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Since 1970, the United States has celebrated Earth Day every April. By contrast, ancient Jewish celebrations throughout the year remind us of our responsibility to safeguard the fragile planet God has entrusted to our care. Almost all of our Jewish observances reflect environmental concerns.
One favorite dish of the Ashkenazim that survived the move from the shtetl to North America was the hearty mushroom-potato-barley soup called krupnick.
Raised awareness to the plight of the three Israeli soldiers captured in the 2006 Lebanon War.
The Temple partnered with two churches in the South Bronx in order to foster connections between the communities.
Families donate gifts or money to charitable organizations instead of exchanging gifts on the sixth night of Chanukah.
Yasmin must hold her nose to wade through the garbage piling up outside the Plony house. Though she turns off the faucet and begs Momma Plony not to use extra paper towels, it takes a magical Sparks- inspired flood to sort out the real trash from the recyclables.