The skywalk through the Costa Rican rainforest. The skywalk through the Costa Rican rainforest. JNS.ORG – Today, with families more spread out than they used to be, the idea of a destination function is more appealing than ever. Having guests travel to one location can be efficient, fun and serve as a vacation at the same.

There can also be cost savings with a destination bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah. It can cost less to go away for a week than to pay for one large three-hour event. All sorts of options are available. Among popular destinations for bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs are the historic synagogues with sand floors (used to muffle sounds when prayers were held secretly) in St. Thomas and Curacao, the Costa Rican rain forest, and the centuries-old synagogue in Barbados.

A bar or bat mitzvah is a day filled with anticipation and one to be treasured. You will certainly want to protect these precious memories so they may be passed from generation to generation as a family heirloom.

Still photography plays an important role in capturing any celebration, but many of us may not realize that a professional videographer is often able to capture so much more than still pictures can.

Imagine if our parents had the technology 40 or 50 years ago to create a beautiful film of their special day, allowing you to relive all those special moments, hear their words as they read aloud from the Torah, witness their candlelighting ceremony, hear the toasts, see all the guests, and join the entire family as they danced the Hora. A professional video can capture the emotions, the joy and the excitement of the day like nothing else.

Steve Shapiro drives for the To Life Center Adult Day Services /PHOTO | SUSAN ADLERSteve Shapiro drives for the To Life Center Adult Day Services /PHOTO | SUSAN ADLERWhen people hear the words Adult Day Services, they might say that is not for their loved ones. They might say that they are feeling anxious and apprehensive about putting a loved one on a bus; they might be scared. 

At the To Life Center Adult Day Services (TLC), your loved one is greeted by the smiling faces of our drivers. Drivers, such as Steven Shapiro, are the first people our clients see in the morning. Clients are greeted with a smile and a reassuring “good morning,” that they will be having a productive and meaningful day at the To Life Center Adult Day Services.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA) – Happy birthday to “Saturday Night Live,” now into its 40th season. To mark the occasion, we’ve assembled a list of our 10 all-time favorite Jewish moments on SNL (they’re like butter, so good Coffee Talk and Hanukkah Harry didn’t make the cut):

10. Saving ‘Soviet Jewelry’

Gilda Radner scores as Emily Litella on a Chevy Chase-hosted Weekend Update segment, with her classic talking-head rant trying to figure out what all the fuss is about over Soviet Jewelry.

The Holocaust Education and Memorial Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford is sponsoring a variety of programs to further the understanding of the Holocaust. With this year’s theme: The Rise of Anti-Semitism in the World, the committee’s goal is to teach students and the community about anti-Semitism in the world today and to reflect on the consequences of anti-Semitism leading up to the Holocaust in the 1930s.