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In the last couple years, it has become critical for b’nai mitzvah venues to ensure that all COVID-19 safety protocols are followed so hosts and guests alike can enjoy themselves and protect their health at the same time. Read moreHow to protect event guests from pandemic-related risks
Well-known Northeast Ohioans remember their bar or bat mitzvah.
As the oldest of three siblings, Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum says her family had no assumption that she would become a bat mitzvah.
For Rabbi Daniel Utley, becoming bar mitzvah meant being part of an unfolding tradition as well as being a ground-breaker at The Temple-Tifereth Israel.
Daniel Blain headed into his bar mitzvah well prepared, having attended the Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis from the time he was 6.
Having arrived in the United States less than two years before his 13th birthday, Roman Frayman had a lot on his mind: learning English, losing his accent and working – his bar mitzvah, not so much.
Always a quick study, Robin Selinger found her one-on-one time preparing for her bat mitzvah with an Israeli tutor and her rabbi to be something of a treat.
Adam Miller felt the pressure – the pressure of following in his sister’s footsteps, the pressure of pleasing his parents and the pressure of his grandparents’ legacy as Holocaust survivors.
CEO of the Jewish Community Board of Akron
Rabbi, Beth EL Congregation in Akron
Founder and CEO of The Gathering Place in Beachwood and Westlake
Senior Rabbi, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
General manager, Jay Honda and Volkswagen of Akron
Senior development officer Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Director, Montefiore Foundation
Cantor, Temple Emanu El
Campus support director, Hillel International
Vice president of operations, Mandel Jewish Community Center
Executive director, National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland
Mid-day host, WKRK-FM 92.3 The Fan
Co-partner-in-charge, Cleveland office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Mayor, City of Solon
Executive director, Temple Emanu El
Co-owner, Corky & Lenny’s
Co-owner, Jack’s Deli and Restaurant
Executive director, Friendship Circle of Cleveland
Interim dean and visiting professor of law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University
Executive director, Cleveland Hillel Foundation
Cleveland regional director, American Jewish Committee
Retired architect/member of the Maltz Museum board of directors
Rabbi, Temple Israel Ner Tamid
Co-director, Chabad at Case Western Reserve University in University Circle
President and dealer principal, Leikin Motor Company
Cuyahoga County Executive
Associate Rabbi, Park Synagogue
Senior Rabbi, B’nai Jeshurun Congregation
Mayor, Orange Village
A b’nai mitzvah celebration is an unforgettable night for many. To create the most memorable party, having personalized, interactive entertainment certainly helps. Read moreCelebrate a b’nai mitzvah with an activity- and entertainment-filled bash
After the COVID-19 pandemic put many celebrations on hold in 2020, weddings and b’nai mitzvah began to return to venues in 2021 with fervency. This year looks to be no different, as venues expect rescheduled and newly planned celebrations alike to bring their spaces to life. Read moreHow to find beautiful, unique accommodations for ceremonies and parties
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From presents for the b’nai mitzvah child to thank-you gifts for guests, area storeowners can help parents make the best choices
Finding the perfect gift – for weddings or b’nai mitzvahs – may be more art than science. Read moreFinding the perfect present