Doing Jewish

It’s what we do every day. Whether it’s the food we favor…a bagel with shmear… or the drive to repair the world…tikkun olam, we Jews are there, especially in Rockland County, where there are plenty of opportunities. We plan to bring some of them to you every week on Fridays.

Summertime Trifle

There may be such a thing as a dessert that doesn't work. We don't think this is one of them. This take on a traditional trifle is a perfect dessert for any Fourth of July celebration. It's simple and can be made by someone for whom the kitchen is not the favorite room in the house. If…

D’var Torah from Rabbi Ami Hersh

Rabbi Ami Hersh, Camp Director, Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, and Rabbi at Orangetown Jewish Center, has a short and sweet D’var Torah—words of wisdom from the weekly Torah portion—for us. Check it out.

Easy Peasy Sesame Noodles

This week's recipe comes from a very talented woman. Not only is Amy Kanarek (full disclosure: she's the wife of Barry Kanarek, director of Federation's Life & Legacy and Adult Education), a talented designer of artisan jewelry, but she's also a talented chef. According to Barry, this dish…

Chocolate Banana Mousse

Dessert…it’s so good, the perfect ending after any meal. For some people that meal might even be breakfast! But dessert can be good for you, in a healthy way. Here’s a recipe for a cool summer dessert from Tamara Duker Freumann’s book, “The Bloated Belly Whisperer”. It has a key…


Congregation Sons of Israel W. Nyack
Old Traditions, New Traditions


From Beth Harris

  • 1 lb boneless lamb or beef with a small amount of fat
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves

Mix everythi…