Bris & Jewish Baby Naming – Items You’ll Need & Fun Extras!

A Brit Milah (for boys) and Jewish Baby Naming (for girls) are beautiful ceremonies that welcome your newborn into the Jewish culture. As new parents, we know you’re short on time and can use all the planning help you can get!  We’ve covered advice for planning your baby’s bris or baby naming, the rules for selecting the date, and provided help for finding a mohel. Now we’re excited to share the items you’ll need to make the Bris or Baby Naming personal and fun, while preserving traditional elements.

Three Traditional Items

1. Pillow Covering

Bris Pillow for Brit Milah Jewish Circumcision CeremonyA pillow is a crucial aspect to a Brit Milah as the baby will lay on it during the ceremony. Silkhuppah.com creates gorgeous silk shams that can be completely customized with images and text, such as the example above. READ MORE ......

18 Cool Ideas for Your Photo Booth & Photo Favors

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this is especially true of wedding, bat & bar mitzvah and party photos. New and unique photo booths and photo favors are the hottest trend at parties and feeding our Instagram-craze and photo-obsession, according to Maya Kalman of Swank Productions.  The options and features are getting better by the day, so we’re excited to bring you….

18 Ideas For Your Photo Booths & Photo Favors

1.Luxe Lights

Lights are a great way to add some pop to your next event. By choosing either a color that’s already a part of your scheme, or an exciting accent color, lights will help illuminate your night!

Vanity LED Photo Booth

Vanity LED Photo Booth from Vision Entertainment

Vision Entertainment Group reinvents the photo booth with an updated take on the classic. According to Daniela Grafman of Vision Entertainment Group, “Modern photo booth options include LED lighting and are highly interactive.” Choose what color lighting fits with your color scheme and your photo booth will complement your decor. READ MORE ......

Tradition Meets Elegance in NJ Jewish Wedding

Matthew and Laurie first realized they were perfect for each other on a group trip to Israel. The couple quickly found out that they shared a passion for Israel, and there couldn’t have been a better way to start a relationship than by being there together. A year and a half later, they were engaged and making plans for this stunning traditional Jewish wedding at Temple Emanu-El of Closter, NJ. Photography by Brett Matthews Photography.

Jewish Wedding at New Jersey Synagogue, TempleEven though Laurie is a Long Island girl, she fell in love with the beauty and ambiance of New Jersey’s Temple Emanu-El of Closter. The bride and groom were blown away by the sanctuary’s breathtaking stained glass dome, and its perfect blend of tradition and elegance. According to Laurie, “it was the first place we looked at and didn’t look much further after that.” Northern Valley Affairs, the temple’s exclusive caterer, matched the setting with exquisite kosher cuisine. READ MORE ......

Bar Mitzvah Ceremony Highlights

It’s not every day that we get to feature a bar mitzvah with so many stunning photos from the ceremony!  Erica Westmoreland captured Harrison’s Bar Mitzvah with beautiful photos at the synagogue, highlighting details and moments to be cherished by the entire family.

Bar Mitzvah Tallis, Tallit Ceremony

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Israel-Themed Bat Mitzvah in New York

Whether you go on a Birthright trip or family vacation, being Bar or Bat Mitzvah’d in Israel has become a growing way for Jewish families to connect with their religious roots. The same was true was for Leila, who received her Bat Mitzvah in Israel and decided to celebrate with family and friends when she returned home. Of course, after having returned from such a memorable trip, it only made sense that the party would honor her Israeli experience, with a Milk and Honey themed affair!  The memorable event was planned by Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime.

Orange Escort Table, Fruit Place Cards for Israel ThemeWhat could honor Israel more than the country’s traditional oranges? After no doubt eating plenty on her trip, Leila chose to use this vibrant fruit as escort cards! READ MORE ......

10 Bridesmaid Bouquet Alternatives

In case you haven’t noticed, weddings aren’t what they used to be. In an effort to create an event that’s unique in every way, many brides and grooms are veering away from the traditional elements of the day in favor of one-of-a-kind surprises. If you’re looking to add some flair to your wedding, consider opting for a modern take on the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

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Dave & Busters Westbury Brings the Party!

Finding a venue for your child’s bar/bat mitzvah where kids feel comfortable and adults can relax is never easy, but Dave and Busters of Westbury, NY bridges the gap between coolness and class. With 12 bowling lanes, billiards, games, plus versatile event spaces for the reception and cocktail hour, Dave and Busters easily offers something for everyone!

Dave & Busters, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party Venues Long Island, NY

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Dave and Busters Event Space

Dave and Busters is perfect for an event where the focus is on the kids and having a good time. During the cocktail hour, kids can hang out in the game room while adults enjoy a stylish setting. Afterwards, the party continues in the banquet room. READ MORE ......

A Baby Gift To Cherish – Birth Announcement Collage!

It’s not every day that you receive a package that blows you away with its thoughtfulness and creativity.  That’s exactly what happened when I received a personalized collage made from my daughter Liya’s baby announcement from the very talented Carol Colman Collages.

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A Long Island Jewish Wedding

After meeting through a Jewish matchmaking site, JRetromatch.com, Dana and Avi went on a series of dates before Avi proposed on their year and a half anniversary! Both lovers of art, Avi set up a proposal to remember at the Bronx Botanical Gardens during a Monet exhibit, one of Dana’s favorites! The proposal was just the beginning of the memorable moments to come, as they wed at Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island, NY, photographed by the talented H&H Photographers.

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