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The gift of flavor is always welcome

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The gift of flavor is always welcome

Posted on 05 December 2018

By Tina Wasserman Yes, you can make a batch of cookies and give it to the teacher or your manicurist or doctor, but wouldn’t it be nice to make something that was totally unexpected, delicious and useful? The following recipes are some of my favorite recipes to make for gift-giving, along, of course, with some […] Continue Reading

The definitive latke recipe (and don’t use russets)

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The definitive latke recipe (and don’t use russets)

Posted on 05 December 2018

By Tina Wasserman Many years ago, I was making latkes in my daughter’s Sunday School classroom while others were doing the same in their child’s class. People started to come in to see my latkes because they heard that they weren’t gray/black, thin and watery. My recipe is below, with step-by-step instructions to prevent all […] Continue Reading

BBYO Kiev trip opens local teen’s eyes

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BBYO Kiev trip opens local teen’s eyes

Posted on 05 December 2018

By Hannah Fritts On Nov. 4, 2018, I joined 19 other Jewish teens from across the United States for an eight-day journey to Kiev, Ukraine. The 20 of us were going as international ambassadors with BBYO, a Jewish teen-led youth organization, to explore the city, learn and bond together, tour historical sites, do service projects, […] Continue Reading

‘Never leave anything unfinished’ is her motto

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‘Never leave anything unfinished’ is her motto

Posted on 05 December 2018

By Deb Silverthorn Reading, ’riting, and ’rithmetic were always important to Janet Fein, but never more so than in the last six years, as she’s studied toward earning her bachelor’s degree. Never has there been more of an example of “better late than never” than this octogenarian, who will walk during University of Texas at […] Continue Reading

JCRC helps persuade state school board decision

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JCRC helps persuade state school board decision

Posted on 05 December 2018

Guidelines adopted by the Texas State Board of Education in November to teach about the Arab-Israeli conflict and the geopolitical history of the Middle East were a huge win for the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and the Jewish community as a whole. Since June of this year, Jewish […] Continue Reading

Dallas Doings: Schultz, Hadassah

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings: Schultz, Hadassah

Posted on 05 December 2018

Schultz Educational Leadership Fellows tour Israel The Schultz Family Israel Educational Leadership Fellows latest cohort recently returned from a 10-day immersive Israel experience Oct. 8-18. This fourth cohort of Schultz Fellows — a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas’ Center for Jewish Education — includes a combination of administrators, faculty members and lay […] Continue Reading

No record set, but CAS takes a Hanukkah spin

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No record set, but CAS takes a Hanukkah spin

Posted on 05 December 2018

By James Russell Congregation Ahavath Sholom staff wanted to mark the beginning of Hanukkah by bringing the community together to break the unofficial record of spinning 1,300 dreidels at once. But, even with 400 people in attendance, they fell short — a yeshiva in New Jersey still claims the Guinness Book of World Records honor. […] Continue Reading

Columnists, Shalom From the Shabbat Lady

With President Bush’s death, reflecting on how Jews mourn

Posted on 05 December 2018

Dear Families, Death is never an easy subject, but it is an important one. With the passing of past President George H.W. Bush this week, we have been mourning his death, yet truly celebrating his life. We look at the preparations, which are immense and must follow certain guidelines, while also recognizing and respecting the […] Continue Reading

Columnists, In My Mind's I

Final Hanukkah card stirs memories

Posted on 05 December 2018

It is the middle of Hanukkah, and in memory of a dear friend who passed away earlier this year (and if you didn’t know her, I feel sorry for you), I’m going to share some of her words. I saved the card she sent me last year at this time, because we both suspected this […] Continue Reading

Ask the Rabbi, Columnists

Hanukkah not the last miracle of Judaism

Posted on 05 December 2018

Dear Rabbi Fried, I’ve heard that Hanukkah is said to be the last miracle in Jewish history; is that true? Marla K. Dear Marla, What you are perhaps referring to is a statement in the Talmud (Tractate Yoma) that the miracle of Purim was the last miracle that was given over to be recorded in […] Continue Reading

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