Destination Mitzvah believes in relationships. We are honored to be a part of this very special time in your lives and genuinely care about the success of the entire event. We strive to create beautiful memories that will forever be remembered by you, your family, your friends, and especially your son or daughter, just as if it was our own child becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
Destination Mitzvah will be with you every step of the way, even at the event. You will be assigned an experienced Event Planner who, based on your location, can meet with in person, FaceTime, Skype, or you can simply call. You will also be provided the owners cell phone. We strive to make this a stress free and enjoyable experience for not only the Bar or Bat Mitzvah child, but also the parents.
While you may work with your personal clergy, our experienced Rabbis and Cantors teach in person, through Skype or FaceTime, for 20 to 30 minutes a session, one session a week, for at least six months prior to the Destination Mitzvah. Lessons are done at times convenient for your son or daughter, and our clergy adapt their teaching based on your son or daughter's learning style and capabilities.
Destination Mitzvah offers an extended celebration, based on the size of the group which may include a welcome (or sail away) cocktail party or champagne toast, private dinners, and a party with DJ.
Because we "Bring the Synagogue," we have tremendous flexibility as to where we have the ceremony, enabling us to take advantage of spectacular scenery. We customize the Bar and Bat Mitzvah service to your desires and it can be held in a unique location such as on the Beach, on a catamaran, during an excursion, at the resort, or on board the ship.
Destination Mitzvah brings the Torah, Kippot, Siddur, Tallit, Shabbat Candles, Kiddish Cup, and all items needed for a beautiful Bar or Bat Mitzvah service. Of course, the Destination Mitzvah Rabbi or Cantor who has been teaching your son or daughter will also officiate the service.
Our team includes Reform, Conservative, and Modern Orthodox, Rabbis and Cantors. All team members, including our Clergy believe in our philosophy of a stress-free experience, especially for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah child. Our Clergy teach Torah, Haftorah, and Prayers, based on your son or daughter's schedule, learning style and learning capabilities.
At Destination Mitzvah, we create a custom itinerary complete with many group activities, such as beach Olympics, family friendly basketball games, cocktail parties, and private dinners, enabling you to celebrate this very special time in your lives with friends and family over an extended period of time.
Destination Mitzvah is partners with 17 different cruise lines and 3 family friendly all inclusive resorts. Our services are comprehensive and customized to your needs. Our philosophy is to create a stress-free and beautiful experience which you, your family, your friends, and especially your son or daughter will forever remember. Here are the "chai" eighteen benefits of a Destination Mitzvah which also further describes our experienced team.
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Destination Mitzvah has an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and is IATA accredited. We are also fully licensed, bonded, and insured. To ensure our "A+" level of service and reputation, the Destination Mitzvah Event Planner who is intimate with your Bar or Bat Mitzvah will be there in person to implement as planned.
Destination Mitzvah strives to ensure your Guests have a great time throughout their travels. For this reason, your Guests may contact the Destination Mitzvah Team in advance for requests such as dietary and bedding configuration and your Guests may visit the exclusive Destination Mitzvah hospitality desk during their travels.
Destination Mitzvah is a full service company for Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies and celebrations. You will be assigned an experienced Event Planner who will be with you every step of the way, even at your Destination Mitzvah. We also are IATA accredited so we manage all aspects of travel including accommodations.
Destination Mitzvah is partners with 17 different cruise lines which leave from cities throughout the US. Regardless if you would like to travel to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexico, or Alaska, there is a sailing for you. With a Mitzvah At Sea package, the service can be at the cruise line's private island, during an excursion, or on the ship.
Destination Mitzvah has direct relationships with 17 different cruise lines and 3 brands of all inclusive family friendly resorts. We also have relationships with unique venues. So regardless if you would like a land based or cruise based Destination Mitzvah, and regardless as to your vision for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah, we can take care of it all.
Destination Mitzvah offers great value, which is one of many reasons families put their trust in us. Especially considering the all inclusive nature of both a cruise and resort, along with the possibility of travel to spectacular ports of call and on excursions, Destination Mitzvah offers great value as we create beautiful Bar and Bat Mitzvahs forever remembered.
We understand that each Bar or Bat Mitzvah is unique. For this reason, we customize all aspects of the Destination Mitzvah, even the way we teach, Torah, Haftorah, and prayers, to make the entire process stress-free, enjoyable, and beautiful. Because of our relationships and experience, we are also able to customize the service and activities.
Destination Mitzvah is honored to have a relationship with Norwegian Cruise Line that enables Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremonies and celebrations to take place on board their ship, prior to it setting sail. This enables Guests who are unable to cruise to still attend the ceremony and celebration. This service is available in 9 different US cities.
Destination Mitzvah is partners with Club Med, Hard Rock, and Beaches, three brands of family friendly all inclusive resorts located in Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Just like on a cruise, we plan private group activities, excursions and dinners. The Bar or Bat Mitzvah service can take place at several locations including on the beach.
Destination Mitzvah, using our expertise and relationship with cruise lines, resorts, and unique locations, plans, manages, and implements the complete Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony and celebration along with exclusive group activities. We also manage the travel for all Guests including reservations and serving as a concierge.