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Category: Jewish Life

  • Culture Meets Community at Jewish Film Festivals

    Posted by Katie Maurer on January 16, 2019 | Share

    Winter is a popular time for film – from award shows that pervade the first three months of the year, to festivals that gather people inside for screenings and discussions. Over the past several decades, Jewish film festivals have risen in popularity the world over – and they’re not just limited to major cities like New York, Los Angeles,…

  • Latin-Jewish Hanukkah Jams with Mr. G

    Posted by Katie Dreyer on November 06, 2018 | Share

    Hanukkah is quickly approaching, and we’ve got several celebrations planned for the whole family! One highlight of our Hanukkah programming this year is PJ Library’s Hanukkah Concert featuring Mister G, PJ Library musician and…Latin GRAMMY winner? It’s not every day you hear of a Hanukkah concert featuring a musician known for his genre-defying talent (bluegrass to bossa nova, funk…

  • Not your average Passover…

    Posted by Katie Dreyer on March 13, 2018 | Share

    Passover is a time for reflection, family, and fun around the dinner table. For the 5.9 million children who have allergies or food sensitives, it’s also a time to get creative, innovating traditional Passover staples. The usual seder spread includes matzah (which has gluten), charoset (which has nuts), eggs, and shankbones (which can be considered meat for vegetarians or…

  • Tu B’Shevat and Intentional Wellness

    Posted by Katie Dreyer on January 26, 2018 | Share

    At the end of January, we’ll celebrate Tu B’Shevat, or “the birthday of the trees.” This festival ties in beautifully with the modern focus on nature and environmentalism. Tu B’Shevat is sometimes celebrated with a seder during which it’s common to eat fruits and nuts, especially those that are typically found in Israel. This ties back not only to…

  • Asking for Forgiveness

    Posted by Katie Dreyer on September 18, 2017 | Share

    While fall in the typical sense involves a sense of ending – the days start to get shorter and cooler, the leaves begin to change and fall in preparation for winter, and #pumpkinspice everything threatens to suddenly end to your summer diet – this season in Jewish life is a time of reflection and new beginnings. Together, Rosh Hashanah…