Ohev Shalom Friday Night Live Shabbat Service Celebrating Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Inclusion B’Kavod at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County invites you to celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month by joining us at the Friday Night Live service on Friday February 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM. The Friday Night Live Shabbat service will be held at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County followed by a traditional catered Shabbat dinner. Shabbat dinner is $36 per family (2 adults with up to 3 children under 12 years of age), $18 per person (13 years old and up), or $12 per child (12 and under).

 

For more information, please contact [email protected] with questions or call 215-322-9595. Dinner reservations can be made online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efx0yqec00d55d41&llr=6k59eecab

 

According to Jewish Learning Ventures, Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified national initiative during the month of February to raise disability awareness and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide. Throughout the month of February, Jewish communities across the country including the Greater Philadelphia area learn about and celebrate those who overcome obstacles throughout their lives every day.

 

Through Inclusion B’Kavod and inclusion programs such as [email protected], members of Ohev Shalom proudly celebrate celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and welcomes diversity within our sacred community. Ohev Shalom proudly invite all members of the community to celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month during our Friday Night Live service on Friday February 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM.

 

Inclusion B’Kavod at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County invites you to celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month by joining us at the Friday Night Live service on Friday February 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM. The Friday Night Live Shabbat service will be held at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County followed by a traditional catered Shabbat dinner. Shabbat dinner is $36 per family (2 adults with up to 3 children under 12 years of age), $18 per person (13 years old and up), or $12 per child (12 and under).

Planning Bnai Mitzvah? Join Ohev Shalom for Mitzvahs Galore Party Showcase

Please join Ohev Shalom of Bucks County at our Mitzvahs Galore on January 13, 2019 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The Mitzvah Galore is a party showcase featuring a kid’s fashion show with Ohev Shalom’s tots, tweens, and teens. Are you planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? The Mitzvah Galore will feature DJs, bands, decorators, party planners, invitation calligraphers, and many more. You will be able to see and sample all of the party vendors in attendance.

 

If you are a vendor and are interested in participating, please email [email protected] or call 215-322-9585.

 

More information can be found at http://www.ohev.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/A-KIDS27-FASHION-SHOW-AND-PARTY-EXPO-Flyer-PDF-version.pdf

 

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County is located at 944 Second Street Pike (next to the McDonald’s) in Richboro PA. Ohev Shalom celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and welcomes diversity within our sacred community.

Ohev Shalom Mitzvahs Showcase

Planning Bnai Mitzvah? Join Ohev Shalom for Mitzvahs Galore Party Showcase

Sisterhood at Ohev Shalom Hosting 3rd Annual Trivia Night

Three times is a charm! The Sisterhood of Ohev Shalom is excited to announce the return of its popular Trivia Night to be held on Saturday November 10, 2018. Come by yourself or come with your friends and test your knowledge. What was the first Department Store to hold a Thanksgiving Day Parade? What famous musician was shot by Mark David Chapman in the year 1980? How many Jewish people eat Chinese food on Christmas Eve? What famous Beatle’s song topped the charts in 1967? Register for Trivia Night to find out!

 

Tickets cost $20 / person. Doors open at 7 PM, and trivia beings promptly at 7:30 PM. You can come by yourself, or you can bring your friends with a maximum team size of 12 people at a table. Snacks and desserts will be provided, and there will be cash prizes! As a friendly reminder, this event is BYOKB (Bring Your Own Kosher Bottles).

 

Please write a check ($20 / person) payable to Ohev Shalom Sisterhood and mail it to

 

Ohev Shalom Sisterhood

c/o Barbara Ponczek

2015 Beyer Ave, 1st Floor

Philadelphia PA 19115

 

Be sure to list the people who will be sitting with you. Trivia Night 2018 will be a fun event. If you have any questions, please email Dani Becker at [email protected]

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

FASHION, FOOD AND FUN IN MONTGOMERYVILLE

JOIN BETH OR SISTERHOOD FOR ITS TRUNK SHOW AND SALE

Shop for that special bride, grad, or mom on Thursday, May 10, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Country Club in Montgomeryville, PA. Select seasonal fashions, handbags, jewelry and more from the region’s finest vendors at Beth Or Sisterhood’s Trunk Show and Sale. Make it a ladies’ night out and enjoy delicious food, cocktails, raffles and door prizes for $50 per person.

Please RSVP by May 1 by sending a check to Congregation Beth Or Sisterhood, 239 East Welsh Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002, Attention: Ellen Mirbach or through the Beth Or RSVP portal, www.bethor.org. For additional information, call the synagogue at 215-646-5806

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County Hosting Open House: All Are Welcome

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County is hosting an Open House on Sunday May 6th from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM. All guests are welcome to visit the Synagogue in Richboro and learn what we have to offer to prospective members. Guests can tour the buildings and Hebrew School classroom. At 10 AM, and can meet our clergy during the Clergy Meet and Greet. Dr. Rabbi Elliot Perlman, Cantor Annelise Ocanto-Romo, and Cantor Emeritus Paul Frimark will tell you all about Ohev Shalom’s innovative programs in Jewish life and education. This is a great time for prospective members to learn about the benefits of being a member of the Synagogue and how its programs help people lead more enriched Jewish lives as members of the Ohev community. Please join us and enjoy coffee and snacks with members of Ohev’s leadership while getting to know the Ohev Community.

