5 Steps to The Perfect Mitzvah Project for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child
Your 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.
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.
Your Kippah can be Kool! Yarmulkes, also known as kippot and skull caps, can be as much a part of your Jewish wedding or bat/bar mitzvah celebration as the decor, music, and other traditions. Your kippah design can reflect your personal style, match your color palette or theme, and can be a great way for the younger set to embrace the tradition if you get them involved in selecting kippot. There are even eco-friendly options and endless possibilities for personalization.
1. Show Your Style with High-Fashion Hand-Made Yarmulkes from Queen Esther Hair Covers
Embroidered Applique Yarmulkes by Queen Esther Hair Covers
New York City has an eclectic and varied number of event spaces for Jewish weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, parties and corporate events. Our modern city is home to the hottest trend-setting architecture and fashion, so we were delighted to discover The Prince George Ballroom. Located in the FlatIron District in Manhattan and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Prince George Ballroom is a feast for the eyes with its Beaux Arts style and Neo-Renaissance flourishes. In the spirit of tzedakah (charity), 100% of its net revenue is used for NYC outreach programs to help the homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers.
Wedding or mitzvah guests enter into a modern space named World Monuments Fund Gallery.READ MORE ......→
Haute Couture women’s tallit and kippot are the new trend with the launch of Queen Esther Hair Covers! Mahvesh Amid, a world-famous fashion accessory designer, is now creating beautiful and elegant handmade wedding and bat mitzvah shawls and yarmulkes (Kippot) exclusively for women and girls.
Jewish Wedding Shawl and Floral Applique Yarmulkes
These exquisite embroidered designs feature stunning appliques. Beading and other embellishments gracefully rest on a bridal gown or a bat mitzvah girl’s dress and add special meaning to the ceremony. READ MORE ......→
In keeping up with the latest catering trends, Kosher catered cuisine has gone upscale in taste and presentation. If you’re planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Mazelmoments’ Kosher Mitzvah Planning Guide (below) is a must-read. We provide a user-friendly definition of “What is Kosher,” a breakdown of Kosher catering options, and advice for finding a Kosher mitzvah venue. READ MORE ......→
Many families want their children to participate in the religious ceremony of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, even if they don’t belong to a synagogue. Such was the case for a recent client of Showplace Floral & Event Design. The creation of a temple ambiance in The Paramount venue – where the party would be celebrated immediately after the ceremony – is absolutely amazing! See for yourself…
Now that this year’s High Holy Days are over, it is time to think of covers specially made for next year. Commissioned by synagogues throughout the country, Torah Covers by Corinne Soikin Strauss of The Artist’s Studio are highly prized for their beauty, originality and spirituality.
Hand painted on tapestry weight silk, the carefully chosen colors range from the softest earth hues to vibrant jewel tones. Each cover, while respecting the sanctity of the Torah, reflects the individuality of the Congregation embodying traditional or contemporary motifs. READ MORE ......→
Your wedding or bar/bat mitzvah plans are taking hold. You’ve hired your vendors and picked out your theme and logo. There’s one more essential person you need to consider! It’s important to understand the benefits and value of having a Day Of Coordinator. We turned to Ruth Lapin of Ruth Lapin Events to help us understand why a Day Of Coordinator can literally ‘Save The Day!’
Ruth always puts her clients first and has their best interest in mind. That’s why she emphasizes that “Even if you are a superstar planner, you should always hire a day of coordinator to allow you to enjoy your special event. Become her friend. Introduce her so she gets to know your family. The expectation is that the coordinator will take care of all the issues that may occur so that you don’t have to take responsibility. And unexpected nightmares do happen. Always!” READ MORE ......→
As you begin the planning process for your bar or bat mitzvah, you’re likely to come across a number of different options for décor and you’ll have to make some decisions regarding the theme for the party, including the types of candles to use.
Isabella’s passion is dancing, so Live, Love, Dance was the perfect theme for her Bat Mitzvah. Held at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, this party creatively reflected Isabella’s love for dance – but she also included a lot of love.
With the help of the wonderful organization, Remember Us, Isabella was able to share her Bat Mitzvah with a child killed in the Holocaust. READ MORE ......→