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Hillels Kick Off 2017-18 With New Programming

As the summer winds down, students are loading up their meal plans and preparing to head to college. And between new staff members and programming,...

Summer Camps Wind Down, Prepare for Off-Season and Smaller, Short-Term Rentals

As a camp counselor at Camp Echockotee, perched on the murky, swampy Doctors Lake in North Florida, camp cleanup was always the most dreaded...

Mint Condition

Mint is an herb that is often overlooked in cooking. Sure, we might stick a sprig in a glass of iced tea or muddle...

Israel Advocacy Begins with Loving Appreciation in the Classroom, Educators Say

Building support for Israel is engrained in every Jewish day school across the country. So advocacy for the Holy Land begins at a young age,...

Penn State Adds Kosher Dining Option Starting Fall Semester

For students at Pennsylvania State University who keep kosher, the options have been slim pickings. Not anymore. Philadelphia native Aaron Goldberg was completing an internship in...

New Year Means New Renovations Back at School

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Stores are stocked with packs of pens and pencils, idolized superhero backpacks and pristine glue sticks. It’s...

A Peach of a Dessert

I love desserts. I love to make them, share them, eat them, invent them … but I have a family that tends to avoid...

Nationwide Shabbat Dinners Address Violence in Charlottesville

Shabbat tables across the nation will celebrate diversity and denounce bigotry during Together at the Table tonight. The event, a response to the violence that...

Channeling Humpty Dumpty: Do We All Need to Fall Down?

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty  together again. Humpty Dumpty is a well-known...

Brian Schiff’s Maccabi Basketball Recipe Still Good as Gold, Even 18 Years Later

Before Brian Schiff became an institution in Maccabi basketball circles, he was a chef, working in various restaurants and even briefly owning a catering...