Category Archives: entertainment

5 Best Line Dances for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

It’s always super fun dancing to your favorite music at mitzvah bashes, but it really riles up the crowd to all participate in group line dances! And line dancing isn’t just for country songs anymore — we’ve got some awesome … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things to Know About Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah DJ

1. Do you follow the American DJ Association Code of Professional Conduct? Any legitimate DJ company will be dedicated to adhering to the ADJA code, as is SoCal Mitzvahs DJ, Scott Topper Productions. This is a standard business ethic, and a … Continue reading

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Top 5 Songs in the US!

Here are the top five songs in the U.S. right now. And you better believe that they’re also on the hotlist for bar and bat mitzvahs! Enjoy. . . Rude! by Magic  *personal fav Fancy by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli … Continue reading

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Food, Drink, Krav Maga, Dancing!: Santa Barbara’s Jewish Festival 2014

We are proud to be the event planner for the Santa Barbara Jewish Festival for the third year in a row. Join us May 4 from 11am-4pm at Oak Park for delicious food — including Georgia’s Smokehouse “Shalom Y’all” Food … Continue reading

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The Best Mitzvah Songs of All Time

Bar and bat mitzvahs have a reputation for epic celebrations. And much of this notion is due to the rockin’ receptions, fueled by dance-worthy music. As promised, here are the top 10 mitzvah songs of all time:   10. I’M TOO … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Jewish Festival 2013

The wait is almost over for the 2013 Santa Barbara Jewish Festival! This Sunday, April 28, from 11 AM to 4 PM, members of the Santa Barbara Jewish community will come together at Oak Park for entertainment, dancing, activities, food, … Continue reading

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Neon Inspiration!!

Illuminate your Bar/Bat Mitzvah with a wild, wacky neon-themed reception!  If you want to go bold and make a statement, or just add a little flare to your invitations, cake, centerpieces, etc., then check out some of these ideas we … Continue reading

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Bar/Bat Mitzvahs 2.0

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs are intended to signify a child’s understanding of the Tora and is a rite of passage into adulthood.  However, among some in the Jewish community, men and women who have reached the ripe old age of 83 may … Continue reading

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Dogs Can Have Bar Mitzvahs Too!

Parents, you may be sad when your children have completed their bar mitzvah celebrations. What next, you ask? You can always throw a Bar Mitzvah for your dog! Buzz Feed has shown us that even dogs can celebrate their coming … Continue reading

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5 Creative Bar or Bat Mitzvah Themes

Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah theme can be fun and creative! They can be themed after one’s favorite hobbies or even personalized to incorporate the host’s name into it. With so many of them to choose from,  it may … Continue reading

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