Cooking Up A Diverse Community

Jennifer Richler, Tablet, 02/19/2019

A new group called Kugel brings together the ‘multicultural bubble’ of New York’s Jewish scene.

They came for the World Cup and stayed for Shabbat

Dovid Margolin, SunSentinel, 06/28/2018

Soccer fans enjoy a kosher meal at the Chabad Jewish community center in Samara, Russia.

Hazana: Around the World in Jewish Vegetable Dishes

Victoria Prever, The Jewish Chronicle, 01/12/2018

If you've got the January blues, the new book from vegetarian author, Paola Gavin, will brighten up your dinner table.

Letting millennials lead the way. Millennial ‘Gatherings’ Bridge Cultural Gaps

Amy Sarah Clark, Jewish Weekly Media Group, 07/06/2017

Shabbat pilot program’s DIY vibe speaks to generation’s instincts.

Open Shabbat

Skirball Staff, Skirball Cultural Center, 10/21/2016

When do you reflect? Unwind from the week at this communal, family-style meal held in recognition of the harvest.

Modern Maccabees: An African Hanukkah Story

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, Jewish&, 12/07/2015

The Abayudaya Jewish community of Uganda gets a new synagogue and community center.

Praying For My Children After Charleston

Marcella White Campbell, Jewish&, 06/29/2015

Week after week, I light two small candles. I move behind my children and put one hand on each of their heads and I begin my prayer:

A Real Cuban Mojito

Jennifer Stempel, Jewish&, 05/11/2015

The first time I tasted a mojito, and I mean really tasted a mojito, I was in Havana with my family, and my dad had whisked me away to a local hotspot after a long, sweaty day of delivering humanitarian aid to those in need. This was the taste of Cuba I had heard so much about from my mother’s stories.

Welcoming the Bride Modern Style

Lior Ben-Hur, Jewish&, 02/17/2015

Boee Kala means, “Come my bride,” and this Piyut (Jewish liturgical poem) is sung traditionally on Shabbat evening as a way to prepare for and welcome Shabbat metaphorically, as we would welcome a bride to her wedding.


Around the World in One Shabbat: Jewish People Celebrate the Sabbath Together

Durga Yael Berghard, , 01/01/1970

Take your child on a colorful adventure to share the many ways Jewish people celebrate Shabbat around the world. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat with the Iranian Jews of Tehran

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein, Jewish News, 02/18/2016

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein is moved and humbled by her visit to a synagogue in the Iranian capital Tehran, where thousands of Jews still live and pray

Reclaiming Jewish Identity: An Aboriginal People of the Middle East

Binyamin Arazi, Huffington Post, 07/07/2015

Praying For My Children After Charleston

adm, My Jewish Learning, 06/29/2015

It is an incredible act of hope, celebrating the week that has come and anticipating a week we are sure will follow. Shabbat after Shabbat, I have asked and prayed that my children be safe in the week to come.

Welcoming the Bride Modern Style

Lior Ben-Hur, My Jewish Learning, 02/17/2015

Since I released my latest music video, "Boee Kala", many friends, fellow musicians, and community members have asked me questions regarding to the meaning of the song, its title, the choice of location for shooting the video as well as my personal connection to the text.

Ancient Jewish Aphrodisiacs Can Spice Up Valentine's Day - or Any Shabbat Dinner

Merissa Nathan Gerson, Tablet, 02/12/2014

Whatever holiday you’re celebrating, put romance on the menu by taking some advice from everyone from Maimonides to Dr. Ruth

Around the World in One Shabbat

Durga Yael Bernhard, Jewish Lights Publishing, 01/15/2011

Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family History

Carolivia Herron and Jeremy Tugeau, , 01/01/2007

In 1805, a Jewish woman comes to America,kidnapped by pirates finding herself living among the Geechee people, who come from West Africa. Although her descendants no longer live as Jews, in each generation that follows, a daughter lights the Shabbat candles each Friday night in her memory.