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September 2019

Jewish National Fund is SERVING UP CULINARY DELIGHTS

For many years, Israel has been recognized the world over as the “Start-Up Nation,” with more hi-tech companies per capita than anywhere else in...

Courtney Shepard

When Courtney Shepard steps into a courtroom, opposing attorneys better bring their A-game because Shepard’s preparation is second to none. Shepard pores over case files...

THE PETTY TYRANT

Don’t even think of changing that receptionist who seemed to relish disconnecting you the last five times you called her organization. She evolved into...

High Holiday Memories

Every September, I was the envy of my Casimir Pulaski Elementary School classmates, many of whom had never known a Jew before. All the...

A NEW EVENT PLANNER IN TOWN

As a journalist, the majority of my work consists of covering a variety of events taking place in the Israeli and Jewish communities throughout...

JCC GLOBAL TEEN FELLOWS

“Fun, spiritual, and sleepless” is how Eli Brand described his recent trip to Israel. Eli traveled with a group of 28 local teens on...

Could it Happen Here?

Wake up dear brothers and sisters! We Jews—or as Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, calls us “termites” —comprise such a...

Do Israel’s Critics Help?

  Israel’s recent decision to prevent Congresswoman Omar and Tlaib who share a history of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel bias from visiting the country has raised...

FROM THE HEART

What is a volunteer? Working in local classrooms and Jewish youth groups, I usually ask teens this question and usually get a vague answer...

Do Not Stand Idly By

I am sitting down to write this article after a week of senseless killings, motivated by white supremacy and racial hatred for anyone who...

Back to School

Whether your child is in fact a baby, or just “your baby” and entering middle school, junior high or (gasp) high school, transitions can...

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Harvest Celebrations

As I write this Thanksgiving story, Sukkot has passed, and I can’t help but compare the two harvest celebrations. When the Pilgrims sat down...

Comfort Food for All

Do you suffer when you eat certain foods? Do you have a family member that has trouble tolerating typical home-cooked dinners? Well, the problem...

In Honey….Dedicated to the Memory of My Maternal Grandmother

In Honey I find my inspiration and faith to get through these tough times.…  And, in the end, she saw her children grow up, get...

Dr. Hillel Newman

Over the past couple of months Israel has seen an array of diplomatic breakthroughs culminating in a sea change within the politics of the...