From an early age, children learn that Tu B’Shevat is the “birthday of the trees.” Stores stock up on dried fruit, and everyone learns a collection of upbeat songs that embrace the coming of spring in contrast to the freezing temperatures outside.
Tu B’Shevat is a day
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My name is Stefanie Chernow. I’m currently a sixth grader at Yeshivat Noam. For my bat mitzvah, I didn’t want to just raise money for any organization. I wanted to interact with kids with special needs and I wanted to be part of their life. I found the best program, which is really all about inclusion:
Before Chanukah, North Jersey was buzzing with energy as residents anticipated this exciting holiday. Amid the excitement, shuls organized their respective Chanukah boutiques. Amid the hats, kippahs, pom poms, sequin pillows, jewelry and other staples of these events, a new vendor popped up.
Public speaking: some people shine in the spotlight, some people don’t mind it and will speak when asked, while others dread it and avoid it at all costs. Whatever the feelings toward speaking, there will usually come a time in someone’s life where they are asked to speak on behalf of a close friend or family member, whether at
As Thanksgiving wraps up another delicious year, the Jewish community moves full steam ahead into Chanukah preparations. With any event, there are ways to streamline a process and make things run smoothly. “Hosting is a wonderful thing and can be fun,” said Rena Soclof, event planner and owner of Rena Soclof Events.
Gift giving is undeniably intertwined with Chanukah, and it is difficult (possibly futile) to try and pretend otherwise. It is a fun part of the eight days—whether it’s the receiving of a beloved gift, or picking out the perfect item that you know a family member or friend will appreciate. At the same time families are
(StatePoint)It’s the gift-giving season and rather than give generic presents to everyone you love, consider thoughtful items that will make their lives easier and hobbies more fulfilling.
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Mazel tov on a simcha! Whether it’s a bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, baby announcement, wedding or anything else, lots of decisions have to made, including the decision about how to publicize the event.
More and more families have made the choice to “go paperless” as they say,
When guests come to visit, you want their stay to be perfect. The beds are made, pillows fluffed and the music is playing in the background. Having most of my family live far away, we have found some preparations helpful in making their stay as comfortable as possible (and the more comfortable their stay, the longer the
Many Sukkot decorations miraculously withstand the elements from year to year. Walls of the sukkah are adorned with store-bought decorations, homemade crafts and school projects. Sukkot has a dual nature when looking to enhance the Yom Tov. On the one hand, it is outdoors, where people are
(BPT)The days are shorter, the temperatures are cooler and kids are back in school. You’ve said goodbye to summer socials, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your apron and stow the patio furniture. Autumn is one of the best times of the year for outdoor entertaining, and with a