Ohev Shalom Hosting Sports Cards and Collectible Show

On Sunday, December 8th, 2019 from 11 am – 4 pm, Ohev Shalom of Bucks County will welcome all to a Sports Cards and Collectibles Show just in time for holiday shopping.  The event promises to be a fun-filled afternoon with vendors displaying and selling not only sports card, but a wide variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles. Admission is free and raffles, entertainment and refreshments will be available.

 

For more information, please contact Diane Pevar at [email protected] or call 215-322-9595.

 

Sports Cards and Collectibles Show

Sports Cards and Collectibles Show

Temple Beth Ami’s Annual Chanukah Party

Join Temple Beth Ami for our Annual Chanukah Party on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Everyone is welcome for a day of games, music, food and fun. Please RSVP with the number of people you will be attending with by December 3, 2018.

For more information stop by the Temple Beth Ami office at 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115, call: 215-673-2511 or email: [email protected]

Donation/Price: Members: $10.00, Nonmembers: $12.00, Kids: FREE (12 and under).

 

A Hanukkah Miracle

On the first night of Hanukkah, the state of Alabama witnessed a miracle of its own: the voters of this very red state elected a Democrat to the United States Senate for the first time in 27 years. In a highly publicized special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Democrat Doug Jones narrowly defeated Republican Roy Moore. Moore, who was endorsed by President Trump, has been accused by multiple women of predatory sexual misconduct, dating back years ago when the women were teenagers and Moore was a much older man.

In Jones’ victory speech, the new senator-elect thanked family, friends and campaign staff, as well as voters of different demographics, even wishing a happy Hanukkah to his Jewish supporters.

What Parents Can Learn From Lighting the Hanukkah Candles

Rabbi Will Keller

I love the scene that unfolds when we light the Hanukkah candles, especially with young children around. I find that children always have a fascination with this experience. They cannot contain their excitement, dancing and weaving between the legs of our guests and family as they try to get as close as possible to the lighting of the hanukkiyot (menorahs). The kids’ excited dances and the glitter of absolute joy in their eyes remind me that our children are in some ways like the candles themselves. [Read more…]

Hanukkah Food Hacks

What can be more festive than delicious holiday specialties made from scratch? For many of us, that is a voyeuristic pleasure, to be enjoyed in a magazine. Real life does not play out that way. Lack of time or attention span is no reason not to enjoy preparing your own Hanukkah treats. Here are some easy shortcuts that will help you fill your home with the aromas and flavors of homemade delicacies.

Latkes (Potato Pancakes) Photo: Jacob Kaplan-Moss https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacobian/

Photo: Jacob Kaplan-Moss.

Latkes

An easy shortcut to fresh homemade latkes is purchasing frozen shredded potatoes, or hash browns, and frozen diced onions. [Read more…]

Akara: Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

What should you serve when the last night of Hanukkah abuts the secular New Year’s Eve? The Yoruba tribe of West Africa offers the perfect recipe for a mash-up of traditions. It makes it possible for you to combine the American southern custom of serving black-eyed peas for good luck with the Hanukkah tradition of serving latkes. The result is akara, one of the most popular snacks in West Africa. [Read more…]

Boathouse Row Transformed Into a Mammoth Menorah

This year, a Hanukkah greeting appeared on one of the boathouses for the first time. Photo credit: NBC10.com

This year, a Hanukkah greeting appeared on one of the boathouses for the first time.
Photo credit: NBC10.com

One of the most magical sights in Philadelphia is Boathouse Row at night, when the riverbank rowing houses are illuminated with a beckoning glow, reflecting on the still waters of the Schuylkill River. For Jews celebrating Hanukkah this season, this visual delight has taken on a new significance: for the first time, the boathouses have been converted into what Mayor Kenney’s office describes in a press release as “one of the largest representations of the menorah in the nation.” [Read more…]

Family Day and Hanukkah Blast

The Kaiserman JCC invites you to a special Family Day and Hanukkah Blast at the J. Come and share in the spirit and joy of Hanukkah with a day of family fun:

  • Mitzvah Morning with JKidPhilly and The Friendship Circle from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Decorate a Menorah with Chabad of Penn Wynne
  • Israel Monopoly with Our New Shaliach
  • Open Gym (including fitness center and track) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Hanukkah Music
  • Chocolate Gelt
  • Fun Inflatables
  • Nana’s Kitchen Open — Latkes for Sale
  • Dreidel Mania
  • Kids Movie
  • Kindergym
  • Jewish Book Sale with Narberth Book Store
  • Community Candle Lighting (BYOM – Bring Your Own Menorah) at 4 p.m.