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Carly Gerber, contributing blogger

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60 and Chock-Full of Wisdom photo_th
My dad recently turned 60, and it was a beautiful weekend-long celebration. I could be biased, but his life is one worth celebrating. I’m thankful for my dad for many reasons, one of them being that he’s taught me so much about life. Read More

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“Brush your teeth.” Yes mom. “Call me when you get there.” Yes mom. “Do you think it’s a good idea to go out tonight with a cold?” Probably not … Where would we be without our moms? I, for one, would have questionable oral hygiene and still be suffering from a cold. Read More

Dating Advice from a Nice Jewish Girl photo_th
As a 24-year-old single lady, the world of dating is a 180-degree difference from when my parents were single and mingling. My mom was always being courted and my dad was taking women out on proper dates. You know your parents are way out of the loop when your dad’s dating advice includes going to Studio Paris Nightclub at 9:00 p.m. Read More

How to Be a Good Roommate photo_th
The melodies notifying you that your laundry is dry and your dishes are clean ring like a relaxing chime. Although there are machines to empty, you feel in no rush because you’re on your own clock. That’s one beauty of living alone: You don’t have to worry about emptying a laundry machine, so your roommate can clean his or her week-old dirty garments. I’ve been living this way for two years. Read More

Birthright Israel Survival Guide photo_th
‘Tis the season for Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. For those of you who were accepted on the Birthright summer program, you are about to have one of the most incredible experiences of your life. Soon you’ll be sharing your camel-riding, Masada-climbing, Dead Sea-floating photos all over Facebook. Read More

Grandma’s Three Lessons photo_th
Father’s Day marked one month since my grandma’s funeral. Her passing was the first loss of a close relative that I have experienced. Read More

A Blogger’s Paradise photo_th
It all began on a little island called Maui. While soaking in the Hawaiian sun on a family vacation, I was schmoozing with one of the other hotel guests, a mother of three who was telling me about her children. Read More

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Whenever my mom wants to diet, instead of using the “D” word, she professes that she’s making a lifestyle change. I like the way this woman thinks. Read More

Shul Fashion Guide photo_th
The High Holidays allow me time to reflect on my past year and dream of a new year filled with endless possibilities of the person I can become and accomplishments I can achieve. Read More

A Rabbi, A Priest and My Brother’s Wedding photo_th
My eldest brother recently got married to a beautiful woman whom I’m now fortunate to call my sister-in-law. The Drake Hotel in Chicago was the perfect romantic backdrop for the magical evening celebrated with close friends and family, scrumptious food, delicious drinks and a groovy band. Read More


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