Chanukah

Cookies for all seasons

I got a lot of help from Eileen, bless her! She mixed up lots of frosting colors and did most of the work. OK, folks, let’s bake! The stirring, the taste testing of the dough, the shapes, the scent from the oven, the colored frosting, maybe sprinkles, mmm! Don’t forget to crank up your favorite…

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Make Latkes this Weekend

(picture from my friend, Linda.) Last night my son got home at 11pm and asked, “Why aren’t we eating latkes?” I didn’t bother to answer that question; he’s seventeen now and says such things. But let’s face it, coming home on a weekday night and whipping up latkes is not so easy. The weekend is…

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Chanukah in Full Swing

Tuesday was the first candle and tonight will be our third. The recurring question I’ve heard is “how can we cut back on the materialism?” At this point you have the season in full swing and probably many gifts purchased and/or received. It’s still not to late to give you and yours some great memories…

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Chanukah begins next week

Dear Interfaith Families and Friends, Chanukah will be here in a mere week. The first night is December 4. Light your first candle on Tuesday night. Chanukah in the Headlights! Here’s an email I got from Julie on this list: I used to have a great list of Hanukkah activities to do with the kids,…

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Holiday Nostalgia is a Good Thing

Some Nostalgia… and Where it can Lead It is with tremendous nostalgia that I tell you that it is time for Annual Chanukah Bazaars. My eldest, Elly, is twenty one years old and before she was born my husband and I were members of Beth El in Berkeley and volunteered at the Bazaar. At the thought of…

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