City To Host Hanukkah Celebration On Boathouse Row

  Mayor Jim Kenney, City officials and members of the Jewish community host an event on the first night of Hanukkah, Tuesday, December 12th. MLK Drive will be shut down to traffic between Eakins Oval and Sweet Briar Drive that evening so that attendees can

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Across America, Winter Celebrations

Americans love a party, and winter offers several holidays for family and friends to meet and celebrate religious and cultural events. Winter solstice celebrations mark the return of the sun following the longest, darkest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, around December 21 or 22.

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Obama on Hanukkah

Over the eight nights of Hanukkah, Jews across America, Israel, and the world will remember an ancient triumph of freedom over oppression, and renew their faith in the possibility of miracles large and small. Even in the darkest, shortest days of winter, the Festival of Lights (more...)

President Obama’s Hanukkah Message

Statement by the President on Hanukkah Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world. This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful story of the Maccabees who rose up to liberate their people from oppression. Upon discovering the desecration of their Temple, the believers (more...)

When Everything is Illuminated

"Everything Is Illuminated" is the first novel by the American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, published in 2002. It was an accomplished debut, as a novel about the Holocaust. " Everything Is Illuminated" also is a 2005 ambitious debut film from Liev Schreiber and starring Elijah Wood and Eugene (more...)

President Obama’s Statement on Hanukkah

"Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world. This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful story of a band of believers who rose up and freed their people, only to discover that the oil left in their desecrated temple — which should (more...)

Russian Northeast Hanukkah Celebration

Russian Northeast Hanukkan Celebration with Davai! Saturday, December 24 Golden Gates Restaurant INFO: Stay tuned for more info on this awesome Holiday Season Bash, which will feature a Hanukkah theme and Menorah Lighting, in addiotion to a great party at our neighborhood's central location - Golden Gates. Davai! is (more...)

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Why cut down a perfectly healthy tree and adorn it with glitter and decorations only to throw it out a few weeks later? Why waste all that paper on gifts and cards? In this climate-change conscious world, there is now something called a holiday carbon footprint. One (more...)

Hanukkah Is Over, But The Party Doesn’t End

Although Hanukkah may be over, it doesn’t mean the party must end there. Enjoy a “Very Jewish Christmas” on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at " Zahav" in Old City. “Growing up Jewish, it’s hard not to feel left out at Christmas time, so my family and I observed the tradition of (more...)


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