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August 25, 2017  RSS feed
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Camp-style B’nai Mitzvah reflects this family’s ties

Because twins Eliana and Gil Bloom have different personalities, finding a way to celebrate their B’nai Mitzvah could have been a problem, but their resourceful parents, Diana and Aaron Bloom, knew of one thing that binds the whole family together – Jewish summer camp. More...

Chuppah provides more than shade at twins’ simcha

One of the touches that added meaning to the Bloom twins’ B’nai Mitzvah was that they led the outdoor service under a chuppah that has a 20-year family history and like each member of their family, has strong ties to Camp Coleman.  More...

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Why we went to Israel for my son’s Bar Mitzvah instead of having big party

When my oldest son became a Bar Mitzvah, we had a congregational kiddush luncheon in his honor, and a small party for him and his friends that evening. Instead of having the grand blowout party that seems to be the general expectation in my New Jersey suburb, we opted to go to Israel instead. It was the best decision I possibly could have made for these reasons (among others): More...

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