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High Holidays 101

High Holidays 101

Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) are collectively called the High Holidays (or, alternately, the High Holy Days).... Read More
A Night of Questions: 20 Table Topics for Your Passover Seder

A Night of Questions: 20 Table Topics for Your Passover Seder

Want to go beyond the Four Questions this year? Check out our list of table topics (click image to download), which ask about things both... Read More
Passover Fun Facts (or Seder entertainment!)

Passover Fun Facts (or Seder entertainment!)

Originally published in the YLD Haggadah, by Elisha Gechter While you are getting settled, here are some fun facts about the Seder that you might not... Read More
Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage

Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage

Being a vegetarian on Passover can get a bit tricky, but try this! Because neither soy or rice are kosher for Passover, here's a revised... Read More
Posted in: Food
MatzelToff - Pareve Passover Desserts Can Be AWESOME

MatzelToff - Pareve Passover Desserts Can Be AWESOME

Having grown up kosher and then marrying someone not Jewish has taught me that some food concepts I took for granted are troubling and confusing... Read More
Posted in: Food
Why don’t many Jewish couples have baby showers or buy things for their baby ahead of time? I also heard that you shouldn’t congratulate a Jewish woman on her pregnancy...is that true?

Why don’t many Jewish couples have baby showers or buy things for their baby ahead of time? I also heard that you shouldn’t congratulate a Jewish woman on her pregnancy...is that true?

Why don’t many Jewish couples have baby showers or buy things for their baby ahead of time? I also heard that you shouldn’t congratulate a... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
I've always read that Jews don't believe in the concept of hell. Is that true?

I've always read that Jews don't believe in the concept of hell. Is that true?

I've always read that Jews don't believe in the concept of hell. Is that true? First, let me distinguish between what "Jews believe" versus what... Read More
Is there a Jewish prayer for Thanksgiving?

Is there a Jewish prayer for Thanksgiving?

My wife grew up Christian. For her family, Thanksgiving always starts with a prayer. I'll be joining my in-laws for Thanksgiving this year, and they've... Read More
Downloadable Passover Activity Pages for Kids

Downloadable Passover Activity Pages for Kids

Get in the Passover spirit with these six downloadable activity pages for kids. We've got puzzles, crafts, fun sheets and more! Click each image to... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
How can I explain why Israel is important to the Jewish people?

How can I explain why Israel is important to the Jewish people?

My in-laws seem to only focus on the negatives about Israel. I want to steer our conversations away from all the negativity -- but not... Read More
Posted in: Israel & Overseas

Events

PJ Library Topsy Turvy Pajama Shabbat
Friday, April 25, 2014

PJ Library Topsy Turvy Pajama Shabbat

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Yavilah McCoy & Alexi Parashcos "Elements of Jewish Gospel"
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Yavilah McCoy & Alexi Parashcos "Elements of Jewish Gospel"

Temple Hillel B'nai Torah
Blue & White Night
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Blue & White Night

CJP - Combined Jewish Philanthropies
The Shoah in Israeli Culture, Memory, and Politics
Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Shoah in Israeli Culture, Memory, and Politics

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
A Tribute to Israeli Song
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Tribute to Israeli Song

Jewish Music Theater
Auschwitz or Sinai: Israel and the Culture of Memory
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Auschwitz or Sinai: Israel and the Culture of Memory

Hebrew College
National Center for Jewish Film's Jewishfilm.2014 - "Before the Revolution"
Thursday, May 01, 2014

National Center for Jewish Film's Jewishfilm.2014 - "Before the Revolution"

National Center for Jewish Film
Cinco De Mayo Shabbat Dinner for 20's & 30's
Friday, May 02, 2014

Cinco De Mayo Shabbat Dinner for 20's & 30's

The Chai Center of Brookline