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Spunky Senior Celebrates her 100th Birthday in Style

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

When Lillian Herman arrived at Olive Garden for a lunch with a dozen friends, she looked around the room eagerly. “Where are all the men?” she asked. “Why is it a whole table full of ladies?”

To an onlooker, it may have sounded like a bachelorette par…

Reflections From Israel

By Naomi Schachter
JWRP Participant

The beauty of Israel is that it’s really a microcosm of the world. There’s everything here! Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Neve Tzedek, the beach, art, dance, music, mountains, history and not to mention a diverse population. On my way back to the hotel, I …

Local Leader Travels to Spain and Morocco on Federation Mission

By Iris Epstein

Special to HAKOL

As a member of Federation’s National Young Leadership Cabinet, I have the opportunity to represent our community on a study mission each year. This year, I traveled to Morocco and Spain, where I got to learn about the long and rich history of Jews in both…

Experiencing Israel Through Our Children’s Eyes

By Josh Kroo
Special to HAKOL

A love of Israel has been a core part of my family values since before I can remember. In fact, Danielle (my wife) and I met at an Israel-focused Jewish summer camp more than 15 years ago. Both of us visited Israel multiple times during our youth and even lived…

Local Mom Explains 'Food Bullying' Trend and How to Combat It

Editor’s Note: Food bullying, a subset of bullying in which children with food allergies are threatened with their allergens, is an important issue in schools today. Lauren Rabin, a mom of a child who has food allergies, provided this interview to help others become aware of how to recogni…