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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Flowers for Shavuot: A Longstanding Custom With Boundless Creative Options

If there’s one custom Shavuot is known for (besides the proliferation of cheesecake and blintzes) it is the minhag to adorn one’s house and shul with flowers. The rabbis say that Hashem made Har Sinai bloom with greenery in honor of the giving of the Torah, and to commemorate this event many people use floral arrangements, evocative of what Har

Share Your ‘Big Day’ With Those Less Fortunate

In anticipation of their big day, Ronit and Binny are not only focusing on their invitations, caterer, band etc., they are also thinking about how they can make their special day even more meaningful. In planning their wedding, they are working to arrange the donation of all the surplus food from their celebration to those less

Celebrate Graduation With Fun Tips From Papaya Events

For graduates, the celebration of the event may be almost as important as the event itself. Graduation includes not just receiving a diploma, but the party to mark it as well. Raphi Heimowitz, event coordinator at Papaya Events, offers some recommendations for the amateur party coordinators to throw a great graduation-themed event.

“A graduation

The Weinreb Brothers Present Unforgettable New Music

The Weinreb Brothers—yes, they are actually brothers—have been jamming together since their youth, and now perform professionally. They grew up with the music of Carlebach, Moshav Band, Soulfarm, Yossi and Avi Piamenta and other great musicians, and the influence of these performers helped shape the unique Weinreb Brothers

Bat Mitzvah Girl Raises Over $25,000 for Israel Charity

For most young boys and girls, their bar and bat mitzvahs are a time to celebrate with family and friends. However, Maya Gribetz, daughter of Seth and Orit Gribetz of Englewood, decided to make hers a lot more special. Earlier this year, Maya’s school, Moriah, was visited by representatives from the Israel Sport Center for the

Avenue Event Space Gets the Party Started

Teaneck—What makes any teen party more exciting? Every bar or bat mitzvah wants to have something special or different—something that sets their event apart from the other simchas their friends attend. Yuval Granevitz and Avenue Event Space offer solutions for these parties. In the five years it has been open, Avenue has

Borrow These Wedding-Planner Tricks for a Polished Event on a Budget

BPT—Planning your wedding is one of the most important management jobs you’ll ever take on. A professional wedding planner could help make the day go smoothly, but you can also achieve the same effect yourself for less money.

According to TheKnot.com, the average cost for a

Avenue Event Space Has Parties for Any Budget

Teaneck—Yuval Graneviz knows what makes a party work. Having worked as a simcha coordinator in Israel, and now the United States, he knows that convenience and affordability are key factors for many customers. “I saw a need for a one-stop event space,” he explained. With this thought in mind he opened up Avenue, an

In New Matchmaking App, Singles Are Encouraged to Strike Their Own Match

In a world where matchmaking has gotten more difficult than splitting the Red Sea, one website has decided to try and make it fun again. Playing With Matches is a site that aims to make dating and matchmaking easy and without all the complexities, by approaching it from a new angle. Based on comments heard from many singles and

Consider Purim Donations With These Organizations Instead of Mishloach Manot

If Purim seems like a frenzied day of zig-zagging back and forth between friends and family and neighbors, many local (and not local) organizations take the stress out of the day by offering cards that can be sent in advance of Purim. The cards are appreciated across the board. The sender feels positive helping out worthy

Papaya Events Offers Purim-Planning Tips

Even if one chooses to eschew a themed mishloach manot for Purim, it has become a ubiquitous part of the day’s observance for many, with families coordinating their costumes (children included) with the food, to weave a thematic experience across the board.

Not to be left out, in

Which Wine Do You Prefer?

Take this quiz to find out. Remember to jot down each of your answers!

If you could enjoy one last meal, what would it be?

  1. Succulent lemon pound cake
  2. No food—just give me booze!
  3. BBQ beef ribs
  4. Creamy