• YOUR PREFERRED JEWISH DJ

    & COMPLETE EVENT ENTERTAINMENT

     

    516-771-9388

    CALL OR TEXT

    Entertaining since 1987!

    In A Class By Itself

  • WHY AZAMRA?

    The Bar/Bat Mitzvat DJs, MCs and Dancers of Azamra DJ all look forward to providing you the following for your upcoming simchot:
     

    1 - keeping the kids and parents happy
    2 - maximizing their DJ, MC & Dancing talents
    3 - being bubbly and friendly to the kids, and MOST IMPORTANTLY....
    4 - VIVACIOUSNESS!
         A - Being happy and lively in a way that is attractive
         B - Being full of life
         C - Being animated, brisk, alert, and energetic



    Since 1987, we have excelled in the DJ entertainment industry.

    Azamra exists to provide you, the discerning Shomer Shabbos client,

    with the absolute best music and entertainment for your simcha.

     

    We are your sophisticated and high-energy DJ Event Entertainment Company.

     

    Our reputation speaks for itself.

     

    Besides us being extremely innovative, high energy and authentically Orthodox,

     

    Azamra DJ has the most talented entertainers such as:

    DJ/MC Jeff Neckonoff, MC Benny Amar, MC Ariana, 

    MC Maddie, MC Lisa, MC Geoff,

    as well as Dancers Bari, Emily, Rona, Sivan, Shira,

    Rafi, Gavriel, Eli, Matt, Jake and

    DJs Rob, Joey S, Bill Plax, Frankie C & Joey Z.

     

    Our personalities make your simcha shine!

     

    Azamra has done over 1400 Orthodox Jewish events.

     

    Even though Azamra was first created in 2004, we have over 25 years in the DJ entertainment industry (pre-Azamra). We have constantly redefined the

    entertainment industry in New York and New Jersey.

    We have the very best DJs, MCs, female simcha and male motivators.

     

    Azamra’s entertainers are second to none.
    Nobody delivers the professional and personalized service that Azamra does!

     

    We love working with our clients (who really are more like friends)

    in the Five Towns, Westchester, Riverdale,

    New Rochelle, West Hempstead, Great Neck, Queens,

    Teaneck, Englewood, Fair Lawn, West Orange,

    NYC, Staten Island, Monsey,

    Philadelphia, Cincinnati & Chicago.

     

    Azamra DJ offers full event services such as

    DJ, Photo, Video and Photo Booths for

    Bar & Bat Mizvahs, Weddings, and all events.

  • PERSONALITIES

    Jeff Neckonoff

    Chief Entertainment Officer, DJ, MC, 

    All-Around Event Coordinator &

    Master Shmoozer

    Ariana

    Master of Ceremonies

    Motivator

    Maddie

    Master of Ceremonies
    Motivator

    Lisa

     

    Master of Ceremonies

    Motivator

    Emily

    Motivator

    Hello

    Sivan

    Motivator

    Rona

    Motivator

    Bari

    Motivating For Azamra Since 2005!

    Benny Amar

    Master of Ceremonies

    Entertainer

    MC Geoff

    Master of Ceremonies

    Matt

    Motivator

    Hello

    Eli

    Motivator

    Gavriel

    Motivator

    Jake

    Motivator

    DJ Rob

    DJ Since 1988!

    DJ Joey

    DJ Bill Plax

    Master DJ

  • Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

     

    There are so many decisions to make, and you want everything to be just perfect. And it should be. You have so much invested in celebrating the most important event in your life - the entertainment you choose should reflect the beauty and elegance of your Jewish wedding, just as you have always imagined!

     

    What makes Azamra so unique? It's not what we do, it's how we do it! We will take the time to personally plan your reception, including music for the bedeken, shmorg & reception, prior to the event. This enables us to organize and personalize your reception in advance, and prevents you from having to make last minute decisions.. It is important for us to plan all of the formal events that you wish to include at your reception in advance. Prior to the wedding, we will plan the music, the reception formalities as well as the personality and amount of interaction you want from your DJ.

    Azamra also has on staff the most talented violinists, trumpeters and keyboardists that can enhance your chupah in a more traditional way.

