Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

By:
Rachel Levy Lesser, JE Feature
In lieu of snack time this past Monday morning, 130 or so toddlers gathered in the sanctuary of Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El in Wynnewood to attend a wedding. For most of the children, it was their first such ceremony -- and it was a distinctly special one. They had gathered to watch the synagogue's early-childhood center's assistant teacher, Janine Neff,...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia is fashioning a set of guidelines that will detail just what sort of content is and is not welcome from speakers at the group's events. This comes after a heated fracas this past fall over what's appropriate for Hillel audiences on area college campuses. It also comes as vitriolic attacks against Israel are occurring at universities...
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By:
Adam Bell, JE Feature
Trendy and kosher-friendly at the same time -- that's the idea behind a Canadian glass-countertop manufacturer seeking to expand its presence in the marketplace. ThinkGlass, a privately held company outside of Montreal, is pitching its sleek glass countertops as a good fit for kosher kitchens because they are nonporous. A basic kosher rule is no mixing of meat and dairy...
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TMJ can take a bite out of the pleasures of life
By:
Frank Rosci. JE Feature
Almost anyone with temporomandibular joint syndrome will admit readily that pain associated with this dental disorder can be severe to excruciating. Pain from TMJ, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, exhibits itself in front of either one ear or both, sometimes as a headache. Basically, the mandible bone of the lower jaw is pushed back toward the ears whenever someone...
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Why? There's much to choose from in this small Michigan town
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Ann Arbor is best known as a cultured college town with great sports teams and a nearby presidential library (named for Gerald R. Ford), but don't go by reputation alone. Come to think of it, although Michigan has been hard-hit by the recession, forget what you've heard about that, too. With respects to this big "little city," you should absolutely...
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