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FAVORITE JEWISH & SPECIAL EVENTS (SIMCHA) WEB LINKS PAGE. Including: Bar
Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah and Wedding Supplies.
Our family Simchas
We are including some information about
our family simchas with some links that helped us.
Ronin's Bar Mitzvah
My son Ronin
was called to become a Bar Mitzvah on Jan. 19, 2002.
We are very proud of
In honor of his Bar Mitzvah, I am posting some information and ideas that
I hope will help other Bar or Bat Mitzvah family members plan their own simcha.
This information will also help people plan weddings.
Check out the links
on this page for where to buy imprinted kippot, tallits etc.
Chadis Crafts Fun
for ideas on making your own tallit, clay covered yads, center pieces, embossing
your invitations etc and more!
Ronin was very lucky. He
received two tallit as presents. A lovely traditional one from my
Dad's Rabbi in Chelsea, MA.
Plus one from my Dad which Ronin picked out himself at Afikomen-Jewish Books
and Art in Berkely CA.
It is an unusual hand painted silk.
Ronin in our back yard the spring after his Bar Mitzvah.
bought some large plastic star picks, bar mitzvah flag picks and star cup cake
cups from here. See
to see pictures
Also on this page are pictures of 24 challah covers he painted
and donated to use as
center pieces by our temple. He used fabric paint using a foot pump and blow
pens plus glitter fabric paint.
For the evening party, instead of a
candle lighting ceremony. We had a family tree ceremony.
1800dreidel.com sent me a few presents for Ronin.
10 gold and silver lucite
She knew I was too cheap/broke to buy the full gorgeous tree set she
sells. She sent me the leaves to see what craft I would come up with! The flash
did not work well but here is the first picture.
I bought a gold and silver wooden framed mirror. Micah
(age 10) and I (forget my age!) used stain glass paint and gold/plastic stain
glass window tape to make a family tree.
We listed with markers: both sets of
Ronin's grandparents, his father and his siblings, me, plus his brother and his
We attached with double stick tape. It came out
Full directions will be
posted on Chadis Crafts Fun Pages soon.
also sent a gold on blue metal magnet with Ronin's bar mitzvah date. What a
great idea that would have been about a year ago to send out to future guests to
hold the date open! We emailed many to hold that date but many relatives still
are not on the net!
IF YOU SEE
AN AMAZON AD INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL BOOK OR CD TITLES, HIT YOUR RELOAD THE PAGE
When amazon is busy, sometimes the individual book titles fail to
Fast Fun &
Easy Bowls & Fast Fun & Easy Boxes Both books by Linda Johnson
More great do it yourself craft books The Complete guide to
Yarmulkah design book is for
adding pictures and Hebrew/English names into a
yarmulkah. What you all want me to do for you but it
hurts my carpal tunnel! I am also listing some
other ways you can add pictures to your crocheting. A fun book of recipes, crafts and more!
Buy the Fun Yiddish Music that your parents loved to
play for you.. Ok grandparents... Some more family favorites: Bought Oy Baby DVD as a baby gift for an American born baby
of an Israeli family. Highly recommended by parents and by baby Adam (age 3
months) Tape/DVD format - American region They say for ages 6 months to 3 years.
Watch for Oy Baby 2
Fun Jewish Music or Jewish Artists from Amazon
Recommended by the teens
in my familyMaisyahu - Now on MTV too! Know for Regae Jewish music. Plus
other albums of interest.Miri Ben Ari- Israeli born Hip Hop violinist. (Not Jewish Music but a Jewish
artist.) Her hip hop album is for
older teens due to language used by some of the rappers. She won a grammy for
her work with Kanye West. For the violin players in your family, some her albums
are jazz some modern. Interesting.
More Jewish/Klezmer/Gypsy inspired artists that my teens just love. Many have
a punk rock or modern touch.
New link to an old friend. S & S Worldwide Great
crafts for preschools, elementary schools and camps. Also great Jewish kits
that can be used as a craft at Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.
They also sell party
It was designed to be helpful for parents and teachers. Each site is indexed
with many pointers to help children and adults naviagate large sites.
My husband Steve Wood's finally retired from his website, Genhomepage.com was the first Comprehensive
Genealogy Web Site on the World Wide Web with over 2,700 links and won many
awards. (OK I am bragging!)It is now part of a genealogy business site for
Source.com They have
continued his study of Jewish Genealogy on their
Jewish Genealogy pages.
aboutjudasm.com offers interesting and informative articles on everything from
Jewish holidays to current events, a well-researched and annotated list of
recommended Web sites on a variety of Jewish topics, a vibrant discussion
forum including an Ask the Rabbi section, and a friendly chat room.
JEWISH and SPECIAL EVENTS (SIMCHA) BUSINESS LINKS:
Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah
and Gift Products:
Kippot, Party Supplies, Favors and
Chadis Crafts My site for Yarmulkas/Kippot,
Mezzuzahs, gift certificates and more. I have special prices for people
ordering for family sets. Design your own crocheted kippot sets: Bat mitzvah girl,
sisters, grandmothers, mother etc. Special kippot for father, brothers etc.
