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Holidays

JDC Provides Rosh Hashanah Aid to Elderly Jews in the Former Soviet Union

Impoverished elderly Jews across the former Soviet Union are expected to receive extra food and traditional holiday fare, including apples and honey, for the...

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons — Er, Etrogs

When you think of foods from Italy, you probably think of pizza or spaghetti. But there is another import the country is known for...

This Pond was Made for Tossin’

If you build it, they will come — right? Mike Soroker’s Field of Dreams moment came exactly two years ago while sitting in a hospital...

Interfaith Families Make High Holidays a Priority

The High Holidays appear on the secular calendar well after Easter and too soon for Christmas, making Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur the most...

Security, Awareness Increase in Advance of High Holidays

Unsettled world and national conditions have made security a key concern at area synagogues and local Jewish organizations as the High Holidays approach. “It’s an...

Creating a Festive Table

Food is always my focus when it comes to planning a get-together, and the holidays amplify that emphasis. I devote my energy to the menu...

Politicized Sermons? Depends on the Rabbi

The High Holidays existed long before the current occupant of the White House and, for that matter, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano...

Need a High Holiday Seat Within Budget? These Are Free

According to the oft-cited 2013 Pew Research Center study A Portrait of Jewish Americans, only about one-third of Jews belong to a synagogue —...

New Year to Start with Renewed Sense of Tikkun Olam

The notion of tikkun olam and its imperative to fix a broken world is one that certainly resonates with many Jews. All the more so...

How Do You Like Them Apples (and Honey)?

The signs indicating the season of pumpkin spice are appearing. No really, literal signs. Coffee chains are advertising the return of the signature fall latte....