thanksgiving modern jewish wedding

My anniversary marks the unofficial launch of The Modern Jewish Wedding.  The official launch came a few months later.  And, as Mr. MJW and I prepare for our 6th wedding anniversary this Sunday I wanted to take a moment to thank him for his ever enduring support of me and this little blog and book project by sharing my all time favorite Modern Jewish Wedding–my own! The Modern Jewish Wedding Details I’d like to think…


Today is National Candy Day! You know us, we’re always going to celebrate any chance we get.  And, we do have a ton of left over Halloween candy… With help from our friends at Candy Warehouse, we’re sharing the celebration with you, with the tips you need to create a candy bar your guests will ooh and ahhh over. 1. Have fun Picking a color palette for your wedding (or Mitzvah) is a fun task.  Picking…


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 have Bar Mitzvah on the brain!  It must be because I’m involved with the planning of two this month and a third around the corner.  It could be because the two this month are sport’s themes and I can’t wait for UT (that’s Longhorns) Football season to start.  It could just be Mitzvah receptions are usually more colorful then weddings. But, I think the real reason I have Mitzvah receptions on the brain is…

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