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February 2019

“MA BARKER” IN JERUSALEM

One recent wet and miserable Wednesday, five sibling grandchildren tramped into my no-bigger-than-a-breadbox apartment for Grandma Day. Because they live in South Africa, this...

JLife Extra

Best of February Happenings Speakers and Galas highlight month By Ilene Schneider   February appears to be a month to honor some special people who have made an...

Nancy Spielberg

Just because Nancy Spielberg grew up immersed in film-making doesn’t mean she planned to have a film career—she didn’t. Even producing the successful 2014...

Avoiding the App Trap

Dear Customer Service Representative with the Oxymoronic Job Title: Before we finally connected, after my holding through 28 minutes of music and a recorded message,...

WIESENTHAL (Nazi Hunter)

Orchard Street Productions brings the critically acclaimed one-man play, Wiesenthal (Nazi Hunter) to the Isadore and Penny Meyers Theatre Merage at the Jewish Community...

There’s No Reason To Keep Kosher

Honestly, there is no reason. That’s right, no reason at all. You may have heard a tale that it’s because of hygiene. Though it...

Dealing with Bias

   Do some statements about Israel cross the line? Is there media bias that, in turn, causes people to make incorrect assumptions? Does the...

LOVE AND HAPPINESS

When I peek back at my Jewish memories, I see candles, smell chicken soup, taste brisket, crave challah, laugh with my cousins, drink grape...

ROCKIN’ JUMP

When it comes to finding a place where all types of people can go to for fun, Rockin’ Jump should be at the top...

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Jlife Extra- July

Tuesday, July 6 10:45 AM Temple Bat Yahm Zoom Session: Walking through the Streets of Israel Join Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Mike Hollander for an exciting session:...

Chew on This

Chew on this: One of America’s most iconic gum brands was originally a Jewish-owned tobacco business.      In 1891, Morris Chigorinsky emigrated from...

What to Change?

Life in Israel is not just about voting for a new government every few months. In between we do stuff. Like play tennis. A...

Intersection

In another “This-too-is-Israel-moment,” the war was over. We climbed out of bomb shelters and safe rooms and returned to shaky post-COVID-19 classrooms, cafes and...