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.

D’var Torah from Rabbi Ami Hersh

Rabbi Ami Hersh, Camp Director, Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, and Rabbi at Orangetown Jewish Center, has a short and sweet D’var Torah—words of wisdom from the weekly Torah portion—for us. Check it out.

Easy Peasy Sesame Noodles

This week's recipe comes from a very talented woman. Not only is Amy Kanarek (full disclosure: she's the wife of Barry Kanarek, director of Federation's Life & Legacy and Adult Education), a talented designer of artisan jewelry, but she's also a talented chef. According to Barry, this dish…

Chocolate Banana Mousse

Dessert…it’s so good, the perfect ending after any meal. For some people that meal might even be breakfast! But dessert can be good for you, in a healthy way. Here’s a recipe for a cool summer dessert from Tamara Duker Freumann’s book, “The Bloated Belly Whisperer”. It has a key…


Congregation Sons of Israel W. Nyack
Old Traditions, New Traditions


From Beth Harris

  • 1 lb boneless lamb or beef with a small amount of fat
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves

Mix everythi…

Curried Quinoa Salad

Okay, so we all probably overdid it with cheesecake and blintzes and cream-cheese swirled brownies. Not to worry. We have an after-holiday palate cleanser for you, a wonderful quinoa salad from Orangetown Jewish Center's Rabbi Paula Mack Drill. Enjoy! These days, many have taken up…