     

    We also come prepared with a vast music library containing the most popular traditional Jewish music & contemporary sounds from the 1940’s to now. By combining this music library with our state of the art equipment, you are assured to get that dynamic sound that has helped build our reputation.

     

    Every wedding is different, and every couple has different tastes. Together we can create a chasuna tailored to your specific needs and requests. Formal or informal, traditional or contemporary, we can assist you in choosing the perfect music arrangement that best suits you. Beginning with your introduction and ending with the last dance, your wedding will be the one your guests remember for a lifetime.

     

  • CONTACT FORM

    Thank you for visiting our website.
    Please contact us by e-mail at AzamraDJ@gmail.com

    or phone/text at 516-771-9388

    Make sure you leave your full name, phone number, day/date & time of your event.

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  • SERVICE GUARANTEE

     

    There are many details that go into planning a party. We offer professional, reliable, quality entertainment. We want you to be 100% satisfied. But even more than that, we want you to be delighted (and we expect that you will be), so we give the following service guarantee to every customer:

     

    *All staff (DJs, MCs, Dancers, Entertainers, etc.) will be dressed appropriately & modestly, yet stylishly.

     

    * The volume will be set to appropriate levels at all times. During cocktails and lunch/dinner, we play music softly enough so that guests can carry on conversations without having to shout. When it’s time to dance, the music is made louder, but not painfully so. Usually we are right on the money with our volume settings, but if you should ever find it to be either too loud or too soft, tell us and we’ll adjust the volume level to your preference.

     

    * We will arrive on time. We actually arrive at your venue 60 – 90 minutes before your simcha begins. Our equipment will be set up, tested, and sound checked before your guests arrive.

     

    * We will act professionally. We will treat you and your guests with professional courtesy.

     

    * We will coordinate with you and your other event professionals (i.e., banquet manager, photographer, videographer) to ensure that your event flows smoothly and all of your special memories are recorded accordingly.

     

    DJ & Audio Equipment

     

    We will use only professional and well-maintained commercial quality PROFESSIONAL audio equipment. Your party will NEVER experience equipment failure. Our high quality sound systems include professional brands, such as Pioneer, Numark, EV, Mackie, and Shure. Our main speakers are elevated on tripods to project the sound above the crowd, not into them. Proper speaker placement allows coverage of a large area without having to crank the volume to excessive levels. Our equipment is rack-mounted, concealed behind either a light-up white or black booth facade, and is aesthically pleasing. Our sound system will be adjusted to the acoustics of your room.

     

     

    Personal Entertainment Consultation

     

     

    You are entitled to receive a Personal Entertainment Consultation carefully covering all the details of your simcha. Whenever possible, the consultation will be held at least one month prior to the event. If you’re too busy to meet, we’ll do a thorough review by phone and/or email. This allows us to organize and personalize your event in advance, and prevents the headaches of having to make last-minute decisions at the reception. To ensure that no details are lost, we will help you fill out one of our simcha planners.

     

     

  • AZAMRA EXISTS BECAUSE WE LOVE TO SPREAD SIMCHA, PLAY MUSIC AND ENTERTAIN.

    We take great pride in our work. We strive to make each performance our best. Whether playing for a large formal gathering or a smaller backyard party, we treat every event with the professional courtesy and attention that it deserves.

     

     

    Customer Support

     

    We are always available to discuss details of your event by phone, email or text. The week of the event we will check back with you to make those last-minute confirmations

     

     

    Your event will receive our full attention.

     

    You deserve nothing less.

     

     

    Personal Entertainment Consultation

     

    You are entitled to receive a Personal Entertainment Consultation carefully covering all the details of your simcha. Whenever possible, the consultation will be held at least one month prior to the event. If you’re too busy to meet, we’ll do a thorough review by phone and/or email. This allows us to organize and personalize your event in advance, and prevents the headaches of having to make last-minute decisions at the reception. To ensure that no details are lost, we will help you fill out one of our simcha planners.

     

     

    Contract

     

     

    All conditions of your contract will be fulfilled.

     

    ~ Azamra Events is Orthodox-Owned and Completely Shomer Shabbos/Mitzvos, as is 90% of Our Staff

     

     ~ We Are A Talented, Experienced, Elegant, Respectful, Modestly-Yet-Stylishly Attired, High-Energy, Volume-Conscious Musical Entertainment Company for Your Upcoming Event.

