The Federation Blog

Our Goal for creating this blog is to give the Utah Jewish community a platform to have their voices heard. Topics for the blog will range from What does being Jewish mean for local individuals, parenting Jewish, favorite recipes to local & global frustrations with the Jewish community.

Shabbat in Las Vegas

Shabbat in Las Vegas

by: Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

 

My first thought driving into Las Vegas, Nevada was OH NO, a big American city, there's going to be lots of traffic here! I need to turn around and drive back home! But I have made plans and reservations so I should stay and se…

How do you recognize an Israeli in Utah?

How do you recognize an Israeli in Utah?

by Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

 

One obvious way to recognize an Israeli would be to look at their shoes. Israelis usually wear Blundstone boots or when the weather warms up, some sort of sandals like Chacos and Tevas, but Utahns also are kn…

Mimouna

Mimouna

by Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

 

The night that Passover ends, everyone walks around their neighborhood in Israel and listens to music playing from almost every home. Each home sounds like they are having a huge party. You can see people are chatting, dancing, and singing. …

Before Passover

Before Passover

by: Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

 

There is so much to do before Passover arrives. There are the Federation events that still have details to complete, spring cleaning my apartment, and trying to eat all of my chamez. But I still want to find time for myself to re-wa…

Israeli Elections #4

Israeli Elections #4

by: Talia Goldberg, community shlicha

 

So a few things happened this week, and one of them was that I got to vote (number 4 in a row in the past year and half) in the Israeli elections. Honestly, I didn't know who I was going to vote for or even who was running unti…