page.

Summer Deals and Discounts: AFFAIRS Event Services

AFFAIRS Event Services is an event management firm that can work with all budgets to make your party a night to remember. Their expert and creative decor recommendations can present your theme with fun, sophistication and style.

Call them to meet in person to discuss your event ideas, and they will bring you breakfast! Their consultations are always free. Just tell them Mitzvah Market sent you!

Learn more about AFFAIRS Event Services by visiting their unique Vendor Directory page.

Summer Deals and Discounts: DanceJock

DanceJock Productions is a full time, highly professional, DJ entertainment company. Your event will be unique because they can customize a package designed with your needs, wishes and budget in mind.

When new customers book multiple services with DanceJock Productions they will receive 10% off. Tell DanceJock Mitzvah Market sent you!

To learn more about DanceJock Productions, visit their unique Vendor Directory page.

Summer Deals and Discounts: Tobo Foods

Looking to end your party with a shiny silver truck filled with delicious treats for your guests?

Jeff from Tobo Foods is offering a 10% discount to all Mitzvah Market readers who book directly with him. To learn more about Tobo Foods, visit their unique Vendor Directory page.

Summer Deals and Discounts: Maui Wowi

Maui Wowi adds the spirit of Aloha to your Mitzvah with fresh fruit smoothies in a dozen all-natural, non-fat flavors. Both kids and adults flock to the fun and festive tiki bar to enjoy smoothies complete with tiny decorative parasols. These delicious (and healthy - but don't tell your kids) drinks are whipped up by Hawaiian-shirted servers.

Take $200 off the usual price of $1,000 for a four-hour smoothie bar at a Long Island Mitzvah for 150 or fewer guests. (Additional charges apply for other locations.) Just mention discount code MITZVAHMOM when you call 516-314-7169 or email Offer expires 12/31/09.

Learn more about Maui Wowi by visiting their unique Vendor Directory page.

Fantasy Music and Entertainment

This full-service event production company specializes in making your dream
event come true!

Fantasy Music & Entertainment has been providing only the finest entertainment to their clientele for more than 20 years. Their services incude DJs/MCs, 5- to 15-piece bands, 20-piece orchestras, customized intelligent lighting, video/photography, decor, unique entertainers, and much more!

TIP: The music is what makes the party! Period!

REWARD: Tell Fantasy Music & Entertainment that Mitzvah Market sent you and get a Free entertainer/dancer when you book them for your next event.

CONTACT: Call Fantasy Music & Entertainment at 516-935-1111

Echo ext. 24
Judy ext. 17
Lori ext. 21
Julie ext. 20

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Attention Campers!

Is camp on the horizon? You might be getting ready, and Pop Judaica wants to help you out! Here is just one of the Website's campy products:

Camp Bunk Box of Questions

Send the best summer camp activity in your care package! The Camp Bunk Box of Questions is a super fun and sturdy gift box with a snug top and 52 glossy cards with clever, engaging and entertaining conversation starting questions like:
How many days do you think you could go without showering?
What is your least favorite camp rule?
What is the best part about being away from home?

We also love this product because it is eco-friendly, made of 50% recycled paper, and printed with soy ink. Recommended for campers age 8-12

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cute Camp Poem


The end of June is the storm before the calm, as thousands of families prepare for the annual exodus to sleepaway camps. (rumor has it that the closer to the last day of school camp begins, the more expensive it is.)

From June 1 on, the decor in many living rooms is Early Trunk, a seemingly bottomless abyss awaiting the 289-item official camp wardrobe. In novice camping households, the trunk actually contains 289 items and in the veteran households, the trunk contains nothing. (Nothing except much of mom's wardrobe, a fact she discovers three weeks later while searching for the sensational $500 hand- knit sweater and two bathing suits for the Fourth of July weekend). Veteran packers, using the wardrobe until the last minute, pack everything in a bus carry-on bag that can be carried on only by five sumo wrestlers.

Most boys take about 6 outfits, three of are returned in the trunk in August-washed, ironed and folded exactly the way mom would do it. This is because mom did do it, and the clothes have not been disturbed since. In the Imelda Marcos School of Rugged Camping, many girls take hair dryers, flat irons, posters, shampoo and mousse, deodorants, hair spray, bug repellent, razors, enough nail polish to basecoat the Williamsburg bridge- and the older pioneer camping favorite : white lycra stretch pants to be worn under skirts. Mom types out a details list ("24 pr socks, 18 shorts") and puts it in the trunk. It is never seen again. Finally, the trunk is locked with a special key- one that opens every trunk in America- and shipped off. The interval between the trunk's departure ( around June 15) and the camper's is a send off that G.I.'s leaving for European duty in World War II didn't receive.

There is a farewell trip to grandma and grandpa-the camper's answer to a cash machine- who are unwittingly financing eight weeks of sodal machines in camp. There is the final gastronomic tour of every restaurant in a twenty mile radius of the camper's home: Chinese food and pizza, steak and sushi (all to combat the guilt that results from sending one's child to a $9,000.00 camp.) culminating in a Sunday barbecue for the extended family. The same family that, during the school year, sees the child once every five months.

Meanwhile, in the 12 days before departure, parents write 12 postcards so the camper will receive mail on arrival- at least 2 hours after he leaves home. ("Dear Richie, We hope you are having fun in camp. We are so proud of you." you write- as Richie is in the next room playing video games with his sister.)

