Salt & Pilpel

Connecting Jewish Americans and Israelis in North NJ

10% Off Hair Affair for Salt and Pilpel Members October 24, 2010

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Great deal for all Salt and Pilpel members!

Go to Herman at Gallery Salon, mention Salt and Pilpel and get 10% off of your entire transaction, be it a hair cut, color or styling. Herman is especially great for curly cues but has proven wonderful with men and kids hair as well!

37 Highwood Ave Tenafly,

NJ 07670-1825 – (201) 266-8075

Hope you enjoy it!


Pimaan October 21, 2010

Here’s a restaurant recommendation by our Salt and Pilpel member Ilanit Habot:

When my friend asked me to join her for lunch at a great Thai restaurant I asked hesitated: “Is it hot and expensive? Where is it?”

I live in this area almost 10 years, and never heard about Pimaan before. The lunch special was so delicious! And cheap….very cheap. For $7.5 I had a whole plate of great spring roll with dressing, white tower of rice and chicken with green curry, coconut milk, eggplant, chili, fresh basil, sweet peas & bamboo shoots. Appetizer included the house salad, very fresh and tasty; spicy, but not too spicy. We didn’t give up their famous dessert: fried ice cream flambe’.  The place was packed, and I heard that weekend nights waiting time is more than an hour. The same dish, would cost $8.5 if comes with Shrimp, Squid or Scallop, $9.5 if it was mixed sea food, and $9 if you chose fish (Tilapia, Bass or Salmon). Delicious!

For more information go to their website:

Thanks, Ilanit, for a great post!


Hebringlish October 19, 2010

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Learn Hebrew  is a great site I found with many Hebrew idioms, both spoken (click the little volume sign) and translated – enjoy!


Apple Picking October 14, 2010

Last Saturday we decided to enjoy the fabulous weather and go out for an Apple and Pumpkin Picking.

We drove to Sugar Loaf enjoyed their lovely annual Fall Festival and continued to  Apple Wood Orchards to pick apples

We all had a great time !

Now we need apple recipes … do you have any ? if so, please share….


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The sign


As you drive out of Brooklyn on the Williamsburg Bridge you’ll see a traffic sign above you reading:
“Leaving Brooklyn. Oy Vey!”
No, the sign isn’t the work of a prankster. It’s a real sign, placed there last week by the Department of Transportation at the request of Marty Markowitz, Borough President of  Brooklyn.
Says Markowitz: “Oy vey is an original Jewish ‘expression of dismay or hurt.’The beauty is, every ethnic group knows it, and motorists seeing it know it means:‘Dear me, I’m so sad you’re leaving.’ “



Friends October 12, 2010

Definition: confidant, companion
Synonyms: ally, alter ego, associate, buddy, chum*, classmate,  companion*, compatriot, comrade, consort, cousin, crony, familiar, mate, pal, partner, playmate, roommate, schoolmate, sidekick, soul mate*, spare*, well-wisher

It took a few months of planning and some back & forward but we finally made it, a trip only for us, four childhood friends turning 40 that live all over the map but somehow never lost touch.

We know each other since G-d knows when, kindergarten? Experienced life together, laughed, cried, went to study overseas, got married, divorced then married again , had kids, went our separate ways as adults  but still share that special bond that can put us in a room as if time has not passed by.

We complement each other, we can argue and not get upset, we can have different opinions but still respect each other.

This is the way I describe them …..

S : Strong minded ,highly  educated , gorgeous  looking ,  strongly  opinionated , defender of the least fortunate , stubborn, warm heart

R : strong character , defiant, a bit un patience, complacent,  stunning  ,charismatic , friendly , warm heart

E: Funny, humble, honest, believer, strong moral , free spirit , methodic , easy going , strong faith, warm heart

Me: …………………. Come one I cannot give an opinion on my self

We finally gathered in this amazing location, cozy luxurious cabin, surrounded by mountains, pine smell, fresh air, leaving our husbands, kids & work behind. Total freedom!  Drank some wine and stayed up catching up.

We spent 3 days doing all sort of things, massage, spa, walking, eating, touring, hot tub , eating , sightseeing, eating , went to the Sundance Festival location ,  watch the sunset in the most amazing place sitting in front of a fire place drinking wine  , did the zip line down the mountain , I screamed all the way and had my panic attack moment but I DID IT .

We spent quality time taking turns driving, pit stop @ 711 for some slurpee , looking for any coffee shop not Starbucks , eating amazing food and some junk on the way , remembered old boyfriends, first kiss….. Among other crazy stuff, shared views of life, husbands, kids, work and encouraging each other with “BUY IT ! You look amazing on this! You don’t spend this much ever and you are worth  it !!!

We should all have our once a year GIRLS ONLY trip , let me tell you it is a self esteem booster, heartwarming,  feel good  moment .

My favorite part of the entire trip …… waking up at 6:30 am in the cabin realizing this is not a dream, gathering  in bed in our pajamas next to my best friends in the world having amazing conversation.

How amazing it is that we can still connect in every level.

So as we read the definition of “Friend” they missed one portion : Loyal, empathy, sincere , loving .

Love you girls …….. Looking forward to next year get away

Yael Chamay


Israeli Rights October 10, 2010

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