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 ......→
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
“The world of bar and bat mitzvahs is constantly evolving,” shares Goldman. “Menus are an essential component to the event itself and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share our expertise with our fellow event professionals.” READ MORE ......→
Mazel Tov! You have a new son. There are so many emotions happening at the same time – and you have to also prepare for your son’s brit milah in 8 days. Among your main priorities are selecting the mohel (or mohelet) to officiate the ceremony and perform the brit milah, and deciding where to have it.
Many families choose to either have the bris at their home or in their temple’s event space. You can view possible Bris Venues Here. To help you determine whether to have the ceremony at home or in your synagogue, we asked Rabbi Nechemia Markovits, a mohel who has almost 3 decades of experience, to share some of his thoughts. Rabbi Markovits is an Orthodox rabbi who performs ritual circumcisions for Jews (and non-Jews) of all affiliations and backgrounds.
Mazelmoments: With so many new emotions, experiences and changes awaiting first-time parents, we’d like some of your expert recommendations regarding the bris. With little time to prepare for the bris following the birth of the son, your reservoir of expertise would be helpful and informative to first-time parents of sons. READ MORE ......→
Chic and young. Cool and sophisticated. New Jersey’s SPACE was the epitome of style at Spencer’s Bar Mitzvah. Photography credit: Omar Gonzalez Photography.
Classy hall meets trendy nightclub in this versatile venue, with dancing, décor, and a countless range of activities! According to owner and event designer Elvira Grau, “SPACE is what you make it and we make it your own!” READ MORE ......→
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.
Planning 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.
The best wedding and party planners know the most effective way to transform a venue is through table linens. Choosing table linens early on in the process can help make every other creative decision easier.
Erica and Jessica Langer, identical twins from New Jersey, live by the motto that “2 is better than 1″ – so what better theme for their recent Bat Mitzvah than just that?! The B’not Mitzvah girls celebrated a beautiful day with family and friends starting at Pine Brook Jewish Center where they highlighted their Mitzvah project. They chose to raise money for the Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The girls and their guests continued the day with a stunning reception at Vegas NJ in Randolph, New Jersey.
Vegas NJ is a premier event space in the tri-state area, featuring a larger than life stingray aquarium, piano bar and casino. The state-of-the-art all-inclusive venue provided unforgettable catering, entertainment, decor, and even captured it all on film! READ MORE ......→
Finding a venue for your child’s bar/bat mitzvah where kids feel comfortable and adults can relax is never easy, but Dave and Busters of Westbury, NY bridges the gap between coolness and class. With 12 bowling lanes, billiards, games, plus versatile event spaces for the reception and cocktail hour, Dave and Busters easily offers something for everyone!
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Dave and Busters Event Space
Dave and Busters is perfect for an event where the focus is on the kids and having a good time. During the cocktail hour, kids can hang out in the game room while adults enjoy a stylish setting. Afterwards, the party continues in the banquet room. READ MORE ......→