The Hawaiian Island of Kauai, where people come to get away, never had its own Torah scroll. Now, Richard Seigel, a local resident and his family, commissioned one to serve the Island's Jewish community on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Perhaps our grandmothers felt obligated to come to shul on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. But many of us don’t like thinking all that much about what we’ve done (or neglected to do), we find it boring to spend all[…]
Aleph Academy, the only Jewish preschool in the Sierra-Nevada region, is the first private early childhood program in Nevada to become an implementation site for the national TACSEI (Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Development) Program.
On a mild spring day last May at a café in the small idyllic town of Hanover, New Hampshire, Rabbi Moshe Gray was holding his fifth cup of coffee of the day. Unlike the other patrons of the venue, mostly[…]
“We need take a stand. This is not ok and cannot be allowed. Every government’s first responsibility is to protect the safety of its citizens,” says Rabbi Alexander Namdar, who insists that while Jews must be vigilant, “The last thing[…]
Jewish communities worldwide will this Shabbat (20 Av) be marking the 70th yahrzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson (1878-1944), the father of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
The $18 million building was at least a decade in the making. Now complete, the Mintzs say this is only a beginning. “We have to reach every man, woman, and child in our community with the light of Torah and[…]
The idea of remembering, and the traditions that facilitate remembering are everywhere embedded in Jewish life, enabling us to bridge the wide gap between past and present, not for the sake of keeping us tethered to the past, but so[…]
In this Pavlova, three of the traditional Rosh Hashanah foods come together in a way that is sure to impress. The airy meringue shell is filled with honey-vanilla cream, topped with green apples and drizzled with pomegranate coulis.
My father was diagnosed with ALS when he was 45. Even talking about it makes me tear up. Before doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, here is what I want you to understand about the people behind the illness.