From the Editor

The Best Bagels on the Northshore

If you are having a brunch or kiddush lunch, we thought that this was a fun and insightful ready. Originally, written for and posted on Not all bagels are created equal. Some people fear carbs like the plague, leading them to say that the Jewish deli is...

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Say YES to the Dress or Suit! Enter to Win $100!

Let's have a little bit of fun everyone!!! When you submit your SAY YES TO THE DRESS OR SUIT photo, you will get entered into a raffle to win $100! That's right $100 to any E-gift card of choice. All you need to do is send in your Mitzvah Teen's photo in their dress...

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Mental Illness

I want to be clear. This has nothing to do with Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. But, the truth of the matter is that there is a 100% chance that one of us either suffers from anxiety and/or depression OR someone we know does. I have been very open on North Shore Moms and on...

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18 Amazing Jewish Facts about 90210

While this literally has NOTHING to do with planning a Mitzvah, many of the parents who are in the midst of planning Mitzvahs were 90210 obsessed back in the day. Guilty as charged over here. Not only was I 90210 obsessed, I went to the set in Van Nuys, CA when I was...

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Where We are and Where We are Going

As of today we have had almost 30,000 Pageviews, 3,126 Users, 7,065 sessions, 3.90 pages/session, with an average session rate of 3:39 seconds since we launched. What does this mean? It means that for a niche, local website with a very specific demographic and target...

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The Art of Balloons-Balloons by Tommy

The history of a business is important. And the business that I am writing about this evening was started by a 14 year old! Tommy DeLorenzo, of Balloons by Tommy, thought balloons were fun from the time he was 3 years old. When he saw what could be done with balloons,...

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A Tuesday Testimonial

Mitzvah Chit Chat has helped push my business forward previously as just the Facebook Group, but since the inception of the website, I have received a significant number of leads directly from I have noticed a growing number of clients linking to...

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This Teen Knows How to Create Make-Up Magic

I stumbled upon this talented teen when I was looking around at a local mom's group. This make-up was done by an ALMOST 15 year old. You read this correctly! She's an underclassman at Stevenson High School! And, she's available to do make up and hair for Bar and Bat...

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