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What is SIMCHAT TORAH

Friday, September 27, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Simchat Torah means “Rejoicing in the Torah”.  This holiday marks the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings.  We read the last Torah portion, then immediately read the first chapter to remind us that the Torah is a circle and never ends.  

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Sukkot

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

SUKKOT:  Sukkot is a Jewish holiday where we give thanks for the Fall Harvest, celebrated on the 15th day of Tishrei, which is September 18, 2013. 

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Tisha B'Av

Monday, July 15, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Tisha B'Av: July 15-16, 2013

What is Tisha B'av?

The saddest day on the Jewish calendar is the Ninth of Av, "Tisha b'Av," the date on which both our Holy Temples were destroyed, and exile, persecution and spiritual darkness began.

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Shavuot

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 4:20:00 pm Comments (0)

The Holiday of Shavuot begins on the evening of May 14 and lasts for 2 days.  On the Hebrew calendar this is the 6th and 7th of Sivan.  We commemorate the day G-d gave the Jewish people the Torah at Mt. Sinai.

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What is the holiday Lag B’Omer?

Monday, April 22, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

What is the holiday Lag B’Omer?

Lag B’Omer.  These Hebrew words translate to “the 33rd day of the Omer.” According to the Torah we are obligated to count the days from the second night of Passover to the day before Shavuot, seven full weeks.

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Passover Sponge Cake

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
Passover Sponge Cake: Recipe courtesey of Ann Bernstein Ingredients: 9 eggs 1 cup of Potato Starch 1/2 cup of sugar 1 whole lemon or orange, grated Directions: seperate ...... Read More

Chocolate Farfel Clusters

Friday, March 22, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 5:00:00 pm Comments (0)

A Passover Treat sure to delight: Chocolate Farfel Clusters

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Sephardic Haroseth

Monday, March 18, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 1:15:00 pm Comments (0)

This recipe for Sephardic Haroseth is courtesey of Mollie Zezulinski.

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Baking Hamantaschen

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

My favorite thing about Holidays is all the wonderful FOOD! Hamantashen anyone?

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Purim | What’s The Story?

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

What’s The Story?

Purim is a fun and joyous holiday. We are commanded to eat, drink and be merry! ...

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Tu B’ Shevat. What Jewish holiday is this?

Monday, January 14, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

What is Tu B’Shevat anyway?

Tu B’ Shevat.  What Jewish holiday is this?  Can we eat bread?  Turn on lights?  Do we repent?  Give presents?

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