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Sometimes you’ll find the most splendid synagogues in the places you least expect.
Such was the case during my recent three-day trip to Boise, Idaho, a popular gateway for skiing, river rafting, and hiking that isn’t exactly known for being a hotbed of Jewish life.
Yet there at 11 N. Latah St., just a five-minute drive from downtown, sits the oldest continuously in-use synagogue west of the Mississippi River.
And it’s far more than just a beautiful wood building. As I learned, Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel is the centerpiece of a surprisingly robust Jewish community with a fascinating history.
I was able to meet Nina Spiro, the synagogue’s director, who was kind enough to show me around the building on the busy day before Yom
Enjoy top-notch cuisine while taking in the spectacular seascape and landscape of Israel at these fabulous restaurants across the country.
Israel’s culinary culture is booming. People around the world are eager to discover the flavorful fusion that defines Israeli cuisine, whether on a food tour in Israel, in award-winning Israeli-style restaurants abroad and even on the silver screen.
Ambience is an important part of any dining experience. In that spirit, ISRAEL21c has devised a wide
Would you like to visit the Kotel, the Western Wall, or delve into Jerusalem’s subterranean history; shop at the Machane Yehuda or Arab Shuqs; pray at Jerusalem’s many synagogues; climb the String Bridge or jump to the Mount of Olives; visit the Old City’s gates or relax and Mishkenot Sha’ananim – Now? Well, you can, virtually. Jerusalem 360 is the largest panoramic project ever launched in Israel, enabling anyone to tour over 100 locations in Jerusalem. Only Jerusalem’s unique scent and chill
Budapest has long been a magnet for Jewish Tours. American-Jewish tourists staying at Budapest’s
Four Seasons Hotel or the renowned landmark Gellert Hotel & Spa make a beeline to see Europe’s largest synagogue, the majestic Dohany Synagogue. Here’s the irony. The Dohany Synagogue wasn’t even built by a Jew – but those two world-class hotels were!
We believe that prominent buildings built by Hungarian Jewish architects serving many different functions for use by Jews and Christians are more
$38M Raised at Star Studded Tribute to the IDF
The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) raised a record $38 million at its annual Western Region Gala last night at the landmark Beverly Hilton. The sold-out gala, which has become one of Los Angeles’ premier charitable events, gathered more than 1,200 supporters from across the country to support the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
For the 10th year, FIDF National Board Member and major supporter Haim