Banana Bread for Tu Bishvat

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Tu Bishvat occurs on the fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Shevat.  Even though it is winter here in Pittsburgh, it is the season when the earliest blooming trees in Israel begin a new fruit bearing cycle.  A popular nickname for this holiday is “Rosh Hashanah La Ilanot” or New Year of the Trees.…

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Sephardic Hanukkah Donuts

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Hanukkah, also known as the festival of lights, is a celebration of freedom focusing on a miracle. After the army of Antiochus IV (Syria) had been driven from the Temple, the Jews, led by the Maccabee family, discovered that all of the ritual olive oil had been desecrated. A single container sealed by the High Priest, with enough…

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Tikkun Olam: Gabriel Project Mumbai

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The Ilanot class, led by Morah Mollie, is learning about three worldwide tikkun olam projects, one of which is Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM).  Founded in 2012 by former hi-tech executive Jacob Sztokman turned social entrepreneur, GPM is built on a vision of changing the lives of children in Mumbai’s slums through literacy and hunger relief…

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