Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
Grape times await visitors to San Luis Obispo County
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Thanks to the Food Network, the Travel Channel and movies such as "Bottle Shock" and "Sideways," California's "wine country" destinations are both hotter and cooler than ever. Because these verdant spreads attract serious food and wine afficionados everywhere, restaurants at all price points tap into the earthy, seductive appeal of wineries that have enriched the state. Nowhere is this more...
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A Saskatchewan synagogue? Sure, just step over to the dance school ...
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's Friday night, and I'm in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, standing outside the House of Israel Synagogue and wishing there were a service I could attend. As it happens, I'm late -- by nearly 18 years. This synagogue closed its doors in September 1990, leaving only a cement plaque outside as evidence that it was, indeed, a synagogue, serving a Jewish...
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Why Calgary draws the tourists beyond its amazing vistas
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Some people describe Calgary as Canada's answer to Dallas or Houston. The association is understandable, given its most-famous industries have historically been (and continue to be) cattle and oil. The Calgary Stampede, not surprisingly, continues to be one of the city's biggest tourist draws every summer, and the oil industry has continued to bring prosperity to the city in recent...
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A Jewish museum in Holland is all for kids' sake
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
If you have ever tried to schlep a child through the galleries of a museum, you'll know it's often not a completely pleasurable experience. But the Jewish Children's Museum of Holland stands as a stark exception to that rule. The three-level museum that rubs shoulders with the adult-oriented Joods Historisch Museum in Amsterdam is a delightful, bright space that invites...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
The Jewish community of Barbados celebrated a joyous milestone this year with the opening of the Nidhe Israel Museum, which overlooks the Jewish cemetery and historic Nidhe Israel Synagogue in Bridgetown. The museum documents the contribution made by Jews to the island, one that set off profound ripples throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Barbados is home to the oldest...
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