Salt & Pilpel

Connecting Jewish Americans and Israelis in North NJ

Nitsan’s photography lessons March 15, 2011

 

Open Hearts Project March 12, 2011

 

Please join us for a friendly informational meeting about project Open Hearts, Open Homes, a respite program for Israeli teenagers affected by terrorism and/or war. This is a joint program between both the JCC on the Palisades and the YJCC in Washington Twp. You won’t be committing to anything by attending this meeting aside from an hour of your time and hopefully some interesting conversation. If you have any questions you can contact Steven Mark at smark@yjcc.org or (201) 666-6610 ext. 244.
Thank you

 

 

 

Emanu-El Delicatessen February 26, 2011

 

Send our love to soldiers in Israel February 25, 2011

 

Our Challah Project in the press February 17, 2011

Have a look….

 

 

Irit’s traditional Purim Party February 13, 2011

 

Challah Project/Noga Sher February 11, 2011

Me…. Baking Challa? Who would of thought?
Well, I admit, when I first saw your inviting mail for the challa project baking, I raised my eyebrow….
Me baking Challa?  This is my husband’s job ( he is a professional pastry-cook) and my job is usually eating it. ( with just plain butter is the best J )
I thought is this an attempt to make me more religious…. ????  I couldn’t help remembering the rabbi’s wife just before I got married lecturing me how every mother and daughter should light shabbat candles and bake a challa.….( yeah… right…)  But then I was charmed  by the idea that the challot (plural for challa in Hebrew) are meant to be given to others to welcome them to the community. what a great initiative! , why didn’t I think of that?
Well great purpose I thought I am in, the evening we made the challot was a lot of fun, I got to meet new Israeli members of the community and had the chance to find out the secrets of making a challa without being around my husband and his mess while he is in the kitchen. It seems that years of practicing on braiding my daughters hair, did not give me any advantage on succeeding with braiding from 6….( so I guess I can add: it was challenging as well).
But the best part of the project (aside from eating a fresh home made challa  with butter of course) was to see the faces of the people who received the challa and their warm words of thankfulness.
Great experience, I am proud to have part in it. Thank you very much.
Waiting to host at my place too.