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Zoom & Micro Mitzvahs

When we started our event planning business a few years back, we wanted a name for our new biz that conveyed to the Jewish community who we are and what we could bring to the table. Not your typical, same old mitzvahs, but mitzvahs with a fresh modern approach, using our creativity and love for party planning along with the most up-to-date techniques, ideas and vendors. We decided the name “Modern Mitzvahs” would be the perfect fit.

No doubt these last few months have been very hard on all of us. There have been so many of life’s special moments postponed or cancelled including Bar & Bat Mitzvahs. Whether you were planning a mitzvah in Israel or working with your local synagogue, moving forward as initially planned can be tough. For a Jewish tween who has spent the greater part of the last year studying Hebrew, learning prayers and Torah portions, the idea of having to postpone their special day can be very emotional for them as well. As you know, getting ready for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is no easy task.

We feel our modern approach to Mitzvah planning is especially useful during these times.
The recent trend of the drive-by […]

Moving Forward With Mitzvah Planning

Should you continue to plan your Fall/Winter Mitzvah?

Needless to say, planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah during COVID-19 has some very unique challenges. Many families have been left in a sort of a “holding pattern” where they are nervous about signing contracts and putting down deposits due to the uncertainty of what is to come over the next few months.

We get it! You are right to feel nervous about moving forward with your plans and you are not alone. Clients engaged in planning just about any type of event have shown their hesitation to move forward in the process.

But, venues are starting to re-open and vendors are adapting to the new normal. Our advice is to re-start your planning and begin moving forward – carefully. What follows are some important factors to consider.

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs that were scheduled for spring have already started rescheduling their events with their venues and vendors for fall and winter. This is putting tremendous pressure on Mitzvah vendors. If you decide to hold off on making plans too much longer, you run the risk that your favorite vendors and locations will be booked.

To protect yourself and stay flexible, discuss your questions and concerns with […]

How To Postpone Your Mitzvah

Under the current circumstances we are all facing with the coronavirus, the impact of social distancing has changed our everyday lives. Restrictions are under constant review and seem to be changing daily. Due to these changes, there is a strong possibility your event will need to be postponed.

As disappointed as you may be feeling about having to reschedule your event, we are hopeful that your event will take place sooner than later. In the meantime, here a few things to consider when postponing your Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration.

Finding a new date

There are a lot of factors to think about when deciding on a new date. Depending on the type of service your son or daughter will be having could determine when to reschedule. Most importantly, you will need to check with your synagogue or rabbi to find out what dates are available. How about your guests? Will you be expecting guests that will be traveling from out of town? How will this new date effect them? Would you be open to other days of the week to hold your event? When thinking about your options, our recommendation is not to get attached to any certain date but have an idea of a general time frame and go from there. Your […]

Feeling Overwhelmed With Mitzvah Planning?

Take These First Steps

Getting started planning your Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration can be quite overwhelming. So often we see busy parents who don’t know what to do or where to start and with our current situation you may be feeling limited as to what planning you can do. However, now is a great time to get the ball rolling. Here are a few ways you can get started without leaving your home.

 

Make your guest list

This is one of the most important steps of the process and our recommendation of where to start. The number of guests invited determines EVERYTHING about your event. Where you can host it. How much you’ll spend. How many ____ you’ll need. While your guest list will fluctuate over the next year, the number of guests is a good starting point to make sure you have a space that is the right size and can give solid estimates to all of your vendors.

 

Interview the guest of honor

Your child has worked so hard to reach this milestone. The celebration is the fun part and the planning should be too!

We love a party that reflects your tweens unique personality. So take advantage of your kids being home […]