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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Simcha Link

A Sheva Brachot Primer

The wedding is over, the couple is beaming and the parents are exhaling. But if you volunteered to make sheva brachot, your job is just beginning.

Making sheva brachot is like planning a big anniversary or birthday party, only with some specific requirements. You need a minyan

A Bat Mitzvah Focused on Giving: Ella Ashendorf’s Bat Mitzvah Project

When people think of a bat mitzvah, they usually relate it to a fancy dress, gourmet food and constant dancing. However, when Ella Ashendorf looks back on her bat mitzvah, she will remember her contribution to ensuring the success of the sixth annual Teaneck Children’s Clothing Drive.

Want Stress Free Event Planning? Use ‘Rena Soclof Events’ for Your Next Party

Rena Soclof of Teaneck has always had a knack for turning people’s dreams into reality. She starts with someone’s vision of an event or party and, step by step, helps bring that vision to fruition by creating an event that perfectly meets the person’s needs and expectations. Recognizing

Party Themes for a Summer Bash to Remember

(BPT) When summer party season arrives, your guests will be happy to eat the grilled food you serve and down gallons of iced tea, but will they recall your party after Labor Day? Every good host wants to throw a bash guests will talk about all summer and remember long after the first snowfall. A themed summer

Penny and Co. Events Advises on Summer Celebrations and Tips for Outdoor Entertaining

During the warmer months, many people like to take advantage of the venue an outdoor backdrop provides. Without careful planning, an outdoor environment can be difficult to navigate. Penny Rabinowitz, a seasoned event planner, has extensive experience in all types of events, including entertaining outdoors, and spoke to The Jewish Link with her advice

Kreative Kidz Is on a Roll

Kreative Kidz children’s entertainment company is expanding its network of specialty teachers as well as its scope of entertainment. In addition to teaching curriculum music and movement, arts and crafts and mad science, Kreative Kidz now offers studio art, musical entertainment, Krav Maga, tae kwon do

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.

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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