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Breaking into the JEWISH Special Events Business!


Milestones Special Events Networking and Washington Event Network are partnering to bring you more great networking experiences and trainings!

The Bar/Bat Mitzvah and wedding are the most important life cycle events within the Jewish Community. These milestones share many similarities with other special events, but there are a number
of important differences that Industry Professionals should be aware of. Join Mona and Jay from Milestone Media Group as they discuss some basics that may lead to booking your first Jewish event or increasing your Jewish Special events business.

For those who would like to stay, attendees are invited to learn how to set up and take down a Chuppah or Jewish Wedding Canopy. Charm City Chuppahs is looking to expand its operations and needs qualified trained team members to service local weddings on an as needed basis. Participants will be trained to become part of the "Charm City Chuppah Team".

Mona and Jay Freedman of Milestone Media Group, have been involved in the Jewish Special Events industry since 1999. They publish Milestones Party and Event Planning Guide, Produce Milestones Party Planning Expos, Charm City Brides and Grooms Expo, run the Jewish Business Connection and Milestones Special Events Networking meetings, own Charm City Chuppahs and hosts, the busiest Jewish special events website in the world.

5:00p-6:00p Networking
6:00p-7:30p Intro to Jewish Special Events
7:30p-7:45p Networking
7:45p-9:30p Chuppah Set up and Take Down Training

We are so excited to announce that Seth Kibel will perform! Seth is the leader, clarinetist, and composer for The Alexandria Kleztet, a genre-bending klezmer band he founded in the Baltimore/Washington area. All 4 of his albums received the Washington Area Music Association's (WAMA) award for Best World Music Recording following their release! See to listen to his tunes.

Robin Rosenthal, President and Owner of Regal Celebrations
will exhibit amazing Judiaca!
(Jewish-related items)

Sweet and Cool Ice Cream Socials! Delicious Sundae Bar offered by Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages served.

$10 fee supports Caring Communities

Door Prizes, Free parking and more to be announced!

To register, please go to will then be able to pay at the door.

Our network is comprised of special event professionals serving clients in the the Baltimore-Washington area.

Milestone Media Group, publishers of the Milestones Party Panning Guide (formally B'nai Mitzvah and Jewish Weddings Guide), producers of Milestones Party Planning Expos, Charm City Brides and Grooms Expo and Jewish Business Connection have over 12 years experience is bringing Special Events industry professional together who have the potential to become suppliers, clients, partners or leads generators to your business.

Washington Event Network is a group of 575 event planners and vendors in the DC Metro area.  The group is a mix of established event planners, those new to the industry, and business owners and vendors. They offer profitable monthly networking events, a message board listing event tips and advice, and a free job & internship listing.  Their events are free or almost free.  They are making a big splash in the DC events industry and already in the top 10% of all Meetups in the nation based on membership size. Their free membership has grown over 300% in the past year.  To register go to:



• Washington Event Networking/Dave Edwards

• Networking Advocate


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  • Dave E.

    Jay Freedman did an excellent presentation and the Chuppah training was also helpful. Awesome networking. Great bunch of folks.

    May 19, 2013

  • Jerina O.

    I would have loved to have joined this event. Just joining the group now! When would the next one be held?

    May 19, 2013

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