The Torah of Bubbiehood

The Torah of Bubbiehood
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Dr. Jane Sherwin Shapiro

Founder | Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning

We all know that bubbies are brilliant, but this bubbie has universal wisdom that could change your approach to everyday life. Whether or not you are a bubbie, have a bubbie, met a bubbie or adopted a bubbie, J... See more


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Opinion | The Particular Joy of Being a Grandparent

I have raised five children. But I have never felt this pure, unfettered happiness. By Jim Sollisch Mr. Sollisch is a grandfather. I never thought I could hold a baby for an hour - my head a few inches from hers, hanging on every sigh, waiting intently for the next scrunch of her lips or arch of her barely visible eyebrows - perfectly happy, an idiot entranced by a magic trick.


Bubbies naturally fermented pickles have always aroused the passions of those lucky enough to taste them. Today, her special blend of spices and painstaking process can be discovered in every jar of Bubbies dill pickles. Though Bubbies dill pickles start out simply, thanks to hard work and more than a little love, they become something special.

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Ehrlich intercuts her stories of food with Miriam's direct and unembroidered memories of her adolescence in Nazi-occupied Poland. We learn that Miriam was severely beaten by German guards, who desisted only after they tired of raining blows on the young girl who clung to her father.


Dr. Jane Sherwin  Shapiro, 

Founder | Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning

Dr. Jane Shapiro is a founder of Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning where she teaches a variety of classes and workshops blending text study with other intentional practices. As Associate Director of the Florence Melton School, she helped many communities build capacity to start local schools and ran professional development seminars for Melton faculty. Jane is a graduate of Princeton University and studied Jewish History at Columbia University. In 2016 she received her doctorate from the Jewish Theological Seminary researching the experiences of long-term adult learners.  She is a graduate of the Mandel Teachers Institute and Vision Projects. Jane is an award-winning educator and was a 2017 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award. She is passionate about all aspects of Jewish teaching and learning.