Lag B Omer Interfaith Understanding

Lag B Omer Interfaith Understanding

Lag B Omer Interfaith Understanding The festival of Pesach is behind us. We’ve wiped the wine stains from the Haggadot booklets or, if we used special dishes, they are now put away. Finally the bread and cookies are back in the pantry and with a smile  of satisfaction...
Italian Wedding

Italian Wedding

Planning Your Destination Wedding in Italy If you have chosen Bella Italia for your destination wedding, you’ve chosen one of the most beautiful places in the world to “tie the knot.”  Whether it’s a Roman terrace with a Coliseum view, a peaceful setting on Lake...
Aging Jewishly – Rabbi Barbara’s Book

Aging Jewishly – Rabbi Barbara’s Book

What our traditions tell us about growing old In 2009 I began a Jewish journey that led me to not only serve as rabbi to men and women in a Jewish retirement community but to live among the residents as well.  I viewed my apartment in the Independent Living wing of...
Seder Plate History

Seder Plate History

Let’s “Dish” About the Seder Plate! In ancient times our sages taught that in anticipation of the Passover holiday, we Jews should prepare a specially made, large wicker container in which to place Passover’s symbolic foods. This wicker container would then be...