Your Son’s Bris – at Home or in the Synagogue?

Mazel Tov!  You have a new son.  There are so many emotions happening at the same time – and you have to also prepare for your son’s brit milah in 8 days.  Among your main priorities are selecting the mohel (or mohelet) to officiate the ceremony and perform the brit milah, and deciding where to have it.

Many families choose to either have the bris at their home or in their temple’s event space. You can view possible Bris Venues Here.  To help you determine whether to have the ceremony at home or in your synagogue, we asked Rabbi Nechemia Markovits, a mohel who has almost 3 decades of experience, to share some of his thoughts. Rabbi Markovits is an Orthodox rabbi who performs ritual circumcisions for Jews (and non-Jews) of all affiliations and backgrounds.

Baby Bris Venues, Places NYC - Advice from a Mohel

Mazelmoments: With so many new emotions, experiences and changes awaiting first-time parents, we’d like some of your expert recommendations regarding the bris. With little time to prepare for the bris following the birth of the son,  your reservoir of expertise would be helpful and informative to first-time parents of sons. READ MORE ......

10 Bar & Bat Mitzvah Gift Ideas | Thoughtful & Meaningful Gifts

Gift giving can be tough…especially for teenagers! So, how do you find a Bar or Bat Mitzvah gift that is sentimentally important, but still suitable for a young adolescent? Luckily for all of us, there are plenty of creative concepts that satisfy both of these needs.

10 Bar & Bat Mitzvah Gift Ideas | Meaningful, Thoughtful & Creative Gifts

 1. Money

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Colorful Jewish Interfaith Wedding in Japanese Gardens FL

Renee and Nick have known each other for the majority of their lives, classmates from kindergarten through their undergraduate days at Georgetown University. But it wasn’t until recently that the two went from friends to fiances, and now husband and wife!

Blue & Purple Unique Fabric Chuppah (Huppah)

The couple married in a gorgeous Jewish Interfaith wedding at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in South Florida, a place that holds a special place in the hearts of both Renee and Nick. Photos captured by Jeff Kolodny Photography. READ MORE ......

5 Tips To Hire The Best Videographer

Get Amazing Video Memories from your Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Party

If you’ve ever planned, or are currently planning an event, you’ll know there are so many moving pieces that all fit together to make your event as amazing as possible. One of those very important pieces is videography. A videographer will capture the event in real time so that you can re-live your special day over and over again! We sat down with Seth Elgart from Professional Video LLC to get some tips from a pro on how to hire the best videographer for your next event! Seth has been doing his job for over a decade and has some excellent insight for us!

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Tip #1 – This may seem obvious, but make sure the company you hire has an expertise in video! Experience and focus on filming and production will let you know that quality will be at the forefront.

Tip #2 – Do your homework! Just like when choosing any of your other vendors, do some research and find out the history of the companies you’re interested in. Knowing how long they’ve been around, what kind of events they primarily work on, and being able to see examples of their work will be super helpful in picking the right one for you. READ MORE ......

Mazelmoments Featured in Jewish Style Celebration Magazine NJ NY

We are extremely proud to share our contributions as featured writers in the latest issue of Jewish Style Celebration Magazine NJ NY! It is a special opportunity for Mazelmoments.com to reach out to new people with exciting ideas for Jewish events.  Check out our articles on techonology trends, ideas for a fashion theme, and an intro to our new Mitzvah Planning Toolkit, available now!

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Unique Entertainment Ideas for a Mitzvah or Wedding

The Living Garden®

by ODD-O-Ts’ Entertainment, LLC

The Living Garden® is an award winning family owned performance company produced by ODD-O-Ts’ Entertainment based in Orlando, Florida, but available worldwide.  Owners Todd and Timea Zimmerman are very proud to present these unique performances.

Unique Entertainment Ideas for a Bar & Bat Mitzvah or Wedding - Living Statues

The Living Garden® is a unique entertainment experience, where nature comes to life with an extraordinary combination of movement, music and live interaction. This unique performance will leave your guests mesmerized and amazed. Each element weaves an enchanting tapestry in a stunning display of visual images and illusions. READ MORE ......

Las Vegas Jewish Wedding

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…or does it? Not according to Monika and Doug, who began a marriage to last forever in this notorious city. Photography by Denise Burridge Photography.

Jewish Wedding Las Vegas

The pair actually met at a bank, but their seemingly un-romantic beginning was certainly no indicator of the future to come!  READ MORE ......

Photo Props and Cool Backdrops

6 Ideas To Jazz Up Your Photos Using Photo Props & Backdrops

Your wedding or mitzvah is a big special day, and you want to remember it FOREVER.  Goodness knows that the pictures are a big part of that.  They’re worth a thousand words, after all.  The problem is some of your guests may be a bit camera shy.  Even the willing ones might not feel especially relaxed in front of the lens.   What’s a host to do?  If you give the matter a little forethought, there are ways to bring out their inner Tyra Banks.  Cool props create a fun atmosphere and make photo taking part of the good times.  Not only that, they boost the energy and make for better, less self-conscious pics. READ MORE ......