The Science of Latkes
Art by Alexa Druyanoff (Art Director)

The Science of Latkes

One of the most identified traditions of Chanukah is the fried potato latkes. Recipes have been passed down for generations, detailing the specific steps needed to make the best version…

The Age of Virtual Volunteering
(Friendship Circle of Washington)

The Age of Virtual Volunteering

When the pandemic brought in-person gatherings to a sharp halt in March 2020, volunteer organizations were forced to come up with new, innovative ways to perform mitzvot (loving acts of…

Sukkot in the City
Art by Alexa Druyanoff (Art Director)

Sukkot in the City

The growth of outdoor activities in New York City ushered in new possibilities for Sukkot celebrations. As celebrations, meals, and gatherings moved outside to reduce the chances of coronavirus spreading,…