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Iconic Michael's Grill & Salad Bar in downtown Highland Park offers event spaces to accommodate Mitzvahs from 50-225 guests. Michael’s is best known for our delicious, Chicago-style comfort food, our sophisticated casual atmosphere, our ability to meet a variety...

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Plan your child’s upcoming bar/bat Mitzvah at our modern, indoor multi-sports facility. Enjoy our 96,000 square foot complex, including artificial turf fields, a full size basketball court, an outdoor patio/fireplace, In-house beverage/bar service, and more! Our event...

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Let Events by Sweet Magnolia help you plan your next Mitzvah

Let us help you with your planning of your next Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, Sweet 16 or 90th birthday, bridal shower, reunion, themed party, intimate dinner party a grand opening event, a non-profit fundraiser, holiday party or small business event. Events by Sweet...

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Meet Zivit – Shatour’s Israel Travel Consultant in America

Zivit Blonder is Shatour’s representative in the United States. She is the daughter of Nathan and Hannah Shapiro and she advises American families on the best places to visit in Israel. Zivit means ‘ray of sunshine’ and echoes her brother’s name, Lior, which means ‘I...

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Should I Hire a Planner? It’s No Longer a Question

The answer is simply, yes! Whether you’ve had a planner with you from the beginning or you’ve decided a day-of coordinator would do the trick, you’ve made the right decision by hiring help! After spending months and months of planning and after spending years thinking...

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Virtual Reality is a Reality in the Chicagoland Mitzvah Scene

Reality Bytes is an immersive tech agency that provides VR, AR, and 360 services to enhance event entertainment. Immersive technology can be confusing and unfamiliar, which is a major concern when considering it's use. We present the industry in a way that's easily...

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J. Hollander Photography

We are J. Hollander Photography, and as a family run photography studio, we always take the utmost pride in everything we do and never send your work out to be completed by someone else. We are there for you each step of the way, insuring that your photographs are...

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The Wow Factor – It’s What We Bring To Your Event

Bar and bat mitzvahs are our favorite! Why? Because The Wow Factor understands them. Professionally, I’m the owner of a party rental/entertainment company that specializes in turning ordinary into extraordinary by helping families get the biggest bang for their buck....

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Mitzvah Giving

We at Kidoodles/Initial It Gifts are often asked what is the right thing to give a thirteen year old for their bar/bat mitzvah? As in all things "Jewish", everyone has an opinion on what makes the perfect gift! The good news is, there are many appropriate ways to...

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