Bris & Jewish Baby Naming Gift Ideas

You have been invited to a bris or baby naming! The parents will be beaming and the baby will be precious, but what do you bring to the new family? Finding a gift that’s both unique and useful can be a challenge, but we’ve rounded up some of our favorite bris and baby naming present ideas so you’ll never feel confused about what to gift wrap again!

11 Thoughtful Gifts for a Brit Milah or Jewish Baby Naming Ceremony

1. Money

Money Gift Bat & Bar Mitzvah

Unique Way to Gift Money

Always an easy choice for presents, remember to give your monetary gift in increments of $18. Eighteen is the numerical equivalent of the Hebrew word “chai,” which means life and symbolically wishes the recipient a good, long life. READ MORE ......

Pumpkin Centerpieces – Fall Wedding & Party Ideas

Move over Jack-o-Lantern! Here are 3 more elegant ways to showcase pumpkins and gourds at your fall wedding and bat mitzvah. Or put them on your doorstep for a touch of Fall class! Pumpkin Centerpieces | Fall, October, Halloween Wedding

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Introducing Melrose Ballroom – NYC’s Brand New Versatile Event Space

Melrose Ballroom Long Island City NY - Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Event Space Are you looking for an exclusive NYC club feel for your upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Wedding? Perhaps you’d like an elegant wedding reception in an industrial-chic setting. Treat yourself and your guests to an exceptional experience at Melrose Ballroom, located in Long Island City, Queens – just 5 minutes from Midtown Manhattan by car or subway. READ MORE ......

6 Ideas for Candy Centerpieces

Candy Centerpieces are a hot trend right now in bar & bat mitzvah decor, sweet 16 parties, and even some whimsical weddings. Here are 6 ideas for showcasing your Candy Centerpieces.

Candy CenterpiecesCandy – it’s an invitation to release your inner child.  It’s also a very smart idea for decorating. Candy is colorful, pretty, and fun, and you can use plenty without breaking the bank.  Even when using real flowers, it can be a good idea to incorporate some less expensive decor instead of trying to fill your space with blooms.  Candy can do the trick without looking cheap. There are several ways to work candy centerpieces into your table-scape. READ MORE ......

7 Ideas for Place Cards & Escort Cards

When it comes to weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, or any special event, it’s the details that really set it apart.  One of the details that may not get as much attention is the escort cards or place cards.  Escort cards let guests know which table they’re seated at; Place cards are on the table, letting guests know where to sit.  Many times these cards are available for free from the venue.  But with just a bit of thought and creativity, the escort card display or place cards can be another detail that wows your guests!  Here are some of our favorite ideas.

7 Creative Ideas for Your Place Cards & Escort Cards for your Wedding, Bat/Bar Mitzvah or Party

1. Escort Card Tree

Escort Card TreeThis fresh escort tree made by Michael Zac Design Group was fantastic.  The cards were engraved with the couple’s initials. The guest’s names were hand calligraphed in gold ink and each person walked away with a pink orchid…beautiful, romantic and memorable. READ MORE ......

10 Ideas for Decorating with Doilies

Doilies give the look of intricate lace to all kinds of craft decor projects. They’re lovely and eye-catching, so light and airy that they lend a delicate feel to almost anything. With just a few simple craft tools, they transform from a quaint table top accent into something else entirely.

Doilies can be found in both paper and crochet fabric. By using wallpaper paste, fabric stiffener, or adhesives. you can mold and shape doilies into a variety of different things or apply them to a base. They’re fairly easy to work with without needing to be cut.  Here are 10 of our favorite ideas.

1. Doily Lanterns

Doily Lanterns - Decorating with DoiliesThese awesomely intriguing structures found on Tiptoe Through and Apartment Therapy can be created by layering doilies over a balloon with fabric stiffener and then popping the balloon when dry. READ MORE ......

Custom Invitations for your Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Introduction to Custom Invitations

By Madison Berndt, Zuri Concepts

Vintage Wedding Invitations - Custom Designed

An invitation sets the stage for your event as it provides your guest a glimpse of what to expect. In addition to the specific details related to your affair, a well-designed invitation gives you the opportunity to showcase the theme and sets the tone for the event, be it casual or formal black tie. READ MORE ......

Tips for Buying Tallit (Jewish Prayer Shawl)

Tallit | Jewish Prayer ShawlIt’s not often in life that you’ll need to buy a tallis, or Jewish prayer shawl.  So if you’re reading this, then Mazel Tov!  You are probably in the wonderful process of planning a bat / bar mitzvah, or a Jewish or Interfaith wedding.

With the help of Lisa Prawer, The Tallis Lady, we’ve developed this Tallit Buying Guide to help you find the perfect tallis that will be in your family for decades to come.


Expert Tips for Buying Tallit

Buying a tallis is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many people.  Bring the family along.  Include the grandparents if you can.  Treasure the experience!

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EM Productions Brings Flair to Event Videography!

EM Productions is an exciting alternative to the traditional wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah video. Owner and head videographer, Kiersten, is a professional filmmaker. With as much interest in production style as the people she’s filming, Kiersten creates a story with every video.

Wedding & Mitzvah Videographer PA, NJ

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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 ......