Roller coaster loving Darien Cohn didn’t have to look far to come up with the perfect bat mitzvah theme. She combined a play on her last name with her favorite past time, for a fun “Darien Cohny Island” experience at New Jersey’s Westminster Hotel. Photography by Ivan Piedra Photography.
A Coney/Cohny Island motif was bright, fun, and completely on point for her special day! READ MORE ......→
An invitation sets the stage for your event as it provides your guest a glimpse of what to expect. In addition to the specific details related to your affair, a well-designed invitation gives you the opportunity to showcase the theme and sets the tone for the event, be it casual or formal black tie. READ MORE ......→
Ketubot have become more than just a marriage contract, but more so a reflection of a couple’s style. This Is Not A Ketubah Yes It Is (TINAK), a collective of Jewish artists from New York and Argentina, creates traditional pieces that double as works of art. With a category for practically anything you can think of, TINAK can depict places, artists, colors, shapes and even mythical creatures! The modern, high-quality designs enable couples to display Judaica in an innovative and interesting way. These categories represent 8 of the most popular TINAK ketubah styles, each with Jewish thought and tradition in mind.
A new generation is reading the Four Questions at our Passover seder! Our family is growing, and the traditional seder is evolving. We are now thinking about how to make the Jewish traditions fun and engaging for the young children in our families.
We want to make Passover a memorable and fun learning experience for everyone! So we started to explore ways to create a kid-friendly seder.
We’ve put together our top 5 Ideas for Making a Child-Friendly Passover Seder. READ MORE ......→
Now that the warm weather is finally here, we’re sure you’ll be attending, and maybe even hosting (!) some outdoor events! Here are 6 of our favorite inspirations for an al fresco wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or any type of party!
1. Play Up The Venue
If you’d like at least part of your event to take place outside, a location with a beautiful and functional outdoor space is crucial. The Sands at Atlantic Beach (pictured above and below) is a premiere beach-front venue on Long Island, and a perfect option for your next outdoor event! While the interior of the space is gorgeous, you can also set up a tent on the beach. The only thing more fun than dancing is dancing barefoot on (or near) the sand! READ MORE ......→
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.
Even 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 ......→
It’s not often in life that you’ll need to buy a tallis, or Jewish prayer shawl. So if you’re reading this, then Mazel Tov! You are probably in the wonderful process of planning a bat / bar mitzvah, or a Jewish or Interfaith wedding.
With the help of Lisa Prawer, The Tallis Lady, we’ve developed this Tallit Buying Guide to help you find the perfect tallis that will be in your family for decades to come.
Buying a tallis is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many people. Bring the family along. Include the grandparents if you can. Treasure the experience!
Bat Mitzvah girl Kate recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah at one of our favorite venues – SPACE in Englewood, New Jersey. The exciting venue is modern, trendy, sophisticated and fun. It arcade games, laser tag, a photo booth and more to keep guests entertained!
Showcasing her love of New York City along with her favorite color purple, Kate’s special day was just that – special! READ MORE ......→
Robin and Shujah met and fell in love in medical school, but their different faiths kept them from staying together. After some time apart, the two realized they couldn’t be without one another. To embrace Robin’s Jewish heritage and Shujah’s Muslim descent, the couple celebrated their nuptials with a traditional Muslim ceremony as well as a Jewish ceremony. We were lucky enough to get a glimpse of their wedding thanks to The Collection.
The wedding industry has redefined destination weddings over the past several years, as demand grows for unique and meaningful venues, and access to vital information and resources has expanded via Internet technology. Traveling to an exotic or remote locale is no longer unusual for any couple, and Jewish to-be-weds are enjoying the full scope of options without sacrificing the symbols and expressions of their faith.