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  • Beyond the Kitchen

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A roomful of women come together on a chilly December evening in Southern California. They eat, they laugh, they talk. One woman stands up and tells everyone that she learned how to say, "No." Her announcement is met with applause. Another stands up and says how happy she is that she...

  • The Holiest Day of the Year

    By Abby Gilad

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Remember when you did that terrible thing and you didn't want to tell your parents? You're the one who dropped the video camera and broke it, but you couldn't tell them. Or, you haven't turned your homework in for a week, and you can't tell them. The secret weighs on you. It makes...

  • And Many More

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There's nothing like completing chemotherapy to spice up a birthday party. Last weekend, 40 of my dearest friends performed a commemorative Havdalah ceremony to mark a really great CT scan and year 53. My "re-birthday" celebration was just the ticket, restorative not only for me but...

  • A Portion of Parshat Ekev

    By Abby Gilad

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Moses says to the people of Israel: "When you reach the Land of Israel, you will have plenty of food. You will have gold and silver. You will have fine houses to live in. Take care not to forget God, who brought you out of Egypt and through the dangerous desert."

    Imagine that you...