Have a Stylish Bar/Bat Mitzvah at the Fox Hollow Long Island

Celebrate and honor your child’s achievement with a unique and powerful experience at The Fox Hollow, Long Island’s event destination featuring a state-of-the-art catering facility, all-suite boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant all on an 8-acre Gold Coast Estate.

Cool Bar & Bat Mitzvah Venues in Long Island NY

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Jewish Interfaith Wedding in Manhattan

Elizaveta and Derek’s interfaith and multilingual wedding had no cultural boundaries! The gorgeous NYC affair honored Jewish traditions while including many Eastern European influences.  Photography credit:  Lilypad Photo Studio

Russian & Polish Jewish Wedding NYC

 The couple married at Manhattan’s Sun West Studios, with sun-drenched windows creating a soft urban ambiance. READ MORE ......

Wishing You A Magical Hanukkah

Thank you to ZeeGee the Magician for sharing his unbelievable sleight of hand in this Happy Hanukkah card trick!

Check out more from ZeeGee Comedy Close Up Magic.

From our family to yours – Have a Happy Hanukkah! Chag Sameach!

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2015 Color Trends for your Wedding, Mitzvah or Party

We’re excited to introduce Pantone’s top color pick for the new year – it’s Marsala! This moody hue embodies all that its wine counterpart does, namely depth, richness and sophistication, perfect for incorporating into your wedding, bat mitzvah or party!

Here are some ideas to add the deep red shade to your next event!

Marsala Wedding & Party Ideas 2015 Color Trends - Red Marsala, Wedding, Bat Mitzvah Party Ideas

Image Sources: Table via The Perfect Palette, Flowers via Lover.ly, Bridesmaids via Knots Villa, Cake via The Perfect Palette, Flowers via Soiree Event Designs

Marsala & Gold Wedding & Party Ideas
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Long Island Bat Mitzvah Glitters!

A VIP lounge ambience met summery vibes in Zoe’s glittering Long Island Bat Mitzvah. Swank Productions was the mastermind behind the amazing décor at Haute Durvo in Long Island, NY.  Photography by 5th Avenue Digital.

Purple Bat Mitzvah Party Long Island, NY - LED Lounge

Zoe wanted to celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah with a big dance party.  As soon as guests arrived to Haute Durvo, they saw this this Long Island catering hall was transformed into an underground VIP club. READ MORE ......

Chic San Francisco Jewish Wedding

Fate and destiny came to life when life-long neighbors from Russia married in a San Francisco wedding. Sonia and Sasha exchanged vows in a Jewish ceremony, surrounded by elegance, love, and laughter.  Thank you IQphoto for capturing the entire event!

California Jewish WeddingThe couple seemed destined to be together, having discovered they spent much of their childhoods living steps from one another! READ MORE ......

Raise Money Online For Your Mitzvah Project

Mitzvah Projects are not just a growing trend, but often a synagogue requirement, and an incredible way for students to engage in a social action project in honor of their upcoming bar/bat mitzvah. A mitzvah project teaches the value of tzedakah and giving back to the community. Now with a modern twist, it can teach students how to have a greater impact using the Internet for good, while making the process more fun and easier than ever.

That’s where Deposit a Gift comes in. Deposit a Gift is the crowdfunding platform that allows you to create a fundraising website to raise money for your mitzvah project online, so that friends and family from anywhere can get involved. A mitzvah project is all about pursuing something you are passionate about for the greater good, and now by bringing it online, you can have a bigger impact than ever before. Click here to create your mitzvah project site now.

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Mitzvah Project Ideas – Community Service Projects

5 Steps to The Perfect Mitzvah Project for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Project Ideas, Community Service ProjectsYour child is approaching Bar/Bat Mitzvah age and celebrations are in order! In addition to party planning and learning religious ritual, many synagogues require students to complete volunteer service in the form of a Mitzvah Project. Connecting this activity to your child’s interests can turn the Mitzvah Project into one of the most meaningful and fulfilling aspects of the process!

Here are some helpful steps for finding the perfect Mitzvah Project that will commemorate his or her transition into adulthood and engage your child’s passions too.

  1. Brainstorm: Sit down with your child to see what it is this project means to him/her. With this maturing age, you can ask questions like “What are you passionate about?” and “How do you think you can make a difference?” Think about the different types of community service, including volunteer work, fundraising, and/or organizing a charitable drive or initiative. Finding something that sparks an interest will inspire them to get involved.

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Hanukkah For Kids – 8 Activity Ideas

8 Chanukah Activities for Children – One for Each Night!

Hanukkah Chanukah Kids Crafts Activities Kids LOVE Hannukah!  What’s not to love?  They get eight nights of fun gifts, play games, and eat lots of chocolate and jelly doughnuts.  It’s a dream come true!  So it’s a perfect opportunity for parents to get their children involved and excited.

Here are some products and activities to help kids learn about Hannukah while having an amazing time.

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