Category: July 2020

My Comic Relief: The Walls Have Ears

By Salomón Maya The following column contains adult language. About a month ago, a natural phenomenon took San Diego by literal storm. Bioluminescent waves started crashing down on local beaches, attracting hundreds of quarantine-stricken onlookers to pack the dunes of…

Mazel and Mishagoss: Working From Home Now? Do This!

Remember “Take Your Daughter to Work” Day? Well that’s over. We’ve brought our work home to our daughters. And our sons. And our spouses. And the family dog. Here’s how to go about it… Realtor: Difficult to implement this skill…

Of the Book: Working From Home Now? Do This!

Remember “Take Your Daughter to Work” Day? Well that’s over. We’ve brought our work home to our daughters. And our sons. And our spouses. And the family dog. Here’s how to go about it… Realtor: Difficult to implement this skill…

Best-Selling Author Joins American Jewish University B’Yachad Webinar

Taffy Brodesser-Akner, New York Times Contributor spoke with attendees in May In the latest installment of American Jewish University’s (AJU) B’Yachad Together online learning series, New York Times best-selling author and contributor Taffy Brodesser-Akner joined AJU Vice President for Advancement…

Shiva: a profoundly mindful Judaic ritual

By Shayna Kaufmann I was sitting on an airplane when I saw confirmation of my mother’s passing. It came in the form of a broken heart emoji. I froze at the sight. Just that morning, mom was in synagogue for…

Israeli Innovation Helps Combat Coronavirus in Africa

By Eliana Rudee, JNS.org In the backdrop of expanding Israel-Africa relations in recent years, Israeli organizations and startups are working to help countries on the African continent fight the coronavirus. Magen David Adom, Israel’s national ambulance service, recently built dedicated…

San Diego Summer Camp at Home

Virtual Summer Camps feature activities for Kids of All Ages As social distancing measures and stay at home orders remain in place with the start of summer on the horizon, families with young children may be looking at ways to…

The Online Classroom

Hebrew schools across North America made a dramatic and rapid shift into virtual classrooms in the wake of COVID-19. Now, with the potential for a second wave of contagion this fall, educational directors are making plans to keep classes online…

Summer Gets a Dose of Virtual Camp

By Howard Blas, JNS.org This past March, when the reality of no school and parents working from home began to set in, a few young Jewish summer-camp lovers began to raise the next inevitable question: What if camps are unable…