While Passover is the time to clean out chametz, single Jews apparently will be cleaning out their social lives.
When it comes to the High Holidays, festive meals aren't complete without turban-shaped challahs, pomegranates and apples and honey. As a dinner guest, supportive family member and friend, you may be on the lookout for thoughtful gifts. Turns out, in Israel, Rosh Hashanah is a traditional time to exchange presents.
To simplify your shopping, here are creative buys and unique ways to enhance your holidays. With plenty of options for online and phone purchases, you'll also save precious time for the more spiritual preparations of the holidays. What's more, your shopping for gifts is dual purpose if you also like the idea of supporting the Israeli economy.
Last year The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles raised about $4.5 million at Super Sunday 2004, about $800,000 more than 2003's Super Sunday success. The money will fund agencies such as Jewish Family Service and Jewish Vocational Service, as these two critical-needs agencies join other non-profits in bracing for state and federal cutbacks.
The writers of the machzor were pretty comprehensive in listing the multitude of sins we commit as a community over the course of the year.
Marc Miller's fundraising goal is to surpass last year's record $2.25 million Federation campaign by 10 percent.
If you get a phone call in the next few months from a stranger with lots of questions, don't assume it's a telemarketer.