Monday, December 10, 2012
Hanukkah began at sunset Saturday Dec. 8, and ends at sunset on Sunday Dec. 16. Here are some recipes to help make your holiday sweet – and savory!
(Makes 12 large latkes) I shared my ‘basic’ version of this recipe two years ago, but I have come to realize that not everyone needs quite so many latkes. So here is a scaled-down version of the recipe – but you can always go back to the original if you like! Ingredients: Directions: Note: If you like grating your own potatoes (and, unlike me, can do so without grating your knuckles), substitute 3 medium baking potatoes for the Simply Potatoes pre-shredded ones. Make sure to grate the potatoes on the larger-holed attachment of your food processor or grater, and squeeze out all moisture in a dishtowel or with your hands. Also, add a tablespoon of water to your beaten eggs to make sure the mixture is moist enough. (Serves 4) Two years ago…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Public menorah lightings are among the local holiday activities planned.
“The theme of Hanukkah,” Rabbi Michoel Green notes, “is the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil." Generosity is one form of that light, Rabbi Green said Tuesday. Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, starts at sunset this Saturday and ends at sunset Sunday, Dec. 16. This year, community members are mindful that “there are people that are still homeless in New York and New Jersey,” for example, said Green, who leads Chabad of Westborough. “A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness. And nowadays, even a little bit of generosity goes a lot further. The need is greater,” he said. “Charity is something which is very relevant to Hanukkah.” Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz of Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough said Hanukkah is…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Temple Emanuel will be holding its 67th Anniversary Celebration on the last day of Hanukkah.
Temple Emanuel will be holding its 67th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. complete with music, food and prizes. Friday, December 14th, 1945 marks the date that Temple Emanuel was “officially” recognized. Everyone is invited to celebrate our nearly 70 year history as part of the area's faith based community with Jewish music, food and fun. The Kol Levi A capella quartet will perform while Stan's famous latkes will be served. The "Dreidel Prize Wheel" will also make an appearance. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under. More information is available at the Temple Emanuel website.