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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Cleansing Your Mind

By Jennifer Starrett Recently, I came across an online course called Breakthrough with Devorah Sisso, and thought it would be a nice way to touch base with where I am personally and professionally. There have been so many changes in my life lately and I thought it...
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Observing in America: Slavery

By A. Cohen This week’s Torah portion, Parshat Mishpatim, discusses many of the details of the 613 commandments. Many of the laws are extremely complex, while others seem so obvious that one may wonder as to why they needed to be included as a law. Last week we just...
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Giving without taking

By Jennifer Starrett From an early age, most Jewish children are taught about the importance of tzedakah and giving to those in need. Whether it was making a tzedakah box in Hebrew School or volunteering as a family, I remember these values being instilled in me as...
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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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Spinning at Mazel

Sponsored Matt Brough, aka DJ Soloman, is a 20-year veteran of the Arizona dance scene. Playing clubs and festivals all over the country including Ultra Music Festival, Sound Wave Music Festival and the first ever W Hotel Music Festival, DJ Soloman has made a name for...
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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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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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