August 7, 2017

“Top Tips for Parents Whose Kids Are Planning their Gap Year”

We want both you and your child to make the most of their gap year. I hope this blog is able to be both supportive as well as informative.
August 9, 2017

“Deciding to Take a Gap Year In Israel”

So, you just graduated from high school--congrats! It's time for you to take a gap year in Israel. Now is your time to do with what you please, seize the day and take that adventure.
September 11, 2017
we are united

“Five Extraordinary Things To See And Do Over Sukkot”

After you managed the recent and intense Rosh Hashanah and fasting for 25 hours over the soulful and introspection of […]
September 26, 2017
celebrate this time

Must Knows to Survive the Chaggim

I know that celebrating your first Chaggim away from home can be a lonely and isolating experience, but, it doesn't have to be. This is the perfect time to reach out to friends that you haven't spoken to in awhile, try out a new place in Israel to spend the  Chag, or just take the time to reflect on just how amazing it is to be able to spend these extraordinary and powerful Chaggim in Israel.
October 10, 2017

An Insider’s Story: The Hidden Events Over Sukkot

Wow, another holiday. Not a surprise during this time of the year, There’s just so many of them! Anyways, Sukkot, […]
November 27, 2017

Chanukah or Hanukkah?

Winter has arrived and we all know what that means…Chanukah or is it Hanukkah? This is the long debated question…Let’s […]
December 11, 2017
DIY Hanukkah

Embrace Hanukkah With These Awesome Crafting Activities

As promised here are the must have secrets for the essential must needed DIY guide. Which I hope will enhance your DIY Hanukkah fun. I mean secretly we all know that crafting is awesome. We all really enjoy crafting that's just plain cute and can be customized in so many ways.
February 7, 2018

Purim DIY Book Fairy Costume: It’s Awesome To Be A Book

This time last year I sat at my laptop pondering my costume options. But what to wear? I love books. I love writing. And it had to be work-appropriate. Who better to be than a BOOK FAIRY? I imagined myself fluttering between the stacks sprinkling fairy dust, bestowing books upon grateful patrons. (Okay, so maybe I snorted some of that fairy dust by accident.) A Book Fairy I’d be. But How? No magic would help me. I had to murder a book. Mea culpa.
February 13, 2018

Beyond Mishloach Manot: The Endless Possibilities!

Once upon a time, making Mishloach Manot, or food gifts for Purim, was a simple affair. Homemade hamantaschen. I thought it would be fun to put together a few Mishloach Manot baskets for Purim. The only “rule,” really, is to have at least two items that can be eaten in the basket. Beyond that, the possibilities are endless!
February 15, 2018

“Let The Wild Rumpus Start: DIY Purim Pasta Mask Madness”

If your big fans of the classic children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, but happen to be short on time( hey life happens) then try out this easy fun recycled cardboard pasta DIY mask! Make a bunch of these masks for an easy, last minute Purim Idea, or for a Where the Wild Things are party theme, or just for some fun pretend play action with your kids. It's an imaginative book craft to go along with reading the engaging tale.
February 19, 2018

Hamantaschen Are the Best Kind of Cookie

If you don't know what a hamantaschen is, you clearly never went to your bubbie's to celebrate Purim. Thankfully, you don't need to be Jewish to enjoy this delicious dessert. After all, it's got just about everything you could want in a cookie: sweet pastry dough, a unique shape, and literally anything you want inside.
March 6, 2018

Uncover The Hidden World Of Jerusalem

We all know that each city we visit has its “must-see” sites and attractions. First-time visitors to Jerusalem usually go to the Western Wall, the Old City market and the Tower of David, to name a few of the city’s most famous landmarks.I recently set out on a special mission to uncover the hidden world of Jerusalem. Forget about the Nahalat Shiva, Western Wall or Machne Yehuda Market. Check out some of Jerusalem’s most intriguing and bizarre spots. These quirky places truly capture the complex and diverse character of this city.
March 25, 2018

Must Have Survival Guide For Celebrating Passover in Israel

You most likely already know that Passover is known for, four cups of wine, getting together with friends and family, […]
March 28, 2018

The Must Have Israeli Wines For Your Seder

Sure, kosher wine has long been associated with Manischewitz, the extraordinarily sweet and syrupy Passover staple. No one should be forced to drink four thimbles of it, much less the four cups required for each Seder. Let me try to make things a little easier this year with four tips on how to choose the perfect kosher wine for Passover and a few recommendations for your Seder.
April 10, 2018

70 Unusual Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following: As a tribute to Israel's 70th Birthday we are counting down with 7 fun trivia facts a day.
April 10, 2018

Fascinating Hebrew Words That Don’t Have A Direct Translation In English

The Hebrew language has many magnificent words that simply don’t hold the same greatness when translated to English. Here are my favorite expressions.
April 11, 2018

70 Unusual Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, […]
April 12, 2018

“Everyone Has a Name” – Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

On Yom Hashoah we keep those who perished in the Holocaust alive by giving meaning and significance to their names. As a people, our Jewish community places great emphasis on the power of the name. In fact we love to make lists and lists of names. The Torah records lists of names, we compile our own lists of names every Yom Kippur on Yizkor, we list names of donors and benefactors. Why do we find names so significant and powerful? You might even think to yourself– why even read all of these names?
April 15, 2018

70 Unusual Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following: As a tribute to Israel’s 70th Birthday we are counting down with 7 fun trivia facts a day.
April 16, 2018

70 Fun Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following: