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Judaism has always stressed a search for knowledge. At 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy (Sci-Tech for short) one of the Reform Jewish community’s 16 summer camps, a crowd of inquisitive, intelligent, and extraordinary campers live out that search by studying astronomy, 3D animation, computer programming, and more.

Yes, but what makes these things Jewish?

Each week, two or three rabbis, cantors, or educators join different camp communities as visiting faculty, not only creating special bonds with...

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Collage of about a dozen brunch foods as listed in the blog post

The crickets sound louder each night, a wistful reminder that summer days are dwindling. Why not seize the moment and celebrate summer by hosting a healthy and pretty brunch – with a Jewish twist?

A few of our favorite brunch recipes are listed below. Kim Kushner’s smoked salmon frittata is really foolproof with her brainstorm to bake it in a springform pan (who knew?), and it takes literally minutes to make Tina Wasserman’s colorful beet hummus, using canned beets, chickpeas, and everyday spices you probably already have in your cabinet. Top it all off with our Israeli citrus...

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Ketubah (wedding contract) with two wedding rings on top of it

Anita Diamant is the author of 12 books, including six guidebooks to contemporary North American Jewish practice and her best-selling novels, The Red Tent and The Boston Girl. In the past two years, she has updated...

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A blurry photo of a female mixologist shaking up a Grape Mans Cocktail at a crowded bar in Herzliya

We're a little bit more than a week into the month of August, bracing ourselves for the first taste of fall and already preparing for the upcoming High Holidays (Rosh HaShanah is just six weeks away!) Amidst political headlines and other stressful news of the sort, here are a few light-hearted, good-natured Jewish reads for the week.

  • Summer's not dead yet!...
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Headed to college this fall and want to know where to find the best Jewish activities on campus? Or maybe you're an underclassman who's just thinking about what schools you'd like to apply to when the time comes. Either way, The Forward's first-ever college guide is a great place to start. The guide was created by two young Forward staffers "whose own diplomas are as fresh as their memories. They spent months collecting data and crunching numbers, surveying campus professionals and speaking to students, parents and alumni, to create a...

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