To mark Women’s History Month, the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem is featuring an online exhibit titled “The Death March to Volary,” depicting the fate of Jewish women forced on a death march in the winter of 1945.
Does your child hate to read? Are you frustrated that they would rather play on their phone or watch TV? Are you tired of arguing about reading? If so, you’re not alone. Many parents struggle with a reluctant reader.
The summer before my daughter’s junior year of high school, a pile of college look books covered our front table. It was a collection of magazines and postcards with clever slogans and beautiful photos of other people’s happy, healthy and presumably smart children who were now advertising th…
Dr. Amy Winkelstein is a pediatrician respected by peers and parents alike. Her younger patients, however, are not always so impressed, as one 4-year-old patient made clear with a question for the doctor.
When we think of mental health issues in seniors, Alzheimer’s and dementia are at the forefront of our thoughts, conversations and research. But there is another silent killer that poses the biggest threat to senior mental health — depression.
The U.S. cybersecurity company Symantec Corp announced on Tuesday that it acquired Israel’s Luminate Security, its fourth acquisition of an Israeli startup in two years.
I swear, my heart doubles in size every time I see my children connecting with one another in a meaningful way. Eye contact, an authentic smile, a shared inside joke. Snorts and gulps of hiccupped laughter as they try to catch their breaths. Sibling relationships are layered. They’re complic…
About 49 percent of children in grades four through 12 — or half — report being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, the CDC reports, children with special needs are at higher risk of being …
Every year, about 94 percent of public school teachers spend their own money on basic classroom supplies, according to a 2018 National Center for Education Statistics survey.
When a devastating wildfire last November almost completely destroyed two historic Jewish summer camps in Malibu, campers were left wondering whether there would be any place for them to go this summer. There is.
Maybe you’ve done successful DIY projects before, and you’ve always yearned to try laying tile. Probably you have several places in your home where you’d love to pull up the worn-out carpeting and lay tile instead.
My Aunt Viv, of blessed memory, attended a conversational Hebrew class for most of her entire adult life. Once a week the students gathered and discussed current events, culture and family, entirely in Hebrew. I was always in awe of Aunt Viv’s self-discipline and dedication, but what I now…
The Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education will convene its second Israel seminar this spring to deliver historical context and state-of-the-art educational and experiential methods to Jewish summer camp staffers.
The idea of summer camp can be daunting for both parents and kids, especially if a child has never been. How do you even know if your child is ready to go to camp?
Establishing a positive parent-teacher relationship can be critical to a successful school year. Proactively, nurturing this relationship is an investment in your child’s education and their ability to maximize their full potential.
It’s a common refrain among parents: “I’d do anything for my children.” And while that’s certainly true of most, a few families are taking the phrase a bit more literally than others. DIY culture is on the rise, inspired by HGTV and similar home shows, as well as the show-and-tell nature of …
You always need help when selling your house or buying a new one. If you’ve not been involved in house hunting before, here are the kinds of experts that can make your real estate transaction move more smoothly no matter your level of experience.
When Judy Davis was the youngest of four children growing up in Bakersfield, Califorinia, she swam and played badminton — but never competitively, unless vying against her siblings counts.
The internet, turbocharged with my smartphone, has made me a jack of many trades. Chef extraordinaire, plumbing expert and political pundit are among the many hats I have worn this past month, much to my family’s delight and dismay.
Back in elementary school, there were short quizzes of about 20 multiplication problems that you had to try to complete in one minute. For most young minds, those 60 seconds were seriously stressful.
First, it’s an $800 replacement water heater, then a nest of roof rats in the attic that need an exterminator’s attention. Next you hire a termite expert to check out the mud tubes on the foundations of your house. Then the kitchen needs a new dishwasher, and the bathrooms need new faucets.
I have been a Jewish communal professional for more than 30 years, most recently from Sarasota, Florida. I remember the day I came home and told my wife and children that we were moving to Arizona, where I would be the chief development officer of Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. Three …
We are fortunate enough to live in one of the best retirement states around, which makes living and aging in place an important topic for most homeowners. Americans today are more active than ever, and your home needs to be able to adapt to all of your life stages as your age.
Very often in life, we set stipulations for ourselves before we can or will begin a new task, hobby, challenge or endeavor. Are these stipulations, often in the form of if/then statements, helpful or just procrastination tactics?
Last weekend, while out to dinner with close friends, I committed a social faux pas. The conversation came to a screeching halt, followed by radio silence. You’re probably thinking politics, religion, #MeToo. No to all.
Tikkun olam calls on Jews to help “mend the world” and, in doing so, to be concerned about the welfare of others, including the feeding, housing and health of all. Jews can help close the gaps in social welfare through giving to the poor and disadvantaged, or to organizations and institution…
The best part of any party? The free stuff. Obviously, the food and drinks also fall into this category, but a good party should also have fun party favors. And the biggest trend in party favors is personalization. But you don’t want to send people home with trinkets that will end up in the trash.
In the world of bar and bat mitzvahs, things are changing. Gone are the days of sheet cakes, fluorescent bulbs and pastel party attire. In their place are desserts straight from the Food Network, hip, flattering lighting and fun, high-fashion-inspired formalwear.
This year’s Chanukah stamp is a paper-cut image of a nine-branched chanukiah placed in the subtle outline of a jug. The background is enlivened by flowing vines and flowers.
Finding the perfect Jewish-themed gift — or eight of them — for Chanukah can be tough. Fortunately, there are several Judaica stores both in the Valley and online that can help you stock up on presents for the Festival of Lights.
Eat, sleep, check our feeds. It's no secret that social media has become a staple in the lives of our children and grandchildren. While limitless access to information has its benefits, overexposure to social media can damage self-worth.