Friday, August 19, 2022

Simcha Link

Ezra the Magician Wows the Crowd

When Ezra Nussbaum was 8 years old, his parents surprised him with a birthday party featuring magician Seth Dale. Ever since watching the act and bombarding Dale with questions after, Nussbaum dreamed of being a magician and over the past few years, it has become a reality. Now a rising 12th grader at Marsha Stern


Dancing With the Stars, Simcha Style

Music. Energy. Dancing. Moving your feet to the beat is at the heart of many bar/bat mitzvah and wedding celebrations. But the style and the steps vary depending on the simcha, crowd and community.

Bar and bat mitzvah parties today are all about nonstop action that combines performance


The Very Best Day, and How to Achieve It

In case you missed the buzz, our oldest son got married a few weeks ago, and we now have a new daughter (cue the happy simcha music)!

The wedding day was everything we could have hoped for, and I’m pretty sure our new machetonim and the bride and groom agree. The weather, which had


Isn’t It (Un)Romantic?

A few months ago, a publisher reached out asking me to review an advanced copy of a marriage book. “I’m happy to,” I answered, “but you should know—I’m really in the opposite business!”

As an advocate for agunot and a writer and speaker on Jewish divorce, I am


Expert Wedding Planning Tips From Someone Who’s Organized a Few

We were still in the throes of absorbing the news of our daughter’s engagement and her plans to get married in Jerusalem.

We decided to approach a friend, Miriam Miller (not her real name), who had made weddings for two of her children already and was in the midst of


How to Get the Wedding Photos You Really Want

The beautiful wedding you spent months planning will go by in a flash, but the photos will last forever. To get the pictures you really want, choose your photographer carefully and make sure you are both on the same page about what will happen on the big day. There are many talented wedding photographers. but they have different


Smile! Cuddles & Kisses Snaps Your Newborn

A photographer for over 13 years, Keren Stefnasky of Cuddles and Kisses Photography has been snapping dazzling portraits of families while effortlessly getting children to pose, smile and even enjoy what can sometimes be an arduous and dull process.



Let the Music Play: Summer Edition

Summertime‘s officially arrived. We’ve been traveling, yet as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” reminds us, “There’s no place like Home.”

It’s heartwarming to see that our many combined grandkids are music lovers, and even radio fans, not surprisingly, as music is our love language.


Shlomo Golombeck Revs Up the Crowd

Shlomo Golombeck had a blast as a DJ in the Israel Day Parade on May 22. He floated down Fifth Avenue in the hot sun, playing popular Hebrew songs and wowing the crowd with his trademark energy and performance. He wasn’t with the usual Jewish school


Teaneck’s Congregation Keter Torah Completes Multi-Year Renovation

When Congregation Keter Torah was built in Teaneck almost 25 years ago, it was designed to be the go-to venue in the area, with the capacity to hold events of all sizes. There have been hundreds, if not thousands of simchas celebrated here since its inception, from an intimate bris to a large wedding, bar and bat mitzvahs,


Lag B’Omer in Columbus


Let the Music Play

Summer’s on the horizon, Soul refresh time, though our musical needs may vary seasonally. Planning, shopping and packing, travel, camp, concerts, simchas, the Three Weeks and Tisha B’av can sure keep us on our musical toes.

We’re very grateful this year to be able to come together again

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