Bonnie's Matzoh Crunch
5 to 6 sheets of matzoh (I use unsalted)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into chunks
1 cup (firmly-packed) light brown sugar
1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, or coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
1 cup chopped walnuts
optional: add a sprinkling of fleur de sel, or coarse sea salt, 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped or chopped walnuts
IT'S PUR-PUR-PURIM!!! Thursday, March 1 @ 6:00
COME AND CELEBRATE! Wear a costume and join the fun! We will read the Megillah with graggers and songs; eat a light dinner and enjoy hamantaschen prepared by our school families.
$5/person; $25/family. Jennifer Scannell is organizing the event. Please let her know you're coming by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Purim is a time to REJOICE. to GIVE and to SHARE. Our annual Purim fundraiser which is based on Mishloach Manot, is prepared and assembled by congregation members. Mishloach Manot are gifts of food that Jews send to each other during the holiday of Purim. "Mishloach Manot" literally means the "sending of portions" in Hebrew and this mitzvah is meant to ensure that everyone has enough food to enjoy the traditional Purim feast. For Congregation Beth Hillel, it also means that as one big family, we want to share the joy with everyone.
“Benny loves to help out at his Grandpa’s bakery in the morning, and the customers love the crusty bagels with their soft insides. When Grandpa explains to Benny that God, not him, should be thanked for the wonderful bagels, Benny sets out to do just that. He decides to leave God a bagful of bagels in the synagogue at the end of each week. And each week God eats the bagels…or so Benny thinks…
Lovingly told, Bagels from Benny explores the values of caring and sharing, building a strong sense of community and finding joy in giving thanks.” Goodreads.com
"Musician Don Fernando longs to hear the sounds of the shofar on the High Holidays, but, like the other secret Jews in Inquisition Spain, he must hide his religion. But when he is asked to perform a symphony celebrating the new world, he and his son Rafael devise a daring plan to usher in the Jewish New Year right in plain sight of the Spanish nobility!" Goodreads.com
The Shabbat Experience is coming to Congregation Beth Hillel on Friday January 26 , 2018 @ 7:15.
We'll gather around the table, welcoming Shabbat with blessings, songs and discussion. Let's get together for this special evening to bask in the spiritual glory of Shabbat.
Little Red Ruthie by Gloria Koster
“ Clever little Ruthie is way shrewder than her fabled namesake Little Red Riding Hood. Carrying her basket of sour cream and applesauce en route to her grandmother’s house to make latkes, she is waylaid by a very hungry,very big, very bad wolf. Brave as a Maccabee, she persuades him to wait while she fries a batch of latkes, and when he has gorged himself into oblivion, she sends him on his way with a jelly donut for dessert. Safe and sound, Ruthie and Grandma eat their own latkes and light the first Hanukkah candle."