Jewish Journal

Infinite Light: Sign me up

by Leslee Komaiko

December 4, 2015 | 11:04 am

A promotional image for an event by Challah Hub and Challah for Hunger: “Challah @ Yo Mama [Shelter]” at the Mama Shelter boutique hotel in Hollywood. Photo courtesy of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Here is a sampling of the more than 35 events taking place as part of Infinite Light, the citywide Chanukah celebration launched... read full article

  • Chanukah gets hip

    by Leslee Komaiko

    December 4, 2015 | 10:31 am

    On the night of Dec. 6, the group known as NuRoots is kicking off the Chanukah party to end all Chanukah parties: 35-plus events taking place over eight...

  • Set a place at the holiday table for Mensch on a Bench

    by Maggie Milstein

    December 4, 2015 | 9:23 am

    I first encountered the Christmas tradition of “Elf on the Shelf” — based on the 2005 children’s book of the same name — in the home of a dear friend...

  • The top 7 perks of being Jewish in December

    by Rachel Minkowsky, from Kveller via JTA

    December 3, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Growing up, ours was the only house on the block with a menorah glowing in the window. This should have put me on the fast track to Christmas envy, but...

  • How do we kindle the lights within ourselves?

    by Dasee Berkowitz

    December 3, 2015 | 12:56 pm

    There is nothing cuter than my 5-year-old daughter coming home from kindergarten with an overly decorated menorah in hand, singing, “Ner li Ner li, ner...

  • The Chocolate Girl creates kosher holiday treats

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    December 3, 2015 | 11:23 am

    Driving past The Chocolate Girl, a small storefront shop in the multicultural Mid-City area of Pico Boulevard, one might assume it has an ethnic flavor...

  • Nigella Lawson keeps it simple

    by Jessica Ritz

    December 3, 2015 | 10:02 am

    Nigella Lawson has achieved that ever-elusive balance other so-called domestic goddesses can only strive for. Gwyneth Paltrow’s eco-conscious Every Mom...

  • Honk if you like car menorahs

    by Ryan Torok

    December 2, 2015 | 4:03 pm

    Around this time every year, cars topped with oversized electric menorahs begin to appear on streets of the United States, England and elsewhere.


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