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Last Chance to Register for Brunch Club

Brunch Club panelists: Rabbi Graubart, Dara Schwartz, and Robyn Cohen.

Our first Brunch Club, Aging with Dignity, Purpose & Meaning, is almost sold out! 

On March 26, at 10:30am, join Rabbi Graubart, Chief Jewish Officer & Director of the Advanced Institute for Judaic Studies, San Diego …

The Secret Jewish History of Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned beef and cabbage is as quintessentially Irish as…the Jewish deli?

No, but really. Corned beef and cabbage may be considered the most iconic dish to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day for its Irish roots. But actually, the dish really came from the Jews. More specifically, the Jewish Ne…

Moments & Meaning in Sha’ar HaNegev

Gon Saussnan & Jane Fantel with the entrepreneurs from the Adva Project

Growing up in Israel, Sha’ar HaNegev was always associated with war-related terminology such as rockets, vulnerability, Tzeva Adom—red color alert, rocket sirens, Iron Dome, tunnels, and destruction. Although I’v…

Savory Caramelized Onion Hamantaschen

Recipe type: Appetizer
Prep time:  45 mins
Cook time:  12 mins
Total time:  57 mins
Serves: 12 pieces
A savory twist on traditional hamantaschen with goat cheese, red onions and tomatoes!


For filling:

  • 1 medium red onion, cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1…

JAFI Policy Will Help Its Gay Employees Pay for Surrogate Services Overseas

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Jewish Agency for Israel became the first Israeli public institution to grant loans to its employees to pay for surrogacy services abroad.

While the grants are available to all employees, its biggest boon is to gay men, who are barred by law from using surrogates in …