Pacific Palisades Temple Kehillat Israel Bat Mitzvah & CBS Radford Studios Reception
The joy and celebration during Stella Koondel’s Bat Mitzvah held at Temple Kehillat Israel in Pacific Palisades (also known as Temple KI) and CBS Radford Studios in Studio City was a sensational day and evening.
Stella and her parents, Staci and Scott Koondel, Senior Vice President of Corporate Licensing and Distribution of CBS Corporation, began the morning with Stella’s Bat Mitzvah ceremony followed by a lunch.
For the evening reception, the guests and family moved on to CBS Radford Studios where guests were welcomed with a Step & Repeat as they moved along to a cocktail hour on New York Street, a backlot street scene used for TV and movies.
New York Street has 17 storefronts and all are two-stories made of brick. The lower level are commercial storefronts while the second story are apartments. Guests mingled on a quaint New York Street before moving inside to the sensational event of the evening inside Radford Studio, a 7,000 square foot CBS filming studio.
Stella entered on a motorcycle and was thrusted directly into her Hora before being released to dance, party, gossip and laugh with her friends. The rest of the evening was smooth, and the party did not stop until the lights went on.
What an honor to be a part of the Koondels’ Mitzvah, and to witness such a beautiful event.
Stella, Staci and Scott, thank you so much for having me there. I am looking forward to working with you and the family again. Until then, please enjoy your blog post.
Ceremony: Temple Kehillat, Pacific Palisades
Reception: CBS Radford Studios, Studio City
Event DesDaylight Eventsign and Decor: YourBash!
Lighting: Daylight Events
Video: Marc Dahm from Blue Cat Cinema