We’re throwing it back to our first ever blog post back in Feb of 2011 We’ve grown up a lot in the last 3 years.  We now specialize in showcasing Real Modern Jewish Weddings as well as inspiration and ideas you can use when planning (or dreaming) your own MJW.  We’re proud to say we’re the only Jewish Wedding Blog started by an award-winning event planner AND a certified professional Jewish educator. And, now that…


You know it’s a fun wedding when…The after-party is at a bowling alley! I’m excited to share this beautiful San Francisco Modern Jewish wedding which took place in the Presidio area (an old Army barracks area turned into a National Park) in May 2013. Jennifer and Michael got ready at the newly renovated Inn at the Presidio. Their reception area was a short walk away at the Golden Gate Club and their after party was…


Memorial day weekend mentally marks the start of summer!  The end of school, swimming, summer camp, vacations, fireworks and the lazy hazy days of summer loom ahead of us with expectancy.  Usually, a wedding being officiated by a Jewish clergy has signaled the start of wedding season.  (A weekend with a Monday off is always a blessing for a couple who wants a Sunday wedding with a reception that goes all night!)  What better way…


Last week at this time I was at a funeral and at tonight’s Shabbat service we will remember the 3rd anniversary of my maternal grandmother’s death with her yartzeit. Also at tonight’s Shabbat service: in the 6 week lead up to my daughter’s becoming a Bat Mitzvah she will help lead a few of the prayers.  Yesterday my son received the ultimate secular sign of independence and freedom:  his driver’s license. It is what I…


I’m Jewish, so, calling Amy Atlas a goddess seems sacrilegious, but, she is well … inspirational!  On her blog today, she reminded us all of National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.  Loyal MJW readers know we love our national food day celebrations–especially those including ice cream.  (After all it is August and HOT!) The best part of researching the National Food Days is showing you how you can incorporate these designs into your own Modern Jewish…

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