Laura Copel

Laura Copel

Laura Copel is the Union for Reform Judaism's Grant Research & Operations Associate. An avid musician, Jewish composer and educator, she teaches and volunteers at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., her home congregation. Laura grew up in the Boston area and lives in the lower Hudson Valley, north of New York City.

Video: How to Make 18-Minute Matzah

Laura Copel
Got flour, water, oil and a fork? That’s all you need to make your own matzah! Follow along with food blogger, cookbook author, and producer Gabi Moskowitz as she walks us through it.

Sadie’s Snowy Tu B’Shevat

Laura Copel
Sadie is determined to plant a tree for Tu BiShvat, the birthday of the trees. She imagines one that will eventually grow big enough to hold a swing and yield crunchy, sweet apples. Unfortunately, it is winter where she lives – but she keeps on trying.

Sadie and the Big Mountain

Laura Copel
When her early childhood class plans a Shavuot hike, Sadie is afraid she won’t be able to make it to the top of the “mountain” and tries to think of ways to avoid the walk. When the day arrives, it’s much different (and better!) than Sadie expected.