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Musical Politicians in Victoria, B.C.
July 1, 2013 – 3:05 am
Musical Politicians in Victoria, B.C.

Lumley and Selim Franklin moved to Victoria, British Columbia, in 1858, during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. The Jewish community was just starting to grow, and the first synagogue, Temple Emmanu-el, was established in 1863.

4th Of July Fare: The Ultimate BBQ Sauce
June 28, 2013 – 1:36 pm
4th Of July Fare: The Ultimate BBQ Sauce

It’s high summer and that means it’s high-grilling season! This Independence Day, give your favorite food a delicious, tangy homemade BBQ sauce.

Susan and Jon: “My best friend urged me to just look on JDate…”
June 28, 2013 – 9:55 am | One Comment
Susan and Jon: “My best friend urged me to just look on JDate…”

Not long after joining JDate, I received a message from “GAgirlinSATX.” It was short and to the point; no crap in her profile about long walks on the beach, etc. And, she was the most gorgeous woman I had ever seen.

Don’t Gotcha!
June 27, 2013 – 9:50 pm
Don’t Gotcha!

All of the 39 m’lachot (creative labors prohibited on Shabbat) are derived from the efforts involved in the creation of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), parts of which were  composed of tanned animal skins.

Food For Thought: Eat Well, Live Well, Love Well
June 27, 2013 – 4:44 pm | One Comment
Food For Thought: Eat Well, Live Well, Love Well

Our relationships help make us what we are – fulfilled or empty, happy or sad, productive or reduced capacity. One important relationship is with your self – and another is with the food you eat.

Donna and Eric: “Thanks, JDate for a great connection!”
June 27, 2013 – 12:04 pm
Donna and Eric: “Thanks, JDate for a great connection!”

I signed up for JDate after having hesitancy about online dating. After checking out several profiles, I came across Eric, a guy who shared a lot of the same interests as me. We both loved sports and thought this was a great way to meet someone.

Moses’ Sons
June 26, 2013 – 10:51 pm
Moses’ Sons

The inherent desire to have one’s legacy last into the future is, most likely, the root of the laws of primogeniture (the special inheritance of the firstborn son).

Cheri and Adam: “I will always be thankful to JDate for helping me find my Beshert!”
June 26, 2013 – 10:02 am
Cheri and Adam: “I will always be thankful to JDate for helping me find my Beshert!”

Although we only lived about 20 minutes from each other, it was clear to us that we never would have met were it not for JDate!

Madagascar and the Jews
June 25, 2013 – 10:58 pm
Madagascar and the Jews

The island of Madagascar has never been the home to a formal Jewish community. There is no synagogue, nor any formal Jewish congregation.

Stacy and Matt: “We owe it all to JDate!”
June 25, 2013 – 2:02 pm
Stacy and Matt: “We owe it all to JDate!”

On February 4, 2013, Matt proposed; we’re getting married on September 21, 2013. We can’t wait to spend our lives together and we owe it all to JDate!

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