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Manage that Mitzvah

The key to any successful event is planning and organization and this is particularly the case for a bar/bat mitzvah. Having a schedule to assist with this planning can help keep your simcha on time, within budget and avoid forgetting any important steps. Use the following timetable as a guide, adjusting and adding other items…


Delectable Desserts

Since bar/bat mitzvahs are all about kids, it’s no surprise that sweet treats hold a prominent place in the festivities. Some children even choose an entire candy-themed occasion with candy adorning everything from the décor to the dance floor. Here are some different ideas if you want to add some sweet fun to your simcha!…


An intimate Israeli bar mitzvah

Planning a bar mitzvah is stressful enough, but what if you had moved to an area where there wasn’t a large Jewish community and no Jewish day school? Such was the case for Mark Aronauer and his husband, Jack. They lived in Phoenix when their son, Mason, was in 3rd and 4th grade and he…



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Kids & Teens Event Calendar October 2017

Ongoing: Club J at the Valley of the Sun JCC Provides after-school programming ranging from sports to cooking and crafts to Israeli culture and more for those in K-8. Transportation from nearby schools available. Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-634-4949 or youth@vosjcc.org, vosjcc.org. J Care at the East…


Splashin’ Summer Fun

Remember one of the best parts of summer as a kid was running through the sprinkler? The modern version of that experience is the splash pad. You can let the kids cool off (or join them!) without having to find a pool. Enjoy! Check on one of the websites below to find a park with…

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