Where will I be on Oct 27 at 9:47?

Where will I be on Oct 27 at 9:47?

I lost my Mother-in-Law, Joyce Fienberg when she was murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA a year ago.  This past week, many folks have been asking where my family will be at the one-year mark of the day when our lives shattered. There’s a lot of...
Tisha B’av: Thinking about Resiliency

Tisha B’av: Thinking about Resiliency

Jews are resilient.  We have had a lot of awful things thrown at us and yet we are able not only to survive, but also to flourish and laugh at ourselves. On August 11th, we will mark Tisha B’av, a day we take to remember the tragedies that have befallen our people,...
2 for Seder 2019 by the Numbers

2 for Seder 2019 by the Numbers

Thousands participated in almost 1,000 Seders during Passover 2019.  There were bridges built with Love and Matzah impacting thousands across almost every state and province.  This map shows where you built bridges across two countries.  This is a solid...
How to Host 2 for Seder

How to Host 2 for Seder

Thank you for taking on anti-Semitism.  Two extra seats around the table make all the difference to help us educate and share our traditions across North America.  How do you conduct a Seder where you are pushing back against anti-Semitism?  Your goal...
Recipe: Joyce’s Passover Popovers

Recipe: Joyce’s Passover Popovers

Here is my Mother-in-Law Joyce’s take on Passover Popovers.  They are basically matzah balls magically transformed into light and fluffy popovers – dinner rolls with a big space inside. The pictures are from her own recipe box. While I have never successfully...