Wedding sets: groom and attendents, Bride, mother, grandmother, attendants etc.
Chadis Crafts can help you make PARTY FAVORS for your
simchas or gifts for your wedding attendants. Bookmarks, key chains etc. can be
ordered in bulk. email me for price quotes.
Each yarmulke is handpainted by the artist. You choose
the color and design and then each yarmulke is personalized with a name in
Hebrew, English or both. There is a wide variety of designs to choose from or
choose your own favorite team, logo or character to be put on. The designs
range from contemporary fun to very traditional. Perfect for any occasion.
Look for the special Grandfather and Dad's kippah which features the names of
all the grandchildren or children in the center of a very beautiful Torah
design. Also, if you are looking for imprinted suede and leather Kippahs for weddings or Bar
Mitzvahs, that service is offered as well. She also offers a non Jewish item
of Book Looks - unique stretch fabric book covers for all of your school needs.
Honor a special occasion with our unique line of printed, personalized favors for bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, weddings or other celebrations. Print water bottles, scrubs, sports balls, t-shirts, ball caps, travel cd cases and much more with your name and celebration date.
Mazeltovfavors.com Bar/bat mitzvah decorations, wedding
items and many items that can be imprinted. Including candy! Please tell them I
Candy Under Cover Offers
personalized candy wrappers of Hershey Chocolate for Weddings, Bar or Bat
Mitzvah, Graduations etc.
Supplies, Glowsticks, Glow Necklaces, Magnetic Flashing
Lights and more! They have many interesting items for Bar and Bat Mitzvah party planners.
Since 1991, they have offered
invitations for births, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, stationery, holiday cards
Party Supplies.com offers paper goods. plastic plates, Plastic and Paper table
clothes, rolls, skirting and more in solid colors and some prints. Also offers
theme party supplies. From their site you can also go to their other sites for
bulk candy, bulk toys and balloons. Company pricing is great especially for larger parties.
They have supplies for weddings too. I found some great balloons for Bar and
Bat Mitzvah at this site and others they recommend.
Balloons123.com Offers many balloons
for all occasions including weddings and Bar/Bat
Enternainment for Events and Bar/Bat
Lerner Sports Marketing
Represents active and retired professional athletes and sports celebrities who
are available to attend Bar/Bat Mitzvah receptions and other parties and
celebrations as special guests to entertain with sports stories and to
autograph photos and memorabilia.
Need some Klezmer/Hora Dance Music?
Tell your Disk Jockey to buy this album. Updated Klezmer that includes a great
Hora Collection. Perfect for those of you doing your own music for your simcha
Vibrantly colorful appliqued Tallitot, Challah/Matzah covers, Chuppot, and
Synagogue art. Including appliqued Torah mantles & ark curtains. Are among the
wonderful creations designed by artists Renee Savitz and Ellyn
England's oldest and largest supplier of Jewish Books, Art, Music and
Gifts.(finally is online but only in a small way!) They also are feature some of
my beaded kippot in their store in Brookline MA.
Offers silk painted tallits. Great looking. A customer told me
about this site after she bought one of my beaded kippot to go with her daughter
tallit. Beautiful tallits, challah covers and Matzah Cover
Gabrieli.com Israeli tallit
company know for its hand woven silk, wool and cotton tallits.
Bijoux The website for the designer that made my son's silk
tallit. (See on the left the picture of Ronin's tallit) Great new look for their website. Have many more pictures and also sell
challah covers and silk scarfs and more!
Silks.com Direct from Kibbutz Beit Haemek, Israel. Tallits, challah
covers, matzah covers, tableclothes, scarfs, clothes and accessories made of
hand dyed silk.
Lori's Fabric crafts (one of my visiting artists) has a new website of
her own at http://www.loriscrafts.com
She is now adding machine embroidery
crafts to her site.
A talented seamstress and fabric craft designer with a
great eye for craftmanship and creativity, she has just made a major investment in
her business of an embroidery machine. She can now custom make
embroidery lace and crafts as well as to decorate existing items (Kippot,
attarahs etc). She can add
many languages to her work including English and Hebrew text. She also has
hundreds of patterns of designs in Judaica, Asian and Pop culture.
also willing to decorate my finished hand crocheted kippot!
Machine embroiders in English or Hebrew. Including your own
attarahs etc. Also can embrodier on many other items. For those of you that
have woven your own tallit and need your attarah embrodiered or other religous
Jewish Craft Kits, Materials and
Updated! 1-800-dreidel, They carry Jewish and other gifts,
crafts, kits, and
gifts for home decorations and simchas. They have some really cute stuff. Plus
Jewish FABRIC and premade clothes. Jewish FABRIC for fun and serious projects. I have to say that I have personally found
this company extremely helpful and kind!
