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.
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
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 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!
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.
The 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 ......→
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.
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.
Candy 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 ......→
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.
A travel theme is a fun way to emulate being far, far away and translate your love of travel to your guests while staying local. Depending on the type of affair (Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, etc.), we’ve put together a ton of creative ways to incorporate a travel theme that we’re sure will work for you!
From top left: The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Maritime Aquarium, Smooth Sailing Celebrations, Yacht Events, Classic Car Club
First things first, choose a venue! In the tri-state area there are a plethora of locations on both land and sea that will help bite guests with the travel bug!
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!
The 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 ......→