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.

Music & Prayer

Music and prayer

Written by: Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

As a teenager, I used to listen to music like Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato and I was SURE that I was listening to the greatest, best music in the world. I remember my older brother getting angry at me during Passover cleaning …

Top 10 things I’ve learned living in Utah for almost a year now

Top 10 things I’ve learned living in Utah for almost a year now (!!!!)

By Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha


1. Utah is probably the greatest hidden secret in the United States. In the winter, there is great snow to ski, and in the summer, there are awesome cliffs to climb. It is loca…


Lebanon, Written by: Talia Goldberg

It was so sad, to see the devastation caused by the explosion in Beirut this week. Watching that, made me think of the emotions or baggage that so many Israelis have when they think of Lebanon. In 2006, I was 9 years old it was the time of the second Leba…

“do not pull out of the Gaza Strip.”

Written by: Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha


The year is 2005, I am 8 at the time, and I remember being very angry. As a kid, I was never interested in politics, until this particular moment. Orange shirts and straps were being worn by those who were saying to say to the state of Israe…

One foot on the platform & the other on the train

One Foot on the Platform, the Other on the Train….

These days are not simple ones for me. Not here in Utah, and not in Israel. I’m not sure you’re aware, but like in the United States, Israel is experiencing a lot of riots these days. They are about many things, like how the Governmen…