6 Creative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Differently

Planning to celebrate Valentine’s day?   Not sure what to do?   Worse, it’s hard to predict what we’ll be “allowed” to do.  Whether it’s the usual “hard to get a babysitter for the kids”, or you’re just looking to shake things up a bit, make this the best Valentine’s Day you’ve ever had. From old lovers […]

5 Ways to Stress-Free New Year’s Eve Entertaining

Well, we did it! We made it to the end of this year and we’re looking forward to a new year beginning soon. No matter how this year turned out for you, we can’t pause time. Instead, we can roll with it and look forward to what’s to come.   Celebrating New Years with your […]

4 Ways to Give the Gift of Food for the Holidays

Gearing up for all that holiday shopping? Instead of driving yourself mad trying to find a gift that’s both affordable and well-received, think of the one thing that everyone loves…food!   Giving food as a gift for the winter holidays is one of the best ideas of all. Everyone enjoys food…  and you won’t go […]

A Physically Distanced Thanksgiving

We asked Gersky’s content creator and local Social Media Guru, Jonathan Howard, to share with us how he spent Thanksgiving with his family for their physically distant Thanksgiving celebration.   Although he doubts his family will be celebrating Christmas by the outdoor firepit, he wondered what can be learned and applied to a physically distanced […]

A 2020 Thanksgiving

2020 has been challenging for all of us and much like everything in 2020, Thanksgiving will be a bit different as well! That is why we decided to share a few tips on ways to remain safe this Holiday while still sharing your gratitude with those around you. Top 3 Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner to […]

Why is This Year (and This Meal) Different From Most Other Years?

For Jews, Passover is a special time, when relatives & friends gather to share the joy of our ancestor’s redemption from slavery in Egypt. This “Freedom Festival” is the most widely observed & best loved of the Jewish holidays. Food plays a quintessential role at Passover, not a peripheral one as with other holidays. Indeed, […]

Which Festival of Light Is Celebrated the World Over?

It’s New Year’s Eve of course – with 24 hours of celebrations around the globe! Back in the day of the Concorde – a supersonic jet built by Great Britain and France in the 70s, you could celebrate New Year’s Eve in London listening to Big Ben chime, then fly to the Big Apple in […]

Kwanzaa: Celebrating African Heritage in America

The third December Festival of Light is Kwanzaa, a week long holiday, celebrated each year from December 26 to January 1st. Kwanzaa was established in the United States in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of Africana studies, as a non-religious, non-political African-American holiday celebrating the family, community and culture in America but has […]

Christmas Traditions: December 24 to January 7 and in Between!

The second Festival of Light this month is Christmas on December 25, however, in Orthodox Christianity it’s celebrated on January 7, observing Christ’s birth according to the Julian calendar. But, did you know that in many cultures, Christmas Eve is a celebratory holiday as well, complete with unique foods and traditions? For Christians around the […]

Hanukkah: the Menorah, Sufganiyot and a Potato Pancake

The first of the December Festivals of Light to be celebrated this year is Hanukkah, which begins on December 22. I was familiar with the story of Judah Maccabee and the menorah that burned for 8 nights but not why two traditional foods: sufganiyot and latkes, are eaten during this festival. Hanukkah, known as the […]