Have a Stylish Bar/Bat Mitzvah at the Fox Hollow Long Island

Celebrate and honor your child’s achievement with a unique and powerful experience at The Fox Hollow, Long Island’s event destination featuring a state-of-the-art catering facility, all-suite boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant all on an 8-acre Gold Coast Estate.

Cool Bar & Bat Mitzvah Venues in Long Island NY

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2015 Color Trends for your Wedding, Mitzvah or Party

We’re excited to introduce Pantone’s top color pick for the new year – it’s Marsala! This moody hue embodies all that its wine counterpart does, namely depth, richness and sophistication, perfect for incorporating into your wedding, bat mitzvah or party!

Here are some ideas to add the deep red shade to your next event!

Marsala Wedding & Party Ideas 2015 Color Trends - Red Marsala, Wedding, Bat Mitzvah Party Ideas

Image Sources: Table via The Perfect Palette, Flowers via Lover.ly, Bridesmaids via Knots Villa, Cake via The Perfect Palette, Flowers via Soiree Event Designs

Marsala & Gold Wedding & Party Ideas
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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.

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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!

Candy Sushi – Creative Dessert for a Mitzvah, Wedding, or Kosher Party

Child or adult – who doesn’t love candy?  When we came across Esprit Events’ fun and creative dessert idea – candy sushi – served at a bat mitzvah, we couldn’t wait to share this innovative idea with our kid and adult fans.

Candy Sushi from Esprit Kosher Events

Candy sushi rolls are made with rice crispy treats, wrapped with fruit rollups and topped with a variety of candies to include kosher Swedish fish, rock candy, colorful marshmallows, sour straws, and  licorice to name a few.  Can you pick out some other candy? READ MORE ......

Don’t Belong to a Temple? Have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Outside the Synagogue

Written by Rabbi/Cantor Ronald Broden

For prospective Jewish clergy the choice has been between the various Jewish denominations: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist. In fact, seminaries that train rabbis and cantors are primarily affiliated with one movement. If one wants to become an Orthodox rabbi or cantor there is Yeshiva University, for a Conservative rabbi or cantor, Jewish Theological Seminary, for a Reform rabbi or cantor it’s Hebrew Union College. What about the majority of Jews who are unaffiliated with any movement or synagogue? Who serves this population?

Rabbi Cantor Bar & Bat Mitzvah Preparation NYC, NJ & CT

I became an ordained cantor through Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and served mid-sized Reform congregations following graduation for several years. Presently I serve a small congregation in New York City on a part-time basis. Many years ago I decided to devote myself to the community of mostly unaffiliated though my life cycle work. While I perform weddings, baby namings and funerals, my primary focus has been Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies for those to whom the synagogue is not an option.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Preparation for Families That Don’t Belong To A Temple

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Kid-Friendly Bar Mitzvah at New Jersey Raceway

Bar Mitzvah Service at NYC TemplePlanning a Bar Mitzvah that’s traditional as well as new and exciting is no easy task.  Will’s family was able to pull it off with class and style by splitting up the festivities!  Will became a Bar Mitzvah with a private Havdallah service at NYC’s Ansche Chesed Synagogue, followed by a lovely dinner for all the guests.  The next day was an action-packed kids-only party at New Jersey’s Pole Position Raceway. Photography credit: JDZ Photography and Custom Incredibles.

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Fantasy Sports Draft Bar Mitzvah Party

Bar Mitzvah boy Jake is an Orlando Magic and fantasy sports league fanatic. He and his family combined both of those loves to create an amazingly personal and memorable Bar Mitzvah, and A Magic Moment Photography captured it all on film!

Basketball Yarmulkes, Kippot - Bar Mitzvah Theme Ideas

Jake’s special day started off with a glimpse into his party theme.  His basketball yarmulke was a unique way to add a personal touch to his bar mitzvah service. READ MORE ......

Color & Theme Trends for 2015 | Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

Pantone Color Trends Spring 2015

Color is everywhere, and no one knows color better than the color experts at Pantone. Hot off the heels of Fashion Week, Pantone announced the top colors for Spring 2015. We saw a collection of overall soft hues – a mix of cool and warm, but all subtle. The top 10 color collection is meant to be minimalistic, going by the name “En Plein Air,” a French expression translating to “in the open air.” The entire palate confirms the notion that color is a lifestyle, and isn’t merely just for fashion or home decor, but every aspect of a person’s life…including weddings and events!

Pantone Color Trends Spring 2015

Photo: Pantone Color Trend Report 2015

Two shades we’re particularly loving are Aquamarine and Toasted Almond.

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