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…


Aysu and Adam’s wedding took place earlier this month at  Studio 450 in Manhattan. Just in time to start the Jewish New Year off as a married couple.  Since the families have Turkish roots they used Sephardic Jewish traditions.  The two mothers broke a plate together, symbolizing the seriousness of the commitment of their children ? just as a plate can never be fully repaired, so too a broken relationship can never be fully repaired….


Yesterday we featured the wedding of Mimi and Ken.  Today, we feature the Jewish nuptials of Mimi’s parents! Lupe and Frank didn’t have a Jewish wedding when they got married.  In celebration of their double-chai (18 X 2 = 36) anniversary they had a Jewish marriage ceremony.  The ceremony and celebratory meal were held at Green Pastures Restaurant and was officiated by close family friend Rabbi Ben Sternman.  Daughters, Mimi & Gloria escorted their mother…


Modern Jewish Wedding readers my apologies to you!  I have not quit on you.  Life took a few unexpected turns (as life does from time to time).  Although, I’m partial to the fun life cycles Judaism affords us like weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvah (who wouldn’t be?), Judaism also grants us life cycle rituals for death too.  Unfortunately, I had to experience those rituals first hand last week.  After last week and Thanksgiving on the horizon,…

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