     

     ~ Azamra is Completely Engaged In Providing You With the Party You Want, Infused With Simcha, Without You Having to Compromise Your Values & Good Taste.

     

     ~ We Are Not Like Any Band or DJ You’d Find in the Non-Orthodox World. The Only Thing We Might Have In Common Is the Audio Equipment We Use.

     

     ~ Azamra DJ Is Not Like Any “DJ” in the Orthodox World, either. Did You Know That Many Other DJs at Observant Events are either Secular and Hired By Orchestras to Fill In the Gaps With Popular English Dance Music? Another Concern is That Their Performers May Not Understand the Boundaries of What’s Appropriate or Not, Being That Most Aren’t Familiar With What Is Considered Acceptable in the Observant World.

     

     ~ We Guarantee To Make Sure You & Your Guests Have The Most Awesome, Leibadik Time Possible. The Kids Will have a Great Time Dancing & Playing Games, and the Adults Will Also Participate, especially in the Beginning Circle First Dance and Follow-Along Simcha Songs

     

     ~ Azamra is Fully Insured

     

     ~ We Have Belonged to the National Association of Mobile Entertainers since 2003

     

    The National Association of Mobile Entertainers (NAME) is an organization of professional disc jockey entertainment companies who are concerned with maintaining a high standard of quality in performance and business ethics in order to insure that you, the customer, receive the best possible service for your party. Prospective members must meet certain qualifications in order to be accepted as a member, such as providing business and trade references, and they must make the commitment to learning new and different techniques in servicing their clientele. Education of the membership, the media and the consumer is the association’s primary goal.

     

  • PACKAGES

    Please call or email us regarding packages prices

    All Events Include Up to FOUR Hours of Simcha Entertainment

    PLUS Complimentary Music for Your Cocktail Hour if in a Separate Room

    Please Keep In Mind That Customary Gratuities for
    the Simcha Entertainers Are Not Included
    In Your Package Price.

    Azamra Emerald Package

    DJ & MC
    Two (2) Entertainers

     

    Great for Those Who Prefer
    A Motivator Leading During
    Circle, Hora, Simcha and Follow-Along Dancing.
    Includes Full Professional Sound System, Wireless Microphone and DJ Booth/Facade.

     

    Azamra Sapphire Package

    DJ, MC and One Motivator
    Three (3) Entertainers

     

    Great for Those Who Prefer Two Performers
    (perhaps one for the kids, and one for the adults) Leading During Circle, Hora, Simcha and Follow-Along Dancing.
    Includes Full Professional Sound System, Wireless Microphone and DJ Booth/Facade.

     

    Azamra Diamond Package

    Our Most Popular!
    DJ, MC & Two Motivators
    Four (4) Entertainers

     

    Great for Those Who Prefer THREE Performers Leading During Circle, Hora & Simcha Dancing.
    Most of Azamra's Clients Love & Prefer This Package as it Maximizes Your Event.
    Includes Full Professional Sound System,
    Wireless Microphone and DJ Booth/Facade.

     

    ZAP SHOT Package: 

     

    Two (2) 50” LED TV Screens Displaying Zap Shots as well as Your Montage.
     

    Also Included is a Zap Shot Photographer Taking Unlimited Photos Throughout the Party, Constantly Updating on the Screens.

     

    Our Photographer Gets All of the Candid Top Shots that Most Zap Shot Photographers Do, BUT We Also Get Table & Set Up Shots as well.

     

    (You also will get either a DVD keepsake of the pics sent via DropBox)

    $1100

     

    OR......

    Video Projector & Screen:


    Instead of Shlepping Your Own Projector & Screen to Show Your Montage/Theatrical Presentation, Let Us Take Care of Bringing In & Setting Up All The Necessary Equipment. All you Have To Do Is Bring Your Laptop or DVD, and We'll Do The Rest!
    We'll Show Your Video On Our HUGE 72" by 96" Screen Utilizing Our High Powered Projector.
    Just $400

     

     

     

     

     

    Video Montage Creation

     

    The quality and creativity that goes into each video is customized exactly to your specifications.

