Interfaith Grandkids

Interfaith Grandkids

Interfaith Grandkids and Crayola Crayons “Rabbi, I have to ask you something and it’s very personal,” said Ann as she wagged her finger in the typical “don’t tell,” motion.  At the time of her question Ann was a relative newcomer on the Aviva campus, (formerly the...
Chanukah Dreidel Hides

Chanukah Dreidel Hides

In Sardinia a Chanukah Dreidel Hides in Plain Sight On the Italian island of Sardinia it wouldn’t be Natale (Christmas) without spinning the “barrallicu,” (“bar-a-LEE-koo”), a wooden cube made to spin like… well exactly like the dreidel used by Jews throughout the...
Chanukah Spelling

Chanukah Spelling

OK, So How Do You Spell the Jewish Festival of Lights?   Chanukah is an unusual Jewish holiday because it is the only one of our Jewish festivals that does not appear anywhere in the Jewish Bible and of all the holidays we Jews celebrate, Chanukah, with its eight...