What is Klezmer? It’s gaining a lot of popularity, but what do we really know about klezmer? Alicia Svigals, a renowned klezmer fiddler, sets straight some of the misconceptions of klezmer music and talks about its growth in popularity – even beyond the Jewish population!
Alicia on Misconceptions about klezmer: “It is not all fast ‘hora’ music; klezmer has the full range of moods, modes and tempos, from solemn ceremonial melodies, to elegant cocktail hour background music, all the way up to the crazy fast stuff.”
“Klezmer is a cousin of “Hebrew” music, aka “simkhe (simcha) dancing music” – the music popular at orthodox and modern orthodox events – but it is not the same. We do mix that repertoire in whenever we have a crowd that will enjoy it though. But klezmer is essentially non-religious, instrumental party music and you don’t have to be religious for it to be on your playlist!” READ MORE ......→
Bat Mitzvah girl Amanda recently celebrated with a perfectly pink affair that came to life thanks to Balloon Artistry. Check out how she turned her favorite color into the most special day of her life!
Brooklyn-Heights-based Alexandra Partow Events planned a Bat Mitzvah held on May 2nd at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s stunning new ecologically sustainable event space – The Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium. Photography courtesy of Maggie Marguerite Studios.
When a bride describes her wedding as quirky and intimate, you know you’re in for a treat! Planned and designed by Florie Huppert Design, this Jewish temple wedding was unique in every way. Every detail of the creative event was green, recyclable or reusable, and custom made! Photography by Steven Stauffer Photography.
Debi and Jason met in college, but it wasn’t until a few years later when they were in Israel together that they decided to spend forever with one another! READ MORE ......→
Capitale is one our favorite venues in New York City. The historic building is the setting of choice for couples looking for luxury, elegance and sheer grandeur. We sat down with Farrah Ferenzo, the Event Manager, to discuss the details of her own wedding to (now husband) Jeff at Capitale last year and see how she transformed her work location into the breathtaking wedding of her dreams! Photography by Anthony Vazquez Photography.
Isabella’s passion is dancing, so Live, Love, Dance was the perfect theme for her Bat Mitzvah. Held at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, this party creatively reflected Isabella’s love for dance – but she also included a lot of love.
With the help of the wonderful organization, Remember Us, Isabella was able to share her Bat Mitzvah with a child killed in the Holocaust. READ MORE ......→
Sunset beaches and swaying palm trees are absolutely picturesque sights. Add a pretty white gown and flower-topped chuppah, and the picture becomes a dreamlike reality for Laura and Uk. Photos by Gideon Photography.
Two years after graduating from the University of Rhode Island together, Johanna and Bryan re-connected in New York. Recently, they married in a romantically whimsical Jewish interfaith ceremony at The Sands at Atlantic Beach, a beautiful beachfront property in Long Island, NY. Photography by: Ron Soliman Photojournalism
The event space at 404 in NYC was completely transformed into a sports-lovers dream at Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah. The party featured sports and games, an elegant lounge and upscale dining. Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah was as much an affair for his friends as it was for the adults in attendance! Photography credit: Rebecca Weiss Photography.