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Barnyard Bubbe’s Hanukkah

Little ones will love the mystery, rhyme and repetition in Barnyard Bubbe’s Hanukkah, an entertaining read-aloud board book written by Joni Klein-Higger and Barbara Sharf with colorful and sweet illustrations by Monica Gutierrez (Kar-Ben Publishing; $5.99, Ages 1-4). Seven different farm animals show up on seven consequent nights knocking, tapping, rapping, swishing, thumping, rat tat tatting and scratching on Bubbe’s ... Read More »

The Jewish Book Festival

Every fall I look forward to the announcement in the mail and in JLife, about our Jewish Federation’s annual Jewish Book Festival. I send the dates to friends and begin planning. The festival’s 21st year lineup is one certain to get you off the couch and away from electronic distractions with its promise to nourish your mind and soul. The ... Read More »


By Ronna Mandel HOW DOES BEING a part of the Jewish community deepen an individual’s experiences? Studies show that connecting and engaging with one another has a positive effect on people. With school starting and the Jewish New Year right around the corner, I asked community members about how they became involved and they see the value in connecting. Robert ... Read More »

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