Middlesex & Monmouth NJWhether you're looking for a kosher steak near the Jersey shore or a Jewish preschool in Highland Park, we've got all the information you need on everything Jewish in Middlesex & Monmouth counties.
It was a good idea in theory. My husband and I were itching to get out to Colorado for some fresh mountain air, hiking, and scenery. But with three young children in tow–a 5-year-old son and twin…2-year-old daughters—the idea of flying seemed not only expensive, but unfeasible. After all, how would we ever manage to schlep all of the toddler gear we needed onto a plane, plus our suitcases, plus enough in-flight entertainment to keep the little ones from screaming their heads off the entire time? No, flying just wasn’t a… >> Read More
I’m a dues-paying member at my local synagogue. And yet, I’ve also been advocating for a pay-what-you-can/voluntary dues model at my synagogue since I first joined. It’s not because I think my…synagogue is too expensive or charges too much. Rather, I realized long ago that when it comes to synagogues, people don’t like being told what to pay. Period. Here’s something else I’d like to make clear. I’m fortunate enough to be in a position where the money I spend on my family’s synagogue membership (not… >> Read More
It was a weekend that was supposed to go very, very differently. For the first time in four years, my husband and I were heading away with some friends for three child-free days, complete with adult…activities such as wine tasting, hiking, and dining at establishments whose menus didn’t include chicken fingers and mac and cheese. My parents had agreed to watch our 5.5-year-old son and 2.5-year-old twin daughters to enable our escape. And as nervous as I was about that (not because my parents aren’t amazing babysitters, but because our… >> Read More
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Having twins is an absolute blessing. It’s also an incredible challenge, especially if your twins happen to be the rambunctious, strong-willed type,…like my 2.5-year-old daughters are. But while I try to be patient on many levels, nothing makes me want to lock myself in the bathroom for five hours straight more than a good old-fashioned hissy fit. And often, in my world, that’s a hissy fit times two. Of course, my daughters don’t always throw simultaneous… >> Read More
We love going to the pool and the shore as much as the next guy (or girl!) but we know you also need to mix it up every once in awhile. For a refreshing change of pace, we’ve put together a list of…11 Jewish things to do in Monmouth and Middlesex counties this August including carnivals, outdoor movie nights, and both indoor and outdoor Shabbat celebrations. >> Read More