High Holidays

In some shuls, congregants are encouraged to keep phones on

By DEBRA RUBIN

(JTA) — Don’t turn off your phone — it’s not an announcement typically heard as religious services begin. But congregants at a Miami Beach High Holidays service for young adults will be asked to use their cellphones to send text messages to the rabbi during parts of the...
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Menu inspired by ‘simanim’ brings meaning to Rosh Hashanah

By JAMIE GELLER

(JTA) — So this is where it all comes together — all the thought, all the planning, the testing. And the tasting, the tasting and the tasting. (That’s the best part). A simanim-inspired menu brings added challenges, but also adds a level of meaning to your Rosh...
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Fun Activities for Rosh Hashanah

FUN  ACTIVITIES FOR ROSH HASHANAH

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year.  It’s a time for all Jews to reflect the prior year, and prepare for the new one!  The term literally means “the head of the year.”

ACTIVITIES: 

1.    Greeting Cards…..Jazz up this fun and traditional activity by scanning your...
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Keeping our word: improving the world

By DASEE BERKOWITZ

NEW YORK (JTA) — Children beginning to acquire language face some amusing obstacles. Confusing basic words is one of them. My son, for example, loved to stretch out his arms and tell me about something that was the biggest or the best “… in the whole wide...
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