Monday, January 24, 2022


Practical Ideas to Incorporate Photographs in Reading

I am always incorporating one medium or another into my literacy activities/lesson plans. Below are some concrete ways to make visual connections with children at all ages/stages of development.

Very young children may have trouble distinguishing between reality and fiction. As a result, more books are


You Can Learn to Love Yourself: Mapping and Mastery of the Inner World

Eighteen months after Susan’s 1husband lost the fight to cancer, she was still in such inner pain that she was wondering if she’d ever find her old self again, and whether she would ever regain a sense of inner peacefulness. Susan, a widow in her 50s, described that the feelings of grief and being


Bracha Meltzer: Take Charge of Your Life

New York—The road to success is certainly a topic of much discussion and debate in all circles of life, and observant Judaism is no exception. The spectrum of philosophical approaches to success is as varied as the stripes of Orthodoxy, though there does seem to be considerable consensus with the idea of “doing one’s


Chivalry Is Not Dead

Last week we made our usual monthly visit to Montreal to spend time with our daughter Naama.

The visits, in a sense, are more difficult than they used to be because, for Nina especially, meeting so many old friends wherever she goes reminds her of how few people she knows here. Although more


The RCA Prenuptial Agreement—Very Appropriate for Sephardim

The Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) prenuptial agreement is undoubtedly gaining in popularity and usage. It is has become accepted already for many years as a standard part of the wedding preparation from brides and grooms in our community. A few years ago, the Rabbinical Council of America reported over 2,000 downloads of the


Quite Possibly, The World’s Perfect Financial Choice?

In 1989, Chiquita Brands International hired the W.B. Doner & Co. advertising agency to create a promotional campaign for bananas, their primary product. The result was a slogan so successful, Chiquita registered it:

Quite Possibly, The World’s Perfect Food®

It is,


Homolka Hesitates (Part IV of IV)

Part IV of IV

Katya finally arrived home at the flat she shared with Magda, her sister.

“Is that you, Katya?” Magda asked.

“Yes, it’s me.”



Songs for a Cure

To some, it might seem impossible to find the place where funding cancer research overlaps with the distribution of Israeli music. But in that spot is where you will find Pioneers for a Cure (PFAC). According to Ricky Orbach, one of the project’s co-founders, “PFAC is a project to reclaim and revive ‘pioneer’ songs


Fair Lawn Jewish Day Camp Flourishes at Noam Campus

This summer, Fair Lawn Jewish Day Camp is in its eighth season with a record enrollment of over 350 campers.

Picture day was a highly respectable affair at Fair Lawn Jewish Day Camp. The following public officials joined the campers and staff for picture day: Mayor John Cosgrove; County Clerk


Color War at Camp Chaverim


Camp Ahava Presents “World of Middos”

The end-of-camp show by Camp Ahava (ages 2 ½ - 4 ½), a division of the YM-YWHA of Union County, celebrated “A World of Middos.” Close to 60 campers were involved and 150 friends and family members were in the audience.


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