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Looking for advice on connecting to a Jewish community? Have questions about the Jewish religion? Ask Judy Beck, coordinator of the Mishpacha virtual communities.

Current Questions

Chanukkah: I've been asked to go into my child's class to present information on cHanukkah. What should I do? Read Judy's answer

A baby custom: I've just had a baby - My mother in law insists on putting a red ribbon in the baby's crib - why is that? Read Judy's answer

Thanksgiving: A friend told me that Thanksgiving has roots in the holiday of Sukkot - Is this true? Read Judy's answer

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Judy is coordinator of the Mishpacha virtual communities, as well as the director of the Synagogue Leadership Initiative at the Federation of Bergen County and North Hudson.


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