Chef Lynne was at the helm with the able assistance of Master Helper and Packer, Aileen. The main course was Roasted Cod with Panko Lemon Breadcrumbs. All of the accompaniments were from the generous contribution of the Goldman-Weinshenker Family who celebrated Teddy’s becoming a bar mitzvah this past Shabbat. The meal included Italian Salad, Kale Salad, fresh Fruit Salad, mixed Vegetable Bourekas, Challah Roll, assorted cookies, a water bottle and a bagel and cream cheese for the morning. Continue reading
Do you remember the folktale about the shoemaker and the elves who secretly helped out the shoemaker or the stories of Elijah who provided beautifully set tables for poor, but righteous folk?
We have our own not-so-secret elves at Shomrei who on this past Saturday were out in full force at Teddy Goldman’s bar mitzvah as the social hall morphed from sanctuary to banquet hall in less than twenty minutes. Continue reading
I felt a little like a pioneer woman as I planned for Passover 2022. For the first time ever, I was spending the entire holiday outside my own home since I was finally getting to see my daughter and her family who live in northern France. Continue reading
On Friday, March 25, the Shomrei kitchen was abuzz with the sound of knives on cutting boards and the voices of volunteers making new friends.
Last week, synagogues across America marked the 100-year anniversary of the first official bat mitzvah. The ceremony occurred on March 18, 1922 and was created by Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism, to welcome his12-year-old daughter, Ruth, into the family of Jewish adults. While that sounds like a long history, it pales alongside the roughly 1,000-year longevity of the bar mitzvah. Moreover, it took almost 60 years for the bat mitzvah ceremony to attain equal stature with the bar mitzvah at synagogues in the U.S.
To explore this evolution — and what it says about the role of women and girls in Judaism — assistant JLC education director Lily Lucey invited Shomrei women of several generations on Sunday, March 19 to recount for the b’nai mitzvah classes what the bat mitzvah represented when they were 12 or 13. Continue reading
Book award season is just about over. The awards have been announced; it’s only the celebration that’s left.
Here are some highlights of award-winning Jewish interest books available in the library: Continue reading
Sarita Eisenberg and Shirley Grill teamed up to prepare this week’s MESH meal. The meal included fish in a yoghurt-mustard sauce with sides of rice and sesame noodles – leftover from the Feldman bar mitzvah on Saturday. There was also a salad of greens (also leftover from kiddush), tomato, cucumber, carrot, and corn. Continue reading
There’s the pantry. Now, I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a natural cook although I’ve always liked to cook. But as a kid, I was constantly shooed out of the kitchen: I had no cooking mentor although one of my grandmothers was a fine cook. Continue reading
It’s March and Women’s History Month. With Purim occurring in March this year-although it’s always celebrated on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar- it’s appropriate to call to mind Jewish women of achievement.
Don’t be put off by children’s books if you are an adult. Children’s and young adult books cut right to the heart of a topic and are an excellent way to be introduced to a subject that is new to the reader. Continue reading
Can you match the SOUPERSPREADER with the delicious soup he/she/they made? Continue reading