Book More Jewish Weddings with Pat Blackwell

Book More Jewish Weddings with Pat Blackwell

After managing more than 4600 Jewish celebrations for over 30 years, Pat Blackwell has earned the title of the Jewish Party Maven. Join Pat here every week, where you, the BEST vendors, expand your wedding business into this lucrative Jewish market. By understanding the traditions & vocabulary, you will build TRUST and GROW your business. Cha-Ching

Episodes

September 15, 2021 23 mins

Bryna Leib, former director of the Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel, talks about how to get involved, and stay involved in the traditions and holidays of your new Jewish family.

Links and more mentioned in this episode:

  1. DOWNLOAD FREEBIE: JPM Basic Guide to Jewish Holidays Get it NOW! CLICK HERE  
  2. DOWNLOAD FREEBIE: JPM TOP 12 Wedding Words EVERYONE should know! Get it NOW! CLICK HERE
  3. For more information, check out ...
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Episode 33

Rosh Hashanah is a special week in the Jewish calendar.  If you’ve been listening to our podcast in the past, perhaps you recall that the Jewish calendar is a solar – lunar calendar, meaning it is based on both the sun and the moon.  Unlike the Christian calendar, which operates on a 365 day year.  So, every year Rosh Hashanah occurs in the fall, usually September or October. 

Rosh Hashanah literally means “The Head of the...

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Mary-Catherine Moore,  Director of Events and Catering at the Shinola Hotel in Detroit, talks about what it means to be on a preferred vendor list.

Links and more mentioned in this episode:

  1. DOWNLOAD FREEBIE: JPM Basic Guide to Jewish Holidays Get it NOW! CLICK HERE  
  2. DOWNLOAD FREEBIE: JPM TOP 12 Wedding Words EVERYONE should know! Get it NOW! CLICK HERE
  3. For more information, check out the Jewish Party Maven website Click ...
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Jennifer Fishkind is the expert in quick & easy recipes. 

Princess Pinky Girl started in 2013 when Jenn found herself obsessed with a new app called Pinterest. Jenn was planning her oldest son's camp-themed Bar Mitzvah and was finding amazing ideas on it to use for the party. One afternoon, her niece called her and asked her if she knew that she had more than 1 million followers on Pinterest and how did she do th...

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How do you create an amazing band?  Steve Trudell put together one of the hottest bands in America:   Your Generation in Concert

Links mentioned in this episode:

  1. DOWNLOAD FREEBIE: JPM Basic Guide to Jewish Holidays Get it NOW! CLICK HERE  
  2. DOWNLOAD FREEBIE: JPM TOP 12 Wedding Words EVERYONE should know! Get it NOW! CLICK HERE
  3. For more information, check out the Jewish Party Maven website Click Here

  4. CLICK HERE  to...
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What is a cantor?  Neil Michaels, cantor at the largest Reform synagogue in the United States, talks about his role.

Links mentioned in this episode:

  1.   CLICK HERE to get the FREE DOWNLOAD JPM Basic Guide to Jewish Holidays
  2. CLICK HERE to get the FREE DOWNLOAD JPM Top 12 Wedding Words Everyone Should Know!
  3.   For more information, check out the Jewish Party Maven website Click Here
  4. CLICK HERE to listen to Cantor Michaels sing...
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August 4, 2021 12 mins

There are lots of important people in the Jewish community - the rabbi, the cantor, the mashgiach, but none more important than your bubbie.  Listen in to hear about the roles these people have in the Jewish community.

Links mentioned in this episode:

  1.   CLICK HERE to get the FREE DOWNLOAD JPM Basic Guide to Jewish Holidays
  2. CLICK HERE to get the FREE DOWNLOAD JPM Top 12 Wedding Words Everyone Should Know!
  3.   For more inform...
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This interview with Brian Alexander shares some of his secrets as a successful band in the Detroit area.   

  • Preparation is NEVER a waste of time
  • The best business advice he received along the way was:  When you get out of the overhead business, you will start to actually make a profit.  This lead him to STOP renting office space & use his home.
  • Good is the enemy of great!  Never settle for just "good"!

Links ment...

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July 21, 2021 15 mins

Why should you care about Jewish holidays?  Well, if you are a wedding vendor, and these holidays land on a weekend this year, that will likely impact your wedding bookings.
Listen to this podcast to learn about:

  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Sukkot
  • Simchat Torah
  • Chanukah
  • Purim
  • Passover

Links mentioned in this episode:

  1.   CLICK HERE to get the FREE DOWNLOAD JPM Basic Guide to Jewish Holidays
  2. CLICK HERE to get the FREE DOWNLOAD JPM...
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July 14, 2021 10 mins

What do you look for when recruiting Red Coat Ladies?  Flexibility, ability to think on her feet, and multitask, always with a smile.  If you want to succeed in this Jewish Party world, you've got to understand the traditions and customs so important to our clients.  Always be learning!

