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. We plan to bring Doing Jewish to you every Friday. Sometimes it’ll be fun, sometimes it’ll be serious.

Smoky Pumpkin Soup with Nut Cream

This will be a Thanksgiving like no other. Why not try a new recipe you’ve never tried before…like this Smoked Pumpkin Soup from Jessica Trokel, executive director at New City Jewish Center. She says it’s a family favorite. Let us know if it becomes a family favorite of yours, too!…

Rabbi Sharff's D'var Torah

Chayei Sarah: lessons we can learn from the life and death of Sarah in the time of pandemic.

The Golan Heights Winery

Israel has established itself as home to any number of first-rate wineries, including The Golan Heights Winery. The winery is jointly owned by eight moshavim and kibbutzim, which provide the winery with grapes. Most of us are familiar with the brands—Golan, Yarden, and Gamla labels.


The election is five days away. We Jews have lived in places where we didn’t have a voice let alone a vote. Voting is a civic duty according to Hillel. He says, “Do not separate yourself from the community.” So mail that ballot, or take it to a ballot box, or show up on Tuesday.…

Rabbi Daniel Pernick D'var Torah

Here's what Rabbi Daniel Pernick of Beth Am Temple has to say about his d'var Torah this week. Noah was a righteous man in his generation. Even in HIS generation or EVEN in his generation?