As Thanksgiving wraps up another delicious year, the Jewish community moves full steam ahead into Chanukah preparations. With any event, there are ways to streamline a process and make things run smoothly. “Hosting is a wonderful thing and can be fun,” said Rena Soclof, event planner and owner of Rena Soclof Events.
Gift giving is undeniably intertwined with Chanukah, and it is difficult (possibly futile) to try and pretend otherwise. It is a fun part of the eight days—whether it’s the receiving of a beloved gift, or picking out the perfect item that you know a family member or friend will appreciate. At the same time families are
(StatePoint) It’s the gift-giving season and rather than give generic presents to everyone you love, consider thoughtful items that will make their lives easier and hobbies more fulfilling.
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Mazel tov on a simcha! Whether it’s a bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, baby announcement, wedding or anything else, lots of decisions have to made, including the decision about how to publicize the event.
More and more families have made the choice to “go paperless” as they say,
When guests come to visit, you want their stay to be perfect. The beds are made, pillows fluffed and the music is playing in the background. Having most of my family live far away, we have found some preparations helpful in making their stay as comfortable as possible (and the more comfortable their stay, the longer the
Many Sukkot decorations miraculously withstand the elements from year to year. Walls of the sukkah are adorned with store-bought decorations, homemade crafts and school projects. Sukkot has a dual nature when looking to enhance the Yom Tov. On the one hand, it is outdoors, where people are
(BPT) The days are shorter, the temperatures are cooler and kids are back in school. You’ve said goodbye to summer socials, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your apron and stow the patio furniture. Autumn is one of the best times of the year for outdoor entertaining, and with a
The Jewish High Holidays are upon us, and with them comes Y-Studs A Cappella’s latest compelling vocal production. From the all-male, Upper Manhattan
When trying to figure out what their first mitzvah should be after becoming bat mitzvahs, Sarah Wasserlauf and Ana’el Sobol were sure they didn’t want to raise money or collect items; they wanted to be involved from start to finish and see the smiles on the people’s faces.
Everyone knows how much time and effort can go into just the right hairstyle for a simcha or other event. For many women, a hat is the adornment of choice for these events, whether for religious reasons or just because of the elegance this piece brings to any ensemble. Many mothers of a simcha event look for fancy hat pieces or
Where did people go for avant garde tableware before On The Table came to Queen Anne Road? When Rachel Kupfer came to Teaneck she brought a fresh look at serving pieces with her. “I always enjoyed wrapping gifts; finding eye-catching pieces and displaying them always came naturally,” Rachel
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