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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....

Jewish Groups Boycott High Holiday Call With Trump Over Charlottesville Comments

(JNS.org) Four major American Jewish organizations — including three rabbinic associations — announced they will not participate in an annual conference call with the...

Matzo Toppings Enliven Passover Snacking

During Passover, many of us eat matzo at all three meals. No snack is complete without matzo. We usually spread butter or cream cheese...

Passover Seders the New Norm at PA Governor’s Residence

HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four...

Don’t Pass Over These Stories: Pesach Tales from the Exponent Staff

By JE Staff When it comes to picking a favorite holiday, Passover probably isn’t the highest on the list. Or at least it’s probably not...

Synagogue Network Uses ‘Passover in a Bag’ Kit to Attract Young Families

It’s no longer a Field of Dreams when it comes to getting young Jewish families involved with synagogues. Just because they’ve built them — synagogues...

From Shmurah to Sesame, ’Tis the Matzo Season

The photo is classic 1970s, a trapped-in-amber portrait of grade-school field trips. A group of about nine kids gathers around a table where a...

‘Hamilton’ Haggadah Tells the Story of Tonight

You can finally be in “the room where it happens” — if you don’t mind singing all the parts at your dining room table...