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GUESS WHO? (THE ANSWERS)

03/21/2024 07:44:38 AM

Mar21

March is Women’s History Month. To expand your horizons beyond women named Ruth or Anne, here’s a match up quiz of accomplished but lesser known women.

The library is a resource for information about many of them, either through single biographies, collected biographies or reference works such as Jewish Women in America which is updated on the Jewish Women’s Archive website....Read more...

GUESS WHO?

03/17/2024 10:02:54 AM

Mar17

aileen grossberg

March is Women’s History Month. To expand your horizons  beyond women named Ruth or Anne, here’s a match up quiz of accomplished but lesser known women.

The library is a resource for...Read more...

DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE

01/18/2024 11:01:09 AM

Jan18

AILEEN GROSSBERG

We Jews have so many holidays and days of remembrance. From Nissan 1, the first day of Passover, marking the beginning of the year (Yes, Nissan actually is the first month of the Hebrew calendar) through Purim in the month of Adar, there are scores of...Read more...

T-DAY TRIVIA

11/20/2023 10:45:15 AM

Nov20

aileen grossberg

Did you know that the Hebrew word hodu means both turkey and give thanks? So hodu for hodu.

In Yiddish, the word for turkey is indik which is related to India -- perhaps because the...Read more...

NOAH's ark

10/20/2023 10:52:25 AM

Oct20

Aileen Grossberg

I can’t imagine any Torah story that has been interpreted so many times and in so many ways. It’s a cute animal story for young children; it’s a devastating story of destruction; it’s a hopeful story of how to carry on.

A broad...Read more...

TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT ISRAEL

10/11/2023 10:02:13 AM

Oct11

Gavin Hirsch

We don't have the words to properly express how we are feeling. For me personally I have never been so confused and so clear at the same time. I have never been so numb and so emotional at the same time. And, while this is difficult for all Jews, those of us with children still at home take on an extra burden: how do we explain all of this to our children?

How do you help kids (of almost all ages) understand...Read more...

GENERATIONS

09/08/2023 09:46:08 AM

Sep8

Aileen Grossberg

Family lore has it that Grandpa Julius, my father’s father, was the only man in the shtetl of Skidel with a gun and that he was spirited out of town in a coffin because ”they” were after him. It’s hard to believe that this man of few words, whom I never...Read more...

ANNIVERSARIES

09/06/2023 09:39:11 AM

Sep6

Aileen Grossberg

Anniversaries are something to look forward to with joy, sadness, appreciation, or awe.

On August 29th, we marked the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington  for Jobs and Freedom organized by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the...Read more...

TIME TO PREPARE

08/24/2023 07:46:59 AM

Aug24

Aileen Grossberg

When you see this at Costco, you know that the Days of Awe, the High Holidays, will soon be upon us.

All kidding aside, we are right in the middle of the month of Elul, the prelude to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The shofar sounds each day (except...Read more...

The Jewish Catalog Turns Fifty

08/22/2023 11:13:52 AM

Aug22

AILEEN GROSSBERG, LIBRARIAN

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to The Jewish Catalog. How old are you now?

This year The Jewish Catalog: A Do-It-Yourself Kit reached the venerable age of fifty, right smack in middle...Read more...

Pride month at jacobs library

06/08/2023 02:03:32 PM

Jun8

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

It’s PRIDE Month

Read Pride: An Up-to-the-minute List of Kids Books with LGBT Characters -  Tablet MagazineRead more...

The Jewish relationship with MLK

01/12/2023 04:40:24 PM

Jan12

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

In Tribute to MLK Jr Day

The Jewish Response to the Civil Rights Movement - Temple Beth Elohim  Wellesley, MARead more...

Chanukah Happenings in the Media

12/21/2022 12:47:59 PM

Dec21

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian