Jewish Journal

  • Beach Blanket Bar Mitzvah

    by Shirley Nigri

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In a city where most people go to the beach on Saturday mornings, a new center has opened in an effort to connect the local Jewish community with its...
  • Passover Events

    by Rita Berman Frischer

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A 1998 article about Chicago collector Stephen Durschslag's haggadah collection set the number of different haggadot on his shelves at 4,500, increasing...
  • Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?

    by Beverly Levitt

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Although I've been attending Passover dinners from the time I was knee-high to a scrupulously set seder table, there's something I've never really thought...
  • Here Comes the Bride, No Stress in Sight

    by Judy Gruen

    February 10, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    I love a good party, so when they announced a Shabbat kallah at shul last week, I showed up. It made no difference that I couldn't pick the bride out from...
  • All You Need Is Love—and Friendship and Respect and…

    by Jane Ulman

    February 10, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    "Girls are my mortal enemy," announces my son Danny, 8. He won't be sending any Valentine's Day cards this year.

    My husband Larry and I won't be sending...

  • Celebrating the Birthday of Family and Trees

    by Jane Ulman

    January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The month of January marks three important birthdays.

    On Jan. 3, my oldest son, Zack, turned 16.

    Exactly 16 years and 90 minutes after his birth, he...

  • Today I Am a Basket Case

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    From the introduction of Davis' book "Whose Bar/Bat Mitzvah is it Anyway?"

    "You know the joke about how the child is supposed to say 'Today I am a man'?"...

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