Bris & Jewish Baby Naming – Items You’ll Need & Fun Extras!

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 for planning your baby’s bris or baby naming, the rules 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

Bris Pillow for Brit Milah Jewish Circumcision CeremonyA pillow is a crucial aspect to a Brit Milah as the baby will lay on it during the ceremony. creates gorgeous silk shams that can be completely customized with images and text, such as the example above. READ MORE ......

Bar Mitzvah Ceremony Highlights

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.

Bar Mitzvah Tallis, Tallit Ceremony

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Let Your Ketubah Inspire Your Chuppah

Top 7 Examples of Chuppahs Inspired by Ketubahs

Your ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, is truly a work of art that reflects you and your fiance’s style and artistic taste.  With so much effort being put into choosing the right ketubah, it makes perfect sense for your ketubah to be an inspiration for other elements of your wedding, or your life!  We love the idea of ketubah-inspired chuppah designs!  It may take some creativity, but the results can be magical!  Here are 6 examples we’re loving:

#1 - Nature-Inspired Trees & Branches

Ketubah Chuppah Inspiration

Ketubah Chuppah Inspiration

Ideal for an outdoor wedding or green celebration, nature can inspire your event by serving as your decor.  The tree of life is full of meaningful symbolism, making it a beautiful addition to your wedding details. READ MORE ......

Passover Gift Guide – Seder Plates

11 Gift Ideas for Passover Seder Plates

Passover is approaching!  If you’re invited to a Passover seder and want to bring a thoughtful and unique gift for your hosts, we’ve got you covered.  A seder plate that matches the family’s personality and style will leave a lasting impression that’s sure to get you invited back!

Passover Gift Guide - Seder Plates | Host GiftsWhere to buy the Judaica gifts: READ MORE ......

Unique Bar & Bat Mitzvah Gift Idea

From Gabrielle, Ashra Designs 3D Judaic Art

Traditional bar and bat mitzvah gifts include money, gift cards, or the newest technological gadget.  Synagogues and temples regularly give the b’nai mitzvah boy or girl prayer books, kiddush cups or shabbat candlesticks.  As a parent, relative or friend of the young person who is becoming an adult in the eyes of the Jewish people, finding a very special gift with lasting spiritual significance can be a very difficult and frustrating task.  Plainly stated, there is  a lack of meaningful gifts for the boy or girl reaching this pivotal milestone.

Ashra Designs 3D Judaic Art has the answer to this dilemma.  We create personalized museum quality 3D bar or bat mitzvah art that captures the joy, spiritual importance, and true meaning of this important occasion.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Gifts | Art Gift IdeaThe b’nai mitzvah boy or girl will love the unique dimensionality of the art that it is personalized just for them.  The 3D aspect of the framed art will draw the viewer in and cause them to want to see more.  It will become a conversation piece that will be a constant reminder of this special day. READ MORE ......

A Downtown Jewish Wedding For All to See

When Erika and Adam planned to have their Jewish wedding in a public square in downtown Silver Springs, Maryland, they were admittedly a little nervous about what kind of attention and guests they would attract, but they could not have been happier with the end result. A gaggle of onlookers did indeed join Erika and Adam’s family and friends, but they adopted the same attitude as those invited, and extended nothing but happiness and congratulations to the couple on their nuptials. Photographer Kristin Chalmers had photographed Adam’s brother’s wedding the year prior, and when Erika and Adam got engaged they knew they had to have Kristin do theirs as well.

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Adding Sugar to…. Your Ketubah!

What follows is the personal opinion of Morgan, the wacky founder of This is not a Ketubah, Yes it is. This is not the official opinion of Mazelmoments; Mazelmoments maintains strict neutrality in all sugar-related issues.

One of my all-time favorite Mazelmoments articles was just a few weeks ago, 5 Ways to Add Candy to Your Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 or Wedding!. Ah, Candy plus weddings — can you get any better than that so wholesome mix?

Candy Bat Mitzvah Party, Sweet 16, Wedding | Centerpieces, ThemeCandy is sweet, wonderful, gives you a great rush — and reminds all of us of our carefree days of our childhood. Who didn’t grow up eating tons of Twizzlers and M&M’s? I smile still to this day every time I think about it. READ MORE ......

Blue & White, Sports Car Theme B’nai Mitzvah

Joshua and Zachary shared a B’nai Mitzvah at the Interlachen Country Club in Orlando, Florida. The two brothers enjoyed their big day with a traditional ceremony and fun-filled reception, surrounded by family, friends, and some surprise guests from Willy Wonka! Thank you to A Magic Moment for capturing the whole celebration for us.

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A Garden Jewish Wedding to Remember

Jamie and Jared were wed at one of the most beautiful and renowned public botanical gardens in the country, the Denver Botanic Gardens. Alison Rose Photography caught their Jewish wedding ceremony and reception on film, and we are so happy she did!

Wedding Dress Grey SashThe only thing that could make Jamie’s dress more stunning was her in it! The same can be said for the couple’s rings. We cannot get over the stunning (and matching) wedding bands the two chose. READ MORE ......