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Custom cookbooks unite families around their culinary heritage

PHOTO: A page from a custom family cookbook, above, created by photographer Sarah Arnoff Yeoman shows a family cooking matzo brei together. Sarah recently photographed her own family cooking traditional recipes together including, at right, her father, Richard Arnoff, making the family-favorite matzo brei.   After the death of her grandmother and great-grandmother, photographer Sarah…

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A dozen gift ideas for dad

When a man becomes a father, he also becomes his son’s first hero and his daughter’s first love. He’s also the one who gives advice (although not always wanted) and tells those great dad jokes (also not always wanted). What do you get this guy for Father’s Day? Before you give up and grab a…

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Humor can ease care-giving burdens

PHOTO: Peter Rosenberger with his wife, Gracie, who has two prosthetic legs. April is National Humor Month: We certainly cry enough tears, but do we chuckle and laugh enough? By Peter Rosenberger In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a…

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Insider tips from a master wedding planner

By Lynda Barness You are now engaged! NOW WHAT? Here are five things to consider before jumping in, from a Master Wedding Planner: Breathe. I’m not kidding! Take some time to enjoy your engagement – and each other. And your families. And your friends. Get to work. When you are ready to start working (and…

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Chuppah: Your first home

PHOTO: PERSONALIZED CHUPPAH: David and Katy Katz wed at Congregation Shaarie Torah in 2018. The chuppah was made by Katy, who bought a sari to celebrate her Sephardic heritage. “The sari was the perfect size of the chuppah we wanted,” says Katy. “The colors, pattern and style of it spoke to me and David. Our…

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