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.
5 Tips for the Perfect Candy Buffet and Candy Centerpieces from the Experts at CandyWarehouse
Everyone loves candy, right? So including a candy buffet or candy centerpieces at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah or wedding is a win-win way to make sure your guests remember the celebration long after it passes. Not only does candy add a bit of nostalgic fun and whimsy to your motif, it also acts as a conversation-starter and a way to turn people who once were strangers into friends with shared memories. The experts at CandyWarehouse share their five best tips for a fabulous candy buffet. READ MORE ......
The sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing a theme for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah, and it’s important to capture your child’s personality. What’s more personal than their name? We’ve come up with some great ideas incorporating your child’s name into their special day!
5 Ideas for Name Party Themes
1. Make a Play on the Child’s Name READ MORE ......
Introduction to Custom Invitations
By Madison Berndt, Zuri Concepts
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 ......
Ketubot have become more than just a marriage contract, but more so a reflection of a couple’s style. This Is Not A Ketubah Yes It Is (TINAK), a collective of Jewish artists from New York and Argentina, creates traditional pieces that double as works of art. With a category for practically anything you can think of, TINAK can depict places, artists, colors, shapes and even mythical creatures! The modern, high-quality designs enable couples to display Judaica in an innovative and interesting way. These categories represent 8 of the most popular TINAK ketubah styles, each with Jewish thought and tradition in mind.
- Artist-Inspired Ketubahs
Matthew and Laurie first realized they were perfect for each other on a group trip to Israel. The couple quickly found out that they shared a passion for Israel, and there couldn’t have been a better way to start a relationship than by being there together. A year and a half later, they were engaged and making plans for this stunning traditional Jewish wedding at Temple Emanu-El of Closter, NJ. Photography by Brett Matthews Photography.
Even though Laurie is a Long Island girl, she fell in love with the beauty and ambiance of New Jersey’s Temple Emanu-El of Closter. The bride and groom were blown away by the sanctuary’s breathtaking stained glass dome, and its perfect blend of tradition and elegance. According to Laurie, “it was the first place we looked at and didn’t look much further after that.” Northern Valley Affairs, the temple’s exclusive caterer, matched the setting with exquisite kosher cuisine. READ MORE ......
It’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.
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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Bat Mitzvah girl Kate recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah at one of our favorite venues – SPACE in Englewood, New Jersey. The exciting venue is modern, trendy, sophisticated and fun. It arcade games, laser tag, a photo booth and more to keep guests entertained!
Showcasing her love of New York City along with her favorite color purple, Kate’s special day was just that – special! READ MORE ......
Having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a rite of passage for Jewish adolescents all over the world as they move on to a new phase of adulthood. As sacred as these events are, they are also very exciting and fun, and should be marked with a special celebration that reflects your son or daughter. But before you can delve too far into the details, it’s important to first figure out what type of venue style you’re interested in and ultimately, where to host the reception.
Photo Credit (Clockwise): 404 NYC, Long Island Marriott, Temple Emanu-El of Closter, Pole Position Raceway, Chelsea Piers, Smooth Sailing Celebrations, Prince George Ballroom, Capitale
7 Types of Party Places
1. Temples and Synagogues READ MORE ......