| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools.
The justification for the decision — that Halloween parties and costume parades exclude children whose religion prohibits...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Henry Furhmann at the Los Angeles Times has beaten me to the punch this year with advice against the holiday cliches that any writer with a modicum of self-respect will shun. But I think I am still catching you in advance of the first ’Tis the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It's funny how we seem to know automatically the history and dates of some holidays. Thanksgiving, Presidents Day and the Fourth of July have obvious historical significance. Christmas, Hanukkah, Passover and Easter, are, of course, linked to religious...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Busy teens now have an even broader array of options through Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnect) where they can explore their interests through a variety of flexible offerings.
JTCentral and JTAwakenings are open to all teens in grades 8-12. Each...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Claire Lynch is the International Bluegrass Music Association's reigning female vocalist of the year. She's a respected songwriter, a Grammy nominee and has sung harmonies with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. So why doesn't she have her...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:56 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Hanukkah, to all our Florida Jewish Journal readers.
This year, Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah fall on the same day, something that won’t happen again for a long time.
Hope everyone has a wonderful...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:45 PM
I sat down to write this piece for the first time a few weeks ago. Three Israeli teenagers now buried in the ground were still smiling and laughing then, and a 16-year-old Palestinian boy whose scorched corpse has since been buried in the ground too was...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:21 AM
It’s the holiday season in New Jersey! In this week’s episode we got a glimpse of how the ladies of the Garden State celebrate the Christmas season.
Teresa: The episode started off with Teresa and her family setting up and decorating their...
| Aug 29, 2014
The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com.
Monday Night Cabaret Series
REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...
| Oct 27, 2013
Consider the holiday retail race to be in full swing, as both Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved to stake a claim in the competitive toy market back in September by releasing lists of top toys for Christmas and Hanukkah.
Discount behemoth Wal-Mart, which says...
| Nov 10, 2013
It's a once-in-a-lifetime event that brings together two holidays, one sacred and one secular; two culinary traditions, both with a signature potato dish; and two guest lists, each with an unimpeachable claim to space at your dining room table.