07/16/2018

NEW Virtual Pre-Tisha b’Av Farbrengen by Tzipporah Prottas

BS”D Enjoy this virtual pre-Tisha b’Av Farbrengen, originally made for the ladies of Congregation Achei Yosef, Norwich, CT, on Shabbos Parshas Mattos-Massei 5778. For women and girls only, please. The Farbrengen is primarily based on […]
07/15/2018

Tisha B’Av and the Coming of Moshiach – Inspiration by Malkie Peiser

Author’s Note: We may advise that younger girls read this selection with a parent or trusted older mentor, as suffering and tragedy are discussed, and may evoke mildly graphic images. ********************************* Have you ever wondered what […]
07/11/2018

Fast from Fashion by Neshama R. Sari 

Tisha B’av is right around the corner, and when it comes clothing or fashion, it isn’t always easy.  On this day, there are a few rules on our clothing.  For an example we do not wear […]
05/17/2018

Megillas Rus Poem by Malkie Peiser

BS”D Ruth, a dedicated and devoted woman of biblical times Chose to stay with Naomi and accompany her, even though she was bitter without a facial shine Heartbroken and devastated from the losses of her […]
05/16/2018

Shavuot Feature on King David by Zissy Gelbman

BS”D *Editor’s Note: The festival of Shavuos coincides with the anniversary of King David’s passing.  A few ways we commemorate the significant occasion is by reciting Tehillim (the Book of Psalms) – King David’s parting […]
05/16/2018

Shavuot: “I’m Getting Married in the Morning…”

BS”D This article is dedicated as a zechus for Refuah Sheleima for Esther Shaindel bas Shoshana. *************************************** Based on/inspired by an article on Tikkun Leil Shavuos by Eli Landes, for Chabad.org. ********************************************************************** A moving festivity permeates […]
05/15/2018

Easy Cheese Danish Recipe by Raizel and Shaina Laber

BS”D Easy Cheese Danish Recipe These Danishes are delicious and tasty. They are perfect as a Shavuos breakfast treat! *********************************************** Ingredients: 2 sheets puff pastry; thawed but still cool 8 oz. cream cheese; at room […]
05/15/2018

Ruth Before and After Journey Painting by Neshama R. Sari

05/03/2018

Parhas Emor Song

BS”D To Tune Of: ושמחת בחגיך ******************************************* A Kohen shall be holy, ’cause he’s elevated for sure; He cannot become impure. To serve in the Mishkan with a defect, is incorrect. We can’t eat holy foods if we are […]
03/27/2018

Pesach Meringue Recipe by Shaina and Raizel Laber

BS”D PESACH RECIPE Meringues Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 12 egg whites Pinch of salt Directions: In an electric mixer beat egg whites on medium speed until foamy.  Then, slowly add 1 cup of sugar at […]
03/27/2018

Pesach: Tradition: Where Our Past, Present & Future Meet

BS”D I dedicate this Pesach chiddush l’ilui nishmas Rebbetzin Miriam (Friedman) bas Ita Menucha of righteous memory. **************************************** This Pesach, I would like to share with you a few thoughts based on a Pesach sicha (talk) given […]
02/26/2018

Esther the Hero by Malkie Peiser

BS”D She was the one among the whole She stood strong, brave, and bold Taken away from her Uncle Mordechai She too will in the palace be the flame and soar high Among the others […]
02/26/2018

HAMANTASCHEN! by Raizel and Shaina Laber

BS”D HAMANTASCHEN! Written by Raizel Laber; Photography by Shaina Laber Everyone loves hamantaschen, but they also have a deeper meaning. They symbolize the hidden miracles of Purim. In the story of Purim, there were no […]
02/24/2018

Purim: The Transformation of Queen Esther: The Unexpected Key to Self-Discovery

BS”D I dedicate this Purim Torah though as a zechus for a blessed and speedy refuah sheleimah for Malka bas Sarah and David Tzvi Hersch ben Rochel. ******************************************** Don’t we all face times in our […]
01/14/2018

Parshas Bo Song

BS”D Tune: ממצרים גאלתנו There were so many locusts, they made the earth unseen, It was the worst locust plague there had ever been, Choshech- six days of dark,  There wasn’t a single spark-  For […]
12/31/2017

CHANUKAH ART WORK C.O.C JGU WITH ART COACH AHUVAH COAYE

BY: NESHAMA SARI Chanukah Art Workshop CHANUKAH   According to the Ramak- Rav Moshe Cordoevero each sefira; spiritual attribute is represented by a different color: (Aryeh Kaplan) keser-crown-will/pleasure-blinding invisible bright light chochma-wisdom-color that includes all […]
12/19/2017

Chanukah Reflection: The Servant

BS”D I dedicate these divrei Torah: L’ilui nishmas (to elevate the souls) of Aliza bas Sarah ob”m and her three children, taken too soon in a fire accident just a few days ago… As a Refuah Sheleima […]
12/11/2017

Chanukah Poem by Chaya Mushka Kievman

BS”D A darkness swept into the land, Yevanim tried to assimilate us and The Torah to make us forget, But the flame of Emunah flickered on yet. They oppressed us, They defiled our Mikdash, Yet […]
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 […]
09/26/2017

Delicious & Moist Honey Cake

By Raizel Laber