Most Unique Bar Mitzvah Invitation Ever, Right Here in Reisterstown?

A Reisterstown teenager wanted a really fun invitation for his really fun Bar Mitzvah.

Here's one very original video invitation for a Bar Mitzvah in Reisterstown.
Here's one very original video invitation for a Bar Mitzvah in Reisterstown.
Reisterstown teenager Jacob Frazier said he likes to make people laugh and that's just what happened when his friends received their video invitation to his Bar Mitzvah scheduled for later this month. 

Bar Mitzvah is a Jewish coming of age ceremony, often taking place for boys when they turn 13. 

Frazier said he and his mom enlisted the help of Frazier's uncle, Rob Unger and his friend, Adam Wolff, to actually pull the original song and video together. 

"They are both really funny and I knew it would be hilarious," Frazier told Patch in an email. 

The Franklin student said the video represents his personality and the relaxed, fun party he wants his Bar Mitzvah to be. 

"I think the video is great," Frazier said. "I think it represents me and who I am and also shows we are trying to have a really fun party."

"I love making people laugh and I was really happy when people were calling saying they were cracking up watching," Frazier said. "The reason we decided to do the video is because we wanted to do an original kind of party, with an original kind of invitation."  
Buck Harmon September 06, 2013 at 09:42 AM
Very cool...well done! Jewbilly..)
Carl J. Galler September 06, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Neat! Congra...er...Mazel Tov from one JewBilly to another! LOL!
Chuck Burton September 06, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Cute!! Mazel Tov, even from a goy.
Norine September 06, 2013 at 11:27 AM
Jeffrey Freedman September 06, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Congratulations, Jacob! As one of your teachers this year, I must say you have amazing creativity! Again, Mazel Tov and hope you have a wonderful Bar Mitzvah!
Lady September 06, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Although I can agree to like the creativity and thinking out of the box, (explaining his life, what he enjoys, that you don't have to dress up...) as a mother of an Eagle Scout I find this invite inappropriate. The reason for that is the scantly dressed females that are photo-shopped next to him through out most of the scenes. And with him gawking at them, is that really what you would expect someone to represent who is about to go through his Bar Mitzvah? The rest of the video is very unique + creative, but I think the scantly dressed girls make the entire video un-classy. Just my opinion. But congrats Jake!
Karen Unger Frazier September 06, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Lady, we are all entitled to our own opinions. It's all in good fun..and yes..I expect 13 year old boys to gawk at scantily dressed women. As much as I'd like him to stay my baby, it's nature and he's gonna look..however, they weren't really there..lol my kid isn't an "eagles scout" but he's a really great kid. I'm pretty sure even the Eagle Scouts look at women. Even yours. We weren't really going for class here, we were going for fun which is really important! Life is short..celebrate...this is a celebration..it should be fun! Mr. Freedman, thank you so much! Jake was so excited you commented on this! He said to tell you Gracias!
Jeffrey Freedman September 06, 2013 at 11:00 PM
You are both very welcome! (¡De nada!) I was really surprised to find this story while reading Patch, and I just had to make a comment!
Karen Unger Frazier September 06, 2013 at 11:04 PM
I believe you might know his Aunt Carly? Eddleman? Thank you for making a comment! It's so exciting it has gotten 3500 hits so far! I hope my kiddo is behaving for ya!
Jeffrey Freedman September 06, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Yes, I do know Carly! We went to school together! It is definitely a small world! And Jake is off to a great year! Again, congratulations on your video going viral!
Karen Unger Frazier September 06, 2013 at 11:11 PM
I'm glad to hear he is doing well! I loved Spanish..I hope he does also! It is a small world..my aunt recognized your name :) thanks again! I look forward to meeting you soon!
Chuck Burton September 07, 2013 at 10:27 AM
Lady, a young man, entering puberty (or a young woman, similarly) should naturally be aware of and interested in someone of the opposite sex, whether clad, scantily clad or unclad. Anything else would be perverse. One very rational thing about Judaism, is that it recognizes puberty as the age of maturity, unlike more political systems. Go get 'em, Jacob.
Jody Rosenblatt Kesner September 07, 2013 at 10:29 AM
I absolutely love this & wish I could attend! Sounds like it's going to be a fun time! Congrats to Jake & his family for stepping out of the box!
Karen Unger Frazier September 07, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Chuck and Jody, thanks so much!!
