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Shavuot 101

Shavuot commemorates the spring harvest and the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Shavuot, the “Feast of Weeks,” is celebrated seven weeks after Passover...

Living Out “Dirty Dancing” In Real Life

It was three days of good old-fashioned fun, which reminded me that in this time of political and social turmoil, community groups still exist. Dirty...

Plugged In

Social Media Isn’t the Enemy Now that your kids are home from camp, many of you are facing a new dilemma: should campers and their...

Homesick?

How to avoid the summer blues. After two 15-year-old boys performed a passionate, if not pitch perfect, duet of The Who’s “Pinball Wizard,” after a...

Camp Connects

Connecting with others and finding yourself. It’s hard to believe that we’re now so close to the start of another summer! Many campers have been...

Why Camp?

Positive Self-Image and Self-Esteem For children, going away for the first time to overnight summer camp is a rite of passage, a major step in...

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...

Remembering Our Oppression With Sweetness

The haroset paste eaten at the Passover Seder recalls the mortar the Israelite slaves used to build in Egypt.  In the mysterious culinary language of...

Passover (Pesach) 101

What you need to know about the festival of freedom. Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is one of the three major pilgrimage festivals of ancient...

Purim At Home

How to celebrate this raucous Jewish holiday Purim, which celebrates the events described in the Scroll of Esther (Megillat Esther), is a day of rejoicing...

Is Kosher Food Healthier?

Like most ways of eating, a kosher diet can be very healthy—or very unhealthy. Kosher foods are those that conform to Jewish dietary laws as...

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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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