Here’s a look inside at one of our Modern Jewish Magazine features for this year’s edition. Each year as Jews around the world mark the time of the year where we get to renew and rebuild ourselves at the High Holidays MJW releases our magazine. Each year we’ve managed to improve the product.  The first year it was released only online and was a “Best Of” magazine, including some of our favorite weddings which we’d…


Lauren’s Bridal Shower in Brooklyn, NY at Ahi Ezer Congregation was a joy. She, her family and friends celebrated her change from Miss Schwalb to Mrs. Goldstein.  After participating via a previously recorded video during the future bride and groom trivia game, he made a  surprise in person appearance during the bingo game. Lauren’s bridesmaids had their own surprise planned, with a “life’s moments” themed champagne presentation which featured such events as, the first wedding…


It’s Fat Tuesday!  Happy Mardi Gras I admit, I was young once.  My younger self made a trip, with 9 others in one hotel room, to Mardi Gras.  While my current “more mature” self wouldn’t make the trip to celebrate in person, I am not at all opposed to celebrating the city of New Orleans from my safe and comfortable office. Here are pictures you can use for Modern Jewish Life Cycle party inspiration from…


A Modern Jewish Bar Mitzvah from Luciebelle Photography Although, I don’t work every weekend, I do still plan the occasional bar or bat mitzvah–like this weekend.  As I write this my mind is full of the details required to pull off a stunning event–that is a milestone for the entire family! (Prayerbooks, Kippot, Marshmallows, Havdallah Spices, Candles, Havdallah Set, Kiddish Cup, Song List for the Candlelighting, Favors…and on and on and on) Like Sandy’s New…


“National Doughnut Day is on the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Doughnut Day event created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday celebrates the doughnut (a.k.a “donut”)—an edible, torus-shaped piece of dough which is deep-fried and sweetened and is mmm, mmm, yummy.” If you missed your chance at a free doughnut today–don’t despair! We have pictures galore of…

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