VIDEO Apple Latkes for Chanukah

From our Friends at St. Louis Jewish Light. Apple latkes Ingredients: 3 large Granny Smith apples 2 eggs 1 lemon 1/2 c. all purpose flour 1/4 c. sugar 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. salt oil for frying (neutral flavored oil, such as canola or vegetable) powdered sugar,… Read More

Ins and outs of aging in place

Aging isn’t what it used to be. And innovations in senior living and care are coming in time for the elder boom. In 2050, the population aged 65 and older is projected to be 83.7 million, almost double its estimated population of 43.1 million in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. One new concept… Read More

Jojo Greenberg, Whitman High School sophomore, dies

Remembered by friends and family as a vivacious and friendly young woman, Walt Whitman High School sophomore Jordana “Jojo” Greenberg, of Bethesda, died Nov. 27. She was 16 and had battled depression. According to a death notice The Washington Post, she had a strong sense of adventure and “whacky” sense of humor. She would wear… Read More

A funny name for a street

One of my favorite roads in Jerusalem is “Kaf Tet beNovember Street.” It goes through the neighborhood of Katamon, where I used to spend a lot of time. But more than the street itself, I love the name. Kaf Tet beNovember is not just a street name – it is a date – today’s date… Read More

Susan Turnbull named Ben Jealous’ running mate

Susan Turnbull, former vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, has been named running mate by former NAACP head Ben Jealous in his primary race to be the Democratic nominee for Maryland governor, the Jealous campaign announced today. Turnbull, 65, has decades of experience in both state and national politics, along with activism in Jewish… Read More

Star storytellers come to Tikvat Israel

From the deeply personal to the downright silly, the tales — all true, the audience was assured — were told. Nine storytellers spun them at Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville for its fifth annual True Stories event, all with skills honed on the emerging storytelling circuit, which features competitions across the country. And the roughly… Read More