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WELCOME TO

DANIEL'S

BAR MITZVAH PARTY

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THE BIG DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020

We are thrilled you are able to share Daniel’s big day and our family’s simcha with us. Explore the site to see all the ways you can be part of the fun. We can’t wait to celebrate Daniel with you!

THE SERVICE | 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Join Daniel as he's called to the Torah to read Parshat Noach, the ever-so-timely story of Noah's Ark. Streaming link for Temple Sinai's services is here, and the password is 5645.

THE PARTY | 8:00 - 10:30 PM

Join us for a virtual party unlike any other! We've designed an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure celebration featuring Daniel's (and Pam & Tom's) favorite festivities. Explore the party room options below and sign up for your top choices!

THE PARTY

Join amazing facilitators for an experiential celebration that allows you to celebrate in your own style! Choose from creative, fun, and interactive Party Rooms (electives) that will allow you to party your way, pick up a new skill, and meet our big, wonderful family of friends and relatives in the process.

 

Daniel had each of you in mind when choosing these offerings. Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, there’s something for everyone! Our hope is that you will walk away feeling part of a community that transcends beyond the screen. And maybe, just maybe… a prize or two.

Thanks for coming to celebrate. I can't wait!

- Daniel, the Guest of Honor

HOW to JOIN

STEP 1

Read the Party Room descriptions below and rank your top choices. You will be given two of your top four choices.

STEP 2

Register by Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 11:59 pm ET. Party Rooms are assigned first-come, first-serve!

 

NOTE: Each member of a family may register together or separately. If you register separately, you will need a computer and to register for each person. If two people are sharing a computer, register under one person's name.

STEP 3

Receive a confirmation email with your personalized schedule, table number, "packing list," and login link. 

STEP 4

Log on at 8:00 pm ET on Saturday, October 24 for the opening ceremonies. You won't want to miss it!

schedule

SAT. OCTOBER 24, 8:00 - 10:30 PM EST

 8:00 - 8:05 pm    |  Check In

 8:05 - 8:25 pm    |  Welcome & Hora

 8:25 - 8:35 pm    |  Table Time 1

 8:35 - 9:10 pm    |  Party Room - Elective 1

 9:10 - 9:15 pm    |  Snack Break

 9:15 - 9:55 pm    |  Party Room - Elective 2

 9:55 - 10:10 pm  |  Table Time 2

10:10 - 10:30 pm |  Closing Friendship Circle

GLOSSARY

TABLE TIME

Meet the people who would have been seated at your table at the in-person party! Shmooze, kibitz, and maybe even solve a table challenge together...

PARTY ROOM

Choose from a colorful menu of party rooms to learn a new skill, creatively connect with other guests, and celebrate Daniel -- by having fun!

PARTY ROOM ELECTIVES

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READY TO

CELEBRATE?

Us too! Grab a cold drink and register now to save your spot. Electives are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, so RSVP now!

Daniel's Bar Mitzvah Party

Saturday, October 24, 2020

8:00 - 10:30 pm ET

Mazel Tocktails

Sarah Wasser

There's no mitzvah without a bar! Our resident mixologist will teach you how to make one of our delicious signature cocktails: a Floody Mary, a Dark 'n' Stormy, and an Old Testament Fashioned. We'll guide you not only in making the drink itself, but also explain the the meaning behind the recipe. All beverages may also be made as mocktails, or learn how to make any other beverage. And schmooze! We’ll cap the session with a l’chaim in Daniel’s honor!

Escape the Ark

Brian Mitchell

Beat the clock in our virtual escape room, where teams will work together to crack codes, solve puzzles, and piece together clues to advance through a series of levels and challenges. Come with a friend or on your own! Everyone will be placed on a team and will have fun while meeting new people.

Minecraft 101

Rabbi Dan Medwin

For adults and kids. Been wanting to get started with Minecraft to play with Daniel or get a taste of what your child is doing in that realm? Play along in your own version of Minecraft or just watch as we take you through the “infinite wonders and endless possibilities.” We'll guide you to learn basic building techniques and explore various biomes and environments.

**Only offered during Party Room 2

The Lobby

Friends & Family

Miss the feeling of chatting with friends in the hallways of an event? Come to the Lobby and do just that! Meet new friends or bump into old ones. This will be an unstructured space for anyone to schmooze and catch up!

The Dance Floor

Real Genius Entertainment

Break out your dancing shoes… er, slippers! This will be virtual a dance party to remember. From throwbacks to today's hits, our DJ will get you on your feet and moving! They'll lead the group through classic line dances and singalongs to your favorite songs. Come get on your feet as we transform your living room into the ultimate dance floor!

**Only offered during Party Room 2

Trivia: Adults Edition

Randy Lehrman

Were you a regular at trivia night? Do you answer Jeopardy questions before the contestants hit the buzzer? If this sounds like you -- and even if it doesn't! -- put your useless knowledge to the test in this interactive and fun trivia competition. Topics could include politics, geography, movies, and more. Prizes for top scorers!

**Only offered during Party Room 1

Building Challenge

Rabbi Dan Medwin

For intermediate to advanced Minecraft players. Recreate Noah’s Ark, Daniel’s Torah portion, using the exact dimensions described in the Torah. Players will be grouped into teams and encouraged to create their ark with a theme (such as futuristic, steam punk, retro, etc).  Extra points will be given for creative uses of Redstone. 

**Only offered Party Room 1

Zoom Improv

Shawn Shaffner

Lights, camera… laughter! We'll launch into an interactive and hilarious Zoom-prov workshop where your wild ideas and playfulness will guide the story. This session features a series of games that involve your imagination, creative storytelling, and contagious laughter.  Whether you’re ready for the stage or just want to be entertained, everyone will experience the joy of improv. No experience required!

Trivia: Youth Edition

Randy Lehrman

Calling all tech wizards, gaming gurus, baseball fans, history buffs, camp kids, and anyone with useless knowledge! Join us for an interactive and fun trivia competition designed for Daniel's friends, teens & young adults. Bonus points for answering trivia questions about Daniel. Prizes for top scorers!

**Only offered during Party Room 2

Campfire Singalongs

Songleader

Sit back, relax, and sing along to your favorite campfire tunes. Have a request? Be sure to mention it to our songleader, who will play it live on the guitar. No musical talent required for this singalong (you'll be on mute!). Just bring yourself, a cozy blanket, and a list of your favorite songs through the decades!

40 minutes each