Holidays

Torah Portion: Choosing The Right Path

Parshat Bereshit: Genesis 1:1-6:8; I Samuel 20:18-42. The story of Adam, Eve and the forbidden fruit is commonly studied as a story about disobedience. God...

Orthodox Union Issues Guidelines For Sukkot, Simchat Torah

Outdoor gatherings are allowed, with social distancing, but dancing is not. In the tumultuous year that is 5781, celebrating the High Holidays has been anything...

Metro Detroit Families Adjust to Celebrating Sukkot During the Pandemic

Due to COVID-19, Metro Detroit congregations and individuals are improvising this year for Sukkot. COVID-19 has led to creativity and innovation in Jewish observance, and...

High Holiday Diaries: JN Writers Share Their Experiences

In this unusual year for worship, our writers had different takeaways from the New Year. Temple Israel’s Rosh Hashanah Services — ‘Coming Home’ By Mark Jacobs Even...

The Rise of the Minyan: Technology Increases Participation in Many Congregations

Some Orthodox congregations are holding small minyanim and Shabbos services outside, while others are going online. COVID-19 has changed many aspects of life, including religious...

Fundraising in a Pandemic: Synagogues and Organizations Adjust to an Unusual Year

Among the congregations responding to the Jewish News’ inquiry about this year’s fundraising efforts, some indicated that funds generated this year would be allocated...

Shofar Factory Festival Provide Family Fun Packages for Rosh Hashanah

Children were able to tune in to a live, follow-along, presentation of Shofar making and honey cake baking. Despite many annual celebrations and programs canceled...

The Jewish Community Rallies to Make the Holidays Special for Isolated Seniors

Here's what organizations are working tirelessly to help ensure any voids in observing the High Holidays are filled for Jewish older adult residences. When you...

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A Royal Encounter

Alan Muskovitz recalls his meeting with Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson. It’s official! The recounts are done, and it can now be certified that Dewey...

Holiday Tech Gift Guide 2020 [PHOTOS]

From phones and drones to TVs and cameras, this year’s top gifts these holidays will hopefully bring a smile to anyone’s face! 2020 has been...

New App Enhances Prayer During Pandemic

Visual T’filah utilizes contemporary technology to display liturgy intermingled with art and other visual imagery. Prayer in Judaism is an interesting concept. While there is...

Tamarack Camps Planning Summer 2021 Programing Under Pandemic

Tamarack will be splitting up camp in pods for the first two weeks of session. Tamarack Camps canceled all summer 2020 programming due to COVID-19....

Anxiety Keeping You Awake? Pandemic and Politics Take a Toll on Sleep

Stress is causing increased sleep problems, especially for women, according to some local physicians and therapists. The recent surge in COVID-19 cases is stressing many...