The 26 Recommendations

1. Improve the housing stock through code enforcement, help to homeowners and technical assistance to communities. 2. Address the high number of distressed vacant properties through renovation or other strategies. 3. Preserve Park Heights Avenue as a pedestrian-friendly “Urban Boulevard.” 4. Ensure that development projects are compatible with the integrity and stability of the neighborhood…. Read More

Orthodox Union Launches App for Jewish College Students

The Orthodox Union’s NextGen Division launched an app, Jewniversity Resources, that helps connect college students with Jewish activities, organizations and resources on campus. The app helps students find kosher food, Shabbat observance options, minyanim, organizations for social and learning opportunities and what Jewish organizations are on campus. The app is free for iPhones, iPads and… Read More

ISRAELI FRESH LEMON CHICKEN

(Meat; make one and freeze one) 2 chickens, cut into eighths or equivalent of boneless portions (you can remove the skin after cooking is complete) 2 onions, cut into large chunks 2 whole lemons 12 to 16 sprigs fresh oregano 8 cloves fresh garlic, halved Fine sea salt to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste,… Read More

CHICKEN CACCIATORE

2 to 2 1/2 pounds frying chicken, cut into 8 pieces 1/4 cup vegetable oil 4 sprigs fresh parsley 1 clove fresh peeled garlic 1 medium onion, quartered 1 16-ounce can whole tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 pound small whole button mushrooms… Read More

CHICKEN POT OR SHEPHERD’S PIE

1 10-ounce package frozen peasand carrots 1/2 cup fresh sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup diced onion 1/4 cup pareve margarine 1/3 cup flour 2 cups chicken broth 3/4 cup liquid nondairy creamer 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground sage Pepper 3 cups cooked cubed or     shredded chicken Puff pastry or mashed potatoes for topping Cook… Read More

Tzedakah Amazon.com Style

A new online platform makes giving tzedakah as easy as buying a book on Amazon.com. It’s called jgives.com. “With the site they can give with just one click,” said jgives.com co-owner Jodi Samuels. Samuels said she and partner Allen Ganz founded the platform to give people the opportunity to send aid to worthy causes, Jewish… Read More

The Hard Reality Of The New Pew Report

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The latest study by the Pew Research Center put on paper a lot of what our communal leaders already knew. Intermarriage is on the rise (71percent of non-Orthodox Jews are intermarried) and younger Jews are opting out of ritual and affiliation (1/3 of Millenials identify as Jews of no religion). But it also reported other… Read More

Understanding J Street’s Policy

At the J Street policy conference, the organization unveiled what it is terming its 2Campaign, which is focused on defining what it means to have two states for two people. The organization plans to invest $1 million in this campaign in the coming year. As part of that, J Street outlined the four components it… Read More