Chanukah

When Chanukah and Christmas Overlap

Many interfaith families find the month of December to be easier to manage with Christmas and Chanukah do not overlap. That way they can devote time to each holiday with the side of the family that celebrates it. But when, like this year, they are on top of each other the sorting out can be…

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Hanukkah in the Newspaper

Here is an article about Hanukkah in the Alameda Sun. The Sun asked Temple Israel to send them a photo of a child celebrating the holiday. The photo chosen was Kira, the daughter of an interfaith couple at the synagogue. How cute is she?! http://www.alamedasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7871&Itemid=10

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A Terrific Latke Recipe

Garden Vegetable Latkes My wonderful co-presenter at the Chanukah cooking program, Paige, brought this delicious recipe to the workshop. It is from Bon Appetite Magazine. 8 ounces Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces 8 ounces carrots (about 2 large), peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces 8 ounces parsnips (about 2 large), peeled,…

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Chanukah and that festive “Christmasy” feeling

How can we have a festive season? This is a question that can come up if you are only celebrating Chanukah but one of you wants the “feel” of Christmas. If you grew up celebrating Christmas you may feel that the excitement of a nationally shared holiday experience is lacking. There’s no way to get…

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Hanukah for Adults

Tired of kiddie games and ready for some adult conversation? Join other adults on the second night of Hanukah. We’ll light candles at 7pm – bring your own menorah & candles if you want to. From 7:15 to 8:15pm you have a choice of four workshops: Oil Vey! Hanukah Foods Around the World with Faith…

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