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Food

  • Sufganiyot get all the hype. But this humble Moroccan doughnut is also a Chanukah staple

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    BY ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA)  – The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Chanukah in Israel. During the holiday season, the famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and bakeries across the country. It sparkles with oil and sugar, and shows just enough filling to get and keep fans interested. A Tale of Two Doughnuts Every year, […]
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  • It’s latke time, and at Beth Tephilah variety rules on Dec. 17; other Chanukah merriment too

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    TROY–Congregation Beth Tephilah will feature a “Great Latke Festival” on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the synagogue, 82 River St., Troy. The community is welcome to attend the free program. Exotic latkes from around the world will be made, and available for sampling as part of the festival. Latkes will include The Canadian Cranberry Latke, The […]
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  • Chanukah celebration to feature chocolate at Bethleham Chabad

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    ALBANY – Rabbi Zalman and Chanie Simon, co-directors of Bethlehem Chabad have announced that they will host “Chanukah in Chocolate Land” on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar. A six foot tall chocolate menorah, an eight-branched candelabra that commemorates the Jewish Festival of Lights, will be featured. The event will begin with a community menorah […]
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  • The 5 weirdest kosher foods you’ll be eating in 2018

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN SECAUCUS, N.J. (JTA) – “Caution: Meat and dairy sampling on show floor,” read a sign at the entrance to Meadowlands Exposition Center. That may seem like an unusual warning outside a convention center, but to the crowd attending the food expo there, it made sense: Kosherfest is the world’s largest kosher food trade show, where the vast majority […]
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  • ‘Sushi in the Sukkah’ party in Clifton Park

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2017
    CLIFTON PARK–Clifton Park Chabad will host its annual “Sushi in the Sukkah” party at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at 495 Moe Rd. The program is free and open to the community. The program will feature kosher sushi, soups, salads, and klezmer/holiday tunes sukkah crafts and lulav and etrog shakes. Donation and other information as well as reservations may be obtained from Leah Rubin […]
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  • Why some Jews are paying $500 for an Italian etrog

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Fifty years ago, leaders of the Chabad movement tasked Rabbi Moshe Lazar of Milan with supervising the local production and export of the Calabria etrog, the citrus fruit used by Jews during the harvest festival of Sukkot. Shortage Lazar’s job is to make sure the fruit is kosher for the festival, and that […]
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  • How I keep my bubbe’s memory alive during the High Holidays

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By STACEY ZISOOK ROBINSON (Kveller via JTA)  – As a kid, I didn’t live a particularly Jewish life. We were sent to Hebrew school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and got dropped off at Sunday school. We fidgeted through services occasionally — usually because we were attending a bar mitzvah or it was High Holidays season. I went to Saturday morning services […]
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  • Easy-to-prepare holiday menu rich with flavor and color

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By MEGAN WOLF NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Two things are especially important to my holiday dishes: ease of preparation ahead of time and, of course, appeal to crowds. When time is short — and really when is it not short? — let’s make things as simple as possible. This menu fits the bill while offering a combination of flavors, textures […]
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  • Lunch tips for the new school year

    By jwadmin on September 1, 2017
    As we embark on a new school year, Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel, has some tips on what israeli children should pack for lunch on their first day of school.
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  • Temple Israel of Catskill to hold two day rummage sale and a pancake breakfast

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    CATSKILL–Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring St. will hold its annual rummage sale on Sunday, July 30, and Monday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Furniture, household goods, leather goods, and garden supplies will be sold. A pancake breakfast will run concurrently with the tag sale on Sunday, July 30 from 9 a.m.until noon. The cost of the breakfast for adults is $5 […]
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