Lockdown: The Sequel

Just last week, five engaged couples contacted me looking for an event planner.   Not unusual, except nearly all of them called in the peak of the second pandemic lockdown in Israel.  They simply can’t, or fear they can’t, deal with planning a wedding in this climate on their own. “How“, they asked “is anyone planning […]

Coronavirus: Balancing Fear and Celebration

Coronavirus: Balancing Fear and Celebration

This week I had the heartbreaking job of sitting with a bride at the event hall where her wedding is to take place when she received the news that Israel is limiting gatherings of 100 people or more. Now it seems, the options for even a small event are dwindling further. The world is in […]

Israel is Not Second Best… Anymore

Glamorous events in Israel

Remember the days when anything Israeli was considered second rate? Restaurants were inferior, homes were inferior, clothing was inferior, heck – even toilet paper was inferior. The fast-growing trend for Jews living abroad to hold their family events here in Israel, is one sign of many that that “inferiority” is simply no longer the case. […]

The <del>Event Planner</del> Culture Melder

The Event Planner Culture Melder | A to Z Events Israel Blog

“Event Planner” may be a somewhat misleading title. Of course I’m the one hustling behind the scenes making sure what you see is your beautiful, shiny, magical celebration, and that you remain blissfully unaware that the florist was late, that I had to stitch up a seam on a bridesmaid’s dress, or that the tables […]