Thursday, March 21, 2019

Simcha Link

Local Shuls Reveal Their Mishloach Manot Projects 

On Purim, Jews around the world celebrate and observe four basic mitzvot. For many years, organized communal projects have successfully combined elements of these mitzvot and raised large sums in the process. With food as a central theme, the projects commonly involve

The Wedding Gift Query: How Much to Give?

Gifts are wonderful to receive and always much appreciated. The age-old question, which not everyone is eager to discuss openly, is exactly how much is the correct amount to give, if one is giving a monetary gift. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to how people decide. In most cases,

Purim is Coming. What’s Your Theme?

Now that Tu B’shvat is behind us, the stores have dismantled their beautiful displays of fruit, and begun concentrating on Purim. This year they actually have an extra month to advertise and customers have extra time to decide what they are doing. Enter

Weddings and Other Simchas: The More the Merrier    

One night last week, I went to three close family weddings. They all took place in the same Brooklyn neighborhood so at least I did not have to spend any time on the highway. Usually, when a close cousin is marrying off a child, I try to

Pamper Your Skin Before Your Next Simcha

Everyone knows the importance of a good skincare regimen, but at the end of the day it’s so much

Customizable Is Key This Gift-Giving Season

Despite many efforts to fight the trend, gifts and Chanukah still go hand in hand. Instead of trying to beat the system, embrace it and add meaning to the gifts you give your family and friends. According to Forbes Magazine, customizable purchases are increasingly popular as “one-size-fits-all” becomes a

The Perfect Gifts From ‘On The Table’ Are Now Available in Israel

By Jenny Gans

There is no end to the service Rachel Kupfer and On The Table bring to their clients. Every summer the staff helps mothers pick out an assortment of lightweight, packable and non-fragile gifts to send with their children to Israel. “They’re always

Sweet New Year Starts With Sweet Centerpieces

Look at any Facebook feed at this time of year and one thing is noticeable: table decor and thematic treats are as much a part of the meals as the fish head, apple dipped in honey, and new fruits. Floral centerpieces are a classic Yom Tov table enhancement, but now food itself has become part of the decor and not

Helping Children Who Need Structure Enjoy Days Off

Successful Yom Tov days need more than just a perfect menu. This year, Rosh Hashanah comes right after school starts, which means there will be constant fluctuations in schedule and routines.

Bridal Couples Are Creating New Wedding Trends

Today’s wedding couples are updating treasured traditions—and adding some of their own—to reflect their personal tastes and lifestyles, with a focus on providing guests with a great party. For couples today, it’s about less time sitting and more time dancing and

Traits to Look for When Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

(BPT) Planning a wedding is no small task. In order to enjoy the process (and stay sane), it’s important to recognize early on which details can be decided quickly, and

MTA Celebrates Commencement of 100th Graduating Class

On Monday, June 11, MTA celebrated the commencement ceremony of its 100th graduating class. The program opened with inspiring words from Head of School Rabbi Joshua Kahn, who also acknowledged the 17 families who were experiencing their last MTA graduation as their youngest or only son

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