Loving Mah Jongg

 The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco—one of my favorite museums—has a terrific Mah Jongg show running through October 28. You’ll learn all about the traditions, history and meaning of the game in Jewish American culture. It’s a great show. Go see it! Mah Jongg first arrived in the United States about 1920 with Joseph…

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An Interview with Jewelry Designer Galit Barak

Less is definitely more for Galit Barak.  She designs jewelry that’s clean, stylish and minimal. I’m excited to introduce you to her beautiful line of necklaces, rings and bracelets.  Galit is inspired by nature, urban landscapes and geometric shapes. All her jewelry is made by hand in her studio in Israel. Her work has been exhibited…

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Jennifer Raichman’s Beautiful Ketubot

Me and my hubby just celebrated our 16th anniversary last weekend. If I had to do it all over again, he’d still be the guy for me. Though, I might change one thing. I love our ketubah but after I discovered these simply stunning ketubot designed by Jennifer Raichman, I kinda wanted one. Maybe for…

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Oma and Bella

Meet Oma and Bella. Two extraordinary women.  One unforgettable film.  And a terrific cookbook too.  Oma (Regina Karolinski) and Bella Katz are best friends and roommates who live in Berlin. They are also Holocaust survivors whose entire families were wiped out by the Nazis.  After the war, they met in Berlin in a displaced persons’…

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The Lady in Number 6

“Kids all over the world grow up on superheroes. What we, their parents, must remind them is documentaries tell stories about ‘real superheroes.’ Superheroes are based on great people, real people, like Alice Herz-Sommer.”  Nicholas Reed, producer of the documentary film, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.  Got 38 minutes today?  If your family…

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Sunday’s Passover Pick

Check out these fun and chic Passover place cards and matzah napkin rings by Rita Brownstein at The Jewish Holiday Shop on Etsy. Photos courtesy of Rita Brownstein at The Jewish Holiday Shop. Monday’s Passover Pick — It’s a March Scoop!

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Saturday’s Passover Pick

How cool is this Tangram seder plate and matzah tray? It’s handmade in Tel Aviv by Studio Armadillo. There are endless options for arranging it on your table. It’s also a great way to keep your kids engaged during the seder. More information here! photos courtesy of Studio Armadillo Sunday’s Pick – Passover place cards…

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