Youth is the key to a Jewish community. Sure, there are snowbird synagogues, but bocce ball and bingo aren't going to attract young couples.
Whenever Jews come together in honor of a lifecycle event, it is a simchah.
Last week, I wrote an article about mothering yourself, particularly on Hallmark holidays like Mother's Day.
Question: Did Judaism influence your choice of college major, and do you see yourself utilizing your education to help the Jewish community?
When traveling, it is best to do a little homework first - the more you know and prepare for a trip the more you will get out of it.
I am writing this article on May 13, Mother's Day this year (though it is being printed at a much later date).
How did this generation of parents get to the point of being intimidated by their children?
As summer approaches, people are making vacation plans. More and more people are traveling to Poland, to the old shtetl, to see where their families lived for hundreds of years, before coming to America.
Question: Do you miss the old "Borscht Belt" Jewish Catskills?
Our children have no idea how vulnerable we are as parents.
This summer, from June 23 to July 1, the city of Krakow will play host to the 17th annual Jewish Cultural Festival, which as usual, is expected to be a resounding success.
Question: Many people feel George W. Bush is the most pro-Israel president the country's had in a long time. Agree?
Many years ago, I remember talking to a parent of a particularly difficult student. The parent confessed that he often gives into the child because the child threatens him.
Question: Anti-Israel activism has become all too common on college campuses across the country. Have you experienced any of that?
When most people think of Hollywood, they think "lights, camera, action," along with images of movie stars, celebrities and the Lakers.
Once upon a time we lived with limited expectations. We expected life to be hard and unfortunately it did not disappoint us.
Question: In the wake of the Winograd Report on last summer's Lebanon war, should Prime Minister Olmert resign?
While Polish-Jewish relations have grown more and more friendly in Poland, Israel and the U.S., Poland has also been reaching out to Jews around the world.
As well spouses, we know the effect of chronic illness on ourselves. We know how it robs us of our dreams, our future, even our identity.
It has been more than 10 years since its conception, but finally the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Museum of Jewish History of Polish Jews has been set for June 26, 2007.