Original Mitzvah Locations
There are times when the religious service for your Mitzvah cannot be at a traditional temple or synagogue.
Therefore, you need to create the same ambiance of being in a temple where you and your family will not feel any difference by not being in a “religious” location.
I feel it is extremely important to create this familiarity for my clients when the Mitzvah service needs to be at another venue besides a synagogue.
After speaking to the officiant , I set up exactly what is needed for the service, whether it is a small table for a Havdalah service, the table at the exact height needed for the Torah to be read from, to a sound system with the correct number of microphones or podiums. Then of course any religious artifacts needed for the service are incorporated.
The décor can be designed simply with pipe and drape to create a backdrop, or creating a backdrop that has religious significance. ..it can be an abstract Tree or Life, a rich tapestry, Eternal Flame, Ten Commandments… Specialty lighting and the use of candles can add warmth to the room as well.
Your family should feel comfortable with this type of situation and focus on the significance of the Mitzvah service and not the location!