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Not Just for Kids

Purim as Israeli Jewish Masquerade I used to think of Purim mainly as a children’s holiday—but that was before I was exposed to Tel Aviv...

Opportunities to Mingle

Programs for young professionals draw audience I want to officially introduce you Jewish singles looking to mingle to an organization called Mesorah NJ. Mesorah got started...

The Social, Emotional Needs of Students

Annual Educators Conference Held for After-School, Weekend Teachers Schoolchildren thrive in an environment where not only their academic needs are met, but also their social,...

Returning to Their Roots

Two century-old synagogues continue to evolve Two Monmouth County synagogues, each serving their congregants for more than a century, are evolving. Interestingly, both are, in...

New Jersey and Israel Have a Strong and Growing Economic Partnership

Panel Showcases Business and Research Collaborations and Opportunities New Jersey and Israel have a strong and growing economic partnership built on mutual interest in technology,...

Man On the Street

Passover is Coming! Will New Traditions Emerge? Growing up, Passover was my favorite holiday. Not because I loved matzo pizza or bringing matzo with cream cheese...

A Shul for You- Congregation Torat El

Mergers Established Conservative Synagogue in 2009  History: Congregation Torat El is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue located at 301 Monmouth Road in Oakhurst. It was established in...

Letters- “A Response to What My Synagogue Means to Me”

The journey to find your spiritual home.     I read with interest the letter from Ruth Anne Koenick in your February edition, subtitled “Finding...

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JLife Extra- April 15, 2024

Fundraising efforts are underway  to bring IDF soldiers traumatized by their military service to Highland Park and Edison as part of the Peace of...

JLife Extra- April 1, 2024

After the Holocaust the American Jewish community debated how to preserve Jewish culture and life as members became affluent, moved to suburbia and integrated...

What It Means to Keep Kosher for Passover

Hametz, kitniyot and the holiday’s dietary restrictions Keeping kosher for Passover means abstaining from hametz, the fermented products of five principal grains: wheat, rye, spelt,...

Where To Find Songs for Your Passover Seder

Online resources for Passover recordings, lyrics, sheet music and more. Singing is traditionally a major part of the Passover seder, and it certainly makes for...

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