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Shelly Shotel

Shelly Shotel, a Philadelphia area Jewish educator and creative planner, is the heart and soul behind Izzy J Events.  With her down-to-earth approach and budget conscious choices, she will make sure your vision is implemented for your special day!   Shelly and her team will add their special touches while focusing on all the details of your custom invitation, religious service, and unique celebration.  As a Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor, Shelly provides students with private one-on-one mitzvah and Hebrew tutoring including D'Var Torah writing sessions.  

Shelly is a wife and mother of 2 children.  


Shelly does it all!


"From the moment I met with Shelly she used her very creative side along with a few of the important things I wanted and created several invitations for me to choose from.  Shelly was very responsive and timely to all of my questions and the finished product. Shelly did everything to ensure that the invitations stayed within my budget, that they were unique and that they were special."

Kari S.

Rabbi Recommendation:
"I am pleased to offer my recommendation of Shelly Shotel.  She and I have worked together over the last 14 years at Temple Sinai.  Her creativity is second-to-none and the relationship that she has built with her students and the families of our congregation is not only impressive, but a shining example of her good nature and dedication to our synagogue."
Adam M. Wohlberg, Rabbi

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Decor:


"Since planning a Bar Mitzvah can be so stressful, Shelly is a blessing in the process. Shelly created spectacular Bar Mitzvah invitations for both of my children.   People from near and far sought me out to tell me how amazingly beautiful they were.   Shelly is the most creative person I know.  She and her team are wonderful to work with and they can do ANYTHING.  If you can imagine it, they can create it."

Ilene C.  

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