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BY Simone Ellin Photos by David Stuck
May 8, 2014

Created with flickr slideshow. Kids — they look great no matter what they put on! Even so, parents and grandparents can’t help but kvell when they see their little ones dressed to the nines. Spring weddings, graduations and b’nai mitzvah parties mean the younger set will be needing some fashionable new duds. No worries! Finding CONTINUE »

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BY Simone Ellin
May 8, 2014

One of my favorite Jewish geography stories involves my wedding. At the time of my engagement about 20 years ago, my then fiance and I were living in Brooklyn Heights. Growing up in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., I had always imagined my wedding at a historic mansion in one of the Hudson River towns about 10 minutes CONTINUE »

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Couples incorporate Jewish summer camp experiences into their weddings
BY Simone Ellin
May 8, 2014

First kisses, midnight swims at the lake, meaningful looks across the dining hall, tears at the end of the summer. Camp romances can be intense. For some couples, campfire sparks fly long after the season ends. The bonds between summer campers are so strong, in fact, that it isn’t unusual to find couples whose camp CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
May 8, 2014

Pikesville High alumni Hope Blumenthal (nee Gumnitzky) met her husband, Toby, through mutual friends the summer before her junior year of college at the University of Maryland. A Northern Virginia native, he was a student at Towson University. After dating for four years, Toby and Hope were married at Temple Oheb Shalom in May 2004. CONTINUE »

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Oft-forgotten fashion victims
BY Heather Norris
May 8, 2014

Bridesmaid dresses. For generations those two words have caused cringing from any woman familiar with the over-the-top — and far too often taffeta — tradition. What seems, by most accounts, to have begun as a superstitious way for medieval brides to confuse bad spirits with a gaggle of women dressed in matching dresses, has transformed CONTINUE »