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Twice a year, the Cleveland Jewish News publishes its guide to Bar and Bat Mitzvahs receptions, and we’re proud to have had an opportunity to participate in the “Ask a Pro” featured article this time around! Owner and Founder of Burning River Entertainment Gene Natale was afforded the opportunity to provide some insight to families seeking to plan the perfect event, and of course, it all starts with the entertainment!

Photo Credit: Eric Leiser / Leiser Photography

In the interview, Gene expressed his opinion on what the most important thing to get right for any Bar or Bat Mitzvah. “I’m a bit biased, but the entertainment is crucial. you want to hire a company that has experience working with kids, and who works hard to keep things fresh and interesting. kids are going to be attending mitzvahs almost every week when they’re in that age group, so it can be easy to get bored if they are seeing the same thing every week. What we do is really work with our clients to find out what they’re looking for, and adapt our offerings with entertainment, production, and extra entertainment to suit their needs and the needs of their simcha.”

You can read the interview with Gene and the rest of the helpful information in the latest edition at the Cleveland Jewish News reader site here.

(The interview with Gene may be found on page 38!)


[Feature Article] BRE’s Gene featured in the Fall 2018 issue of Bar/Bat Mitzvah Magazine!