    * Professional DVD Montage with 100% quality and creativity
    * True custom transitions
    * 100 Pictures Included in Basic Package
    * Extra Photos Cost $3.00 each
    * 3 or 4 three minute songs (which you can provide)

    Price for Montage Creation is ONLY $300.
    Montage Creation by itself does not include the screen, projector & DVD Player.

    If you also utilize Azamra to provide the montage along with  our 8' by 6' Video Screen, Projector & DVD Player, with sound coming through our main DJ Sound System, the entire package price is only $500.

     

    Giveaway Items

     

    Giveaways:
    $7 per Guest, or feel free to Purchase Your Own at www.NYPartyConnection.com
     

     

    Traveling Out of State

    Price Includes Airfare, Transportation, Local Equipment Rental, Set-up & Hotel. If the Crew Needs to Stay Over for Shabbos, Hospitality Needed to be Provided for Azamra Crew as Well. 

     

    Chicago, Cincinnati, Florida, Charlotte, Atlanta, Texas, Los Angeles, etc.,
    Prices are triple our NY prices.

     

     


    Boston, Providence, Baltimore, Washington DC, Richmond, West Hartford & Philadelphia:
    Please call.....

  • MUSIC

    Below Is A Sampling of the Music You Can Expect to Hear At Your Next Simcha With Azamra DJ

    Feel Free to Pick & Choose What You Wish to Hear, as Well As What You Don't

    With Azamra, Rest Assured that We Come With A Complete Selection of Your Favorite Jewish Music as Well As Your Requested American Contemporary Songs and Appropriate Top 40

    Most Requested Simcha Songs

    Hashem Melech

    Yesh Tikvah

    Et Rikod

    Simcha Song

    Am Yisrael

    Tel Aviv

    Yachad

    Jerusalem

    Danza Kaduro - Sasson V'Simcha

    Ale Katan Sheli

    Mizrach

    Hooleh

    Nigun Neshomele
    Odom Doeg

    Yehei Shlemah
    Adon Olam
    Chiribim

    Turkish Kiss
    Ah Ah Ah Ashrei
    Rebbe Nachman (Numa Numa)
    Yidden
    Yo Ya
    Zodiac
    Revach
    Kol Hamispalel
    Ben Bag Bag
    V’ahavta (Omar Rabbi Akiva)
    Mashiach (Kinderlach)
    Modeh Ani (Shalsheles Jr.)
    Yaish Zachar
    Shehecheyanu
    Shir L'Maalot
    HaKodesh Boruch Hu
    Anachnu
    Baruch Hashem
    Simon Tov & Mazel Tov
    Leshana Haba
    Chazak Chazak
    Od Avinu Chai
    Dovid Melech
    Didoh Bei
    Lo Yisa Goy
    Mitzvah
    Modim
    Sameach
    Yerushalayim
    Yesh
    Mayim
    Miserlu
    Od Yeshama
    Moshiach
    Uvnai Otah
    Rikdi Yosis
    Dido Bei
    Ki Va Moed
    Hodu L'Hashem Chasdo

    If you would like to request certain popular American Contemporary Top 40 music, please let us know.
    We subscribe to "Promo Only" which releases only clean edits of popular radio songs played on Z100, 92.3, KTU and the Disney Station.
    We'll only play them if you request them, and feel they are appropriate for your simcha.

     

    Most Requested Neutral Songs
    Cotton Eye Joe
    Cha Cha Slide
    Cupid Shuffle

    Footloose

    Sid Shuffle

    Wobble

    Scatman’s World
    Hey Baby (I Wanna Know)
    Sweet Caroline
    Apache (Jump On It)

    Hoedown Throwdown
    Macarena
    Electric Slide
    Chicken Dance
    Conga Line
    Hands Up
    Hamster Dance

  • SIMCHA FORMS & GAMES

    Azamra Trivia Sheet

    Azamra Mitzvah Information Sheet

    Please Print and Mail, Or Scan and Email To Azamra.



