When you think about it, the idea of a gemach is quite unique, though within the Jewish communities it is something everyone takes for granted. Volunteers run these organizations, using their own time and houses, calling in favors and often using their own money to provide a service to the community.
Planning a simcha is expensive. Planning a simcha on a budget can be difficult. Families go to great lengths to put together affairs that are classy and elegant, yet affordable. And it all starts with the venue.
Fortunately, Congregation B’nai
Teaneck—For anyone who feels like gift giving can be a trial, the staff at The Purple Bow of Teaneck offered some suggestions. While “everything emoji is so hot” (pajamas, earmuffs, stationery and more), for anyone looking for gifts that transcend the still popular and
Mazel tov! They’re engaged! Simchas give people a new horizon to explore and many new things to learn. Newly engaged couples discuss where to live, what shuls they want to try out and even what China patterns to register for. There is another serious discussion that needs to happen, but according to financial planner Cindy Day of
There is nothing more meaningful than having a family event in the home of the forefathers. Hosting family and friends for a bar mitzvah or wedding in Israel strengthens the bond between them and the country and adds a Zionist element that can only be felt there. The mere beauty and history of Israel guests will experience is
(BPT) Traditional wedding rules have fallen by the wayside—food trucks are in, having a hashtag is a must, bridesmaids no longer wear the same dress and groomsmen are sometimes in sneakers. Couples are actively seeking ways to differentiate themselves and get creative. All that aside, there is one thing that
There is so much work that goes into the event before the band even shows up to the simcha. Playing an instrument or singing a song is different from writing an arrangement. Not everyone can arrange music—which includes harmonies, melodies and parts for the various instruments. The arrangements can take a great
When making a simcha, many people play a game of “give and take” with their budget. If they opt to have a bigger hall, then the family may choose a simpler menu. Some people choose to cut out the photographer. After all, with digital technology as accessible as it is, is that job really necessary for the
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We now rejoin our wedding, already in progress.
At the entrance of the Chuppah room, ushers will often hand out programs and mints like they’re bathroom
(StatePoint) While making the wedding day spectacular may seem like the main goal for engaged couples, savvy twosomes are also considering how they will build their home and life together after the honeymoon.
Luckily, these days, there are plenty of ways to plan your big day and happily ever
Party planning can be tough, especially when you have varied guests to please. The Avi Maza Orchestra takes pride in providing music for disparate audiences, all along the religious and age spectrum, with discerning tastes. Founded by Avi Maza in 1998, this eclectic group of talented musicians, DJs and other entertainers,
Imagine walking into a bat mitzvah and on every table there are big, fluffy tutus. You would probably think, “Hmm. Interesting choice of centerpiece…” Then you would walk up to your table and read the little pink card explaining that the tutu and the other assorted dancewear on the tables are being