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.

Dead Sea

No trip to Israel is complete without a visit to the Dead Sea. Before you go, read about a couple of facts that will increase your enjoyment of this natural wonder.

Rabbi Graber's d'var Torah

Here's a fitting message to consider leading up to Yom Kippur from Rabbi Daniel Graber of the New City Jewish Center. How do we respond to criticism and how in that response do we grow?

Brisket for the Holiday - Gary Siepser

If you haven't finalized your menu for dinner and/or lunch for Rosh Hashanah, why not make a main course of something that's comfortably the same but really different? This recipe for brisket is inspired by Joan Nathan. It has flavors our bubbies were probably not used to but for those…

My Mother's Gefilte Fish - Anita Musicant

Rosh Hashanah will be a little different this year in many ways. We'll be worshiping remotely. Or outdoors. Or any other variety of worship that will be unique. Why not do something unique in your food preparation: make gefilte fish from scratch. This is not a job for the faint-hearted but…


Jewish Federation & Foundation and the Rockland Board of Rabbis are collaborating so that everyone can hear the stirring sound of the shofar to welcome the new year. The schedule shows dates and locations of shofar blowing, beginning on Rosh Hodesh Elul and continuing through the days…