    BAR/BAT MITZVAH GAMES

    1. Coke and Pepsi
    This is a popular game because everyone old and young can play. Two lines across the dance floor, 1 Coke and 1 Pepsi. When one name is called one side runs to the other and sits on the knee of their partner. Last ones there are out. You can mix this game up by using other names and other things to do, i.e. call out Dr. Pepper and both lines run to the middle and lock arms, say Shakespeare and everyone goes down on their right knee, raises their right hand up and yells "To Be or Not To Be", or you can call out the name of the guest of honor and everyone points at them and yells out "We’re Not Worthy”. Of course, we cannot forget everyone’s favorite, “Seven Up”, which means FREEZE!

     

    2. Scavenger Hunt
    You can have as many people as you like play this game. Have the players come to the dance floor with a chair. Everyone must sit. The MC calls something out like a "credit card" or an iPhone". The players run to find one. While they are gone, we remove one chair. The person who comes back and doesn't have a seat is out. This continues with different items until there is one chair left.

     

    3. Hula Hoops
    There are many ways to use Hula Hoops, one of the best is to make big circles of people, have them hold hands, put the hoop between them, play a fast son, then, the hoop must be passed around the circle without breaking the hands. When the music stops, whoever has the hoop around them, is out. This continues until there is only one person left.

    4. Limbo
    We all know how limbo is done. It always seems to be a crowd pleaser and you can have a girl and guy winner. You may also do this as a couple or team event with more than one going under at the same time.

    5. Huggy Bear
    Everyone is on the dance floor. Play a song and have everyone dance. Yell out a number and the people must get into groups of that number. Anyone not in a group of that number is out. Everyone can play this, young and old!

    6. Freeze Dance
    Play a fast song and when the music stops, all must freeze. Changing songs and telling people what to do like put your hands in the air will add fun to the contest.

    7. Balloon Stuffing Contest

    For this game we create four teams. For each team, one person is the “stuffy” and the others are the “stuffers”. The “stuffy” puts on oversized long pajamas, over their clothing. The "stuffers” are given balloons. The object is for the “stuffers” to blow up balloons and stuff them in the pajamas of the “stuffy”. The team with the most balloons under the shirt in a given time wins!

  • OUR STORY

    Who and What Exactly is "Azamra"?
    Is That the Owner's Last Name?

    We exist to provide the Shomer Shabbos client with the absolute best high-energy

    and appropriate music & entertainment for your simcha.

    We specialize in creating an extremely leibadik atmosphere that is much better than what any other orchestra or DJ can provide. Our emcees, djs, simcha entertainers, musicians & singers are second-to-none. We wish to enhance your simcha by making sure you & your guests have a most amazing time. Once you experience an Azamra Event, you'll understand why hundreds of people like yourself are booking us up to two years in advance for their upcoming events.

    For the first dance, we play your favorite high-energy Siman Tov/Mazel Tov/Carlebach/Niggunim songs to keep you circling anywhere from one to three hours nonstop. For the rest of your simcha, when you aren't eating, we will be making sure you and your guests are musically engaged, dancing and having a great time.

    Besides during speeches and the montage,there will never be "dead air", or silence during your event.


    Azamra DJ is most definitely not your typical Orthodox-owned & operated musical entertainment company. Below is our story....

    Azamra DJ was birthed in 2004, as a result of owner Jeff Neckonoff becoming a baal teshuvah through Rabbi Yossi Korngold (formerly of the Jewish Heritage Center), Chabad of the 5 Towns, Gateways, Manhattan Jewish Experience & Isralight. Before that, he ran a Bar/Bat Mitzvah & Wedding DJ Entertainment company that specialized in secular social & Corporate Events throughout the NY tri-state area.


    Jeff bought his first Technic 1200 turntables back when he was in Canarsie High School, and started doing parties throughout his high school & college years. While at Baruch College, after studying marketing, sales, accounting & finance by day, he was concurrently teaching himself how to beat mix disco, dance music, freestyle & house music by night. 

    In 1987, during his senior year, he landed the much coveted position of resident DJ at one of Long Island's hottest nightclubs, called Jamz (also known as Fokkus and The Dorm), in West Hempstead.

    He then began DJ'ing regularly in clubs from NYC to Long Island until 1996 (when his daughter was born), mixing two-three nights a week till 4am classic disco, freestyle, funk, old-skool hip hop and house music. His other main clubs were the L.I. Exchange, the Savoy and Polyesters. He did shorter stints at Coco's, Buttles, Zachary's, Metro 700, Uncle Sam's and Cafe Society.

