In my family, mother’s day is always a major holiday. It is so close to my mother’s birthday; sometimes, even falling on the same day. Mother’s day is also a celebrated day in Judaism. After all, the fourth commandment, explicitly tells us, “To honor our mother and father.” A Modern Jewish Wedding is an easy occasion to honor your Jewish or non-Jewish mom. Use a pin or other adornment from your maternal line for your…


Who doesn’t love Ice Cream? My parents went to a Real Modern Jewish Wedding in Atlanta just last month.  On the return, my father posted this on his Facebook page, “If ice cream is around, Sandy will find. Her three loves, Michele, baseball and ice cream, not necessarily in this order.” along with this picture of my Mom. With love for ice cream like that in my genes (and my love for the dessert bar)…


There isn’t anything not to love about Sarah & Brandon’s Fourth of July wedding at the Retreat at French’s Point (A Knot Best Of Weddings pick for 2011) in Maine. I have seen their pictures and read their story so many times I know it almost as well as my own. This intelligent and well traveled couple chose a 4th of July wedding without the traditional color scheme of red, white and blue. The result…


Editors Note: This article is reposed with permission from author & artist, Betsy Teutsch and the Jewish Exponent.  It originally appeared in JE on June 02, 2011 Betsy Teutsch The drafting table where I have been perched, creating ketubot for the past 37 years, has proven to be a ringside seat for detecting trends in the Jewish community. In honor of June, which was once peak wedding month and still is a popular time to…


With the temperature outside pushing 100 all I can think about is taking a dive into my local JCC pool!  The couple in today’s Real Wedding jumped into the pool at their reception.  You have to see it to believe! With this H-O-T Austin weather who can blame them? Want some inspiration for a Modern Jewish wedding (or Bar/Bat Mitzvah) reception by the pool? Something that looks refreshing without the drastic measures?  Here are some…

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