Join Pat Blackwell here every week to learn and understand the traditions & vocabulary so important in Jewish celebrations. So gl...

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July 6, 2021 11 mins

What is Shabbat?  The bible says it took God 6 days to create the earth, and that on the seventh day he rested.  That day of rest is Shabbat, or Shabbos if you speak Yiddish.

Shabbat starts at sundown on Friday night, and ends after sunset on Saturday night.  In the Jewish community, shabbat is declared a day of rest, contemplation, thought, and prayer.

The Reform Jewish community sees Shabbat as a time of rest &...

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There are lots of differences between Jewish weddings and Christian weddings.  This includes not just the "stuff" involved, but also the timing of the whole day.   
We talk about:

  • Kippot
  • Tish
  • B'deken
  • Chuppah
  • Kiddush cup
  • Stomping the glass
  • Ha Motzi
  • Mazel Tov
  • Yichud
  • Hora

Appetizers in a Jewish wedding are a feast, not just a cheese & cracker tray. Then, you go into the party with a rocking dance party from the gr...

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June 23, 2021 11 mins

Kosher food is any food permitted by Jewish dietary guidelines.  There are lots & lots of details to kosher food, but the primary rules contain the type of food that can be consumed, and the not mixing of meat & dairy at the same meal.  According to Jewish guidelines, there are four types of food:

  1. Meat:  beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, goat
  2. Dairy:   milk, cheeses,  butter, yogurt
  3. Pareve:   plant based food, fish, eggs, any fo...
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Episode 21

Interview with Rabbi Joseph Krakoff

In this interview with Rabbi Joseph Krakoff, Senior Director of the Jewish Hospice Chaplaincy Network, we talk about how to honor your loved ones at a wedding.

Join Pat Blackwell here every week, where you, the BEST vendors,  expand your wedding business into this lucrative Jewish market. By  understanding the traditions & vocabulary, you will build TRUST and GROW your busin...

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Episode 20

Jewish Wedding Word of the Week:   Mezuzah 

A mezuzah is affixed to the doorframe of many Jewish homes. There is a parchment inscribed with a biblical verse which serves to protect the inhabitants.

The mezuzah signifies that all the residents of that home abide by a Jewish code of conduct.  This is very similar to your brand.  What expectations do clients have regarding your brand, and your beliefs and values?

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Episode 19

Be open to doing things in a BETTER way.  That advice is from the founder of Timeline Genius, Eddie Babbage!

Weddings are complicated celebrations.  There are many vendors involved in creating a successful event, and communication between them is key.  Timeline Genius is aptly named because it makes the whole timeline creation / update / update/ update / update process seamless.  The collaboration tool is simple ...

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Episode 18

Why does the groom stomp on a glass at the end of the Jewish wedding?
Some say they stomp on the glass to show that even on a joyous day, something was broken.  It is important to keep celebrating, especially when things get broken.  

CLICK HERE to listen and we will do it the Jewish Party Maven way: 

  • See it!
  • Say it! 
  • Save it in your brain!

When you LEARN the traditions, you EARN the trust of your clien...

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 Episode 17

Do you like to be sold to?

Likely not, you want to buy.
 Your customers want the same thing.   Help them understand why you are the best choice for them. 

Listen to Alan Berg from Wedding Business Solutions give a mini masterclass on selling in the wedding business. 


Join Pat Blackwell here every week, where you, the BEST vendors,  expand your wedding business into this lucrative Jewish market. By ...

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A mechitzah is a partition or divider on the dance floor, or in Orthodox shuls.  Women pray on one side, men on the other.  The partition helps to keep the men focused on what is important, and shielded from distractions.  Does your business need its own version of a mechitzah?

What beliefs have you had for years that are not serving you well these days?

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Never stop growing!  Listen to Mike Peraino of Killer Creations dish on how he started small and grew to cover over 6 different states with his photography business.

Links mentioned in this episode:

  1. Mike Peraino can be reached at Killer Creations.net
  2. The Event Guys Detroit:   Mike Peraino, Derek Rafferty, and Nicholas Hardy
  3. The iceman, Wim Hof Method
  4. Traction, the book by Gino Wickman
  5. Profit First, the book by Mike Michalo...
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