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Jlife Buzz-Temple Beth El of Somerset Mourns “Adopted” Hostage

    The recent news that four hostages had been rescued from Gaza brought great joy to Israel, completely overshadowing the news of only...

Everyday Priestesses

Is Women’s Spirituality Unique? I ran into my Jewish neighbor as we rolled out our post-Pesach (Passover) trash bins.     “Here we are,” she said,...

Summer Sweetness

Bring A Little Aloha Home Hawaii is my happy place, so when my brother, Gary, invited me recently to accompany him and my nephew, I...

Synagogues of Ukraine, Past and Present

Photos and illustrations of Ukraine’s historic synagogues provide a glimpse into Eastern European Jewish life throughout the last 500 years. The borders of modern-day Ukraine...

East Brunswick Superintendent Seeks to Validate “Gross Lack of Oversight”

Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ’s Reaction At the East Brunswick Board of Education meeting June 6, 2024, Superintendent, Dr. Victor Valeski, said the...

Magic Bowls

Ancient artifacts reveal Jewish attitudes toward incantations, demons and the supernatural. The Talmud portrays Jews in late antiquity as accepting and participating in the culture...

Shabbat and Meditation: Just Be It

How mindfulness can deepen your Shabbat experience—and vice versa Shabbat is a day of being, not doing. As interpreted by the rabbis, the day’s multitude...

A Shul for You- Temple Beth Ahm, Aberdeen

Background: Temple Beth Ahm, 550 Lloyd Rd., Aberdeen is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue. It began in 1962 as the Strathmore-at-Matawan Jewish Center, organized by...

Hope and a Connection to Israel Showcased by Federation

Supporters of the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey showcased both their hope and connection to Israel in its continued fight for...

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JLife Extra NJ July 15, 2024

  Israeli journalist, activist and mother of four  Bruria Efume will share her experiences living under rocket fire in southern Israel on Monday, July 15...

Barbeque Bonanza

Add some kick to your summertime parties Summer is here and what better way to usher in the fun than a backyard barbeque? Making new...

Jlife Extra July 1, 2024

Judith Raanan, who was taken hostage by Hamas and freed in a prisoner exchange, will share her story of captivity and survival during a...

The Art of Vacation

Creating art is a great way to preserve vacation memories Art fosters creativity, encourages expression, and creates lasting memories. It has the remarkable ability to...

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