The scene at the bus stop on the departure date is central castings version of a Cecil B.DeMille epic or a supermarket before a hurricane- a sea of bodies parts when caravans of buses serving four different camps arrive. Darting between arriving cars, campers, reunited after a year, scream and hug one another. Some carry huge "boom box" radios and headsets, game boys and the televisions and food that are, according to every camp directive "under no circumstance allowed in group".

Each mother carries the survival tools needed for eight weeks in the wilderness: lacrosse stick, baseball mitt, golf clubs, a folding dresser, a hot plate, mirrors - and a shopping bag of lunch that Daniel Boone could have lived on for three months.

About 78 mothers, carrying your average emergency-room supply of medications ( for allergies, ear infections, insect bites and asthma-some to be refrigerated: others not, some to be taken with meals, some before- all with long lists of instructions), accost the counselor in charge ( is usually an Australian who has lived all 22 years in the bush country surviving on berries and tree bark).

Fathers spend the time writing checks to the camp director and calling their offices and brokers- clutching their cell phones.

Finally, amid total chaos, someone notices that, after kissing their dogs good-bye, the campers have boarded the buses. Since you cannot see into the tinted window, you wave a poignant farewell to the bus containing the 12 year old Cherokee girls, ( A bus containing , in reality the 8 year old Senaca boys.) Not to worry: inside campers are totally absorbed by seeing who is back, eating lunch and getting out of sitting next to Hank, the boy who, every year, throws up all the way to Pennsylvania.

As the buses crawl out of the parking lot, parents stand and wave. First year parents stand crying. Others wave good-bye until the last bus disappears from sight. (an unwritten camp rule: the longer the parents remain at the bus stop waving, the more devoted they are. Thus, some parents remain there until the bus arrives in camp.)

Most parents regain their composure quickly-as evidence by the fact that you cannot get a reservation in a single restaurant the night the buses leave. As the supply of white wine spritzers and martinis dip to an annual low, mobs of jovial parents sit relaxed and smiling. That is, until the next day-when they begin shopping for Visiting weekend.

This poem was sent to us Laurel and Norm Barrie from Camp Connection; they found this article, written by Barbara Klaus for the New York Times, approximately 15 years ago. Thanks for sharing it with us, Camp Connection!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mitzvah Art

Looking For A Unique Gift?

MitzvahArt commemorates the accomplishment of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah by incorporating the date, place and torah portion into a custom-made, ready-to-hang piece of framed artwork.

MitzvahArt has many beautiful designs to choose from. They will help you with the details (torah portion etc.) and it can all be done online. It is a meaningful, timeless and unique gift for anyone, at any age who has had a Bar or Bat Mitzvah!

Video: Check out this video from Mitzvah TV's Vendor Video Series where MM Sheri got to sit down with Rob Cohen of MitzvahArt and talk about his unique product.

Vendor Directory Profile: Learn more about MitzvahArt, see some samples and hear what past clients have to say about their keepsake on the MitzvahArt Vendor Directory Profile page.

Offer: Tell MitzvahArt the sent you and receive 10% off!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Artistic Sensations

Artistic Sensations is "where whimsical meets practical in the art of room design." We think it's a Website where you can find very cool items for your kids' rooms!:)

We saw this baseball chair and thought it might serve double-duty for your Mitzvah child, especially if you are having a sports-themed Mitzvah. We think you could use the chair as a "sign-in board." After the party, take the signed chair home, and your child will have a very meaningful piece of room decor!

Check out all of the whimsical, yet practical products Artistic Sensations has to offer!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

NY Lounge Decor

Looking For Rental Furniture For Your Mitzvah?

NY Lounge Decor is the premiere event furnishings rental company in the New York Tri-State area. They provide trendy and classy rental solutions to create signature environments for their clients in the NY Metropolitan area, East Coast, West Coast and anywhere in between!

They will take the time to listen to the needs of your event and work with you to decide which pieces of furniture are the best for your event.

TIP: Lighting is often overlooked but it is the most important aspect of any decor. Tell NY Lounge Decor the Mitzvah Moms sent you and get free delivery!

Contact: Lori Bellan at 516-921-2011

Or visite the NY Lounge Decor Website.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Did you catch the Barzilays?

OK. We are totally smitten with our new feature, the Mitzvah Family Spotlight. Maybe because we're visual people or because we have a background in magazine publishing and these feel very magazine-spread-like, but we are loving the new feature!

If you haven't had the chance, be sure and check out the Barzilay Family Spotlight. Such great ideas!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Mitzvah Minute Hits the Web!

Yesterday, we promoted our first Mitzvah Minute. We're thrilled with the overwhelming response! Thank you for all of the fabulous feedback!

If you didn't get the chance, be sure and take a look. In a quick, down-and-dirty, straight-to-the-point news-style format, Sheri shares a hot tip. We don't know about you, but we sort have a crush on the announcer's voice. :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Dr. Paul Lampl, At Your Service

Is Your Smile Unforgettable?

Get Mitzvah ready with Dr. Paul Lampl, DMD. He performs whitening, bonding, porcelain veneers, crowns and implants. His caring staff has been treating the entrie family for more than 20 years. You can expect exceptional service, convenient hours and emergencies treated promptly.

REWARD: Get 10% off Zoom whitening when you tell Dr. Lampl the Mitzvah Moms sent you!

Dr. Paul Lampl, DMD
210 Fulton Street
Westbury, NY