Thanks so much Adena for all your help with our son Bini’s Bar Mitzvah. The Bar Mitzvah party itself was beautiful and fun with just the right tone set so that all of our guests enjoyed and that we were able to be guests at our own simcha. From our first conversation it was clear that you understood exactly what type of party we wanted, and you worked your magic to make it happen just that way. Your expertise and suggestions and the ability to look at both the larger picture while attending to the small details made our party so special and unique. It was such a happy simcha (pun intended) with much credit to you!

Thanks again!!!

Miriam Schwartz 

As an olah hadasha, making a simcha in Israel felt as stressful as it was a joy.

I did not know how broad my options were for a venue, where to source music, caterers, flowers, photographers or entertainment and moreover, I had little confidence in interacting with all those suppliers as my Hebrew is limited to say the least.
Finding Adena was a great relief and I was more able to enjoy the whole process without worrying how I was going to put it all together.
A-Z even managed the paperless invitations and responses.
Adina also took the time to get to know my daughter so that she could best be reflected in the simcha.
We all had a wonderful time!
J.S. Jerusalem
To hear back words of thanks like these makes us speechless.

It makes all the hard work, early mornings and late nights worthwhile!

Dear Adena,
We just wanted to thank you again for the absolutely beautiful Bar Mitzvah weekend you put together for us. You allowed us to relax and enjoy ourselves from start to finish, and we truly felt like guests at our own simcha. You also really understood exactly the balance we wanted to strike between elegant/classy and not over the top. The entire weekend was in a taam tov, with everything being beautiful and just so, but not too fancy for Chashmonaim 😉 But most importantly, JJ really had an incredible weekend, which at the end of the day is all we really wanted.
We hope you are getting some well-deserved rest today, thank you again for everything!

Dear Adena
I just wanted to thank you for your attention to every detail of Sarah and Avromis wedding.
Planning a wedding in Israel from America is daunting but you broke it down into small and manageable pieces.
Thank you again for all your help, we literally could not have done it without you with a shout out to David and the rest of your staff.
Have a happy and healthy New Year with all the best to you and your family !

Julie and George
Dear Adena,

Words cannot express how thankful we are to you for all the help that you gave us throughout the wedding planning period. You kept the bride calm, which in turn makes me feel much better and happier.
You showed how devoted you are to your clients and making their special day that much more amazing and incredible. You allowed us to enjoy our special day and not get caught up by the little pressures and details and for that we are so incredibly thankful.

With that said, we were thinking of what present we could give you to show our appreciation. We decided that since you work so hard, you deserve also to have some time off to pamper yourself.

Hope you enjoy!


“Planning a bar mitzvah from a continent away has some challenges.  But Adena was with me every step of the way, from the first phone call until the last table was cleared at our simcha.  She was very sensitive to my budget and offered creative solutions that ensured a wonderful time for our family and our guests. We had the most meaningful, beautiful and memorable event, and I will surely turn to Adena again in the future.”

Miriam G., Englewood, NJ


Dear Adena

Thank you for your email and your kind words. Without you and Naamah we would never have been able to put on such a good event so a BIG THANK YOU to you.

You both took away the strain and allowed us to enjoy the wedding. You were in full control of everything that was happening at the event. Naamah was fantastic with the Bride!

All our guests thoroughly enjoyed the event and appreciated all the hard work to make it happen.

We were amazed how the very religious mixed with the non-religious. Together with Ari and Danielle we succeeded in not letting religion spoil the party.

The couple never managed to find time to go around Jerusalem with Levi but we cannot do everything. Please can you give us his contact details so that we may get copies of his photos and pay him.

On the topic of payments, we owe you some money for the last minute makeup lady, was there anything else that you paid for?

Do let us know if you come to London.

Kind regards

Michael & Gaëlle




We are so grateful to have had Adena Marks guide and execute the event planning of our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah ceremony and reception at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.  I felt like after the initial phone conversation, Adena “got it”, i.e., she understood exactly what we wanted to achieve.  She was efficient, collaborative, friendly, and always available.  I never was “being sold” by Adena, but always was offered new and interesting ideas.  She had fabulous vendors – the photographer, hair stylist, and makeup artist were professional, reliable, personable, and talented.  But Adena was not merely a broker, rather added her own insight along the way. 

Only consider engaging Adena if you value customer service, collaboration, and a flawless occasion.

Nancy Shaw – Chicago


Adena Mark and her team planned the January 2017 wedding of our son granddaughter-in-law, both young olim whose immediate families live in far-off Australia.

We knew early on that we would need to rely on someone with local knowledge and

experience to help us.

At the outset, Adena helped the kallah and chatan choose a suitable venue, one

which we ourselves only saw for the first time on the day of the simcha. We were

not disappointed. Adena gave advice on and assisted with every element that goes

into making a modern Orthodox wedding. We maintained contact throughout the

months of planning through numerous group emails, and Adena answered all our

queries. As the date drew near she was able to focus on our young couple and their

upcoming simcha.

As both sets of parents were only arriving in Israel a short time before the simcha,

everything needed to be organised and in place beforehand. We met with Adena

and her assistant Na’ama only days before the wedding, and were impressed with

their warm and helpful manners. We were also assisted by David, who acted

efficiently behind the scene.

The event proceeded like a dream. Everything went to plan. As we had organised

payment through Adena for all the services provided, there was nothing for us to do

on the night but enjoy ourselves with our children. She took all the stress away from

us, and remained a calm presence throughout the happy, well-organised, enjoyable

and beautiful simcha.

We would be happy to recommend Adena Mark and A to Z Events.

William and Judy Maynard

Sydney, Australia

2 February 2017