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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Simcha Link

The Sheva Brachot Are Over. Now What?

Tips for transitioning from singledom to married life.

With a chorus of mazel tovs and a flurry of activity, the newly engaged couple goes from engagement parties, to registering, to the wedding and through sheva brachot. When the dust settles, the bride and groom have a chance to set up a life

Yeshiva University Celebrates 87th Annual Commencement

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) On Wednesday, May 16, Yeshiva University’s Class of 2018 celebrated the University’s 87th commencement along with friends and family at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations, delivered the

JCC MetroWest Holds Special Needs Services Formal Dance

On the evening of May 6, JCC MetroWest welcomed over 150 guests to a formal dance where they enjoyed a catered dinner, dancing with friends to a live DJ, fun at the photo booth and meeting new friends. It was a very special evening where JCC participants along with members of the wider community got dressed and

It’s Slime Time for the Agus Sisters

Slime may have seemed like a passing fad at first, but as teachers, parents and store owners have seen, this was a product with staying—and sticking—power. Everyone has their own secret recipe, with young teens and tweens spending countless hours finding magical combinations for their very own slime.

Can You Make a Simcha Go Green?

Though Earth Day may be in our rearview mirror, a sense of awareness of our natural resources should never be far from our minds. Making a simcha is no exception to our need to think of ways to cut back on waste. Now, we would never expect anyone to do away with disposable tableware. Nearly every family has their mini

This Is the Greatest Seder

Everyone knows that one of the goals of Pesach, more so than any other yom tov, is to make the Seder and its messages engaging for children. The mitzvah of the Pesach Seder is “V’higadita l’vincha,” meaning “and you should tell your son,” emphasizing the importance of retelling the

Ayala Kramer Sews Blankets for Infants in Israeli Hospitals

It is always admirable when someone can take a skill and use it to help other people. Twelve-year-old Ayala Kramer of Teaneck did just that, and used a personal connection to make the gesture even more meaningful. The sixth grader at Ben Porat Yosef had developed an interest in sewing after her father suggested the

Hannah Wolkenfeld and Jacob Finkel Are Married Amid Sunshine and Simcha

Hannah Wolkenfeld and Jacob Finkel were married on Sunday, March 11, at Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle, New York.

Hannah is the daughter of Tzippy and Mark Wolkenfeld of West Hempstead, New York. Hannah learned in Tiferet Seminary in Israel and will graduate from Queens College in May.

Jacob is the son of Ricky and Lisa Finkel of

The Becher Aims to Properly Commemorate Destruction of Temple

(Courtesy of The Becher) We’ve all been there. Sitting at a nice restaurant, enjoying the company of family and friends, when the waiter accidentally drops a glass off of their serving tray. They make a valiant effort to try to catch it, but to no avail.

Shatter goes the glass.

Elisheva Perlman Brings the MRKT to Women

She’s known as an insanely creative mastermind, a marketing genius who churns out uncharted—and extraordinarily successful—ideas. She’s also the founder and producer of the Brooklyn MRKT, a buzzing annual event that’s become a magnet for thousands of women across the tri-state area.

Top Seven Hair or Sheitel Mistakes That Age You

You cut your hair/sheitel too short. A popular question I get from my clients is, “Am I too old to wear this length?” As clients mature, particularly when they turn 40, they start wondering how long they can wear their hair at its current length. They want to avoid looking like they are trying too hard at

Tu B’Shevat: Happy Birthday to...the Trees?

From an early age, children learn that Tu B’Shevat is the “birthday of the trees.” Stores stock up on dried fruit, and everyone learns a collection of upbeat songs that embrace the coming of spring in contrast to the freezing temperatures outside.

Tu B’Shevat is a day