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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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Fresh Orange Jews

On Thursday, March 25, NextGen hosted an exclusive virtual tasting experience with Fermensch Kombucha, an organic, small-batch booch brewery in Orange County. Over 20...

Different Music

Tentatively, the airports opened and, with several weeks of vacation available, I left the husband, children, clients and dog to be a daughter, sister,...

Our Intellectual Tradition

How can I ensure my grandchildren establish a Jewish home? How can we secure a young Jewish connection with Israel? How do I make...

Women’s Voices 2021

It could be said that 2020 was the year of the woman. As the world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, women were shining...