Category Archives: December 2017

Channukah is early

Candles lit for the eighth night of Hanukkah

Hanukkah comes early this year. Well, actually it doesn’t.  It is always on the 25th of Kislev—it just seems early on the solar calendar. A few years ago it was even earlier. Remember Thanksgivukkah? Whatever the date, it is when Jews all over the world light a Hanukkah menorah (a hanukkiah) to commemorate the Maccabean revolt and the rededication of ... Read More »

Weizmann Day School Honors Lori Snyder

An event to remember on December 15th! She is the School Administrator, an admired Science Instructor, and a long beloved educator in our local community. In the past 36 years as an educator, Lori Snyder has taught dozens of students at Atid Hebrew Academy (formerly in West Covina) and many more at Temple Beth Israel of Pomona and Temple Ami ... Read More »

Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah is a fun, minor holiday with lots of activities to involve even the youngest children.  It is also a great time to develop unique family traditions. Each night we light the Hanukkah candles. Some families light one Hanukkah menorah and others will light one hanukiah for each family member. You can make each night special with a different latke ... Read More »

A Delicious Taste of Hanukkah

Author Pamela Ehrenberg’s charming new picture book called Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas celebrates siblings, diversity and the joyous role traditional food plays in different cultures, in this case Indian. With Hanukkah approaching as the story opens, an older brother narrator describes his younger sister Sadie’s penchant for climbing, even in the Indian supermarket. Fortunately, his version of the dreidel ... Read More »

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