Friday, December 7, 2012
Hanukkah begins at sunset tomorrow night, Saturday December 8, and ends at sunset on Sunday December 16. Here are some recipes to help make your holiday sweet – and savory!
(Makes 12 large latkes) I shared my ‘basic’ version of this recipe two years ago, but I have come to realize that not everyone needs quite so many latkes. So here is a scaled-down version of the recipe – but you can always go back to the original if you like! Ingredients: Directions: Note: If you like grating your own potatoes (and, unlike me, can do so without grating your knuckles), substitute 3 medium baking potatoes for the Simply Potatoes pre-shredded ones. Make sure to grate the potatoes on the larger-holed attachment of your food processor or grater, and squeeze out all moisture in a dishtowel or with your hands. Also, add a tablespoon of water to your beaten eggs to make sure the mixture is moist enough. (Serves 4) Two years ago…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Celebrate the Festival of Lights in Newton 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. Here in Newton, there are many special Hanukkah events scheduled: PUBLIC MENORAH LIGHTING ON NEWTON CENTRE GREEN, corner of Langley Road and Centre Streets CHANUKAH FAMILY FESTIVAL, at the Mall at Chestnut Hill, 199 Boylston St. MENORAH LIGHTING AT STAR MARKET CHESTNUT HILL, 1 Boylston St. CHABAD OF NEWTON CENTRE CHABAD AT CHESTNUT HILL, 163 Bellingham Road CONGREGATION BETH EL-ATERETH ISRAEL, 561 Ward St., Newton …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Members of Chabad at Chestnut Hill lit a menorah Tuesday night at the Mall at Chestnut Hill.
The Mall at Chestnut Hill was filled with music and families Tuesday night as members from the Chabad Center at Chestnut Hill celebrated the first night of Hanukkah. The annual event takes place on the lower level of the mall, just outside Bloomingdale's, and includes the lighting of the menorah as well a DJ, food and entertainment.
Members from the Chabad of Newton Centre lit the city's menorah last night for the first night of Hanukkah.
With Hanukkah beginning last night at sundown, the city celebrated the first night of the Festival of Lights with the traditional menorah lighting at the Newton Centre Green. Members from Chabad of Newton Centre hosted the festivities, which included an appearance from Mayor Setti Warren. Warren lit the center, service candle -- known as the Shamash -- which then lights the other menorah candles on each night of Hanukkah. "The service candle stands and towers above the others, but it serves all the others...the mayor leads and serves this wonderful city and may god bless Mayor Warren and the entire staff of the city of Newton," said Rabbi Moshe Lieberman.
The final installment in our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for buying presents right here in Newton.
Editor's note: This is part four in our four-part Newton Holiday Gift Guide series, where we present holiday gift suggestions you can find right here in Newton. Check out Part One: Kids, Part Two: Women and Part Three: Men. You've bought gifts for the kids, and those special women and men in your life. Why not now treat the whole family to some special presents for the holidays? Or, how about a gift to a local charity. Either way, you and the whole family will wind up feeling good! Creative Playthings Play System- Sure, you might have to wait until spring to have it installed and it’s going to be too cold to use it for a while, but can you imagine the look on your kids’ faces when you tell them you’re putting in a backyard playground? …
Monday, December 19, 2011
With Hanukkah beginning tomorrow night, a number of events are going on in celebration of the holiday.
With Hanukkah beginning at sundown tomorrow, Newton Patch took a look at some events going on in the Garden City over the next few days. Do you know of any Hanukkah services or events that we've missed? Let us know in the comments section below! PUBLIC MENORAH LIGHTING ON NEWTON CENTRE GREEN, corner of Langley Road and Centre Streets GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING AT THE MALL AT CHESTNUT HILL, 199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill CHABAD OF NEWTON CENTRE, 32 Loring St., Newton Centre TEMPLE BETH AVODAH, 45 Puddingstone Ln., Newton Centre TEMPLE EMANUEL, 385 Ward St., Newton THE ADAMS STREET SHUL, 168 Adams St., Newton
Friday, December 16, 2011
There will be menorah-making and music at the Chanukah Lights event at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC.
Get the kids geared up for Hanukkah (also, of course, spelled Chanukah) this weekend at Chanukah Lights, a fun, family program with crafts and an interactive musical performance. Taking place on Sunday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, this family event is open to the entire community, not only members of the JCC, says Family Program Coordinator Suzanne Robbins. “We want this to be a festive, holiday event for anyone who wants to come,” says Robbins. Kid-friendly activities will include making dreidels and chanukiah, or menorahs. While the activities are geared towards children between the ages of two and six, all children who would like to participate are welcome, says Robbins. There will also be a…
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Joe Prestejohn of Cabot's Ice Cream will be awarded the 2010 Newton Good Scout Award tonight.
The Knox Trail Council Boy Scouts of America will present Joe Prestejohn of Cabot's Ice Cream with the 2010 Newton Good Scout Award tonight at a celebration and ceremony held at the Newton Marriott. The event begins at 6 p.m. The Land Use Committee will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in room 222 of City Hall. Among other things, 2011 auto dealer licenses are on the agenda for tonight. The Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston will host a PALS event from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. where children can make teddy bears. The kids will make bears for themselves and bears to donate to disadvantaged and sick children though the Bears Who Care program. For more information or to RSVP, contact Stephanie Maroun, PALS Coordinator, at 617.…
Sunday, December 5, 2010
The city ushered in the holiday season this week in many ways.
Did you miss something this week in Newton? Here's an update on a few of the stories Newton Patch has covered for the last seven days.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Several gallery openings and plenty of Hanukkah celebrations around the city.
There are a whole bunch of Hanukkah events going on around the city today and tomorrow, so check out our list here of what there is to do to celebrate and observe the Festival of Light. The Friends of the Newton Free Library will hold a book sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. on the lower level of the Auburndale Community Library at 375 Auburn St. Stop by and pick up not just books but also DVDs and CDs. Proceeds will benefit the library. Stop by the gallery reception for the Newton Free Library's latest exhibit, Offerings, Balinese Temple Festivals by Lori Lander. The reception will be held Saturday and starts at 2 p.m. Auburndale Artist Maya Gerr will have a free reception for her latest collection …