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A Talk-Feast, No Fuss, and Fun!

Hazzan David Silverstein, jd, Guest Blogger on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 12:00:00 am in Holidays 
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I was intrigued. I have seen it advertised for years. Ta’am Ha’Ona, the teaser for the Passover Seder created by our JCC advertises “food, fun, and no fuss.” 

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Rachel's Chanukah at the J

Rachel Rustin, Director of Jewish Journeys on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 12:00:00 am in Holidays 
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Two weeks have passed since Chanukah and I have finally put away all of the decorations, candles, games and other items that we used for celebrations here at the JCC.

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The Four Mitzvot to Purim

Rachel Rustin, Director of Jewish Journeys on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 8:00:00 am in Holidays 
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Purim is known for costumes and cookies, but there’s a lot more depth to the holiday.

There are actually four mitzvot to Purim, or four things we are supposed to do to celebrate the holiday. Having a feast is indeed one of them, as are listening to the story (The Megillah Esther), giving gifts to friends (mishloach manot), and giving to the poor (matanot la’evyonim).

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The Days of Awe

Rachel Rustin, Director of Jewish Journeys on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in Holidays 
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The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are important. According to tradition, Jews are supposed to spend these ten “Days of Awe” reflecting over the past year and looking to the new one. We apologize to old friends, make amends and do what we can do make sure we are inscribed into the Book of Life for a healthy new year.

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