Bat Mitzvahs

B’nai Mitzvah At Broder Söder Portland Oregon

 
Rich Ellis had the honor of being the DJ at Max and Zadie’s B’nai Mitzvah celebration held at Broder Söder Scandinavian Restaurant in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, October 6, 2018.
 
As guests arrived at 5:30pm, I played background music that featured a variety of artists, from Adele and Imagine Dragons to Marvin Gaye and mom Annie’s request for some Grateful Dead.
 
B'nai Mitzvah At Broder Söder Portland Oregon (10-6-18)
B'nai Mitzvah At Broder Söder Portland Oregon (10-6-18)
 
During cocktails and dinner, a slideshow ran continously and shortly before dinner was a presentation from Zadie that included Havdalah.
 
B'nai Mitzvah At Broder Söder Portland Oregon (10-6-18)
B'nai Mitzvah At Broder Söder Portland Oregon (10-6-18)
 
Around 8pm, the dance floor opened with “The Hora” and dual chair raising. Most everyone joined in, lifting and celebrating the kids and their family.
 
B'nai Mitzvah At Broder Söder Portland Oregon (10-6-18)
B'nai Mitzvah At Broder Söder Portland Oregon (10-6-18)
B'nai Mitzvah At Broder Söder Portland Oregon (10-6-18)
 
Guests had a great time enjoying and dancing to classic and recent hit songs, such as “Stayin’ Alive”, “Uptown Funk”, “September”, “I Gotta Feeling” and more. I also rolled an EDM set for Max and Zadie’s favorite “Uptown Girl” from Billy Joel.
 
B'nai Mitzvah At Broder Söder Portland Oregon (10-6-18)
 
Mazel Tov Zadie and Max and thank you Annie and Paul for choosing PRO DJs, who attended and were referred to us by Yael’s Bat Mitzvah in March.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:

  • Event Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Event Type: Bar & Bat Mitzvah
  • Event Location: Broder Söder, Portland, OR
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Fair
  • Lighting Effects: Excellent
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

 
PRO DJs’ Steve Marker was also in action on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Elizabeth’s Bat Mitzvah held at the Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:

  • Event Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Event Type: Bat Mitzvah
  • Event Location: Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center, Portland, OR
  • Event Staff: Steve Marker
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Fair
  • Lighting Effects: Excellent
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

Bat Mitzvah DJ Shakes Up Neighborhood Bash

 
Zoe and her friends had a blast at her celebration party as Bat Mitzvah DJ Rich Ellis shook up the family home in Southwest Portland on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
 
While the adults enjoyed drinks and conversation in the dining room and back deck, the kids were the stars of this one and pretty much had the dance floor in the living room to themselves from the beginning.
 
Bat Mitzvah DJ (9-8-18)
 
There were also other activities, such as a henna tattoo artist in the basement, but Zoe and her friends would return time and again to dance to their favorite songs, plus play some games, including two insane rounds of “Coke & Pepsi” and the limbo.
 
Bat Mitzvah DJ (9-8-18)
 
The familiar beats couldn’t keep the adults away though and they hung in the foyer, watching the kids and dancing to few tracks. Zoe’s mom wasn’t sure if the chair raising would work (her dad was healing from a broken foot), but we found several strong people to carry the chair as everyone danced “The Hora.”
 
Bat Mitzvah DJ (9-8-18)
 
From there, the kids brought the house down for nearly two hours, dancing and getting crazy to current hits “I Like It” from Cardi B and Drake’s “In My Feelings,” plus recent favorites, “Can’t Hold Us,” “Cupid Shuffle,” “Hand Clap” and more.
 
Bat Mitzvah DJ (9-8-18)
Bat Mitzvah DJ (9-8-18)
Bat Mitzvah DJ (9-8-18)
Bat Mitzvah DJ (9-8-18)
 
Mazel Tov Zoe and thank you mom Rachel for again choosing PRO DJs. Rich was the DJ at brother Zach’s bar mitzvah in 2015.
 

Hot Bat Mitzvah Party At World Trade Center

 
Ruthie’s memorable Bat Mitzvah party took place at the World Trade Center in Downtown Portland, Oregon on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
 
Even though this venue is covered, portions of the WTC are outside. This means air conditioning is not an option, so this was literally one hot party as the temperature outside soared into the 90’s. Ceiling fans and the sporadic giant fan helped a little, but no worries, the group of 200 guests would not be denied a great time.
 
As friends and family arrived, I played a variety of background music selections that included Ruthie’s favorites, Simon & Garfunkel and Maroon 5, as well as her father (Blondie, Fleetwood Mac) and mother’s (Broadway, Rent) favorites.
 
We had a short 20 minute window before dinner for some games and the ice was broken with the kids playing “How well do you know Ruthie?” and several wild rounds of “Coke & Pepsi.” Prizes provided by the family included Starbucks, iTunes and Movie gift cards.
 
After dinner and a toast, the party was off to the races with “The Hora” and chair raising. Most everyone joined in, but the smaller dance floor was no match for this many people, so the spillover stretched around much of the Sky Bridge Terrace.
 
