Category Archives: January 2019


  The journal of Hélène Berr begins with the musings of a seemingly normal 20-year-old college student. The French native writes about her daily life, her love interests and her favorite passages from famous literature. But by the final entry the diary takes a horrifying turn as Berr becomes one of the millions of victims of the Holocaust. The last ... Read More »

Dancing and Praying

I had always wanted to do Israeli folk dancing. I connected it in my mind with the Zionist experience and I wanted to be a part of it. Then I saw my chance: “Learn Israeli folk dancing from the very first step with Kobi Michaeli” said a flyer in my mailbox. If I ever was going to learn, now was ... Read More »

Celebrate Shabbat Together

  The High Holidays, Thanksgiving and Chanukah are over. Tu B’Shvat, Purim, Passover and Shavuot are not quite yet here. What’s a Jew to do during this interim time when there are no holidays looming? The answer is quite clear—celebrate Shabbat! There is no better way to bring you back into the folds of Judaism, to spend time together with ... Read More »

Cultural Refresh

The start of a new year. . A brand new beginning. Time to do something new and different. Time to stretch and grow. Perhaps this is the year to introduce culture into your child’s life. Take him to an art gallery, to see the ballet, to enjoy the symphony. Speak about the beauty of the picture, the way the light ... Read More »

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