A Brit Milah (for boys) and Jewish Baby Naming (for girls) are beautiful ceremonies that welcome your newborn into the Jewish culture. As new parents, we know you’re short on time and can use all the planning help you can get! We’ve covered advice forplanning your baby’s bris or baby naming, therules for selecting the date, and provided help for finding a mohel. Now we’re excited to share the items you’ll need to make the Bris or Baby Naming personal and fun, while preserving traditional elements.
Three Traditional Items
1. Pillow Covering
A pillow is a crucial aspect to a Brit Milah as the baby will lay on it during the ceremony. Silkhuppah.com creates gorgeous silk shams that can be completely customized with images and text, such as the example above. READ MORE ......→
It’s not every day that we get to feature a bar mitzvah with so many stunning photos from the ceremony! Erica Westmoreland captured Harrison’s Bar Mitzvah with beautiful photos at the synagogue, highlighting details and moments to be cherished by the entire family.
Whether you go on a Birthright trip or family vacation, being Bar or Bat Mitzvah’d in Israel has become a growing way for Jewish families to connect with their religious roots. The same was true was for Leila, who received her Bat Mitzvah in Israel and decided to celebrate with family and friends when she returned home. Of course, after having returned from such a memorable trip, it only made sense that the party would honor her Israeli experience, with a Milk and Honey themed affair! The memorable event was planned by Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime.
What could honor Israel more than the country’s traditional oranges? After no doubt eating plenty on her trip, Leila chose to use this vibrant fruit as escort cards! READ MORE ......→
In case you haven’t noticed, weddings aren’t what they used to be. In an effort to create an event that’s unique in every way, many brides and grooms are veering away from the traditional elements of the day in favor of one-of-a-kind surprises. If you’re looking to add some flair to your wedding, consider opting for a modern take on the bridesmaids’ bouquets.
Finding a venue for your child’s bar/bat mitzvah where kids feel comfortable and adults can relax is never easy, but Dave and Busters of Westbury, NY bridges the gap between coolness and class. With 12 bowling lanes, billiards, games, plus versatile event spaces for the reception and cocktail hour, Dave and Busters easily offers something for everyone!
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Dave and Busters Event Space
Dave and Busters is perfect for an event where the focus is on the kids and having a good time. During the cocktail hour, kids can hang out in the game room while adults enjoy a stylish setting. Afterwards, the party continues in the banquet room. READ MORE ......→
It’s not every day that you receive a package that blows you away with its thoughtfulness and creativity. That’s exactly what happened when I received a personalized collage made from my daughter Liya’s baby announcement from the very talented Carol Colman Collages.
After meeting through a Jewish matchmaking site, JRetromatch.com, Dana and Avi went on a series of dates before Avi proposed on their year and a half anniversary! Both lovers of art, Avi set up a proposal to remember at the Bronx Botanical Gardens during a Monet exhibit, one of Dana’s favorites! The proposal was just the beginning of the memorable moments to come, as they wed at Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island, NY, photographed by the talented H&H Photographers.
Lily Israel recently celebrated becoming a Bat Mitzvah in her hometown of Orlando Florida, and celebrated with a stunning affair. The theme was All Things Lily, using light pastel colors with pops of bright pink, and patterns that were feminine and fun. Bliss Events by Laurie Anne Portella did an amazing job planning and executing the event, and Scott Watt Photography captured the whole day for us to “ooh and ahh” over this beautiful occasion!
After an inspiring Fashion Week here in New York, Pantone has announced its’ Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014. The colors for the fall are decidedly bold, yet soft, with shades of purple (Radiant Orchid made the cut yet again!), blue, yellow and red in the mix. This palette is an excellent and fun one to turn to for bar & bat mitzvah and wedding inspiration.
Elisha and Aaron first met as college freshman, where they were both involved in Ohio University’s Jewish life. After a proposal on Elisha’s 25th birthday, the college sweethearts married in a southern Jewish wedding at The Garden on Millbrook in Raleigh, NC. BREALPHOTO captured the whole day for us to enjoy.