Let's Bench Spotlight: Michal Kaye Events Israel

Let's Bench Spotlight Series

Let's Bench Spotlight Series will be showcasing lifecycle event related brands every month to establish recognition. Contact us to have your company featured.

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Michal Kaye is one of Israel's powerhouse event planners and is such a pleasure to work with. We were lucky to sit down with Michal between her busy schedule and are thrilled to have her company featured first in our Spotlight Series.

How long have you been working in Israel?

I have been living and working in Israel for 10 years - eight of which I have been an event planner. I call Jerusalem home but create events all over the country - from Mitzpe Rimon in the south - to Katzrin up in the north.

What made you decide to start working as an event planner?

I actually fell into it. I had worked in logistics for over ten years. I was working in high-tech in Israel when a friend from Toronto was planning her daughter's wedding in Israel and needed help in getting through to people in the proper time zone. So that was my first wedding and then got the next one two weeks later and the rest is history.

What do you love most about your job?

Whether it’s my clients or vendors, I always get to meet interesting people. I would say that my second favorite thing is doing the research and then coming up with unique ideas for each client.

What is something that people might not know about your business?

People think you have down-time during certain breaks according to the Jewish calendar - but being an event planner is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week business, 365 days a year. It never stops, but I love it!

What is unique about being an event planner in Israel?

The connection to Israel that people feel when coming here is unique. It is so important for them to celebrate their event in Israel. A destination event is always fun but having it in Israel and bringing guests from all over the world - even without a personal connection - is so meaningful for people.

If there is anything else you'd like to tell us about yourself or your company, what would it be?

Michal Kaye Events Israel provides both a professional approach and a warm heart. I love this country and I am so proud to be able to bring people from all over the world to experience the magic of Israel.

The type of events I do are weddings (and anything connected to a wedding), Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Sheva Brachot, business events and small conferences. I also provide clients with touring and hotel accommodation from top tour operators that I work with.

I strive to go above and beyond for my clients - from making certain every last centerpiece is perfect to even finding a new couple an apartment to live in after they get married.