Rebecca Soffer is a New York-based writer and producer who has worked at "The Colbert Report" and Reboot. She tweets from @rebeccasoffer.
May 20, 2013 8:00am
From Alaska to New York and everywhere in between, make time to visit a Jewish Museum.
May 19, 2013 8:00am
That scene in “Airplane” was an exaggeration: the list of famous Jewish sports legends would fill much more than a pamphlet.
May 18, 2013 9:00pm
Embrace all things Bob Dylan during his 72nd birthday month.
May 17, 2013 9:58am
Consider giving your kids the chance to go to camp for a summer while also building independence, learning teamwork and maybe even meeting the loves of their lives when they’re not terrorizing the counselors.
May 16, 2013 6:00am
You’ve danced the hora at hundreds of bar/bat mitzvahs and weddings. But do you really know anything about the song you’ve been dancing to — including the rest of the lyrics following the first two words? See director Roberta Grossman’s documentary “Hava Nagila: The Movie,” which has been working its way through the domestic Jewish film festival circuit…
May 15, 2013 5:00am
Embrace the most Jewish of traditions by asking questions about a relative’s life.
May 14, 2013 6:00am
Many of the earliest therapists were Jews and Jews have loved doling out advice for ages. Today, discover the Jewish roots of therapy for JAHM.
May 13, 2013 9:21am
With mah jongg, bagels and schmears, spend day 13 living the Jewish life of South Florida, or visit if you can!
May 12, 2013 5:00am
Pray that a rainy day in May gives you an excuse to enjoy some classic American Jewish wit on film. Choose any or all of the following for a guaranteed better day: Mel Brooks’ “History of the World Part I,” Adam Sandler’s “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” or Woody Allen’s “Purple Rose of Cairo.” Speaking of…
May 11, 2013 9:00pm
Next time you do a downward dog, chant an ohm to Ruby Blue, aka Swami Neeladevananda. Blue was born Ruth Thaler in Poland and as a child immigrated to Washington with her parents. She was named a swami, the Hindu honorary title for master, in 2003 at age 86. Known for her inspirational lectures, tiny…