B’nai Mitzvah

Creating the Theme: ‘The Goal Is Fun’

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For Heidi Hiller, owner and creative director at Innovative Party Planners in Owings Mills, creating a theme is all about the bar mitzvah boy...

Preparation Is Key

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“Before anything else,” Alexander Graham Bell once said, “preparation is the key to success.” These sage words of advice imparted by one of history’s most...

5 Go-To Venues

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A bar or bat mitzvah is a once-in-a-lifetime simchah that brings friends and family together for a joyous occasion to celebrate a Jewish child’s...

Fashion! Turn to the Left

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One crucial aspect of the b’nai mitzvah ceremony, not to mention post-party, is looking the part. “Thirteen is a very tricky age,” Synchronicity Boutique owner...

Getting the Party Started

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There is an art to entertaining. Stand-up comedians need timing, warm-up guys need to be able to get a crowd excited without surpassing the...

Reflecting on Bar, Bat Mitzvah Experiences

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Although it was more than 21 years ago, Andy Hoffman remembers his bar mitzvah party like it was yesterday. Hoffman, 34, owner of Gourmet Again,...

Calling All 2021 Girls!

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Jessica Millman,12, held her breath as she waited to see which direction the conversation with her mother, Jennifer, was headed. “I read an article about...

Food Station Specialization

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“Something for everyone” seems to be the common refrain among caterers in 2015 in their approach to preparing for bar and bat mitzvah celebrations. Caterers...

‘A Beast’ of a Bar Mitzvah

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There are two things Matt Biers-Ariel never expected would happen to him. The first thing is his son telling him he didn’t want to have...

Same Place, Different Time

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Anne King, 64, is a native Baltimorean and has attended Chizuk Amuno Congregation all her life. She went to Hebrew school, had her bat mitzvah...