March 30, 2016 RSS feed / Columns

Events help bring our community together as one

FEDERATION 411

The spring seems to be a busier time than most, especially here at the Jewish Federation. More...

Helping those with cancer all along their journey

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Cancer, “The Big C,” as it is often known, has a horrible reputation for obvious reasons. It can place fear, uncertainty, and despair into the hearts of others. More...

As we examine our homes for Passover, let’s examine our finances as well

MONEY MATTERS

Let’s talk chametz, shall we?  With Passover approaching, many Jewish families in Southern New Jersey will be clearing out any form of leavened bread—chametz—from their homes.  More...

Scrivener writing software can help authors organize

COMPUSCHMOOZE

For writers, the worst agony is probably after they’ve finished a book project, and know that it is soon time to start again. More...

JCRC building bridges between South Jersey and Israel in many ways

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

Some of my favorite conversations are with JCRC colleagues from around the country who call to ask if they can “get my notes” about a particular Israel-oriented program or event we put on that they heard about via our professional listser More...

A story about what nurturing a simple plant has taught me

SALLY’S WORLD

I bought it last spring at a plant store that was going out of business and was selling off bamboo shoots at a dollar each. “It will bring you good luck,” said the plant store saleswoman. That did it. More...

Here’s a light Passover lunch that’s good for you—tasty, too!

Even during Jewish holidays, when food is so abundant, it is possible to eat well.  My cookbook, “Great Meals with Greens and Grains,” highlights many of my favorite plant-based, vegetarian recipes that not only are healthy but delic More...