Our family SimchasWe 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!
See to see pictures of
a tallit I beaded and trimmed for myself.
Ronin was very lucky.
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.
Finally found the designer's web page.
They have even more than pictured online.
crocheted a thick cotton Jerusalem scene kippah to match.
(No don't ask to buy
one like this! An act of love...Too much work and sore hand!
These are the great
suede embossed kippot I ordered for our guests at our son's bar mitvzah!
Embossed with music notes.
I got them from Mazeltops.com.
They were imprinted inside in
gold with his name and bar mitzvah date.
They were a huge hit!
I made many hand crocheted
kippot as gifts for all of the ladies in our family.
Plus many of the men that needed
larger size kippot.
All of the guests at our
evening party rolled beeswax Havdallah candles I had precut for our Havdallah
See Chadis Crafts fun
pages for directions.
Also many guests made beaded bracelets and key chains while some
others were singing Kareoke.
I bought the shalom beads, basketballs and
butterfly ceramic beads from
bought some large plastic star picks, bar mitzvah flag picks and star cup cake
cups from here.
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!
Micah's Bar Mitzvah
Aug. 7, 2004
Micah and Eileen (mostly Micah) wove this wool tallit at the United Jewish Community Center of the Virginia
Peninsula in the summer of 2001 when Micah was only 11.
Micah is now
taller than his mom!
See picture below.
I finally decided to have the attarah machine
embrodiered as embrodiery is hurting my hands.
Eileen, Micah and Steve
wearing their new tallitot.
Eileen wove hers and Steve's.
will not be making tallit for sale.
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craft supplies, party supplies etc.?
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My other site. This includes my unique crafts and links to 100's of craft and
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Bead Projects (My originals)
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with many pointers to help children and adults naviagate large sites.
The United Jewish Community Center of the
For Information about the Virginia Peninsula, the
Jewish Community Center
Over 300 Jewish Links
Page. Has some interesting links not easily found especially for Jewish
Publishers and stores plus links to all areas of Jewish Interests.
Shalom Home, Inc. 1-800-8-SHALOM Helping
to find the right home in the right community since 1984. A great resource if
you are moving to a new area!
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There are more of my own Chanukah craft
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They carry many waxes including beeswax
CHADIS CRAFTS AND KIPPOT
FAVORITE JEWISH WEB LINKS
For Jewish and Non Jewish Craft Supplies and Catalogs
see my new page:
JEWISH and SPECIAL EVENTS (SIMCHA) BUSINESS LINKS:
Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah
and Gift Products:
Kippot, Party Supplies, Favors and
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Need lots of Kippot? Imprinting? Special Painting? Suede or Satin?
Single or Hundreds? Want imprinting on party favors, candy wrappers etc.? Check these sites
Mazel Tops Yarmulkes.
Hand Painted Yarmulkas.
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.
Bar/bat mitzvah decorations, wedding
items and many items that can be imprinted. Including candy! Please tell them I
Candy Under Cover
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.
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.
Tallits and other things!
Precious Heirlooms Inc.
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
The Israel Book Shop,
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
Nancy Katz Textile Artist. Incredible Chupash, Tallits,
Synagogue art and more.
company know for its hand woven silk, wool and cotton tallits.
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!
Direct from Kibbutz Beit Haemek, Israel.
covers, matzah covers, tableclothes, scarfs, clothes and accessories made of
hand dyed silk.
Full Judaica store.
Embroidery for Attrahs, Kippot, Gifts etc
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
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.
Marsha Anderson's Servuplates
Beautiful glass painted
plates for Shabbat and many holidays.
Fine Art and Judaica
Incredible artist! Ketubahs, Family trees, paper cuts
and more. She also has a site for Paper cutting and paper cutting kits. Including free
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
They have great Jewish clip art for all of your scrapbooking and
They often have a FREE CD Special.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY! JUST PAY SHIPPING!
limited so hurry!
More great giftsPearlStop.com
links for new website. Company has been doing business in California for 40
years! Pearls and other fine jewelry. Has great pearl jewelry for brides, gifts
for men and women.
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.
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.
Ceramic Hebrew Nameplates
and Home blessings.
Israeli company also makes name plates for Births at
Jewish Baby Names.net,
Mizrach signs at Mizrach.net,
Bar and Bat Mitzvah plaques at Barmitzvahgift.com and small Judaica
at Small Judaica.com.
When I think of
my trips to Israel, I think of the door plaque I brought back. Now you can
order them over the web too.
Silver of Israel manufactures a variety of attractive, decorative & pratical
Sterling silver: Jewelry,Gifts,Judaica and much more.
Great quality in glass sculptures. Glass roses, rose oil,
himmingbirds, kiss earrings and necklaces. Great for gifts.
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.
Has lots of gift items, toys etc.
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
The great Jewish Rock
and Roll band now has a web site. You can buy all of their cd's, tapes, videos
and sheet music of this group plus there is fun and educational parts to their