2019 Rosh Hashanah & High Holiday Events

Park Slope Jewish Center

PSJC welcomes you and your family to join us for our youth and family services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur! Our open tent (literally!) service are open to the community and welcome your entire family from toddlers to teens a place to celebrate with singing, stories, and the shofar.  For service descriptions and times for all of our options from toddlers to teens to family services, please visit the websites below.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day gift ideas from PSP members.

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Remembering on Veteran's Day

For many of us today is an day off from school and a time when we try to arrange things to do with the kids to fill the time.  I did, however, want to take a minute to also remind folks that it’s Veterans Day, a day to remember the soldiers who have served (or are serving) in the nations armed forces. Do you know that it was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of November (the 11th month) of 1918 they signed the Armistice Treaty (I didn’t).  And

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Block Party Planning Time

Block Party Planning Time!

Thinking about summer and Block Parties? Since it can take 60 days (or 90 in some areas), you might need to get crackin’ on plannin’.

Here’s some information about throwing a great party as well as links to applying in Community Board 6 and CB7.

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Tips for Daylight Saving

Daylight saving time arrives and departs annually at 2 am local time. In spring, clocks move forward (think: "spring forward"); in fall, they go back (think: "fall back").

Read on for some advice about adjusting to the time changes.


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10 things the whole family can do for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

If you couldn't get a sitter this Valentine's Day - why not make it a Family Valentine's Day?  Here are a few ideas to make the day feel special:

1. Have a family date night
Go on a family date night. Check out one of these member recommended family and kid-friendly restaurants then do an activity like a movie or bowling.

2. Do a family movie night
Make some popcorn and have a movie night at home. Here are some family

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How To Thank Teachers at the Holidays & End of the Year

So it's the holidays or the end of the year, and you are probably wondering what you should do about giving gifts to your child's teacher. What exactly is expected from parents? Do you go all out with something big or can you keep it small & more personal? You've even heard rumors that giving gifts aren't even allowed.  Park Slope Parents explores the dos & the not to dos of what to give teachers & discusses what exactly the rules are when it comes to

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West Indian- American Festivities-- a Synopsis

Ben Austin wrote up a great email last year about the West Indian Day Festivities-- He's given me permission to repost it here (Thanks Ben!).

Mother's Day: Not All Cards and Flowers

Julia Ward Howe; one ambitious mother

What Moms Want?

an opinion piece on Mother's Day

Spring Forward (O The Humanity!)

The history of Daylight Saving Time

The Arch of the Moral Universe: MLK Day

A Brief Summary of Major Jewish Holidays

A quick guide to talk you through all the major Jewish events.

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