October 1, 2014 / 7th of Tishrei, 5775
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Chanukah 2014 begins on the evening of Tuesday, December 16, and continues for eight days, concluding on December 24.

  • Monday, December 8
    4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield map
    The Lappin Foundation invites children, ages six and younger, and their parents to a free Hanukkah Story time. Enjoy a holiday story and a delicious snack. Reservations are suggested but not required. Contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or e-mail posher@lappinfoundation.org . Read More
  • Tuesday, December 16
    6:15pm – 7:00pm
    Montenegro Square, Ashland map
    Sha’arei Shalom will sponsor the lighting of the Ashland town menorah in Montenegro Square (across from Stone’s Public House in downtown Ashland). Come and admire the brand-new menorah sponsored by our congregation. This event is open to the entire Ashland community. Read More
  • Wednesday, December 17
    6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston map
    Celebrate the miracle, illumination, and innovation of Hanukkah at the Museum of Fine Arts! Read More
  • Sunday, December 21
    10:00am – 12:00pm
    Ashland Middle School, Ashland map
    Sha’arei Shalom’s annual Chanukah party will be on Sunday, December 21st from 10 am-noon at Ashland Middle School. Non-members welcome. Bring your menorah so you can add your light to the community’s collective menorah lighting. Read More
Lots of Latkes

While there are a number of traditional foods for Chanukah, the latke (pancake fried in oil) has undoubtedly claimed first place in American celebrations of the holiday. Sick of the same old, same old? Try some of these variations:

Hybrid Latkes bring together several different kinds of potatos for a tastier, more interesting pancake.

Sweet Potato Latkes balance the oily goodness with beta carotene.

Cauliflower Latkes really up the ante as a healthy alternative.

Corn Latkes not only taste great, they require no grating!

And if you find yourself wondering what to serve with the latkes, we've got that covered too.