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A destination b'nai mitzvah industry is taking shape on Maui, as this teen learned after COVID scrambled her original plans
(JTA) - Feeling the sand between her toes was Teva Goldstein's favorite part of her December 2021 bat mitzvah on the island of Maui. She and her family all wore white, accessorized with purple leis. T...
He was sentenced to life in prison - rescue dogs - and a rabbi - helped him find redemption
VACAVILLE, Calif. (JTA) – Soon after Jon Grobman was released from prison, where he had once thought he would die, he headed back inside voluntarily - this time with canine sidekicks. Grobman was...
Texas Jewish teen helps unite Democrats and Republicans
Adam Hoffman isn’t your average American Jewish teen. The grandchild of Holocaust survivors on his mother’s side, he’s a sixth-generation Texan on his father’s side. An Orthodox native of Houston and graduate of Jewish day schools, Hoffman,... Full story
Home cooking classes where Israel and Jewish culture are always on the menu
SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)-In the compact, open kitchen of the apartment here that Dalit Gvirtsman shares with her husband, about a dozen women are jostling for space. One is chopping tomatoes, another is... Full story
Rock legend Phil Lesh gathers musician friends for a Grateful Dead Passover
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (JTA)-"Why can't we eat veggie burritos tonight? Will I be miracled? Will they play 'The Wheel?' Will Phil sing?" These four additional questions were asked at a Passover seder... Full story