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Party and Bridal Expo, May 9

Everyone likes to share special moments with friends and family and everyone loves a great party, but did you know that Moses also told us it was a good thing to do? He reminded the people who were just about to enter the Promised Land that it was imperative to take time to celebrate and rejoice over their good fortune

Although we really don’t need permission from a Biblical leader to have a party, it’s good to know that we’re following God’s word when we do! Temple Beth Am is hosting a Party and Bridal Expo and we are ready to help you get started planning, whether it’s a Bris, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, christening, quince or wedding. The Expo is free and open to everyone on Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Temple Beth Am, 5950 N. Kendall Dr. Invite your friends, family, neighbors and co workers. There will be tons of food sampling, specialty drinks and lots of great giveaways.

Life cycle events are cause for celebration. In Judaism, when a baby boy is born, we plan a bris on the eighth day of his life. This event includes a ritual circumcision which connects the child to his Jewish heritage dating back to Abraham’s covenant with God. Boys receive a Hebrew name at their Bris, while baby girls are given a Hebrew name during a ceremony held during worship services. At the age of 13, Jewish boys and girls may become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, which literally means son (Bar) or daughter (Bat) of the Commandments. This rite of passage defines our youth as adults in the community, responsible for carrying out full moral and religious duties. The next life-cycle event is the wedding and we hope to host many of them in our beautiful sanctuary (complete with bride’s room), chapel and exquisite ballroom. Call me for a tour!

And, then there are birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and so many other accomplishments and blessings that are worth commemorating with a special celebration. At the Party and Bridal Expo, you will find party-related vendors that can address all of your needs and answer all of your questions. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet and interview these different vendors in one place.

So, who can you meet and talk to at the Party and Bridal Expo? Who will give you ideas and suggestions? There will be photographers, videographers, bands and DJs. The florists can design a whole room or create an intimate centerpiece for a dinner party. Looking for party favors? There will be several options. Stationery and invitation needs will be met as well. If you are looking for entertainment or set designers, they will be there too. Party planners will be able to point you in the right direction and take direction! Caterers and venue representatives will be able to help with menu ideas and location details and area hotels can provide accommodations for your guests.

In addition to meeting the Party and Bridal Expo vendors, you will be given a free booklet to take home and use as a reference guide. This resource will supply additional names and contact numbers of vendors that can help provide party-related services. So, come join the fun, whether you’re planning something for next week, next month or next year. And let’s remember Moses’ words to the people, that not only must you take time to celebrate and rejoice, but it’s in those moments that we can fully appreciate all the blessings given to us by God.

For more information on the Party and Bridal Expo or for details about our membership incentives, call me at 305-667-6667, ext. 107 or email me at rdiaz@tbam.org

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