Welcome to The J Schmooze!
Hey everybody! We are so excited to announce our brand new blog geared towards J families! The J Schmooze! It’s not the sales-y type of blog but the funny, quirky, informational type of blog so many of you have been asking for. Our plan is to post a few times a month and the blog will be accessible on our website all the time. Keep an eye out for the J Journal, which will have links to the most recent posts.
So, why The J Schmooze? The word schmooze comes from the Yiddish word “shmuesn”, meaning to converse, chat, mingle, mix, or network, which is the exact intention of this blog!
We hope The Schmooze will be a helpful resource for your family and even inspire a few new ideas! We'll include articles on parenting, youth sports and extracurricular activities, Jewish holidays, and a whole lot more. All of the posts here will be written or curated by one of the subject matter experts we have on staff at The J.
If you have any questions, or suggestions for the types of articles you would like to see here, feel free to email me!
Thanks for being part of our J Family. ❤️
Director of Family Engagement at The J
The Most Recent Schmooze
Here’s a question: what’s Jewish about pirates? Well, it turns out, quite a bit.
As early as the 1st century B.C.E., the Roman-Jewish historian Josephus wrote about Jewish pirates on the Mediterranean Sea, who harassed Roman shipping, interrupting supply lines between Egypt and Rome. But these “pirates” probably wouldn’t fit the popular swashbuckling image provided today by Disney and Johnny Depp...