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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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