Bar Mitzvah

April 11, 2011

Personalized Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mizvah Speech

The dreaded Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah speech? Maybe not! If you’re planning a Bar Mitzvah or a Bat Mitzvah that means that some time soon your child and maybe even you or your spouse will need to give a speech. If the thought of writing and delivering a speech makes you panic, you’re not alone!  More and more people are turning to professional speech writers to relieve them of […]
April 11, 2011

Bar Mitzvah Mom becomes Israel Party Planner!

Shari Alter and her oncologist husband Robert have five kids and live in Englewood. You would think that would keep her busy with no time for so much as a bubble bath or an “Oprah” break, since everyone knows that five kids means lots of car pooling, hockey and assorted craziness. So multi- tasking, including checking the dinner in the ovens while being interviewed, is par for the course. But […]
April 11, 2011

You Tube’s Best Bar Mitzvah Speech – NOT!

For some reason, at the time that I wrote this, this Bar Mitzvah Speech video was nearing 170 000 hits. As a speech writer I am both saddened and outraged to hear this Bar Mitzvah boy talk. However, I do not blame the Bar Mitzvah boy himself, for the feelings that he has which are totally legitimate! Every person, every Jew, is entitled to question and to search for answers. […]
April 11, 2011

Making it extra meaningful: Second Bar/Bat Mitzvah

It has become an increasingly common practice for adult men and women to celebrate an ‘adult” or a “second” Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  Many post- bar mitzvah cash-strapped parents would roll their eyes at the very thought of “going through all of that again”, however there is a very good reason to celebrate a Second Bar Mitzvah in one’s golden years. Why you celebrate an Adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah? […]
April 11, 2011

The very best Bar Mitzvah checklist!

The preparations for your son’s Bar Mitzvah can be overwhelming!  If you are three years before the Bar Mitzvah – or even three weeks before – you want a comprehensive “checklist” to help you move towards your big day!  Grab our ultimate (yet free) Bar Mitzvah planning guide! (You really want to check it out – Judaica stores would put a price tag on this type of thing.)
April 11, 2011

Tips to help you choose a photographer for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

When the big day has been and gone, your printed images are the only tangible reminder of your event, and therefore, out of all the service providers that you will choose, your bar or bat mitzvah photographer is arguably the most important and deserves a lot of thought! Rebecca Kowalsky is a photographer who is based in Israel, and works both there and abroad.  When I asked her what tips […]
April 11, 2011

It’s all about the Party Favors!

Many people chose to leave their guests Party Favors: a parting gift or souvenir from their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah celebration. This serves as a token of thanks for participating in the event and helping to make it so special, and also serves as a reminder of the special occasion. Here are a few ideas of original and meaningful gifts you can leave for you visitors: “Images Through Time” […]
April 11, 2011

The best Bar and Bat Mitzvah party planners in Israel

There are so many reasons to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah or a Bat Mitzvah in Israel.  It is one of the most meaningful places to celebrate one of the most significant days of your son’s life, and it is also a gorgeous country with so many fabulous and unique venues to choose from. Whether you are planning a small intimate Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah  in Israel, or a large […]
April 11, 2011

Bar Mitzvah Party Planner Extraordinaire – to the Rescue!

Let me share with you a small glimpse behind the scenes of a Bar Mitzvah Celebration we recently arranged.  A charming South American woman contacted us and told us of her dream to have her son’s Bar Mitzvah in Israel.  Language, logistics and culture made it impossible for her to coordinate the affair alone and so she entrusted the planning to us at Eventfully Yours.  Guests included 200 Spanish-speaking friends […]
April 11, 2011

Connecting your Bar/Bat Mitzvah project to your Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration

We asked the Bar and Bat Mitzvah project specialists (Areyvut) for some tips to choose a Bar/Bat Mitzvah project, and how to integrate the project into the Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.  This is what they told us: Tips for Choosing a Mitzvah Project Preparing for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah gives you the perfect opportunity to reflect on the positive impact you have had on others and how best to continue on this […]