family memories

Hanukkah Advocacy Starts at Home

Rachel's mom inspired her passion for Jewish education—and she's keeping the tradition alive.

Thanksgiving 2020: New Traditions for a New World

While we're mourning the loss of time spent with friends and family in person, we're making new (southern and Jewish) Thanksgiving memories.

Making Wine Latkes with Grandma

Yes, "wine latkes" - and no, I cannot share the recipe

Moroccan Passover Traditions and Recipe

Different seder rituals and a delicious haroset recipe.

Sweet Judgment

When I was a kid, every morning I’d watch my father shave from my perch on the rim of the ...

Beach Memories

It took me years to know that going to the beach had anything to do with being close to the ...

Religion and Having Children

My grandfather was a  Kohen , which I’ve learned (thanks to Google) means he was a Jewish priest, a descendant ...

Beyond Words

In New York City, in our Upper West Side apartment, my little brother and I watched my father act out ...

How Some Jews Live

I always begin like this, with Irv, my grandfather, and then I describe him, An angel on Earth, never another like him. ...

Arbitrary Judaism

We grew up with my mother’s special brand of religion: Eccentric Judaism. My two older brothers and I were allowed ...