Paper Bag Chanukah Lantern

Craft This: Paper Bag Chanukah Lanterns {Free Printable}

If last year was the year of tin can crafting, this year is going to be the year of the paper bag (mason jars are so 2012). I’m starting to … Continue Reading →


Hosting a Shabbat Dinner

The Dos and Dont’s of Hosting a Shabbat Dinner

Every time I have people over for dinner or Shabbat I reflect on it afterwards and usually kick myself for forgetting something really simple. I decided to create this list … Continue Reading →


Chanukah On Main Street 2014

Chanukah on Main Street 2014: It’s Hot!

I know it is still early but Chanukah is looking pretty good this year already. Many stores have been expanding their offerings and some stores that had nothing last year now … Continue Reading →


Easy Songs For Simchat Torah

Easy Songs To Learn For Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is one of my favorite occasions to go to synagogue because it is relaxed, participatory and just plain fun. The main event is dancing with the Torah and … Continue Reading →


Sukkah Decorated

My Sukkah Style: Fall, Festive and Fun

If my husband thinks it is hard work to build a sukkah, he has no idea how much effort it takes to decorate one! This year, I didn’t have a … Continue Reading →


The Sukkah Frame is Done!

Year 2: Building A Metal Pipe Sukkah

Last year’s PVC sukkah was certainly economical, but this year we wanted something a bit more sturdy. Despite the concrete feet, the PVC sukkah swayed a little too much for … Continue Reading →


Black and White Star of David Cookies

Make These Black & White Cookies For An Easy Post-Fast Nibble

When I was at Factor’s last week putting together the post Break The Fast With A Classic Deli Menu, I was intending to buy some black and white cookies but they didn’t … Continue Reading →


5 Great Jewish Reads On The Internet

5 Great Jewish Reads on the Internet

I often get asked what I read on the internet in order to stay up-to-date on the Jewish”ness” as it were. I follow dozens upon dozens of sites and blogs and … Continue Reading →


Break The Fast Deli Spread

Yom Kippur: Break the Fast with a Classic Deli Spread

There is no shame in having a party with catered food and because it is especially difficult cooking a big meal when you’ve been fasting, a deli spread is a great … Continue Reading →


Apple and Honey Cocktails and Mocktails for Rosh Hashanah

An Apple and Honey Cocktail / Mocktail for Rosh Hashanah

It has been insufferably hot here in LA for the past week or so and it looks like the weather trend will continue into next week for Rosh Hashanah. Here is … Continue Reading →