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More to the Poconos than Great Wolf Lodge

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The Poconos, Pa.—Most people I know visit the Poconos for two things: white water rafting (day trippers) and Great Wolf Lodge for winter break or a long extended weekend. The Poconos offer so much more than water trips. Spring, summer, winter or fall, the Poconos has it all. From trout fishing in Paradise Creek to...

Take a Rest on the Jersey Side

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On the way back to Bergen County, or on your way to the Poconos, there is a NJ rest stop, the only pit stop on Route 80 West that offers great views, beautiful picnic areas, vending machine food if you need it. There’s also a dog run, and lovely fields and shady groves that are perfect for playing Frisbee, having a picnic, or just relaxing with a book or a pair of binoculars. It’s a great place to change diapers and let the kids blow off some steam before you make the final leg of your journey. You can clean out the car, get organized, relax, have a soda, and then head home in the sunset.

The rest stop is also a lovely garden with all sorts of specimen plants that are...

Great Summer Road Trip Books for Kids

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StatePoint—While the saying “getting there is half the fun” is a great concept in theory, in practice, a road trip can be quite stressful on families. But with a bit of smart packing and preparation, you can make your long summer road trips and shorter commutes more entertaining for kids. This summer, be sure to stock your car with some great activities and books.

Science Fun

Science and fun can go hand-in-hand, especially in the car. Try the middle-grade adventure series Nick and Tesla, which follows the adventures of two tween siblings who use their inventions to solve mysteries. The series is co-authored by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder, an award-winning elementary school...

Jerusalem Season of Culture Summer 2014 Lineup

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New York—More than just an ancient city filled with religious sites and historic attractions, Jerusalem offers a diverse collection of contem­porary art, dance, music, and cultur­al events this summer as part of its annual Calendar of Culture 2014, in­cluding:

Contact Point (July 10), featuring a series of specially commissioned exhibitions and artworks, includ­ing an inflatable elephant in Isra­el Museum’s Art Garden, a massive “Big Bambu” installation, a “crawling” dance performance on the floor of the museum, and a participatory pa­rade of masks.

Jerusalem’s In-House Festival (July 20–24), including performanc­es and events showcasing Israe­li directors...

New Country, New Careers

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We are all “works in pro­gress,” hopefully always try­ing to grow and expand our horizons. Making aliyah is a growth opportunity, affording people the op­portunity to explore new career paths in the Holy Land. I, for example, had been involved in Manhattan investment sales—primarily of­fice and apartment buildings—for many years. A few years after moving to Israel, I decided it was time for my work to make aliyah too, and I created a real estate firm primarily focused on helping families from overseas fulfill their dream of buying a home in Israel. And I am not alone; numerous friends have changed careers in Israel and are making their mark on society.

Therefore, I wasn’t...

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