Monday, May 21, 2018

Simcha Link

Can You Make a Simcha Go Green?

Though Earth Day may be in our rearview mirror, a sense of awareness of our natural resources should never be far from our minds. Making a simcha is no exception to our need to think of ways to cut back on waste. Now, we would never expect anyone to do away with disposable

This Is the Greatest Seder

Everyone knows that one of the goals of Pesach, more so than any other yom tov, is to make the Seder and its messages engaging for children. The mitzvah of the Pesach Seder is “V’higadita l’vincha,” meaning “and you should tell your son,” emphasizing the importance of retelling the story of

Irvington Teen Renovates Youth Lounge at Local Residential Treatment Facility

In honor of her bat mitzvah, Rebecca Strauss, of Irvington, singlehandedly designed and renovated the youth lounge at the Sally & Anthony Mann Center in Hawthorne, a residential treatment facility for girls ages 12 to 21 with severe emotional challenges, run by The

The Becher Aims to Properly Commemorate Destruction of Temple

(Courtesy of The Becher) We’ve all been there. Sitting at a nice restaurant, enjoying the company of family and friends, when the waiter

Top Seven Hair or Sheitel Mistakes That Age You

By Sari Friedbauer

You cut your hair/sheitel too short.

Tu B’Shevat: Happy Birthday to...the Trees?

From an early age, children learn that Tu B’Shevat is the “birthday of the trees.” Stores stock up on dried fruit, and everyone learns a collection of upbeat songs that embrace the coming of spring in contrast to the freezing temperatures

JWed.com Launches New Professional Relationship Coaching Services

(Courtesy of JWed.com) JWed.com (Formerly Frumster.com) has brought to fruition over 3,000

Ten Tips for Giving a Successful Dvar Torah at a Simcha

Public speaking: some people shine in the spotlight, some people don’t mind it and will speak when asked, while others dread it and avoid it at all costs. Whatever the feelings toward speaking, there will usually come a time in someone’s life where they are asked to

It’s the Thought That Counts and Keeps on Giving

L’Dor V’Dor. When my son married recently in Cleveland, incorporated into the ceremony were the usual memories and keepsakes of the family now departed. Our son Judd carries his name in memory of my father’s youngest brother Jerome. My Uncle Jerome, in turn,

Rena Soclof Offers Help and Creative Ideas for Chanukah Parties

As Thanksgiving wraps up another delicious year, the Jewish community moves full steam ahead into Chanukah preparations. With any event, there are ways to streamline a process and make things run smoothly. “Hosting is a wonderful thing and can be fun,” said

This Chanukah, Give the Gift of Memories

Gift giving is undeniably intertwined with Chanukah, and it is difficult (possibly futile) to try and pretend otherwise. It is a fun part of the eight days—whether it’s the receiving of a beloved gift, or picking out the perfect item that you know a family member or friend

Aviva Breda Consulting Suggests New Ideas in Sukkah Decorating

Many Sukkot decorations miraculously withstand the elements from year to year. Walls of the sukkah are adorned with store-bought decorations, homemade crafts and school projects. Sukkot has a dual nature when looking to enhance the Yom Tov. On the one hand, it

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