Your Wedding DJ in Israel: Jerusalem and Everywhere !
We know that planning a simcha or party can be a daunting task. We are glad to provide you with our expertise whenever possible to help take the overwhelm out of your simcha needs.
We're your entertainment professionals who know how to get all the details right so you'll enjoy your simcha... stress free.
We at WhollySimcha (aka Holy Simcha) love to increase simcha, play the finest music and entertain you. We're proud to provide American quality service with the experience and attention to detail that the finest quality entertainment requires - Every Time!
Regardless if you need entertainment for a Wedding Bar / Bat Mitzvah, party, we treat your event with the professional attention we would want for our own semachot.
Here's what we do;
Skillfully selecting the perfect music, we offer all musical styles including Jewish, Chassidic, Israeli songs, clean English pop music and more.
At your pre-event consultation, you can customize your music selection and choose any combination of musical genres. We will pinpoint your personal taste and tailor your event into an unforgettable experience. Of course we provide a microphone for speeches, a dance light that brightens up the dance floor and decorated arches to accompany the kallah to her chuppah. We also offer live guitar and song leading for the shevah brachot under the chupa if desired.
You'll receive a personal entertainment consultation, carefully covering all the details of your simcha.
We want to hear what you want and will offer suggestions to increase the joy felt by all. We'll plan with you so you're not under pressure at the last minute. Everything will come off like "clock- work."
We arrive on time (Yes, this is Israel, but WE are on time!). Our equipment is set up, tested, and sound checked before your guests arrive.
We use only professional, commercial quality audio equipment. Your simcha will NEVER experience equipment failure. Our high quality sound system placement allows coverage of a large area without having to crank the volume to excessive levels. Our sound system will be adjusted to the acoustics of your room.
Volume will be set to appropriate levels at all times. Generally, our volume settings are perfect, but if you ever find it to be either too loud or too soft, tell us and we'll adjust the volume level to your preference.
We will coordinate with you and your other event professionals (banquet manager, photographer, videographer) to ensure that your event flows smoothly and seamlessly.
Holy Simcha staff (DJ, MC, Entertainers, etc.) are dressed appropriately & are shomer tzniut. Always!
All conditions in our agreement will be fulfilled.
ABOUT MUSIC SELECTION
As the DJs at "Holy Simcha" we provide tasteful and elegant music for your special events. Whatever your musical needs and size of the affair, we’ll deliver the right music for your event.
We play a wide repertoire of classic and contemporary Jewish music including Simcha music, Chassidic, Israeli, Carlebach and Klezmer, as well as American Standards, Jazz, and Pop/Rock and are available for weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, private parties, shevah brachot, melaveh malkot, and dinners.
In preparing for the wedding you can have more or less input on the music, as you wish. We can suggest recordings for you to listen to and choose from or you can leave that up to us. Since we are both from an American and a Sefardic background I'm sure that I have a sense of exactly what kind of music you want.
We have many great recording of chupa music to make your chupa truly amazing.
As the DJs, we are frequently asked for advice about which music the couple should select for their ceremony. I can offer you some helpful tips for choosing the right music for your chupah.
For the Chasan and Kallah the most important thing is to choose music that is meaningful to you. Some people know exactly which tune they want to walk down to, and have been dreaming about it as long as they can remember. If you’re not one of those people that is absolutely fine too.
Where there is a community or family tradition, opting to use the traditional melody is often a moving and emotionally satisfying choice. Unless the bride or groom has a personal preference against the melody in question, walking down to the traditional tunes is a way to connect to the community or family’s rich heritage, and the guests also respond to the music in an instinctive and very powerful way. Here are a few suggestions:
Traditional Nigunim The Alter Rebbe’s Nigun (Chabad) (arba babos) Bobover Wedding March Keili Ata (Chabad) Lecha Dodi (Breslov) Adam Harishon’s Nigun (Modzitz)
The chupah is the high point of the Jewish wedding. Traditionally, music plays an enormous role at the chupah. It is played (or sung) as the chasan is escorted to the badeken and as the chasan and kallah are escorted to the chupah. at the beginning of the chupah as he walks down. Mi Adir and Mi Van Siach are sung under the chupah, and depending upon the communal custom or individual preference, other songs like Im Eshkacheich and Shir Hama’alos may be sung under the chupah as well. After the chupah, either Od Yishoma or Siman Tov is usually played as a recessional.
Were you thinking that children be taking part in the ceremony? If so, a number of approaches are possible musically on how to incorporate them into the ceremony. One is to choose a nice slow melody perhaps one with lyrics like Hamalach or to play and instrumental version. That could help them feel that they are taking part in the union.
Under the Chupah For Mi Adir, there are many pretty melodies, including the Vishnitz melody and the Abie Rotenberg version from the album Aish. For Mi Van Siach, there are nice melodies by Blue Fringe and Abie Rotenberg among others. Of course, there are also the cantorial standards, like Schnipelisky’s Mi Adir.
For Im Eshkacheich, there are several popular options including the traditional melody, a Carlebach version, and one by R’ Mottel Twersky, popularized by the group Lev Tahor. Of course there is the beautiful tune by Yaacov Shwekey. We also can provide instrumental versions for many of these songs.
Will there be anyone singing under the chupa? Coordinate in Advance – It is good etiquette, and makes for a much more polished accompaniment, if the person singing under the chupah lets us know prior to the event what melodies and in what key he’ll be singing if musical accompaniment is desired.
A Few Final thoughts Less is More – In terms of the wedding procession, less is more. Although, as your DJs, we can play many different songs, to play too many songs for any one part of the ceremony can unduly complicate things and prevent the music from ﬂowing well. Additionally, we should consider the size of venue. In many venues it doesn't take all that long to walk from one part of the hall to the other. For larger halls we plan accordingly the appropriate amount and duration of the songs we plan to play.