Friday, December 7, 2012
Celebrate the Festival of Lights in Weston with fun events and delicious recipes.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. There are a number of Hanukkah events taking place near Weston. Here's our list: Congregation Or Atid Temple Shir Tikva will hold a Hanukkah Celebration on Friday, Dec. 14 at 6:15 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring their own menorah to the candle lighting ceremony and take part in a "music-filled Simchat Shabbat service." Following the service a "bountiful holiday oneg featuring potato latkes, hors d’oeuvres, hearty winter …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Even if you’re not lighting a menorah this season, here are five things you might not have known about Hanukkah.
Hanukkah, the Jewish "festival of lights," begins at sunset on Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends at sunset on Sunday, Dec. 16. When many people think of Hanukkah — sometimes spelled “Chanukah” because of its pronunciation in Hebrew — they think of dreidels, the nine-armed version of a menorah called a Chanukiah, and Adam Sandler. But here are a few things you might not know about the world’s most oft-misspelled eight-day holiday: 1. The dates of Hanukkah are always different. Well, at least to our calendar. If you had a Hebrew calendar on-hand, you’d see that Hanukkah always begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month Kislev. For our Gregorian calendar, Hanukkah can begin anywhere between late November and late December, depending on the year. But…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Try one of these options while celebrating the Jewish holiday with friends or family.
2009 Backsberg Chardonnay — This white wine is a great compliment to Latkes 2009 Flechas de los Andes Gran Malbec — A full, rich-bodied red wine that goes well with brisket 2010 Goose Bay — A light Pinot Noir for those who enjoy potatoe kugel Oriel 'Femme Fatale' Rosé — A light, elegant blended red wine for those who enjoy cheese wafers Champagne or sparking wine — These sweet options are the perfect compliment to a jelly doughnut or two
Festival of Lights starts at sundown; area synagogues celebrate holiday.
Tonight marks the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Typical celebrations involve the kindling of the lights of a menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. Weston doesn't have a synagogue, but a number of those in the area are holding such celebrations tonight and in the coming days. If you know of other upcoming Hanukkah services or events, let us know in the comments. Public Menorah Lighting on Newton Centre Green, corner of Langley Road and Centre Street Chabad of Newton Centre is sponsoring a pubic menorah lighting tonight at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Donuts, dreidels, gelt and gifts will be available. Grand Menorah …