Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
Linda Morel
Use vegetables and herbs to create a variety of latke options throughout the eight days of the Festival of Lights.
Top Stories
Koufax, Rosen and Braun are on the roster of major leaguers who have signed a painting that’s paying off for philanthropies. Greenberg’s there, too, without the autograph.
Adath Israel hosted a Chanukah candlelighting Wednesday night that also marked a commemoration of those killed during last month's terrorist raid on a synagogue in Israel.
Ben Sales, JTA
In the southern region where the country’s largest ever oil spill befouled a 3.5 mile stretch of desert, Israel hopes to become a leader in renewable energy.
This year's Chanukah parties at the White House took on added meaning, coming on the day that Alan Gross was released from Cuba.

The Calendar

Fri. Dec 19
Festival of Lights
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Fri. Dec 19
Main Line Reform Temple
5:30 PM
Fri. Dec 19
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
6:00 PM
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County



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