02/25/2018

Singers of Voices in Harmony: Interview with Shaindel Antelis

BS”D Chaya Gurevitz from West Virginia asked: What motivated you to become a singer?  Who or what was your inspiration?  Ever since I was a young girl, I loved to sing!  My father is a […]
02/25/2018

How to Be a Successful Student by Rena Shoshana

BS”D Being​ ​a​ ​student​ ​is​ ​hard.​ ​It​ ​comes​ ​with​ ​many​ ​challenges​ ​and​ ​unwarranted​ ​stress.​ ​But believe​ ​it​ ​or​ ​not,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​make​ ​your​ ​school​ ​career​ ​much,​ ​much​ ​easier.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​article, we’ll​ ​navigate​ […]
01/04/2018

1st Year Anniversary of Blogging – Thank-You’s & Shoutouts

BS”D What an amazing year it has been…  So robust with experiences, light and dark, highs and lows, and rich with abundant new learning, inspiration and growth.  But the occupation of studying our holy Torah and disseminating […]
12/06/2017

FROM SORROW TO SONG

In this Parshat Vayishlach, Rachel died suddenly at the young age of thirty six, while giving birth to her second child, Benjamin. Decades later, we find that Jacob clarifies to his son Joseph the burial […]
12/06/2017

Tzniyus Fashion Tips!

BS”D Throughout the ages and amongst different peoples, dress has always been a mark of culture and identity.  It’s very important to point out that in every Jewish community, with different levels of observance, there […]
11/05/2017

Why Do We Want to Listen to Jewish Music?

BS”D Benny Friedman, Mordechai ben David, Yaakov Shwekey, Gad Elbaz, Dovid Pearlman, the Maccabeats, Shaindel Antelis, Chanale Fellig, Rivka Leah Cylich, Bulletproof Stockings… Jewish singers are numerous, and all stars…and multi-faceted ones at that!  Like […]
10/04/2017

Sukkot and Simchat Beit Hashoeivah: Giving Voice to the Power of Song

BS”D I dedicate these divrei Torah l’ilui nishmas all those who perished in the Las Vegas concert tragedy, and as a zechus for healing, strength, blessing and salvation for their survivors. ******************************* Sukkot, the Chag […]
12/06/2016

Chanukah History Quiz

How well do you know the history of this holiday? Test your knowledge here! 1. On what day (of the Jewish year) does Chanukah begin? A. 25th of Cheshvan B. 1st of Tevet C. 25th […]
08/18/2016

To Health with Dr J #1

Dr J has spent his entire career devoted to empowering and supporting women of all ages.  He spoke to our teens at the recent Jewish Girls Summer Retreat.  Here are the wonderful tips that he […]
08/08/2016

JGR day 15

What an amazing visiting day!  After our usual morning activities we had performing arts and grow workshop, followed by clean up, lunch, and art clubs. During lunch parents started to come for visiting day and got to […]
07/17/2016

Shabbos # 2

What an amazing shabbos. Girls got to have a preshabbos snack and light shabbos candles. Then the camp heard songs and a wonderful story from one of our shabbos guests Saralaya Perl. We then davened […]
07/17/2016

JGR day 13

What an amazing day! Everyone had an early wake up, got there camp shirts ,and went to the gym for davening and a camp picture after breakfast. We boarded buses departed for our trip to […]
07/12/2016

JGR Day 6

What a twintastic day!  Following our usual morning activities we had a fun twin competition! Each of the girls got to see which pair of twins looked the most alike. All the girls were winners […]
07/10/2016

JGR day 3

Written by Sarah Salles, Counselor-in-Training Our first field trip day!  After a full morning of swimming, sports and performing arts (during which the girls watched old camp videos and played fun games) We split into two groups- […]
07/05/2016

JGR Day 2

What a great day! After a delicious breakfast of Pancakes the camp walked down to the sports center to pray and start our day. The campers then got to go swimming and play sports. Then […]
07/05/2016

JGR day 1

Summary by Sarah Sahles, Staff In Training Sleep away camp can be overwhelming but at JGR everyone was friendly. Before camp,  the staff was working hard to get everything ready. When the campers arrived they […]
12/08/2015

Star Gazing my Jewish science project

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11/27/2015

DID YOU CELEBRATE?

GREETINGS FROM NECHAMA: “Mi K’amcha Yisroel – Who is like thee — the nation of Israel who reveals light in the darkness and joy in the face of adversity? **How grateful and fortunate are we […]
10/20/2015

Circles for Unity

This month’s theme was how circles illustrate unity. Since I love photography, I planned to take photos of circles in nature. The closer I looked, the more I realized that what I thought were circles […]
10/20/2015

The Magen David Necklace Part 2 Mushka Rothman

Miriam boarded the airplane. She took her seat in the plush chair that only airplanes have, and carefully fastened her buckle. She watched the practiced flight attendants demonstrate the safety techniques. The thought of jumping […]