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The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA) of Brooklyn, New York
Is the worldwide destination for those seeking culinary education in an uncompromised kosher environment. Over 400 professional training students have traveled to study at CKCA from within the US and from as far away as Australia, Panama, Mexico, the UK, Italy, and Canada since it is the only Kosher Culinary School outside of Israel. CKCA has been featured FOX5-TV, The New York Times and many other publications.
CKCA also offers recreational classes for all ages and experience levels. CKCA chefs are also available for on-site demonstrations, private cooking classes and personal chefs for hire.
Follow CKCA on FACEBOOK at; BLOG at And TWITTER at @KOSHERCULINARY. The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts, 1407 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230, 718-758-1339.

Chelsea Piers
Offers several spectacular locations for Bar & Bat Mitzvah celebrations. Whether you are looking for a formal sit-down dinner, a casual reception with dancing, or activities for family and friends, Chelsea Piers is the ideal location for your child’s special day.
Bar and Bat Mitzvah receptions are generally held at Sunset Terrace and the Field House. Guests at Sunset Terrace enjoy a formal or casual reception with breathtaking views of the Hudson River. At the Field House, guests enjoy an exciting combination of activities including tampolines, rock climbing basketball, soccer and more.
Chelsea Piers can create a unique celebration your guests will remember for years to come!
• Both formal and casual receptions can be hosted at our beautiful event space, Sunset Terrace, which features panoramic views of the Hudson River and has the look and feel of a downtown loft space.
• Capacity up to 200 guests with a dance floor
• Full-service catering available
• Facility is Kosher-friendly
Sports Parties
Put together a dynamic and unique experience for your child and his or her friends.
Activities include:
• Basketball / volleyball
• Trampolines
• Batting cages
• Rock climbing
• Soccer / dodge ball / flag football
• Pedestal jousting
• Ice Skating
Please contact us at 212.336.6777 or email to discuss your Bar & Bat Mitzvah event! Visit us online at for more information.

Faculty House
Welcome to a new era for Faculty House, a premier event space at Columbia University in Upper Manhattan. Our campus landmark welcomes seminars, meetings, events and banquets. Whether you’re coming back or arriving for the first time, Faculty House is ready to elevate your occasion with gracious, smart style.
Faculty House presents a special event location that will amaze you. The stage is set from our courtyard into the restored first-floor reception area, featuring the original terrazzo floors and a marble staircase. Casual occasions come alive on the second floor. The third floor’s more formal catering space is a premier party venue, accommodating up to 250 guests for dinner and dancing. The fourth floor’s event space offers pure drama with a vaulted ceiling and arched windows overlooking the outdoor terrace and Manhattan’s glittering skyline.
Please contact us at 212-854-1200 or email to discuss your special event! Visit us online at more information.

Hello Video
Hello Video & Photo Studio offers a modern, innovative approach to traditional photography and videography. Our experienced professionals will capture your special day with a combination of “traditional”, posed photos complemented by candid, “photojournalistic”, documentary-style shots that tell the unscripted story of your event. We aim to give you the best client experience every step of the way – from assisting you in customizing a package best suited to your needs and professionally capturing your special occasion, to creating your custom top-of-the-line album. You will find our customer service team responsive to all your requests and concerns while our talented in-house design team will work with you to craft your unique, artistic album to treasure forever.
Please contact us at 212.203.4393 or visit for our galleries & testimonials.

InterContinental New York Times Square
CREATE MEMORABLE MOMENTS WITH US. As you begin planning your upcoming Bar and Bat Mitzvah, the InterContinental New York Times Square cordially invites you to come and discover our unique and intimate space. Our 4,000 sq. ft. Gotham Ballroom, private foyer space and unparalleled service, provides the perfect destination to create the memorable moments that you will remember for a lifetime.
To schedule your site visit please contact Hope Boorojian Catering Manager,, 212-803-4591
300 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036. Tel: 212-803-4500,

Israel Guide Dog Center for The Blind
The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind changes lives. Our dogs are born, raised and trained in Israel so they are accustomed to the unique environment such as extreme temperatures, traffic circles, cars that park on the sidewalk, and security barriers. Best of all, our puppies only respond to Hebrew commands! These amazing animals help visually impaired Israelis, by restoring their mobility and independence, in addition to being a constant companion and best friend. We also have wonderful Bar/Bat Mitzvah and classroom tzedakah projects. Please support our efforts. For more information call 215-343-9100 or visit

Kosher Chef Guy
My name is Chef Guy and I began cooking in my grandmother’s kitchen in Israel. That was where I learned her authentic Libyan recipes that she brought with her when she immigrated to Israel in the 1930’s.
After high school and the army, I moved to Jerusalem to attend culinary school, and then I went to Eilat where I spent eight years cooking in five star hotels. In 2006, I was the chef in a kosher Chinese restaurant in Miami, and in 2007 I was the executive chef at a kosher Italian restaurant in Brooklyn.
During this time I met clients who asked me to cook in their homes. I realized that this was my calling. I am most happy creating custom menus and working with clients and their families.
Private Chef Guy,

Pride Caterers
We will take you step by step through the party planning process and give you all the information and encouragement you need. We can cater in your home, Synagogue or party facility. We believe your party can take place anywhere. We will work with you to design the perfect menu with your input and budget in mind. We will provide staff to attend to every need with seamless efficiency and trained precision. We will work with your designer, florist and entertainment to ensure balance and symmetry, so you can spend your time with your guests.
Basically, we will do it all. And most importantly….We will be there. An owner will be with you from start to finish.
For more information please contact: Steve Rubenfeld – 646–369-2510; Marty Grossel – 201–410-3278;; 420 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075