On the way back to Bergen County, or on your way to the Poconos, there is a NJ rest stop, the only pit stop on Route 80 West that offers great views, beautiful picnic areas, vending machine food if you need it. There’s also a dog run, and lovely fields and shady groves that are perfect for playing Frisbee, having a picnic, or just relaxing
StatePoint—While the saying “getting there is half the fun” is a great concept in theory, in practice, a road trip can be quite stressful on families. But with a bit of smart packing and preparation, you can make your long summer road trips and shorter commutes more entertaining for kids. This summer, be sure to stock your car with some great activities and
New York—More than just an ancient city filled with religious sites and historic attractions, Jerusalem offers a diverse collection of contemporary art, dance, music, and cultural events this summer as part of its annual Calendar of Culture 2014, including:
Contact Point (July 10), featuring a series of specially commissioned exhibitions and
We are all “works in progress,” hopefully always trying to grow and expand our horizons. Making aliyah is a growth opportunity, affording people the opportunity to explore new career paths in the Holy Land. I, for example, had been involved in Manhattan investment sales—primarily office and apartment buildings—for many years. A few years after moving to
The German Colony is an exciting and upscale Jerusalem neighborhood. It is famous for its main thoroughfare, Emek Refaim, which is one of the city’s most popular streets, bustling with activity and boasting cafes, restaurants, and trendy boutiques.
The German Colony is centrally located, bounded by the old train station to the north,
Haifa is a beautiful city located in northern Israel which offers its residents a rich quality of life. The third largest city in Israel, Haifa is on the comeback trail after having fallen into a 60-year decline following Israel’s independence in 1948.
The Early Years
During the British Mandate in pre-state Palestine from 1922
The Jewish presence in Hong Kong is almost 200 years old. The community began during the mid-19th century when traders from Iraq and India came to the island after the Opium Wars of 1839-42. As the 20th century approached, the growing community recognized the need for a permanent synagogue. A generous donation of land in an area then high above the city
Kibbutz Neot Semadar is best known for its array of organic products grown and prepared on the kibbutz and as “that place with the weird, colorful tower sticking up in the sky in the middle of nowhere.”
Anyone who has driven along Route 40 in the Arava region will have seen Neot Semadar’s famous landmark. Taking the time to veer
When we traveled to Brazil, we had a lot to learn, especially about Recife—the easternmost city in Brazil and center of the slave trade way back when the Portuguese brought African slaves to the Americas to work on sugar plantations. It is also the city from which the Jews fled to New Amsterdam in 1654 when the Portuguese Inquisition began the New
JERUSALEM—As Pesach approaches, Israelis prepare for the impending flock of tourists and pilgrims coming for the festival known in Hebrew as Chag Ha’aviv (the Spring Holiday, in Hebrew). It is truly a gorgeous time to be in Israel, with all of her natural beauty, her nature and fauna, revealing itself after a long winter as the land
Going on holiday can mean relaxing or sightseeing, tasting new foods or learning firsthand about new cultures. A growing segment of vacationers, however, goes abroad to work for free.
Voluntourism—volunteering and tourism—has been cited as one of the fastest-growing sectors of worldwide tourism. Israel, a top destination for a myriad of reasons
When the Seder dishes are put away, families can go out to play. Chol Hamoed this year is limited to Thursday, April 17; Friday, April 18 until sundown; Motzei Shabbos, April 19; and Sunday, April 20 until sundown. So we’re highlighting activities that don’t take you too far from home. This week we focus on Brooklyn and Manhattan. Next week we look at where