Friday, May 20, 2022

Simcha Link

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Mensch & Mingle Connects Jewish College Graduates

You’re a recent Jewish college graduate who is either living back home or moving into an apartment. Your friends don’t all live within a three-mile radius like they did on campus, and you’re struggling to balance your social life as you attempt to climb the ladder of your career.


Bat Mitzvah Dress Gemach Expands to Include White Graduation Dresses

Parents of recent graduates: Do you remember how desperately your daughter needed a white dress for graduation? And remember when she promised you she would wear it all summer long??? What about when it then sat in her closet (all summer long), way past Labor Day without having a single use after that one wear at school


Chanukah Sameach From The Jewish Link’s Editorial Team

While many of us are busy reporting in far-flung corners of our coverage areas, a few members of the Jewish Link editorial team got together for a picture! From our families to yours, best wishes for a freilichen Chanukah!


Dazzling Photos of Chanukah in The Holy Land

The glowing lights of the menorah must be displayed for all to see, according to the requirement of pirsumei nissa, publicizing the Chanukah miracle. Many Israelis keep boxes outside their homes for the sole purpose of displaying the menorah during Chanukah. Photographer Yehoshua HaLevi captured

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