Congregation Etz Chaim High Holiday Hustle 5K Run/Walk

DJ Paul Michaels at the Etz Chaim High Holiday Hustle 5K Philanthropic Event

Last weekend Paul Michaels Events was an official sponsor for the Congregation Etz Chaim High Holiday Hustle 5K Run/Walk in Lombard for the 2nd year in a row. 

This wonderful event was established to raise money for the Robert Scott Samuels Memorial Scholarship Fund which offers children the opportunity to go to summer camp.  

Before the run, Yoga by Degrees offered a free 20 minute yoga session for all the runners to get them stretched out and get the blood flowing.

The run started at 8am for the runners, with the the 1 mile stroll/walk starting right afterwards. There was also a “Kids Dash” for 100ft to make sure the event was inclusive of all ages (in this case, 7 and under). We had many winners of awards for all the wonderful participants. 

Paul Michaels Events loves to give back to the community as philanthropy, and the Etz Chaim Family/Community has definitely supported us over the years.

In addition to being sponsored by Paul Michaels Events, the run/walk had many other sponsors including: UPS, Robert Honig Attorney at Law, Schmacon, Chesed v’Emet, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

If you’re looking for an excellent choice for a Chicago Bar or Bat Mitzvah DJ and Entertainment, contact us today to get a quote. We’re also a top rated suburban Bar or Bat Mitzvah DJ company, serving cities such as Oak Brook, Downers Grove, Naperville, and more. 


Check out some of our pictures below:

Gillian’s Bat Mitzvah

Gillian's Bat Mitzvah Group Photo

To kick the 2016 season off, my awesome team (consisting of my choreographer, Kevin, and the newest DJ to join the team, Luis) were able to help Gillian celebrate her Chicagoland Bat Mitzvah at the William Tell Hotel in Countryside, IL. Gillian had her Bat Mitzvah Ceremony at Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard, IL.

One of the things I pride myself on is working to get to know every client, and in this case I wanted to get to know Gillian instead of her parents, since after all, this is her day that we were all celebrating. Throughout this process I was able to customize our services to make them exactly what Gillian wanted, which is the biggest goal at the end of the day. I want to make sure that the guest of honor remembers this day for the rest of their life (I know that I definitely remember my Bat Mitzvah from when I was 13). During the planning process for Gillian’s Bat Mitzvah, the photographer her parent’s had chosen became unreachable, so just in the nick of time I was able to reach out to my extensive network of event professionals and helped her family find and book Narens Photography who did a great job capturing the entire day!

We had a blast playing games with all the kids and young adults, and dancing with everyone (adults included). In addition to DJ services, we were also able to provide Bat Mitzvah Photobooth services for Gillian. The photobooth was running for the entire party and since the family had opted for a package that included a memory book, Gillian got to walk away with a memory book she’ll be able to keep forever which includes pictures from all her family and friends with personal notes for Gillian.

Thanks Gillian (and family) for having myself and my team!

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographers. Click here to see the facebook album which includes some of these pictures!

Abby’s Bat Mitzvah

Carlucci Downers Grove Bat Mitzvah Jewish Party Cover Pic

In November myself and my colleague and fellow DJ (Joe) were able to entertain for Abby’s Bat Mitzvah at Carlucci Restaurant in Lombard, IL.

Abby is the second of three siblings in the family. This family truly loves us and knows what a great job we do with Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. We had previously done the Bar Mitzvah of the first sibling, and will (in mid 2015) be entertaining for the last of the three siblings!

We worked with Bruce Pudwell Photography (again, as we did for the oldest sibling’s Bar Mitzvah) who did a fantastic job capturing all the moments of the day!

Check out some snapshots from Abby’s Bat Mitzvah, and feel free to tag your friends!