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How Do Orthodox Jews Go Swimming?

Dear Jew in the City, This might seem like a silly question, but how do Orthodox Jews go swimming? Do they have places that are separate for men and women? If women cannot swim with men then can you ever swim with your whole family or just your husband if it’s private or is that […]

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Is it Bad if I Take My Jewish Kids to See Santa?

Dear Jew in the City, Is it bad if i take my Jewish kids to see Santa? They keep asking me.   Thanks, Michelle from Bethesda, MD Dear Michelle, Great and very timely question! How much exposure to non-Jewish holidays should we give our Jewish children? My kids have some curiosity about non-Jewish holidays since we […]

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What Do Orthodox Jewish Kids and Teens Do for Fun?

Dear Jew in the City, I am a 21 year old Jew born and raised in New Jersey.  I went to Hebrew school and had my Bar Mitzvah at a conservative temple.  My parents are secular, and I’ve been living a secular life.  Over the past three years in college, I’ve become close with a […]

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