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.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Project Ideas - Community Service ProjectsWhy Set Up an Online Fundraising Site at All? READ MORE ......

Mitzvah Project – Hoods That Help

Melisa Imberman from The Event of a Lifetime shared a great community service project from a local teen.

Sarah is collecting sweatshirts to donate, including bar & bat mitzvah sweatshirts, school, camp and team sweatshirts that kids have outgrown or no longer wear.

The organization is called Hoods that Help and she will be donating to different organizations throughout the year. The first organization Hoods That Help will be collecting for is “Person to Person” in Darien, Connecticut.

She has put a drop box at a local store, Shuppee in the Village Yard in Chappaqua, and Melisa is happy to collect them as well and get them to her.

If you’d like more information, you can contact me or Sarah at hoodsthathelp@gmail.com

We can’t think of a better way to make good use of all those old clothes!

Brewery & Beachside Jewish Wedding

Alexis & Jason’s destination wedding perfectly combined meaningful Jewish tradition with laid back fun! Their Jewish wedding ceremony was held on a mild October day at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The day’s beautiful memories were captured by Tiffany Caldwell Photography.

Jewish Beach Wedding

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7 Modern Hanukkah Decorations & Party Ideas

While not sharing a date with Thanksgiving this year, Hanukkah is rapidly approaching! Whether you plan to have a low key celebration of simply lighting the menorah, or an all-out party with all your loved ones, we’ve rounded up some amazing decoration ideas to get you into the Hanukkah spirit!

Chanukah (Hanukkah) Decorations & Party IdeasModern Tribe, a popular online Judaica retailer, has come out with some really good-looking Hanukkah decorations, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Their modern take on Judaica is perfect for Hanukkah decorating, with everything from banners to temporary tattoos. Best of all, a portion of profits get donated to local Atlanta organizations. A happy Festival of Lights, indeed!

Check out 7 of our favorite decorating ideas! READ MORE ......