To start this issue out with a bang, we feature our very own first non-COVID shin dig. AJT writer, Marcia Caller Jaffe, cooks up an appreciation reception for those she interviews and writes about in her artsy featured content. Then, we take you to a fashion and film premiere featuring the Jewish fashion designer, Madame Gres, where you will get a peek into her newest fashion collection.
Next, we get to light the candles at “The Shabbat Block Party: A Gala Kiddush,” in Toco Hills with hundreds of others living it up on the Holiest days of the week. If that is not far enough, let’s take a cruise on the Celebrity BEYOND, where an Italian Riviera Cruise awaits you on the high seas.
It wouldn’t be a STYLE Magazine without a beautiful wedding and this issue features two of them. Media star Laurie Segall takes her wedding vows to Colorado to proclaim her devotion from the highest mountain. Talk about a match made in medicine, Jessica Senft and Aaron Retterbush met as they were being educated in physician assistant school in Atlanta during 2018. It only took a spoonful of “sugar” to get their medicine down.
As we wind up this issue with Jacob’s ‘Smooth Skiing’ Bar Mitzvah we could all use a cold one, and this special event is serving Mexican Mule shots in mini copper mugs. Sound good? This Davis Academy student is going to have to wait a few years before he gets a Mexican Mule shot, leaving more for us.
To close, we have several simcha announcements for you to enjoy and you better take your time and look closely at every page in this issue as it may just be your last.
STYLE Magazine has been a favorite publication for the staff at the AJT. We have enjoyed the opportunity to share our community’s lifecycles, fashion, art, travel and just a bit of what Jewish style is all about in magazine format and published on glossy paper.
This beautiful publication has made the special moments that our community have shared even more special.
It is with great dissatisfaction that I inform our readers that, due to the increased cost of our glossy paper from the printing companies, this will be our last STYLE Magazine.
We are hopeful that someday our economy will balance out and we’ll have the honor to print your lifecycles on premium paper again soon.
Until then, we will continue our special issues quarterly, featuring simcha-themed stories and how-to content. Lilli Jennison, our creative director, is even going to make this section of our newspaper unique from our other special feature sections.
See you next season for our special Spring quarterly of simcha favorites.
Editor & Managing Publisher