Breaking Your Fall Sarah Pachter While speaking to a friend on the phone, she asked me, “Sarah, do you ever experience a low? I know I do, but I’m wondering if that ever happens to you. You seem so confident and put together. Do you…

Torah Musings: Breaking Your Fall

Dear readers, Why is it that we have this almost hypnotic urge to look at the news? Bad news, terrible news, kvetchy news and even fake news. Almost anything becomes interesting as long as it’s not part of our lives. We can be blessed with…

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Project Focus Inspires and Educates Families in the Digital Age Yehudis Litvak On September 15th, just two weeks before Rosh Hashanah, about 2000 Jewish men and women gathered at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills for an evening of inspiration and guidance presented by Project…

Project Focus Inspires and Educates Families in the Digital Age

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You Never Know What (Challah) Will Stick Sarah Pachter Years ago, my mother-in-law mailed me a “how to” page from a magazine. The article was instructing how to make a braided challah in the shape of a crown and pomegranate for Rosh Hashanah. She knows…

Torah Musings: You Never Know What (Challah) Will Stick

How to Have a Blast on Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Dov Heller Rosh Hashanah is the Judaism’s Day of Judgment. Sounds scary? It could be the most enjoyable day of your life! Here are five ideas to help you have a blast this Rosh Hashanah. G-d…

Emotional Health: How to Have a Blast on Rosh Hashanah

Dear readers, As we get older, we get a whole new appreciation for the takanos and minhagim our chachamim have instituted over the past 2000 years. Take the calendar, for example. By the time the summer is over, we are both physically and emotionally drained.…

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Facing Tefillah, Community, and Family as a Couple Struggling with Fertility Dr. Karen Wasserstein Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It is a time of reflection, a time of spirituality. For many people, tefillah, community and family feel like a warm embrace. To others, such as those experiencing infertility, these can feel…

Facing Tefillah, Community, and Family as a Couple Struggling with Fertility

More Secrets Towards a Happier Marriage Sarah Pachter An acquaintance of mine, Judy, opened up about her strained marriage. I told her about a book entitled The Empowered Wife, by Laura Doyle. Doyle’s personal story sounded similar to Judy’s, and she had made this the…

Torah Musings: More Secrets Towards a Happier Marriage

Dear readers, When I was a teenager, and we would form teams to play sports, I generally allowed the other captain to pick the better players. This meant he had the better team and was expected to win. My team, on the other hand, was…

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Pink Challah Bake Hosted by Sharsheret Yehudis Litvak Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization offering support to Jewish women facing breast and ovarian cancer, hosted a Pink Challah Bake and Women’s Health Education Discussion, held at the Bais Yaakov of Los Angeles. Over 30 local women…

Pink Challah Bake Hosted by Sharsheret

Dor Yeshorim Does More for Klal Yisrael Specialized family testing is only one way Dor Yeshorim preserves generations. You may know Dor Yeshorim as a compatibility test, ensuring that you or your children would never have to experience the pain of genetic disease, R”L. You…

Dor Yeshorim Does More for Klal Yisrael

Valley Riders Help Chai Lifeline Raise Over $10 Million Dollars Two Valley Village bike riders, Dr. Jan Moore and Moshe Kinsbursky, joined with 575 riders from across the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to participate in the tenth annual Bike4Chai August 14th-15th. Bike4Chai is a two-day 180-mile…

Valley Riders Help Chai Lifeline Raise Over $10 Million Dollars

Jewish Residential Treatment Program for Women to Open This Fall Yehudis Litvak The substance abuse and addiction epidemic has hit the Jewish community hard, with too many heartbreaking cases of fatal overdoses. Addiction treatment programs are life-saving, but most of them are not Jewish and…

Jewish Residential Treatment Program for Women to Open This Fall