Celebrating Hanukkah!

Celebrating Hanukkah!

My mom is Jewish- she grew up going to temple, Hebrew school (or rather, skipping Hebrew school by going to the park).  She may have changed her religion, but the Jewish heritage remains for our family.

I went to temple some with my grandparents growing up, and I remember some things about the faith. We’ve decided to celebrate our heritage and learn more about the Jewish foundation of our faith, including starting to celebrate some holidays.

We had a small Hanukkah dinner together. I made potato pancakes (aka latkes- this is the holiday to fry things….it revolves around a miracle of oil!) and brisket (probably not traditional, but we like the Pioneer Woman’s Passover Brisket recipe).  We bought challah bread at our local bakery and had chocolate coins (gelt).

Not to brag on myself, but the latkes were AMAZING. Crispy edges and soft inside.  Served in traditional fashion with sour cream and applesauce (I like both, but am totally #teamapplesauce)

We also chased Remi around the house playing.  She  thought it was hilarious to make us run all over and then she thought it was super funny when Mimi “got stuck” in her tunnel.

We also had sword fights with wrapping paper tubes. Another fun thing!

I’m learning more about the feasts and festivals because next fall I’m teaching a class at church about them! Excited to share our heritage with others!


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