What Was the Jewish Influence in the Algonquin Round Table? Originally Published January 24-25, 2020.
The Algonquin Round Table was literally a big round table in the restaurant of the Algonquin Hotel at 59 West 44th Street in New York. But its legend goes much further than furniture. A little over 100 years ago, the literati of New York began lunching together. It began as a welcome home to theatre […]
The Jewish Women’s Archive reminded us to celebrate on Jan. 9 the birth in 1886 near Minsk in Russia of Ida Kaganovitch (later Cohen). At age 16 Ida went off to Warsaw to work as a dressmaker and study math and Russian in the evenings. At age 18, she immigrated to New Jersey with her […]
For the generation among us who look first to the phone for information, we bring you this non-endorsement diversion. In these times when so much information is at our fingertips, it helps to be able to sort through it all and to understand how it might be useful. But of course nothing tops the original […]
Next Event: Friday, February 7, 2020 Shababababa is our musical Shabbat experience for families with the youngest children (ages 0-5). We sing, we dance, and then we eat dinner together. It’s an opportunity to enjoy Shabbat as a family. Shabbat Haverim is our drum circle Shabbat service for K-4th graders and their families. Led by Rabbi Jeremy and Yamoussa Camara. It […]
Housed at Congregation Or Ami in Houston, Texas, the Space Torah is a Sefer Torah that was actually taken into space by Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, astronaut, in February 1996 on the space shuttle Columbia. The small kosher scroll was stored in the hold of the ship. When passing over Israel, Dr. Hoffman read from Bereshit. […]