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Thursday, June 04, 2020

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COVID-19 Can’t Stop The Simcha

Like birds singing after a storm, engagements and weddings are beginning again, after coming to an almost screeching halt when the novel coronavirus hit.

Jay Scharf, a diamond specialist, who has been working out of his Teaneck home, said he is getting busy now, making rings for smachot

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From a Fellow Kallah During COVID-19

(Reprinted with permission from the CBY Bulletin) If you were anything like me as a little girl, then you’ve been planning your big day since you were 3. Ever since I first saw the end of Cinderella, marrying the prince in a beautiful, sparkly white ball gown, surrounded by roses and hundreds of people, I’ve been planning and

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The Joys and Challenges of a Zoom Bris

Jacqueline and Steven Herman are lucky grandparents. The bris of their new grandson took place in their Englewood home. All the other guests watched on Zoom.

Herman said she didn’t know what to expect with a Zoom bris, or how she’d feel. “I was a little tentative but it was quite

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Date Through Facebook During Corona

Meeting one’s future spouse is as difficult as the splitting of the sea. It is even more difficult during COVID and the need for social distancing. I met my wife through social media and now—more than ever—this platform can help others meet potential mates. This is the strategy behind my creation of the Jewish Dating Group on

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Zoom Birthday Parties Aren’t Just for Kids

Birthday parties used to be mainly for young children and for numerically significant milestones. But with the country-wide lockdown depriving us of social interaction, the Zoom birthday party has become a way for people of all ages to stay connected with friends and relatives, and infuse the day with celebration.

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Canceled, Postponed and Downsized: COVID-19 Impacts Simchas

Andrea Ceaser clearly remembers the day, about a month ago, when she read that wedding dresses made in China were being delayed because of a virus that was spreading. Ceaser, the owner of Paper Works and Events, a company that produces invitations and promotional items, thought the main impact on her business

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Bear Mountain Inn: A New Choice for Glatt Kosher Weddings

The Bear Mountain Inn, a rustic lodge in the heart of Bear Mountain State Park on the west bank of the Hudson River, is now available for Glatt Kosher weddings. Mina Park, Director of Sales and Catering, said she has had many requests for kosher weddings over the years. Bear Mountain Inn has worked with

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An Event Producer Plans His Own Engagement And Wedding

Eli Lunzer plans events on a grand scale for various clients who are professional athletes, recording artists, Fortune 500 corporations and national non-profits. When it was time to propose to his long-time girlfriend, he wanted an experience worthy of the occasion. “I wanted to make a splash both personally and

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Mykallahteacher.com Helps Newly Engaged Women

People today check websites to get recommendations for everyone from household help to physicians. Two graduates of Stern College started a website to help newly engaged young women find a very important person: a compatible kallah teacher. Both women talked about why and how they developed the website in separate

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Get Ready for the Rubach Family Purim Celebration at the Kaplen JCC

Bring your children in their favorite Purim costumes to enjoy junior bounce and moon bounce, slides, games, face painting, prizes, life-size cartoon characters, snacks and more, on Sunday, March 8, 1-4 p.m. Children with special needs and their families are welcome to a sensory-friendly hour from 12 to 1 p.m., where they

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Coby Mandel Entertainment Offers Affordable DJ Services

Coby Mandel Entertainment (CME), a DJ service created and helmed by 17-year-old Bergenfield native Coby Mandel, is now offering affordable DJing for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other simchas. Coby is a student at TABC, and CME’s services come with a full set-up, including sound systems, lighting and

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Special Traditions to Celebrate The Birth of a Baby Girl

When Hillary Khodari of Englewood learned she was expecting a baby girl, she knew she wanted to celebrate the birth with family and friends. “There is a tendency when you have a girl that you don’t know what to do, and that can be a negative,” said Khodari. “But you can take it as a positive to do whatever you

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