Miscellaneous Features

Jewish Online Resources 7/30/21

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

Ritualwell will hold the virtual class “Aligning Ourselves for the New Year” …

A Rainy Night in Pomona with Israel's Olympic Baseball Team

By Bill Simons

The Doppler radar weather map predicted a night of heavy rain and possible flash flooding. Nonetheless, several thousand people came to Palisades Credit Union Park, located in Pomona, a small village in Rockland County, NY, about 32 miles north of Manhattan. 

Pomona didn’…

Small-Town Judaism: Fleischmanns, NY, Part I

By Bill Simons

Fleischmanns, NY, sits in the Western Catskills, approximately 100 miles from Binghamton. Metropolitan areas dominate the demographics of American Judaism, but for more than 125 years, Fleischmanns, with a population of about 350, has reflected Jewry’s small-town presence. …

On The Jewish Food Scene: Matzah: Not Just for Passover

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

My family has long eaten matzah all year-round. For dessert (we didn’t have cake or cookies around the house), my father would regularly eat a piece of matzah slathered with jam. My preference is for whole wheat matzah and it’s always in my cupboard. I’ve been…

Jewish Online Resources 7/16/2021

By The Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 
Tablet presents new episodes of the cooking show “Joan Knows Best” at www.…