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.

International Women's Day or Gender Equality Day?

International Women’s Day or Gender Equality Day

 

A few years back, Mother’s Day in Israel switched to Family Day, since the role of motherhood has changed in the communities in Israel. As a kid who grew up with her father always at home and her mother working late, I thought this wa…

Salatim

Salatim

by: Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

One of the most important parts of a Israeli meal are the middle eastern appetizers. Every Israeli traditional shabbat dinner will always begin with appetizers called Salatim, which means Salts. I want to tell you about the Middle Eastern appet…

Purim

Purim

by: Talia Goldberg, Community Schlicha

 

I was talking to a friend about Purim, which is one of my least favorite holidays in Israel but it is one of my favorite holidays in the diaspora. She has asked me how I tell kids the story of purim. The versions of the Purim story she’s f…

Being a Man - When You're Not!

Being a Man - When You're Not!

by: Talia Goldberg

Community Shlicha

 

I have been writing blogs for over a year about being a woman and how that affects what I do and say. I recently thought maybe I should write about being a man instead. There's only one problem, I am not a man! I did …

Modern Hebrew Phrases

Modern Hebrew Phrases

Written By: Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

I have noticed that there are some really funny terms Israelis use, that Americans who know hebrew find weird. Maybe some Israelis find these terms weird too?

  1. Lo afti - means - I didn't fly. We are not referring to so…