Mishmash

BY Julie Wiener/JTA
October 2, 2014

Unplugging more from electronic devices has become a commonly cited resolution for both the Jewish and secular New Years. But electronics are also increasingly becoming integrated into High Holiday observances.   G-dcast, a nonprofit that is best known for its animated Torah portion videos, has been expanding its repertoire in recent years, creating videos on CONTINUE »

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BY Neal Gendler
October 2, 2014

Until 1991, children hidden during the Shoah were “members of a secret society of silence, a diaspora that had gone unnoticed and unknown for decades,” says R.D. Rosen.   That year, Carla Lessing, one of the three hidden children portrayed in Rosen’s new book helped organize the First International Gathering of Children Hidden During World CONTINUE »

St. Martin’s Press, 250 pages
BY By Denise Phillips
September 29, 2014

With the cooking crush of Rosh Hashanah in the rearview mirror and the next holiday of Yom Kippur fast approaching (pun intended), the next few days offer the opportunity to ponder your Sukkot menu. And if you intend to serve meat, the Prue Leith-trained chef behind one of the newest kosher cookbooks to hit the CONTINUE »

September 29, 2014

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches plans to become the first of 24 national Jewish women’s funds affiliated with a local federation to establish itself as an autonomous organization. “Twelve years ago, an insightful and committed group of forward-thinking Jewish women came together to implement a new philanthropic model for affecting social CONTINUE »

September 29, 2014

David Friedman: I am going to be less judgmental and more accepting of the community at large. I want to be a better Jew. Francis Reitberger: I want to keep in touch with my family from Israel and abroad. Even though they are far away, I want to keep those relationships close to my heart. Kimberly Jacobs: I CONTINUE »