Bimuelos (Sephardic doughnuts)

(Photo credit: Israel Jewish News blog) When Ramadan fell over Hanukkah we had some Muslim friends over. They made a fried honey cookie and I made Bimuelos! Bimuelos 2 packages yeast 1 1/3 cups warm water 1 egg ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp melted butter or margarine 3 c….

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Community Activities – including Hanukkah Events

EVENTS Chanukah Party (San Leandro) Community Chanukah Celebration at The Village (Corte Madera) LatkeFest! (Berkeley) Kol Emeth Community Chanukah Party (Palo Alto) Community Menorah Lighting (Redwood City) Making Room for Shabbat: Chanukah Edition! (Palo Alto) Rockin’ Shabbat Shira (Redwood City) DIY Judaism: Let’s Practice Havdalah! (Oakland) Sam Glaser Concert: “The Promise Tour” (Palo Alto) Film:…

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“The Holidays” — Happy or just Greedy?

(Photo credit: Maggie Semple Blog) Here it comes, the holidays! The time that songs tell us is “the happiest time of the year.” Which raises the question, what makes us happy? American capitalist culture has a perpetual campaign to answer that question with THINGS! Things will make you happy! Cars, electronics, toys, whatever they are…

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Decorating for Hanukkah

A non-Jewish friend of mine loves to decorate for holidays so when she married a Jewish man she got busy finding the appropriate decorations. She told me that she, ‘doesn’t have much’ but you decide. Here are some of her decorating and party-making items. menorahs blue table cloth many votive candle/tea lights Chanukah garland (blue…

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Published on October 17th, 2013

Cooking Jewish Whether You’re Jewish or Not: Hanukkah…Thanksgivukkah!

This year Hanukkah begins on Thanksgiving! That has given way to fun, silly words like Thanksgivnukkah. How can you blend your second night of Hanukkah with Thanksgiving? We’ll introduce you to some new recipes that are right for both holidays – like sweet potato latkes and pecan rugelach. Want to plan a Hanukkah Party? We’ll…

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