President Baruch O. Bauma, head of The White House Synagogue (commonly known as The White Shul) in downtown Washington, D.C., announced today that he was in favor of gays and lesbians in his congregation being granted the same rights currently enjoyed by all other members.
Teaneck dance instructor (the former Miss Motion) often leads, but sometimes follows.
Weeknights in Teaneck, a high school gym is transformed into a make-believe ballroom, as couples circle around the floor, waltzing or doing the tango or a fox trot to Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon.” The instructor, a magical dancer named Lauren Faustini, gently guides them, adjusting their stance, and sometimes preventing them from colliding.
The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA) of Brooklyn, New York
Is the worldwide destination for those seeking culinary education in an uncompromised kosher environment. Over 400 professional training students have traveled to study at CKCA from within the US and from as far away as Australia, Panama, Mexico, the UK, Italy, and Canada since it is the only Kosher Culinary School outside of Israel. CKCA has been featured FOX5-TV, The New York Times and many other publications.
More affordable options now available for bar/bat mitzvah gifts with religious significance.
Jerusalem — As bar- and bat-mitzvah celebrations have become more sophisticated and often more costly over the years, so too have many of the gifts. While many 12- and 13-year-olds continue to welcome pocketknives or a piece of jewelry, it’s not unusual for the celebrant to request an iPod or contributions toward a tablet or new computer.
Reflections on the wine at a wine writer’s wedding.
Special To The Jewish Week
In the eight years that I’ve written The Jewish Week’s Fruit of the Vine column, I have, as a rule, not brought my personal life into the column; not because I am against that style of writing, but because I don’t think that my rather dull, mid-management life would be of much interest to Jewish Week readers. However, for this column I have decided to make an exception.
♦ Plan to marry in a civil ceremony in the U.S., preferably before departing for the religious ceremony. After a destination wedding, you may be married in the eyes of God, but not according to city hall. Most foreign countries have red tape that makes legal marriage for foreigners difficult or outright impossible. This ranges from lengthy waiting periods — for witnesses as well as bride and groom — to blood tests and citizenship requirements. In many countries, the legal officiate must be a representative of the local government — or even of the state church!
In Israel, the market for short-term rentals is booming, but there are pitfalls.
Jerusalem — It was June and our family wanted to spend a couple of days in Tel Aviv before the weather became too hot. When we learned that all the good hotels would require us to book two rooms, we turned our attention to holiday apartments.