Consider orchestrating a Bar Mitzvah Treasure Hunt that you can host in your backyard, throughout your house or even in a hall rented for the occasion.
Bible Storyland must have a guardian angel. Dissolution by the clergy, dormancy for 45 years and a fatal fire were not powerful enough to erase the plans for this Bible-based theme park from history.
Guilt & Pleasure -- "A magazine for Jews and the people who love them" -- hit newsstands across North America last month, offering readers content ranging from long-form essays and memoirs to fiction, comics, photography and archival material.
Calling all creative kids. If you have a way with words or an aptitude for art, you can use your unique talents by entering the first annual Jews for Judaism Jewish Students' Creative Writing & Art Contest.
Working with the theme "I Love Judaism," future scribes and artists can express their feelings about their young Jewish lives by writing original poems, songs or short stories or creating a piece of artwork. The competition, which is divided into three age groups, is open to Southern California Jews in first through 12th grade.
The contest is sponsored by Jews for Judaism, an international organization that provides a wide variety of counseling services, along with education and outreach programs, that enable Jews of all ages to rediscover and strengthen their Jewish heritage. The group is also the Jewish community's leading response to the multimillion-dollar efforts of cults and Evangelical Christians who target Jews for conversion.
Petroleum jelly-covered watermelon relays, gunk-filled balloon popping and prom dress-clad swimming pool races -- not your typical day at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu.
Like Budd Schulberg's "What Makes Sammy Run?" Phillip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and other milestones of Jewish American literature, Will Eisner's "Name of the Game" explores the depths of Jewish self-loathing and assimilation. But what separates "Name" -- a tale chronicling two immigrant families that merge through marriage for social advancement and then suffer destructive consequences -- from the others, is that Eisner's work is a comic book.
Three television dramas with Holocaust themes won top honors in their categories at Sunday night's 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Award ceremony, proving once again the lasting impact of the Nazi horror in our popular culture.
"Anne Frank" on ABC was named best miniseries for its powerful, four-hour long exploration of Anne's life, from her happy school days, through her two years in hiding during which she wrote her famous diary, and her final days at Bergen-Belsen.
"Conspiracy," a dramatic reenactment of the 1942 Wansee Conference, which drew up the blueprint for the Nazi extermination of European Jewry, won two awards for HBO: one for actor Kenneth Branagh, who portrayed SS leader Reinhard Heydrich, and the other for Loring Mandel, who wrote the script.
Brian Cox, in the role of Field Marshall Hermann Goering, won supporting actor honors for the TNT miniseries "Nuremberg," a dramatization of the 1945-46 trial of top Nazi war criminals.
The most important thing to remember in decorating your home is editing. (The same is true of organizing schedules and handbags). Decorating is not about acquisitions but rather about fine-tuning what we have, ruthlessly.