Make a Custom Haggadah Online

Passover is coming soon! Are you ready?? This resource lets you customize a haggadah that’s just right for your family traditions. I went on there hoping to capture the conservative familiarity of our good old Maxwell House haggadah but make it easier to navigate now that our family has grown so large. I could playContinue reading “Make a Custom Haggadah Online”

Local ghost left new year wishes

Jan. 1st 1882
Dear little book I pen a line this new year’s Eve. The old year has gone with all its joys and sorrows. A new one ushered in may this year be one of more joy to me then [sic] the one passed. Good night little book
Good Night.

The Continued Life of Rabbi David R. Senter

I am honored to have had you in my life, Rabbi. Your light shone in this community as I’m sure it did throughout your former congregations. I hope that we may all continue to fan those flames with which you warmed us, so we may light the way to a future of peace and justiceContinue reading “The Continued Life of Rabbi David R. Senter”

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

So reading picture books with young children may mean that they hear more words, while at the same time, their brains practice creating the images associated with those words — and with the more complex sentences and rhymes that make up even simple stories

92 Year Old Yiddish Operetta Comes to Life

Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride) is coming to Rutgers August 5th, where Harvard music librarian Michael Ochs will be delivering a lecture free for ticket holders. From the attached article: “Di Goldene Kale tells the story of Golde, abandoned by her parents and raised by local innkeepers somewhere in the Russian Empire. After the town hears that the youngContinue reading “92 Year Old Yiddish Operetta Comes to Life”

Saranit Goes to Washington

The 2015 conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries was number 50 for the organization, and I was happy to be a part of it! Our sessions included lectures by unique authors and children’s illustrators, subject experts from research institutions, and workshops on unique topics. Dr. Monika Schreiber from the Judaica Library at the University ofContinue reading “Saranit Goes to Washington”