Holidays

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“Bohemian Chanukah” celebrates festival of lights

Six13 recently released “Bohemian Chanukah,” a Queen cover, was (re)written to celebrate the festival of lights and pay homage to one of the greatest and most epic songs of all time. The video has amassed over 3.5 million views since its release last week. You can view the video on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P30ckBf1wk. Anchored by a strong Jewish identity and driven…

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Getting Hanukkah to go

By Ben Coleman Portland Mercury Hanukkah can be a lonely holiday in Portland, especially when it gets cold and dark and you don’t see candles lighting many windows. We’re far, far away from the traditional bastions of cultural Judaism, and perhaps more importantly, their wide selection of delis. In Portland, I’ve mainly experienced Jewish tradition…

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Students Share Essays on Freedom

PHOTOS: Above, Eric Kimmel reads his famous book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins to children prior to the Public Menorah lighting in Director Square in downtown Portland. At right, Reuben Lev receives his prize from Eric Kimmel and MJDS Principal Rabbi Shneur Wilhelm. Photos by RobPro Photo Two students shared their award-winning essays on What Freedom…

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Hanukkah Essay Winners Announced

Maimonides Jewish Day School has announced the winners of the Hanukkah Essay Contest the school sponsored for the second year. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland provided support for the contest, which drew entries from dozens of third- through sixth-graders.  Entries came from all three Jewish day schools in Portland and around the state, including…

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Celebrate Hanukkah

Celebrate Hanukkah this year with latkes, donuts, dancing and the blazers. Learn more about these holiday parties on our calendar.   Dec. 1 3rd Annual Portland Young Adult Latke Ball: Join us for the annual Latke Ball! Come celebrate Hanukkah with food, friends, games, drinks, and dancing. http://orjewishlife.com/event/young-adult-latke-ball/?instance_id=160893   Dec. 2 Hanukkah Donuts + Dancing:…

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A Little Oil Creates a Hanukkah Miracle

In the original Hanukkah miracle, a small amount of oil miraculously burned for eight days when the Maccabees rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem after defeating the Greek-Syrian invaders. In a modern cooking miracle, kosher chef Paula Shoyer uses a small amount of oil to fry crisp latkes in the oven. “Oven frying uses two tablespoons…

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2018 Hanukkah Gift Guide

You can enter to win the items on this page! Go to orjewishlife.com/i-feel-lucky to enter!   MAH JONGG CHANUKAH MENORAH Celebrate Hanukkah with this lovely menorah with Mah Jongg tiles on a wood base. $10.50 mahjongg4fun.com CHANUKAH, HANUKKAH…PASS THE BEER No matter how you spell Chanukah, imbibers will be holding the official chosen beer for…

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