Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
When many Jews think of the Gold Rush, one thing that often comes to mind is Levi Strauss and his watershed invention -- blue jeans. While his fortune is forever associated with San Francisco, it is important to note there were other Jews who traveled west to find gold, but ended up prospering in other ways. Back in 1978, the...
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Quebec City offers a chance to chill at Chanukah
By:
George Medovoy, JE Feature
When it comes to winter fun, one of my fondest memories is watching dog-sled races in the very center of this historic cradle of French civilization in North America known as Quebec City. It's all part of an annual winter celebration called Carnaval de Quebec, which is scheduled in 2010 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 14. And along with that...
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San Juan offers a rich portal into the spice of Carib life
By:
George Medovoy, JE Feature
One of the biggest treats in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is to wake up in the morning and take in the breathtaking view of the Caribbean. That's what we were able to do during a stay at the San Juan Marriott and Stellaris Casino, conveniently located on San Juan's spectacular Condado Beach. I must admit, it was really hard to...
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When California dreamin' and eatin' take over
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Remember the trip to Southern California you took as a child with your family? Or do you remember watching the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day, envying the kids lining the parade route wearing shorts and T-shirts? Whether or not you've been to Los Angeles, you probably have certain ideas of what the town is all about --...
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The winter months offer the perfect excuse to plan a fabulous getaway, and you don't have to travel far to find something that fits your vacation expectations. If you need to flee from the cold depths of winter, there are plenty of beaches in Florida and California, and warm desert landscapes to enjoy in Arizona and New Mexico that will...
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