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The following is additional informative information from our advertisers. Enjoy and Celebrate!!

The following is additional informative information from our advertisers. Enjoy and Celebrate!!

Carlyle of Lawrence

Carlyle of Lawrence is one of the most majestic venues on Long Island. Celebrate your union within the stained-glass walls of the incredible gothic sanctuary, ascend the sweeping staircase and enter through stately entry doors to the impressive avant-garde cocktail room with its full length bars and fire and ice décor, and end your night dancing beneath the illuminated crown moldings in the magnificent ballroom. Non-kosher custom catering is standard, while kosher and glatt kosher catering can be provided. With only one event at a time, our experienced event planners will make sure every intricate detail is attended to and will meticulously set the stage for your perfect day.

Carlyle of Lawrence is the perfect venue for lavish bar and bat mitzvahs. With its soaring gothic sanctuary and opulent ballroom and cocktail rooms, there isn’t a more magical experience to be found. You can expect a customized event with lavish décor, decadent cuisine and service that is unsurpassed. Every desired tradition from the ceremonial cutting of the challah to the celebratory chorus of the Hora will be executed with religious reverence for the most honored guests of all – your son or daughter.

Please contact us at (516) 218-2980 or visit

Chelsea Piers

Chelsea Piers is proud to offer several spectacular locations for Bar & Bat Mitzvah celebrations. Whether you are looking for a formal sit-down dinner, a casual reception with dancing, or activities for family and friends, Chelsea Piers is the ideal location for your child’s special day.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah receptions are generally held at Sunset Terrace and the Field House. Guests at Sunset Terrace enjoy a formal or casual reception with breathtaking views of the Hudson River. At the Field House, guests enjoy an exciting combination of activities including trampolines, rock climbing basketball, soccer and more. No matter the type of celebration, Chelsea Piers can create a unique celebration your guests will remember for years to come!



• Both formal and casual receptions can be hosted at our beautiful event space, Sunset Terrace, which features panoramic views of the Hudson River and has the look and feel of a downtown loft space.

• Capacity up to 200 guests with a dance floor

• Full-service catering available

• Facility is Kosher-friendly

Sports Parties

Put together a dynamic and unique experience for your child and his or her friends.

Activities include:

• Basketball / volleyball

• Trampolines

• Batting cages

• Rock climbing

• Soccer / dodge ball / flag football

• Pedestal jousting

• Ice Skating

Please contact us at 212.336.6777 or visit us online at

Ina Bearak Helfand

Created by Ina Bearak Helfand for Clergy, B’nai Mitzvah and adults a Tallit fulfills the mitzvah of wearing “fringes”. Each Tallit is unique and may be created with the wearer’s suggestions. Choose from a large selection or customize the color, trim or size . Personalized design may include grandpa’s ties, or corners with grandma’s doilies. A pair of matching Tallit makes a splendid Chuppah and may be worn for years to come.

Visits to my Yorktown, NY sewing room is always welcome. Reach me at or 914-656-2816.

See my selection at the Marriott Tarrytown Celebrate Showcase Nov 23, noon-4, Jewish Community Center of Harrison Dec. 7th 10-3, and Tarrytown’s Beth Abraham Dec. 14, 9-1.


On the waterfront of Lower Manhattan with breathtaking views of New York Harbor, the Museum of Jewish Heritage offers a meaningful backdrop for your private celebration or corporate event. Versatile spaces create a truly unique and highly personalized experience – from intimate gatherings to large galas. Amenities include: a large event hall and reception spaces; indoor and outdoor areas; state-of-the-art theater; in-house A/V services; and private access to Museum exhibitions. Whether you want to inspire creativity or form lasting memories, there is no better setting to hold a party, business meeting, or lifecycle celebration. 

For more information contact:

Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan,, Contact: Rachel Heumann, 646.437.4206,


Cantor Jim Perlmutter has been a long time member of Zemer Chai, Washington’s Jewish Community Chorus. Last year the choir sang for the President at a White House Hanukkah reception. As an officiant he works closely with couples to “customize” their Jewish wedding ceremonies and make their dreams come alive. Call: 240-506-7873 (mobile) or write to for more information.

Pride Caterers
& Marc Aaron Glatt

We will take you step by step through the party planning process and give you all the information and encouragement you need.

We can cater in your home, Synagogue or party facility. We believe your party can take place anywhere.

We will work with you to design the perfect menu with your input and budget in mind.

We will provide staff to attend to every need with seamless efficiency and trained precision.

We will work with your designer, florist and entertainment to ensure balance and symmetry, so you can spend your time with your guests.

Basically, we will do it all. And most importantly….We will be there. An owner will be with you from start to finish.

For more information please contact:

Steve Rubenfeld – 646–369-2510, Marty Grossel – 201–410-3278, Steve Bosalavage – 845–353-5578,, 420 East 79th Street, New York, NY


Whether planning a wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, gala or traditional celebration, you expect the best in service and a commitment to excellence.

As part of that commitment, select Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts are offering authentic kosher experiences in concert with MD Destinations, bringing OU kosher certification to these locations. For over a century, OU certification has become synonymous with the most internationally recognized certification in the kosher industry. The familiar OU logo has come to symbolize that – from ingredients to inspection and compliance to certifying the use of the kitchen and facility – all elements are acceptable for use by the kosher guest.

For more information or to start planning your Ritz-Carlton experience and the highest standards of kosher certification, please call (212) 579-7700.

Ethan Sharvit “Books for Life LLC”

Books of Life was established to deliver a vital service to those who dream of transmitting their rich family heritage, unique experiences and words of wisdom to family and friends to cherish for posterity in a professionally produced and personalized “book of life.”

Call 917-412-4635 for an initial consultation.