Hanukkah Cupcake Decorating Party

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If you read my vision for Thanksgivukkah, you know that I'm planning to focus on foods and colors that represent both harvest and flames: golds, oranges, and reds. For the treats part of the meal, we’ll plan to serve jelly doughnuts, because they’re traditional – and delicious. 25% off Hanukkah Games Box! 1 week only. November 14 through the 20th!       But I don’t make doughnuts. Too complicated. So I need something easier. We'll create edible dreidels again this year, because they're quick and fun – and you can “nosh” on them while you're making them. For the … [Read more...]

A Loaf Under Each Arm

Hanukkah games, Chanukah games

“How are you today?” I asked my friend Henry. With a twinkle in his gray eyes, he replied, “As my father would say, ‘I've got a loaf under each arm.’” This old-world expression speaks to the feeling of plenty, of gratitude, and of simply having enough to eat.   Week #1 Hanukkah Special: Hanukkah Bingo Game! 20% off. 1 week only! October 3 - October 9.  Honoring my father My father, z’l, used to ask me every Sunday when I was in college, “Are you getting enough to eat?” He was concerned because he often went hungry when he was in school in the “old country.” His life was … [Read more...]

Hanukkah. Chanukah. Hannukkah.

Handy primer with an overview of Hanukkah basics

Congrats to Heather, winner of night four of our Hanukkah Surprise Pack Giveaway. One of the things she gets is our 16-page all-about-Hanukkah primer with the story, glossary, FAQs, decorating ideas, latke recipe, and much more. (Available in Hanukkah in a Box.) You can still sign up to enter for the last four nights of the giveaway at www.JewishHolidaysInABox.com. What do folks think about this booklet? Here’s a comment from a seasoned, super-creative Jewish educator: “ [This] booklet details Hanukkah in an accessible, organized way. It captures the big ideas as Three Core Concepts: … [Read more...]