Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wednesday event at the Maltz followed by author talk about Jewish holiday traditions.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will host a Hanukkah candle lighting and author talk Wednesday evening. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and features Leona S. Green, the author of At Home With the Jewish Holidays, which explains the history and traditions behind Jewish holidays. Find out more from the Maltz website.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Celebrate Hanukkah with a giant menorah lighting, food, entertainment and more
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Temptation to switch is the real story of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.
Would you switch from Coke to Pepsi? What about changing your driving habits to reduce carbon emissions? Would you Occupy Wall Street? Would you change your religion? Temptation to switch is the real story of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, which begins this year on Sat., Dec 8 at sundown, and lasts for eight days. It’s relevant today as a way to think about what we’re willing to give up. How much pop culture can we accept into our lives, and how much of our tradition (be it Indian, Catholic or Jewish) do we want to preserve? Pressure to conform Some 2,000 years ago, Greeks dominated the world from Western Europe to India and imposed their cultural philosophy, “Hellenism,” on their subjects. Greek culture, language and philosophy were …
Make these brisket, latke, and sufganiyot recipes for Hanukkah.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8 and ends on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. Observing the Festival of Lights goes hand-in-hand with making special Hanukkah foods. Before you light the menorah, make sure you have all the ingredients for some great brisket, latke, and sufganiyot. Although there are many recipes, below are a few to try during the eight nights. Potato Latkes Ingredients Instructions Once they are ready to eat, try them with some apple sauce mixed with sugar & cinnamon, sour cream or just a sprinkling of salt. Brisket Ingredients Instructions Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) from chabad.org Ingredients Instructions TELL US: What are your favorite things to eat during Hanukkah? Do you have any …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Celebrate the Festival of Lights in Beachwood with fun events and delicious recipes.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. You can attend Chabad of Cleveland's free Latkes & Lights celebration Monday, Dec. 10. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the story of the Maccabean Revolt against Syrian rulers in present day Israel 2,300 years ago. The Maccabees wanted to rededicate Jerusalem's main temple but had only enough oil to kindle the Eternal Light for one day. The oil lasted for eight days, according to the story, and …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Annual free event Latkes & Lights features huge menorah, Beachwood mayor, refreshments.
Eton Chagin Boulevard's annual menorah lighting will be Dec. 10. The free annual event, sponsored by Chabad of Cleveland and the Fromovitz Jewish Learning Academy, will be at 6 p.m. followed by entertainment, arts and crafts, a raffle, and traditional Hanukkah refreshments. The menorah will be located Menchie's and Barnes and Noble. “Chanukah's a time for celebrating the freedom to openly celebrate our values. This Menorah reminds us and the world of that message,” said Rabbi Moshe Gancz, Director of the Fromovitz Jewish Learning Academy and Program Director at the Waxman Chabad Center in Beachwood. He added, “A little bit of light dispels much darkness. With all the troubles experienced in Israel recently, the Jewish nation needs …