Offers candy making
supplies and molds. Many Jewish
ones. They say many of the candy and chocolates are
kosher but you will need to ask. They also sell soap making supplies. Buy extra
molds and use for plaster or other crafts. Their Torah molds are perfect for
make your own decorations and candy for bar/bat mitzvahs. They also have wedding
The CraftyNeedle (California
As California Stitchery, they been in business for over 22 years. They now have
new owners and moved to Florida. They have many new items. They
are constantly adding more designs to their extensive collection of
handpainted needlepoint kits for Tallis Bags and Tallis (attarahs)collars. You'll
also find: stamped cross stitch, counted cross stitch, crewel embroidery,
paint by number, longstitch, crochet, latch hook, and any other kind of
stitchery here. They also do custom designs.
Shabbat, Matzah,Jerusalem, Chanukah, Stars, Holidays in cloth and tapestry.
Mah Jong and more!
Another part of Chadis Crafts' project to support local artist. Lori is also
a neighbor and friend. Very talented. New to the web after many years of
attending craft shows. Chadis Crafts' will be hosting some of pictures of her
creations. Eileen refuses to sew and is totally impressed with the quality and
care of Lori's Originals. She already owns many peices herself. She just loves
the fabric bowls. She commissioned Lori to make two for her to hold yarmulkas
for the guests at Micah's Bar Mitzvah. One Jewish and one with
the Wood/Forest/Fall theme as Micah had picked for his Bar Mitzvah decoration
theme. (Micah is a competive archer) The bowls were just
I am my
beloved and my beloved is mine in Hebrew. First of a series of satin bags to
use to hold and to store the wine glass. Good during the ceremony and after to
preserve the pieces. Contact Lori for prices, designs etc. Personalization
also available with names and dates
Juan and Kathryn Cukier Mixed Medium Sculptures Cukier Art
Juan and Kari are incredible
award winning mixed medium artists. Their works are museum quality Judaica
and art that reflects
their diverse Jewish roots. Juan's family journeyed from Poland to South
America and their works are just as diverse. All of their creations are framed
in museum quality framing and are available in both minature and large
The picture shown is part of their salute to Israel at 60 by using
real Israel stamps as part of their work.
Great for gifts or to add your
personal or Temple collections.
I am proud to have this piece of art in my
Visiting Artist- Eliwoodcrafts.com Great for Bar Mitzvahs, Graduations, Father's
Day and more. Featured in Museum Gifts shops for the quality of his work and
sought by collectors everywhere.
is another artist that I have known for years. He belongs to my Temple. He is
very talented designer and woodworker. He uses incredible woods, precious
metals, resins, and unique materials like parts of cell phone computer chips,
bowling balls etc to make fountain and ball point pens plus mechanical pens. I have many of his pens and a wooden
purse mirror in
my colection. I have given many as gifts too. He has his website online again
after a complete redesign. Check out his new/improved
web site. I especially love his Gibson Girl pens that makes writing with my
carpal tunnel easier by it's unique grip. Also love his
Judaica line. Pens with inlaid Star of David or with metal
star of Davids.
His new Siearra
Computer Pen (see picture above) is plated in Titaninum. The body of the pen is made from a cell phone computer board. It is wrapped around a brass tube, then cast in acrylic. The acrylic block is then turned on the woodworking lathe using regular wood tools, and polished to a high luster. He currently only has a few of his pens online. So email
your requests. He also makes wooden bowls, cars, tops and more. These
gifts are not online yet. But email him or call him for custom orders.
Visit their site for great Jewish Software. They offer a full
line of Jewish Software to help
prepare a student for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, continuing education after or just fun
software. They have great Jewish clip art for all of your scrapbooking and
Shabbat Lights offers incredible
GLASS CANDLES that use liquid parafin. They come in two beautiful shapes and
fit most conventional candlesticks. They can be adjusted to burn between 2 and
6 hours. They would make a wonderful wedding, bar/bat mitzvah
gift or just something special for yourself! We love ours!
Shabbath Lights is now offering 99% parafin in colors! You
can order your refills of parafin in clear, blue, green, purple and one more
color. Great to give atmosphere and really nice with their new Channukah oil
cloths from their store in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands. Incredible table cloths, placemats,
clothing. All materials and sizes. Many of them are great for wedding gifts,
special occasions but others are just perfect for home entertaining or Shabbat.
Bookbinding Custom and Handmade books and more! Great wedding and
Bar/Bat Mitzvah gifts. Leather Photo albums, journals, hand made photo albums
and journals, guestbooks, picture frames, scrap books and more! Very usual plus
hand made paper in many of her designs.
Caspi Silver Caspi
Silver of Israel manufactures a variety of attractive, decorative & pratical
Sterling silver: Jewelry,Gifts,Judaica and much more.
Crystal Great quality in glass sculptures. Glass roses, rose oil,
himmingbirds, kiss earrings and necklaces. Great for gifts.
People Platters.com Unusual gift Items. Custom
designed personalized platters in clay with people motifs. Do your family tree, remember a
family event, Baby's Birth, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Wedding or some other special day.
ZYZYXonline.com Online store for a company that has two stores in Maryland. (Baltimore and
Bethesda) Wonderful gifts for weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs. Unusual Judaica
and homeware. Features hundreds of artists and craftsman of galary