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Sydney’s Destination Bat Mitzvah in Playa del Carmen Mexico

Sydney’s Destination Bat Mitzvah at the Beautiful Azul Fives Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico I just returned from Mexico, where I had the opportunity to perform Sydney’s Destination Bat Mitzvah Ceremony at Azul Fives, an all inclusive beach resort in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  My friend, Evan Gross, from DestinationMitzvah.com connected me … Read more

Blog Highlight: A Destination Bat Mitzvah in South Florida with Cantor Debbi

Cantor Debbi plays the guitar for her Bat Mitzvah student at her destination Bat Mitzvah in Lighthouse Point, South Florida

Welcome!  I’m so excited to share details of the newest trend in Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah – the Destination Bat Mitzvah in South Florida! It is becoming commonplace for Jewish families to take the B-Mitzvah experience into their own hands!
By making it meaningful and relevant to the family – the Bat Mitzvah experience is transformed. It excites me that people are making the experience less of a blow out party and more of a meaningful family journey. It is my honor and pleasure to officiate a Bat Mitzvah for any family in the destination of their choice!

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High Holidays 5778 – Looking Back

Cantor Debbi High Holy Days South Florida 2017

Wow, has more than a month already gone by since we gathered as a community in the beautiful Miramar Cultural Center to celebrate the High Holidays 5778?  I can’t believe it; but, it has.  To be honest, September and October have flown by and, in my mind, are a combination of a blur of activity … Read more

Unaffiliated Lifecycles? One Cantor’s view…

I just came across a well-written post by a Reform Rabbi in Washington, DC, in response to the recent NYT article that seems to be hitting a lot of nerves around the world.  While I recognize that some of my colleagues provide this as a fast track, meaningless way to substantiate a monstrous party – … Read more

Rachel and Mara’s Havdalah Bat Mitzvah at the Hyatt Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, Florida – Bat Mitzvah Times 2!

Image Source: Hyatt Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, Florida https://www.bonaventureresortandspa.com/

After the amazing destination wedding in St. Pete, I rushed right back to South Florida, to get ready for Rachel and Mara’s Havdalah Bat Mitzvah at the Hyatt Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, Florida.  Rachel and Mara are sisters, almost two years apart, who prepared for their special day together, and it was a … Read more

What DO we want from Hebrew Schools?

Gary Rosenblatt, Editor of The Jewish Week, wrote an incredibly insightful and timely article today, that I felt compelled to finally write about, after giving this much thought for oh – 20+ years or so. Even though the work I am doing is moving rapidly in that direction, I have been somewhat fearful of putting … Read more