Category Archives: April 2020

A Little Night Music

The JFed Players’ Spring musical, A Little Night Music, is their most ambitious project to date. Directed by Cantor Judy Sofer, this musical – music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by Hugh Wheeler—is not to be missed. Witty, engaging and romantic, Stephen Sondheim’s masterful A Little Night Music is based on a 1955 film written and directed by Ingmar ... Read More »

Battling an Unseen Enemy

We are living in a difficult and unprecedented time. Separated from our friends and family, the cocoon of safety we usually feel is shattered. Asking why, but failing to come up with an answer that fully satisfies us. Still we must also be optimistic, we live in the greatest country in the world, with wonderful medical facilities and dedicated doctors. ... Read More »

Preparing for Passover?

If you were in Israel at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, you couldn’t miss the huge billboards advertising the third season of Yes television’s Fauda (“chaos” in Arabic). Each billboard featured a close-up of the grim, bloodied, unshaven face of Lior Raz, the star of the series, with three English words transliterated into Hebrew and indicating ... Read More »

Challenging Times

As I write this article, an entire suburb north of NYC has been placed under a mandatory quarantine. They are contained, enforced by the National Guard. Food and medicine is being brought in. Our children aren’t immune to what they hear on the playground, overhear on the news, or pick up from adult discussions. Large gatherings have been canceled or ... Read More »

A Modern Seder

As we sit down to the seder this year, let us remember to talk about the Passover Seders we have had before. Let us share stories of our grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends and let us pay tribute to those who brought us to this place, but are no longer with us to share in the seder. It is ... Read More »

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