    Also in 1987, he started working for the most successful DJ Company in the United States, EJM Entertainment. EJM did an average of 35 parties a weekend, utilizing 10 DJ crews. Besides doing the majority of all Bar & Bat Mitzvahs from Manhattan to the Hamptons, EJM was consistently sending crews to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, California, Texas, Philly, Boston & Chicago. EJM was simply the biggest & best entertainment company, dealing with everyone from NY middle class to extremely wealthy clients throughout the country.


    Check out these CLASSIC DJ pictures from the late 80s and early 90s, when Jeff was first toning his mobile DJ skills.... Please no comments on the hairstyle:-)

    It was during this time that Jeff mastered the art of managing an event, running a party and creating the exact atmosphere the clients & their guests desired. "Every party we did was a home run", he says. "With no exaggeration, most of the kids at the Bar/Bat Mitzvahs used to beg us for autographs at every party. It was surreal". Jeff refers to his EJM days as "DJ University", as the training he received there was second to none, and can never be duplicated again.

    In 1993, he left EJM to create his own company called Classic Entertainment, which later expanded to include NY Event Connection. Classic was the DJ company. NY Event was a multi-faceted special events planning company, predominantly doing Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings, Extravagant 40th & 50th birthdays and high-end corporate functions. He organized entire events from soup to nuts, including all their music, extra entertainment, staging & lighting.

    In 2001, Jeff became extremely interested in Torah Judaism, and began studying with Rabbi Korngold. He started wrapping tefillin and keeping kosher almost immediately. But his main business was on Saturday afternoons and evenings. However, after studying Perek Alef of Tractate Shabbos, Jeff was learning that what he was doing on Shabbos wasn't too cool, according to Talmud. This continued for many months and he decided to slowly wean himself off of Shabbos parties. First came the Friday night events, in March of 2004. Then in the Fall, he made a commitment to no longer book any more Saturday Shabbos events as well.

    But he still had to make parnassah. So he decided to convert Classic Entertainment to Azamra DJ. He became 100% Shomer Shabbos at the end of June, 2005, and hasn't looked back.

    Since then, we have done over 1400 Orthodox Jewish events. Every party done has gotten rave reviews. Success in this market has enabled Jeff to be completely Shomer Shabbos, as well as not having to shlep all his own food to catering halls anymore, as these parties are all Glatt KOSHER, just like him and Azamra DJ!

    Azamra's mission is to make sure your simcha is exactly what you want it to be: fun, classy, professional, energetic, leibadik, with a crew that is properly attired. The staff is of the highest caliber: clean-cut, presentable, high-energy and extremely personable. Rest assured that we will come to your event just like your friends from shul or child's yeshiva. In fact, almost all of our simcha entertainers were Jewish day-school raised. We won't seem like strangers at your simcha, but like beloved long lost friends or relatives.... who like to dance, jump around and have a great time!

    Also, Azamra DJ has available an all-female crew for your simcha.

    So Many People Have Asked us... "What Does Azamra Mean?"

    Great question! Here's the answer:

    When I first started becoming observant, and was contemplating converting my secular DJ company into an Orthodox one, I was literally teaching myself how to daven. In the hallelukahs, I kept seeing the word "Azamra". It really kept jumping out of the page at me for some reason.
    Artscroll translates it as "I will make music". Others translate it as "I will sing".
    Then when I was in a local Judaica store, I saw a Breslov booklet entitled "Azamra". I bought it and it was about always being happy, having simcha, etc.
    Then I came across this site...... www.azamra.org
    This is what they say about the word:
    AZAMRA is a Hebrew word meaning "I will sing!" The keynote of all Azamra's work is the teaching of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810) based on Psalms 146:2:"Azamra! I will sing to my God as long as I live!" "The way to sing the song of joy is by seeking the good in all people, especially in ourselves. Each good point is one more note in the song of life!"

    A world in which all people recognize and honor the divine in themselves and in others

    will be one of peace, harmony and true community.

    That completely resonated within my soul.
    Therefore, Azamra DJ was born.