Monday, December 10, 2012
Bringing the holiday of lights to places far from home.
The US military is famous for shipping to service men and women overseas what they require: complete trauma units delivered by cargo plane, dried beef Stroganoff dinners in packets, and kits for cleaning a rifle or a cannon. But the Pentagon doesn’t offer a Hanukkah celebration kit, stacked in warehouses, waiting for shipment. So it is up to civilians, among them the Brotherhood at Beth El Temple Center, go take on this project. The Jewish Chaplaincy in New York, which sends chaplains and supplies to the US military, provides names and addresses for the packages. First and foremost, each kit contains candles and a menorah. Lighting candles commemorates twin miracles of faith and freedom. For the past eight years, the Brotherhood has led…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Make these brisket, latke, and sufganiyot recipes for Hanukkah. Or, get them to-go from local spots in Arlington.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8 and ends on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. Observing the Festival of Lights goes hand-in-hand with making special Hanukkah foods. Before you light the menorah, make sure you have all the ingredients for some great brisket, latke, and sufganiyot. Although there are many recipes, below are a few to try during the eight nights. Hate cooking? Here are some kosher establishments nearby: Potato Latkes Ingredients Instructions Once they are ready to eat, try them with some apple sauce mixed with sugar & cinnamon, sour cream or just a sprinkling of salt. Brisket Ingredients Instructions Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) from chabad.org Ingredients Instructions TELL US: What are your …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Local synagogue helps troops overseas celebrate the festival of lights.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Len Abram
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
For the seventh year, the Brotherhood at Beth El Temple Center has shipped Hanukkah celebration packages to Jews serving overseas with the US military. The holiday begins in 2011 at sundown today, Dec. 20. Last year, 200 packages went out to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea, Germany, Turkey, and the USS George Washington and the USS Abraham Lincoln. This is a small percentage of Jews in the military, but other organizations – one is named KosherTroops – reaches out to many more. Each package includes a music CD, gum, a kippah or traditional head covering in desert camouflage, a menorah, candles, candy and a spinning top or dreidl. The packages also contain a letter from the congregation, along with handwritten cards from its children. …