Susan September 07, 2013 at 02:33 PM
This really upsets me, and I am NOT a prude. I know it is supposed to be fun, and there are zillions of ways it could be and still be creative and funny. 1. A Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah is 100% about accepting adult responsibilities in Judaism. How about a 13 y.o.'s party without tying it into religion? If you are not religious, why not just have a party? 2. The song, "Shalom Rav," is a prayer for peace in Israel. It is extremely insensitive to use a prayer, especially with the grave circumstances in the Middle East now. I almost cried when I saw how it was being used. Starting with a song as catchy as the rap that was used (I did not hear the lyrics... ), or a known song like Adam Sandler's "Chanukah Song" would make more sense. 3. Why is it necessary to desecrate a traditional, Jewish setting and people who are religious to emphasize that this is fun? 4. Someone asked me to watch, and I stopped when I saw the "butt crack"/thong. There are so many ways to make this really special. I know this is from a wonderful family and a great young man, but I think you need to tone it down a tad. I think if you try to watch it from the standpoint of the purpose of the Bar Mitzvah, instead of the view of a 13 y.o.'s crazy party, you will see that a few minor changes can make this something I WOULD LOVE TO SHARE, TOO!!! In fact, if it was tweaked, it would probably get a ton of positive publicity... it could even go viral in a great way. You are setting the example. If you see this as the way you want your child to view Judaism, it is your right to do so. I do hope you have a wonderful event, and either emphasize the purpose of a Bar Mitzvah, or remove those words from it entirely, and have a wild and fun party.
Buck Harmon September 07, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Susan...I'd love to hear your definition of what a "prude" is... Wonderful invitation video in EVERY aspect..!
Karen Unger Frazier September 07, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Why thank you Buck! We had some very talented people do this for us! Susan, hmmmm.. 4000 hits on you-tube in four days. And three very positive newspaper articles looks like we don't need your recommendations. Even Heeb magazine loved it. http://heebmagazine.com/oh-god-bar-mitzvah-video/47161. I feel sorry for you that you feel the need to tell people what to do. Live and let live. Learn to have a little fun. We actually have a beautiful ceremony before the party. Not that its any of your business. I did not do this for your approval nor was I looking for anyone else s. The girls in the video are clearly not there.. put in for a laugh for people that HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR. I actually love the opening song and do not feel it was disrespectful in any way shape or form. I have had orthodox Jews tell me this had them cracking up. A bit of advice to you..people dislike others that tell them what to do. We clearly knew there would be people like you.. because you cant please everybody, but shocked that someone would number their instructions on how we should live our lives and what kind of party we should have for our son. By the way.. my son is one of the nicest kids you will ever meet. If you don't like the video. don't watch it.. really simple.
kevin goldstein September 07, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Susan, I have watched this video four times and laughed and loved it each time. How rude of you to tell this family what to do with their religion and child. Its almost astonishing that you would think that this is ok? Karen, my advice to you is to ignore the negative people. You will never please everyone. I am a very religious man who happens to think that this is an amazing video not only for your child but also for the town of Reisterstown. Susan, you really should mind your own business. Mazel Tov to the young man. He seems like he is very loved. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS BASED ON.. Love the video! CONGRATS ON ITS SUCESS.
Karen Unger Frazier September 07, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Thank you Kevin.. it' ok.. we love the video... amazing talented people created it... it's about an amazing kid.. and that's all that really matters.. I'm sorry I even wasted the time writing her back.
Brenda Sanner Williams September 08, 2013 at 03:17 PM
very creative and fun video......I know nothing about the Jewish faith or this family but I am sure the family take their faith very seriously.......why not make it fun! I don't understand why people have to make rude remarks. If you don't agree,don't do it...plain and simple,but don't rain on others parade.....I wish this fine young man much success and tons of fun at his Bar-Mitzvah....I just wish I knew him so I could go!!!! LOL
Karen Unger Frazier September 08, 2013 at 04:21 PM
awww.. thanks Brenda Sanner Williams:)


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