3 Tips for Teachers During the Holidays

By Stefani Wiemann The holiday season is upon us. Christmas music plays in restaurants, Christmas trees are displayed in stores and Santa Clause can be seen in malls. Even as a Jewish mother, I love all of this stuff. I love the holiday season, including all of the decorations, the music and gift-giving madness. Unfortunately, we […]

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Does The Good Dinosaur Have a Not-So-Good Message About Family?

The new movie, The Good Dinosaur, a Pixar Entertainment film directed by Peter Sohn, debuted in theatres on November 25. I took my 6-year-old and 8-year-old to see it at a sold-out movie theatre. Perhaps it is because I have been working with interfaith couples and families in an intense way for over four years […]

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Tikkun Olam Ted and the Importance of Small Steps

My family is one of the many families who benefits from the amazing PJ Library, an extraordinary program that mails free Jewish books and music to 125,000 homes throughout the country. Ruthie enjoyed the program for three years, and last year Chaya got her very own subscription. It is a real gift to have colorful, […]

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Deuteronomy, Here We Come!

This week we begin the 5th of the Five Books of Moses: Devarim, which literally translates to “The Words” even though we usually hear “Deuteronomy” as the English (Greek! more on this later below) name. Some like to say, “These Are The Words,” because the entire book amounts to a very long exhortation by Moshe/Moses […]

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Derek Eretz MVP

What are the ethical and spiritual messages in Judaism? What are we supposed to learn? And who is Derek Eretz anyway?

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How We Make A Jew

Personal description of the conversion ritual and process in becoming a Jew.

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