Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

Vayeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23
By:
Rabbi Mark Robbins
Twenty-five years after freedom, our local Russian-speaking Jewish community remains strikingly separate — culturally, educationally, religiously and geographically. It’s time for Philadelphians to take the next step in bringing brothers together.
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Here are a few of our favorite event picks for Chanukah, broken down by day.
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Celebrate Chanukah with Scottish-inspired cakes and cookies
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
For my mother, Chanu­kah went way beyond latkes. It was her cakes and cookies — rich, buttery, studded with nuts — that upheld her reputation as a generous hostess and superb baker.
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By:
Judy Petsonk, JE Feature
I was walking down a street in Jeru­salem when I came to a sign: Queen Shalom-Zion Street. A Jewish queen who was not named Esther — and I had never heard of her! That’s how I met the unsung heroine of Chan­ukah.
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By:
JE Staff
The University of Pennsylvania library system has received a private donation of more than 11,000 items o f Judaica documenting the social and economic development of early Jewish life in the Western Hemisphere.
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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Dec 19
Festival of Lights
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Fri. Dec 19
Germantown Jewish Centre
6:00 PM
Sat. Dec 20
Adath Israel
4:00 PM

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