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A simcha grand-slam!

Highlights: The Wurtzburger family throws a NY Yankee-themed bar mitzvah for son, Ryan. Comment

Kippot conundrums

Cantor Banter: Cantor Matt Axelrod answers all your kippah quandaries. Comment

Have a g/r/a/n/d ole time

Sponsored: Looking for a venue for your bar mitzvah? Choose Stamford g/r/a/n/d for a soiree that screams sophistication. Comment

Important life lessons learned through a bar mitzvah

The Basics: Kids tend to think bar mitzvah preparation is about as usual as algebra — once the test is over, you will never use it again. But by coping that attitude, you miss the whole point. Comment

Boost your Jewish IQ with b’nai mitzvah FAQs

The Basics: What does ‘bar mitzvah’ mean? Why should you have one? And, is goat meat tough? Frequently asked questions answered by a cantor. Comment

Be a fairy bat-mitzvah mother

Mitzvah Projects: Do a mitzvah after your bat mitzvah! Donate your dress to a charity and help other girls afford formal wear. Comment

The path to understanding Tu Bishevat

The Basics: Why it is important for bar mitzvah students to learn the significance behind the Jewish birthday of trees. Comment

The tutor tango

Cantor Banter: To tutor or not to tutor? If you find yourself asking this question of your bar mitzvah-aged kid during his Hebrew studies, a cantor offers some advice. Comment

Snow much fun!

Themes: Planning a winter wonderland-themed bar mitzvah? Snow worries — we’ve got you covered! Comment

Carefree is the way to be

Highlights: Parents and students may have trouble chilling out during the weeks leading up to a bar mitzvah. A cantor offers advice that will help everyone keep their cool. Comment

Do it yourself!

Planning: Save some money and personalize your party with a few creative DIY projects. Comment

Pick the perfect planner

Planning: Hiring a party professional can be extremely beneficial. But how do you know what qualities to look for? Here’s some help! Comment

Bar mitzvah.0

Hot Ideas: Throw a modern bar mitzvah by utilizing technology, social media, and smart phones. Comment

The place to be

Planning: Sponsored: Life the Place to Be in Westchester offers state-of-the-art fun for all ages. Comment

Peacock your party

Planning: Add color to your simcha with creative stations that are sure to make it stand out. Comment

Divide and conquer

Cantor Banter: Split bar mitzvah responsibilities between you and your child and create a win-win situation. Comment
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