Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

Melissa Jacobs

Contributing Editor of Inside Magazine
South Jersey People Scene
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Keeping Time: Temple Beth Sholom Rabbi Steven Lindemann with Mitch Albom, best-selling author of Tuesdays With Morrie, at the Katz JCC on Dec. 13. Albom spoke to a group of over 350 people about his new book, The Time Keeper.
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Top off your weekend with a trip to the Katz JCC in Jersey for a star-studded line-up at the annual Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture.
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Behind the scenes of what makes for a good mitzvah dancer.
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Many eyebrows have been raised and “oys” muttered when dancers take the floor at B’nai Mitzvah parties. What guests may not realize is that the dancers are highly trained professionals and that entertainment companies have strict policies that govern their hiring, attire and conduct.
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What are you doing to change how you are presented in the Book of Life?
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“May you be inscribed in the Book Of Life.” Millions of Jews express this sentiment in countless synagogues during the High Holidays. But what does the saying mean? God isn’t human, so God couldn’t write names in a book. On the other hand, God is all-powerful, so God could presumably do whatever God wants. Say God does have a book...
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How today’s dads 
are rocking the cradle.
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Chicken soup is on the stove, a roast and kugel are in the oven, the table is set, candles and challah are in place, the house in Elkins Park is reasonably tidy and the six children are reasonably clean. The Coe family is ready to welcome Shabbat — as soon as Mom Jennifer comes home from work. Preparing for Shabbat...
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Profile

Melissa Jacobs landed her first Jewish Exponent byline in 2000 – and her family kvelled. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Jacobs helps edit Inside magazine and various special sections. She also frequently contributes articles to the Exponent and its publications. Her work explores Jewish rituals and holidays, lifecycle events, Holocaust education, parenting issues and teens.

 

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jacobs is the author of two novels, both published by HarperCollins.

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215-832-0797

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