Bat Mitzvah Party World Trade Center (7-14-18)
Bat Mitzvah Party World Trade Center (7-14-18)
Bat Mitzvah Party World Trade Center (7-14-18)
Bat Mitzvah Party World Trade Center (7-14-18)
Bat Mitzvah Party World Trade Center (7-14-18)
 
With the glass ceiling, daylight would dominate, but that didn’t dampen the energy and the dance floor was hoppin’ all evening to hot hits such as “Happy” and “I Gotta Feeling,” plus family requests for classics “We Are Family,” “Dancing Queen,” YMCA and more.
 
Bat Mitzvah Party World Trade Center (7-14-18)
 
With four gift cards left from the games earlier, we did a swing dance contest and I have to say that collectively, it was some of the best swing dancing I have seen. Our secret judge (Ruthie) picked the winners, but it seemed everyone had fun showing their moves.
 
Bat Mitzvah Party World Trade Center (7-14-18)
 
Mazel Tov Ruthie and thank you mom Jen and dad Ken for choosing PRO DJs.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“We’ve been to many Pro DJ events and many with Rich. We couldn’t wait to have him at our event. He’s so easy to work with and such a gentle soul.  He know kids, knows how to read a room and knows how to make a party rock!!! Thank you for a most fabulous evening!!”
-Jennifer and Ken Zeidman (Ruthie’s Bat Mitzvah)

  • Event Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Event Type: Bat Mitzvah
  • Event Location: World Trade Center, Portland, OR
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
  • Lighting Effects: N/A
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

DJ Revs Up Bat Mitzvah Celebration At Mittleman Jewish Community Center Portland

 
Maia and her friends and family had a great time at her Bat Mitzvah celebration held at The Mittleman Jewish Community Center in Southwest Portland on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
 
This one was held during the day with a 1:30pm start time. However, the ceremony ended a little early and guests began arriving around 1, but no problem, I was setup and had the background music playing as they made their way into the main ballroom.
 
The food was served right away and of course the kids finished eating quickly, so while the parents engaged in conversation and continued their meals, the kids had a great time playing games, such as the scavenger hunt, Coke and Pepsi and doing the limbo.
 
A toast from Maia’s parents followed before a slide show presentation and then dancing to “The Hora” with the traditional chair raising.
 
Bat Mitzvah MJCC Portland (6-30-18)
 
Yes, it was the middle of the day, but a real nice thing about the ballroom at the MJCC is no windows, so with the lights dimmed and my DJ lighting flashing to the beat of the music, it felt like a Saturday night and the dance floor raged for a good two plus hours.
 
Bat Mitzvah MJCC Portland (6-30-18)
Bat Mitzvah MJCC Portland (6-30-18)
Bat Mitzvah MJCC Portland (6-30-18)
 
Mazel Tov Maia and thank you Leticia and Joel for choosing PRO DJs.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Rich was a super resource and made our event! HUGE THANKS!”
-Leticia Kleinberg (Maia’s Bat Mitzvah)

  • Event Date: Saturday, June 3o, 2018
  • Event Type: Bat Mitzvah
  • Event Location: Mittleman Jewish Community Center
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Good
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
  • Lighting Effects: N/A
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

Lucy’s Bat Mitzvah Party At Beth Israel Portland

 
Lucy’s energetic Bat Mitzvah party took place at Congregation Beth Israel in Northwest Portland, Oregon on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
 
There was a buzz in the room almost immediately with many guests dancing to the background music 🙂 The plan was to do some games during this time before dinner, but dancing was okay with the Bat Mitzvah girl… although we did manage two rousing rounds of Coke & Pepsi right before the buffet opened.
 
Just like her sister Zoe two years ago, Lucy was loaded with energy and had no fear of public speaking as she grabbed the microphone from her father during the toast and worked the room like an old pro. Zoe also announced about 15 questions for a quiz on “How well do you know Lucy?” with winners getting a stuffed animal (lion) on each table.
 
Following the toast, I began playing ‘The Hora’ and most everyone rushed the dance floor to celebrate Lucy and get this party under way.
 
Bat Mitzvah Party At Beth Israel Portland (6-16-18)
 
I played everything from older songs to the latest hits and everyone (kids and adults) were agreeable on most everything. The dance floor stayed jam packed for over two hours as everybody got down to ‘Uptown Funk,’ ‘Stayin’ Alive,’ ‘I Gotta Feeling’ and more.
 
Bat Mitzvah Party At Beth Israel Portland (6-16-18)
 
Lucy and her friends are big fans of ‘Hamilton’ and other musicals. Near the end, they sang-along their hearts out to ‘The Schyuler Sisters’ and ‘Yorktown’ from Hamilton and the nightcap ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen.
 
Mazel Tov Lucy and thank you mom Jaime for again choosing PRO DJs.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“We had another wonderful event with Rich!  The music was great. Kids and adults all had a great evening.” -Jaime Kean (Lucy’s Bat Mitzvah)

  • Event Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Event Type: Bat Mitzvah
  • Event Location: Congregation Beth Israel
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
  • Lighting Effects: N/A
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes
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