Runaway Dreidel!

Runaway Dreidel! by Leslea Newman Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker

Leslea Newman has used the rhyme and rhythm of Twas the Night Before Christmas to create a cute Hanukkah story about a dreidel that is clearly out of control.  It started spinning in the kitchen on the fifth floor.  It Read more…


The Hanukkah Mice

The Hanukkah Mice by Steven Kroll Illustrated by Michelle Shapiro

If you need a very cute Hanukkah story – this is it!  Steven Kroll takes us inside the home of a Jewish family celebrating Hanukkah.  Rachel opens a gift each night.  Her first gift is a beautiful doll house.  Quietly, Read more…


Gluten-Free Latkes

Gluten-Free Latkes

Just in time to complete Hanukkah celebrations! Traditional Potato Latkes ingredients: 2 cups grated gold, white or sweet potatoes (approximately 1 ½ lbs.) 1 small onion, grated 3 eggs, beaten 3 Tbs. gfJules™ All Purpose Flour 1 tsp. sea salt pepper, Read more…


Maccabee! The Story of Hanukkah

Maccabee! The Story of Hanukkah

Tilda Balsley tells the story of Hanukkah in great rhyme and rhythm.  She tells simply about the Jewish struggles and how Judah Maccabee leads the Jews to victory against the Greeks.  The Jews temple was left in a mess and Read more…


Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Hershal and the Hanukkah Goblins

For a long time Hanukkah had not celebrated in a small village because of some very mean Goblins.  Hershel of Ostropol neared the village hoping to find some fresh latkes and a warm place to sleep.   As he entered the Read more…


Parenting 000: Holiday Diversity

Parenting 000: Holiday Diversity

Years ago, I had a student move from Utah to New York.  She was 12 years old at the time.  She wrote to  me during the holidays and told me about her extreme cultural shock.  She, along with her family, Read more…


GF Hanukkah Hugs on Thanksgiving

The first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year, which is a rare coincident!  Which ever you celebrate, these are great treats and gluten free!  This is from Project Gluten Free. Here is a 3 INGREDIENT SUPER EASY Hanukkah Read more…


12 Days of Christmas!

snow mailbox

It’s rare nowadays that all our family and friends live near by or even in the same state.  That is precisely why the post office, UPS and FedEx are so busy particularly during November and December.  If you are one Read more…