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Hanukkah is finally here! To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up the best family-friendly Hanukkah parties in Middlesex & Monmouth counties. You can eat some latkes, spin your dreidel, snag…some sufganiyot (jelly donuts), and light Hanukkah candles at the mall, on ice skates, and even on a trampoline! Hanukkah 2018 begins at sundown on Sunday, December 2 and concludes at sundown on Monday, December 10. Hanukkah at the Mall Join Chabad of the Shore at the Monmouth Mall for a Hanukkah celebration including family entertainment,… >> Read More
Zev, the author of this poem, felt the need to write it after learning of the tragedy in Pittsburgh. For Zev, he thought immediately of the little boy whose bris it was that Shabbat morning and wrote…this in his honor. Dedicated to the baby who was to be named at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA on Shabbat morning, October 27, 2018. Little boy, what’s your name – do you have one? Sweet baby, just eight days, what should we call you? I have heard the sacred circumcision postponed… >> Read More
Sukkot is the ultimate kid-friendly holiday. It is multi-sensory, outdoors, joyful noise is encouraged, and there is even a parade! Kids get to shake the lulav, smell the etrog and have picnics in…the sukkah. On Simchat Torah it is customary to parade around with the Torahs, wave flags, and sing and dance at the top of your lungs - and did we mention that there’s usually candy? We’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to celebrate this family-friendly, harvest holiday near you. Sukkot 2018… >> Read More
The phone rang at midnight, jolting me awake. I smacked my husband in his sleep, annoyed that it was probably his office again, calling with some major network outage.
Only it wasn’t his…company; it was the local township’s police department, informing me, as a parent, that a vicious online threat had been made against our school district, and that the department was in the process of conducting its investigation. As I attempted to process that information in my groggy, already sleep-deprived state, I realized I needed much… >> Read More
As far as Jewish holidays go, Purim just about has it all. A dramatic story with kings, queens, and intrigue; costume parades; delicious three-cornered pastries and carnivals all add up to one of the…most kid-friendly and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. There are so many fun ways to celebrate the holiday all over Middlesex and Monmouth counties, from Megillah readings and hamantaschen baking to Purim carnivals and beer tastings. So mark your calendars, prepare your costumes, and get ready to party! Purim 2018 begins the evening of Wednesday, February 28… >> Read More