Daniel marks his first day of pre-kindergarten in the Owls class at the Solel Preschool.
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Hanukkah is a celebration, a joyful holiday with delicious food and family memories. I remember lighting our menorah as a little girl with my bubbe. Now, raising my daughter, I hope to create special memories with her.
You can fire up your creativity this Hanukkah with a variety of Hanukkah and Judaica DIY (do-it-yourself) items at Pinspiration, a “Community Meets Creativity” studio in North Phoenix that’s ready to serve the artsy, as well as the not-so-creative, Jewish community this Hanukkah season.
They’re sometimes greasy, sometimes salty and soggy, and they are fried in oil. They’re high in calories sometimes; high fat – sometimes; high cholesterol – sometimes. But they’re oh, so good!
From a new audio version of “Hanukkah Bear” – a holiday favorite by National Jewish Book Award winner Eric A. Kimmel – to a novel for young teens set during the Festival of Lights, this fresh crop of Hanukkah books is sure to delight young readers of all stripes.
LOS ANGELES — It was just a few weeks ago, on the night of Nov. 8, that my family had all anxiously exchanged text messages as we watched the election results trickle in. State by state, my Hillary-loving family saw our hopes slipping away — and now, too soon, we are going to have to gather around the dining room table to celebrate Thanksgiving.
In the region of Calabria in the south of Italy, Rabbi Leizer Rodal of Phoenix’s L’Chaim Shulounge searches for “the perfect fruit” – an etrog for Sukkot.
By the time Sukkot arrives, we are three weeks into nonstop Jewish holiday mode. Some people might be a little tired of cooking, and I don’t blame them one bit.
Two Chabad centers will hold Tashlich events at local parks.
At its High Holiday services this year, Temple Havurat Emet in Chandler will hold a special ritual for one of its members, Holocaust survivor Irving Berk.
After weeks of missiles falling on Israel and bombs dropping on Gaza, we land on Tisha B’Av. With the day-to-day images of explosions and tunnels so fresh, I wondered how they might connect to my mid-summer night’s struggle with the somber holiday’s relevance.
With summer and the soaring temperatures already in full swing, I wanted to share a few recipes that will also double as great options for Shavuot. During Shavuot, it is customary to eat dairy, and throughout the world, you will see many different dishes from cheese blintzes and burekas to cheesecake and pizza. Here are three global recipes, each one using a different type of cheese, from a Middle Eastern eggplant dish to a Southern Mediterranean melon salad and finally a popular Mexican street food dish. Enjoy!
Between the challah bake, the Shabbat Project and conferences in Washington, D.C., it's been a busy week.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.