 

For Jewish families with young children, Ohev Shalom is excited to mention that family membership is complimentary until the oldest child is in the Third Grade!

 

More information about Ohev Shalom of Bucks County can be found by visiting http://www.ohev.org, by calling 215-322-9595, or by sending an email to [email protected]. Ohev Shalom celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and welcomes diversity within our sacred community. All are welcome, as Ohev is an all-inclusive community, and we welcome interfaith couples and families into our community.

Lag BaOmer Orange Infused Buns

In Israel, the arrival of Spring brings with it the smoky smell of Lag BaOmer bonfires. The outdoorsy Jewish holiday falls on May 3 this year, and where there will be fire, there will be creative outdoor cooking. In honor of Israel’s Jaffa oranges, here is a recipe for a truly sabra Lag BaOmer treat. This year you may try buns cooked in orange peels in the embers. If you do not have time to prepare the dough in advance, use refrigerated dough from the supermarket or brownie, cake, or muffin mix. If lighting a bonfire near where you live is completely out of the question, the outdoor grill or fire pit will do.

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Easy Passover Cake Three Ways

Passover is a time of visiting with family and friends, as well as entertaining.

It is easier than you think to make a delicious home-baked dessert to sweeten these encounters: All you need is a torte to form the base, freshly whipped heavy cream, melted chocolate, nuts, and spring berries.

In my family, these cakes were rolled, with the filling on the inside. Something always goes wrong when I try this, so I just serve them like strawberry shortcakes.

For all of these cakes, preheat the oven to 350°F, and oil a 9-inch round cake pan. Note that peanuts, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds are kitniyot (not kosher for Passover).

Nut Cake

  • 2 3/4 cups toasted and ground walnuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts, pine nuts, cashews, Macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, or coconut.
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 7 eggs, separated
  1. Place the ground nuts, brown sugar, and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the egg yolks and the cane sugar for about 5 minutes.
  3. When the egg mixture is fluffy, fold it into the nut mixture.
  4. In a clean bowl, whip the egg whites.
  5. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
  6. Fold the rest of the egg whites into the batter.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
  8. Bake for 60 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Sponge Cake

  • 1/4 cup matzo meal
  • 2 tablespoons potato flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  1. Whip the egg yolks, orange zest, and 1 cup of sugar in a bowl.
  2. In a different bowl, whip the egg whites with 1/2 cup of sugar.
  3. Add the matzo meal, potato flour, and orange juice to the yolk mixture.
  4. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the yolk batter.
  5. Fold the rest of the egg whites into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into a prepared cake pan.
  7. Bake for 70 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

 


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Chocolate Cake

  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups ground almonds (or other nut of your choice)
  • 7/8 cup sugar
  • 10 eggs, separated
  1. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave.
  2. Whip the yolks and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Add the melted chocolate and ground almonds.
  4. Whip the egg whites in a separate bowl.
  5. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Pour the batter into a prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 60 minutes.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool.

All of these cakes are delicious unadorned, and pair very well with coffee or tea. However, you can have fun garnishing them. Here are some easy ideas you may use separately or together:

Whipped Cream

  • heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon brandy
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • nuts
  1. Whip the cream with the sugar and brandy.
  2. Spread the whipped cream over the cake.
  3. Sprinkle some nuts over the cream.

Alternatively, you can sprinkle some powdered sugar over your cake, melt some chocolate chips in the microwave and spread the melted chocolate over it, or garnish it with fresh spring berries.

Celebrate Shabbat Across America at Temple Beth Ami

Temple Beth Ami invites you to celebrate Shabbat Across America with us Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM.  Everyone is welcome.  Please RSVP with payment by Monday, March 5, 2018.

Prices: Members: $12.00; Nonmembers: $15.00; Kids: $10.00 (up to 13).

Payments can be dropped off during office hours Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or sent to Temple Beth Ami at 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115.  If you have any questions or would like additional information stop by the office, call: 215-673-2511 or email: [email protected].

 

 

Open House Shabbat

Open House Shabbat at Temple Beth Ami

Temple Beth Ami is opening its doors to prospective members for Shabbat Services on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:00 AM and Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Arrive as a stranger, leave as a friend, return as a new family member. Everyone is welcome to stay after services for Kiddush, mingle with the congregation, have a meet & greet with Rabbi Mitchell Novitsky and receive a tour of the synagogue. For more information stop by 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115, call 215-673-2511 or email [email protected]com.