Chanukah

Chanukah at a glance

Here is a list of area Chanukah celebrations. The first night of Chanukah follows Shabbat Havdalah services on Saturday, December 8.

Saturday, December 08, 2012 (1st Night)

Chabad-Chanukah Party for Israelis     8:00 p.m. Gerson Katz Chabad Center 4141 W. Esplanade Ave, Metairie

Chinese Dinner/Gift Exchange 7:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel...
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Chanukah recipes: Stuffed with Sufganiyot!

By EILEEN GOLTZ (Courtesy of the Orthodox Union)

Eileen Goltz is a freelance kosher food writer who was born and raised in the Chicago area. She graduated from Indiana University and the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Paris. She lectures on various food-related topics across the U.S. and Canada and...
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Teaching children the joy of Chanukah one mitzvot at a time

By JTA STAFF

NEW YORK (JTA) — Chanukah, when children look forward to getting gifts and gelt, is an ideal time to recall Judaism’s commitment to helping others and tikkun olam, repairing the world.

Two recently published books, “The Mitzvah Project Book: Making Mitzvah Part of Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah …...
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Chanukah Feature: 8 Tips for an Accessible Chanukah

NEWTON, Mass. (JTA) — Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, a Boston-based agency for Jewish special education, is offering eight suggestions from experts for a Chanukah celebration that is child friendly and fully accessible for children with special learning needs:

1. As Jewish parents and educators, we place a lot of importance...
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Chanukah Feature: New Children’s Books on high seas adventures, food and fun

By PENNY SCHWARTZ

BOSTON (JTA) — An imaginative historical tale of adventure set on the high seas will captivate young readers this Chanukah season.

“Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue” is one of a few new children’s books for the eight day Festival of Lights, which begins this year on the...
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Baked latkes for Chanukah, with roasted capon as main dish

By HELEN NASH

(JTA) — When I married 55 years ago, I knew nothing about cooking. I grew up during war years in Europe when food was not available.

So my exposure to food, and particularly traditional food, was nonexistent. After I married, I decided to take cooking classes, first...
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Linking to Lincoln on Chanukah

By EDMON J. RODMAN

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — We need to celebrate a Lincoln Chanukah this year. It’s not because of the new Spielberg movie — that gives us something to do on Christmas Day — but because of the 150th anniversary of a little-known event in American history that...
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Chanukah Feature: With a candle each night, celebrate the many dimensions of courage

By DASEE BERKOWITZ

NEW YORK (JTA) — My 4-year-old son is obsessed with superheroes, dressing up at every opportunity as the superhero du jour to do battle with the bad guys lurking around the corner. (My 2-year-old daughter is just as enthusiastic, but at her age all she can really...
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