No Longer an Only

By Jennifer Starrett Any day now, our world will be a little bit brighter and our hearts a little bit fuller. As my family prepares to welcome our second child to our home, we busily get the last minute details in place. And as the time is creeping closer and closer...
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Welcoming Caravan Noga

Every summer, Israeli Scouts go on tour bringing music and fun to audiences across the United States. If you haven’t ever been to a show, you have definitely been missing out. Their mix of music in Hebrew and English is something the whole family can enjoy and...
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March of the Living Reflections

By Brianah Caplan I had the privilege to be a part of BBYO’s recent March of the Living delegation. In addition to this, I was also given the opportunity to be the song leader for our group- I led all Shabbat and Havdallah services as well as provided meaningful...
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Lag B’Omer Sides and Salads

By Jennifer Starrett The holiday of Lag B’Omer is often celebrated with large bonfires and BBQs, so lighting up the grill for Lag B’Omer might seem like a no brainer. But deciding on what sides should go with the yummy BBQ can be a little bit more...
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Not Just a Haircut

By Jennifer Starrett Just over three years ago, when my husband and I found out we were having a baby boy, we made a decision to leave our son’s hair uncut until he turned three. In Jewish tradition, the custom is that a boy at the age of three is able to truly...
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Welcoming Caravan Noga

Every summer, Israeli Scouts go on tour bringing music and fun to audiences across the United States. If you haven’t ever been to a show, you have definitely been missing out. Their mix of music in Hebrew and English is something the whole family can enjoy and...
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The fusion of Jewish Education and Jewish Experience

By Erica Stempil Schwartz Picture this… A group of multi-age students, grades kindergarten through 12, coming together first thing in the morning for a rousing pep rally complete with Morning Prayer, singing and dancing! The students are interacting with each other —...
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Keeping Cool

By Jennifer Starrett Even though today is officially the first day of Summer, the heat in Phoenix has been no joke already with temps reaching well above 100 for awhile now. Keeping cool while entertaining my three-year-old hasn’t been easy, but I have found a...
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No Longer an Only

By Jennifer Starrett Any day now, our world will be a little bit brighter and our hearts a little bit fuller. As my family prepares to welcome our second child to our home, we busily get the last minute details in place. And as the time is creeping closer and closer...
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Styling at Mazel

Sponsored Next week, more than 1000 of your closest friends will gather together for the party of the year: Mazelpalooza. You already have your tickets (if not, buy them now and save from having to spend more at the door!) and have made plans on who you are sharing...
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Lag B’Omer Sides and Salads

By Jennifer Starrett The holiday of Lag B’Omer is often celebrated with large bonfires and BBQs, so lighting up the grill for Lag B’Omer might seem like a no brainer. But deciding on what sides should go with the yummy BBQ can be a little bit more...
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More than Just Trees

By Susan Farber (Sponsored) Although I have always been VERY pro-Israel, I never was involved with JNF; I thought they were the “tree people”… that all changed the summer of 2014, when Israel was under missile attack by Hamas. JNF organized a special “Solidarity...
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March of the Living Reflections

By Brianah Caplan I had the privilege to be a part of BBYO’s recent March of the Living delegation. In addition to this, I was also given the opportunity to be the song leader for our group- I led all Shabbat and Havdallah services as well as provided meaningful...
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How I ended my 17-year relationship

By Gelie Akhenblit To be completely honest, I wasn’t sober when it finally happened. It was at the end of  Erin’s birthday party that I organized in 2015, after all our friends left. I remember the day of the party … I went through the motions of everything, but I so...
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Making Memories at Mazelpalooza

By Carly Figman (Sponsored) Moving across the country is no easy feat. New culture, new places, new people…it’s a lot to take in. As an east coast girl, I had more than just the desert climate to adjust to when I moved here. I decided to jump in and find a place...
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