Hamantashen or latkes? A debate without end

The argument that latkes are better than hamantashen or vice versa may seem, on its face, silly. And it is. And the silly debate on March 8 at Adas Israel Congregation made the case for each holiday food’s merits while debaters kept a straight face. Take Diana Cohen Altman’s argument, in a style reminiscent of… Read More

Cut that shtick out. Save it for the wedding.

The checklist for Gavri and Laura Yares’ wedding last year included British and American flags, a ton of Star Wars paraphernalia, animal figurines, Hawaiian leis and grass skirts. At least that was the checklist their guests had made when planning their shtick — the comical dancing, tricks and other gags that guests at Jewish weddings… Read More

Celebrations for February 16, 2017

Sammy Polott will celebrate his bar mitzvah at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County on Feb. 18, with his parents, Arthur and Anita Polott; brother, Daniel Polott; and grandparents, Lena and Zalman Polott and Barbara and Ron Blumenthal. Sammy attends Tilden Middle School, loves to play baseball and is a big Nationals fan. Sammy volunteers… Read More