September 4, 2013 RSS feed / Columns

Reflecting on an eventful year; planning ahead for the future

FEDERATION 411

It was around this time last year that I was gearing up for my transition from seven years serving as executive director of Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service to my new role as CEO for the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.&nb More...

The rebbitzin’s recipes: Sensational dishes for Sukkot & Simchat Torah

COOKING JEWISH

Chag HaSukkot (The festival of Tabernacles) is one of the three pilgrimage festivals, along with the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. Yom Tov (holiday) begins with candlelighting 18 minutes prior to sundown on Wednesday Sept. 18. More...

A grandmother’s lament for more innocent and carefree times

SALLY’S WORLD

We have a strange new rule at our house. When our younger grandchildren are visiting, we do not watch TV news. As much as it’s woven into our domestic life when they’re not around, we’ve been sobered by experience.  More...

BookMates literacy program gearing up to go ‘back to school’

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

My Sunday paper has been a bit thicker recently. Since it is not yet time for Black Friday sales, it must mean that it is ‘Back to School’ time. More...

Social media & b’nai mitzvah: Not always perfect together

COMPUSCHMOOZE

As the High Holy Days approach, its themes of return, repentance, and forgiveness remind us that even social media, used inappropriately, can create a firestorm of anger we might need to repent after all the facts are known. More...