Jewish Voices, Jewish Lives

It’s what we do every day. Whether it’s the food we favor…a bagel with shmear… or the drive to repair the world…tikkun olam, we Jews are there, especially in Rockland County. We plan to bring Doing Jewish to you every Friday. Sometimes it’ll be fun, sometimes it’ll be serious.

Share your thoughts.

Over the summer, we will be transitioning to a new model, incorporating alternative content including video, infographics, and more. And we'd like to hear from you, both about what you'd like to see and if you'd like to share content.

Happy Fourth of July weekend!

Two weeks ago, I shared my thoughts with you about what I, as an immigrant to the US, felt inspired and responsible to learn about the experience of African Americans in the US in the context of the Juneteenth holiday.
As Independence Day approaches, I’m recalling driving across the G…

A somber anniversary.

One year ago, today, we were all transfixed in horror and concern as we learned of the collapse of a beachside condominium building in Surfside, Florida. 98 people died in the tragedy, and several factors distinguished this event both in the public eye and for our community in particular.

An Important Weekend to Recognize.

This weekend, led by the African American community, across Rockland and the entire country many of us will be joining to celebrate Juneteenth, the commemoration of the emancipation of African American slaves, specifically general order #3 emancipating the slaves of Texas on June 19th 1865.

Enhancing Your Rosh Hashanah Rituals at Home

More than many other Jewish holidays, the High Holidays take place in the synagogue. While most Jews associate Passover, Hanukkah and Shabbat primarily with home celebrations, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur conjure up memories of hours spent in services. But these synagogue-based holidays…