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Searching for an Unusual Bar and Bat Mitzvah Party Venue? Consider These Choices

Bar or Bat Mitzvah ranks among the most traditional of all Jewish events — for good reason. Strip away all the fun party details and...

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Projects Teach Giving Back, Even After the Ceremony

The countless hours spent learning and practicing your Torah portion. The late-night anxieties parents experience as they double check they’ve called the caterer and decorators...

‘I’m Just a Shul’: TBI’s ‘Shulhouse Rock’ Makes Music Central to Synagogue’s Children’s Service

“Conjunction Junction” has a new function: Jewish rock ’n’ roll. Well, more so Conservative and Reform songs, accompanied by melodies on a guitar — but...

From Your Father’s House: Jewish Men Today, 2017

BY RABBI SHAWN ISRAEL ZEVIT PARSHAT LECH LECHA Dedicated to the life and memory of groundbreaking thinker and writer on Jewish men’s issues, Harry Brod, Feb....

Noah’s Tale Symbolizes Promise Somewhere Over the Rainbow

By Rabbi George Stern  PARSHAT NOACH I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or not, but I can’t help myself: I see vividly in the...

Experience the Wonders of Creation by Getting Outside

By RABBI LAWRENCE TROSTER PARSHAT BEREISHIT Lord, where shall I find You? High and hidden is Your place; And where shall I not find You? The world is full...

Gratz Online Program Teaches Entrepreneurs to Toy Around

Elana Gootson and Jessi Sheslow like to think they would’ve put together the concepts and ingenuity behind Yom Tov Toys even if they hadn’t...

Sukkot Reminds Us of What We Find Most Valuable

By Rabbi Peter Rigler SUKKOT This week we move from the somber and serious tone of the High Holy Days to the sense of heightened joy...

Sukkot Fused with Cookout for Ninth Wynnewood Barbecue Block Party

If you found a flyer on your Wynnewood front door, it was probably Mark Solomon inviting you to the ninth annual Sukkot BBQ. “I go...

Sukkah Hop An Annual Tradition

The kids, some of whom were babies when it all began, are grown now. But the tradition continues. Come the Friday during Sukkot, a group of...