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Summer Modern Jewish Weddings & Ice Cream–Heck Yeah! With love for ice cream inherited from my Mom (and my love for the dessert bar) I had to devote a post to today’s National Ice Cream Day!  Ice Cream can have a clever place at any Modern Jewish Wedding, Modern Jewish Mitzvah or for that matter, any Modern Jewish Event, especially during the summer. How about a make your own sundae bar as a midnight snack…

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Summer Modern Jewish Weddings & Ice Cream–Heck Yeah! Want to win a gift card for ice cream?  It’s easy!  Only one step! Click here to sign up for our monthly e-zine. We’re randomly picking 10 people from today’s subscribers to win an ice cream soda (well a gift card for one) from us. BONUS!  Just for signing up you get our exclusive Modern Jewish Wedding planning timeline and a once a month subscriber only Real…

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On those occasions when Mr. MJW and I get to spend nights out on the town sans teenage daughter it sucks when the enjoyment is hampered by rude guests. For a cultural event, like a Jewish wedding (bar or bat mitzvah or other lifecycle), it can be difficult to know how to be a good guest. Especially, if you don’t know the minhag.  (Minhag are the customs and manners accepted at each venue!) Here are…

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One of the best things I saw this week was this sweet video from Paula Abdul discussing why she lights the candles each Shabbat. Paula made this video about three years ago as part of Chabad’s Friday Light project, and I vaguely remember seeing it when it premiered. Her lovely thoughts on the mitzvah of candle lighting resurfaced this week because Abdul, now 51, is currently on her first trip to Israel, where she’ll celebrate…

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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…

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