First, and most importantly, a Jewish boy becomes a bar mitzvah on his thirteenth birthday, with or without a ceremony in a synagogue.
So your son or daughter’s 12th or 13th birthday is approaching, time to start planning their Bar/Bat mitzvah. This is a very important milestone in their life and you want the event to be perfect. Following the traditional ceremony and formalities comes the festivities, typically including a celebratory meal with family and friends, accompanied by music and dancing.
Once the date is set and the venue is booked, what’s next? Finding a DJ to entertain your guests! Often people struggle with choosing the right DJ for this unique occasion. We have come up with some things to look for and questions to ask which may assist you in choosing a DJ for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
What to look for in a DJ?
SIFA Events agrees with Mitzvah Market Magazine that one of the first and most important things is experience! You want to find out whether a potential DJ has played at a Bar/Bat Mitzvah before. Their level of experience in playing at this kind of occasion will be an indication of whether they have an understanding of the customs and traditions that will occur throughout the course of the event. This will ensure they are aware of the requirements such as knowing when and what they should be playing at any particular point in time; for example, throughout the blessings, candle-lighting ceremony and hora as explained on beatbybeatentertainment.com.
Having a DJ that is familiar with this religious occasion and the procedures is essential for the event to run smoothly. The ideal DJ will have the traditional music and songs relevant to the occasion and should also understand that the guests attending the event will vary in age from children to seniors; therefore, the music should be appropriate for all ages.
The kind of equipment the DJ uses could be important to note as some DJ’s use pre-recorded playlists, which often may not take into account the specific audience, as every song on the playlist may not be age appropriate. In addition to this, some other considerations could be whether you require the DJ to also act as the MC for the event, as well as any additional requests or preferences that you may have. These can be discussed prior to the day in order to ensure everything runs seamlessly.
Fortunately, here at SIFA Events we have DJ’s that are experienced in playing at Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s for your comfort and peace of mind. In addition to this, we are renowned to offer the trendiest music, which is suitable for all ages. Our easy online booking service will allow you to select and book your DJ instantly so you can tick this off your list of things to do!
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