THE BIG DAY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2021
We are thrilled you are able to share Micah'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 Micah with you!
THE SERVICE | 10:30 AM
Join Micah as he's called to the Torah to read Parshat Yitro, the action-packed and stormy story of the Israelites verbally receiving the 10 commandments at Sinai. Streaming link for Congregation Kolot Chaiyenu's services is here.
THE PARTY | 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Join us for a virtual party unlike any other! We've designed an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure celebration featuring Micah's (and Jen, Adam & Eli's) favorite festivities. Explore the party room options below and sign up for your top choices!
We know... another Zoom on a Saturday night? But what else are you going to do?! Our friends at Trybal Gatherings have found incredibly talented artists who have put together an experiential celebration that allows you to celebrate in your own style! Choose from creative, fun, and interactive Party Rooms (electives) that will engage and entertain you, maybe teach a new skill, and meet our big, wonderful family of friends and relatives in the process.
Micah 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.
Thou shalt have fun on a Zoom!
- Micah, the Guest of Honor
SAT. FEBRUARY 6, 7:00 - 9:15 PM ET
7:00 - 7:05 pm | Check In
7:05 - 7:25 pm | Candle-lighting & Hora
7:25 - 7:35 pm | Table Time
7:35 - 8:15 pm | Party Room - Elective 1
8:15 - 8:20 pm | Snack Break
8:20 - 9:00 pm | Party Room - Elective 2
9:00 - 9:15 pm | Closing Ceremony
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...
Choose from a colorful menu of party rooms to learn a new skill, creatively connect with other guests, and celebrate Micah -- by having fun!
HOW to JOIN
Read the Party Room descriptions below and rank your top choices. You will be given two of your top four choices.
Register by Wednesday, February 3 at 11:59 pm ET. Party Rooms are assigned first-come, first-serve!
Receive a confirmation email with your personalized schedule, "packing list," and login link.
Log on at 7:00 pm ET on Saturday, February 6 for the opening ceremonies. You won't want to miss it!
NOTE: Each member of a family may register together or separately. If you register separately, you will each need your own computer for the party and to register for each person. If two people are sharing a computer, please register under one person's name.
Magic & Mentalism
Join award-winning magician Danny Dubin for a show that blends crisp sleight of hand, comedy, illusion and unforgettable moments. Your thoughts are predicted, drinks appear out of thin air, and the purest of magic will look like camera tricks …But are they? Come ready to laugh and be mesmerized in this interactive show for all ages!
Trivia: Adults Edition
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
Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Sit back, relax, and sing along to your favorite tunes and campfire stories. Have a request? Be sure to mention it to our musician, who will play it live on the guitar. Between songs, we'll tell stories about the meaning behind the music. No musical talent required for this singalong. Just bring yourself, a cozy blanket, and a list of your favorite songs and stories through the decades!
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!
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
Calling all musical fans, gaming gurus, movie buffs, camp kids, and anyone with useless knowledge! Join us for an interactive and fun trivia competition designed for Micah's friends, teens & young adults. Bonus points for answering trivia questions about Micah. Prizes for top scorers!
**Only offered during Party Room 2
Llama Zoom Bomb
Clover Brooke Farm
Calling all animal lovers: the happiest part of a bar mitzvah celebration takes place with a llama on screen! Join us on a private farm tour in upstate New York, hosted by the local barn residents: llamas, alpacas, and goats. Have pets? Bring them too! In true animal house style, we'll have a pet meet 'n' greet. This session will leave you smiling ear to ear, if not wagging your tail. It’ll be a llamazing time!
A Scandal in Brooklyn
Dan Tatar & Brian Mitchell
Great Scott! There’s been a crime and Sherlock Holmes needs your help! Join our investigative team at the scene, where you’ll crack codes, solve puzzles, and piece together clues to advance through a series of challenges. Everyone will be placed on a team and have fun while trying to beat the clock. Help us solve the mystery!
**Kids: Party Room 1
**Adults: Party Room 2
Comic Book Mash Up
Rabbi Dan Medwin
Unleash your inner creative super powers by creating a comic book mash-up of Micah’s favorite characters from Marvel, Harry Potter, and Dr. Who. Use the characters to retell parts of the story from his Torah portion by adding creativity, imagination, and fun! Comic page layouts, character cutouts, and a story board are provided. The comic pages will be given to Micah as a treasured gift after the party!
The Three Broomsticks has nothing on us! Learn to make delicious cocktails inspired by Micah’s lifelong love of Harry Potter: Tom Riddle Collins, Polyjuice Potion, Muggle Mule, Gimlet of Fire, and a Hagrid's Sidecar. Our mixologist will guide you not only in making the drink itself, but also explain the meaning behind the recipe. All beverages may also be made as mocktail potions. We’ll cap the session with a l’chaim in Micah’s honor!
*Adults 21+ only, please
40 minutes each