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The Original Farmers Market at Third Street and Fairfax Avenue and The Jewish Journal host an outdoor Chanukah bash for all ages. Kids can help build a giant Lego chanukiyah, families can play Chanukah bingo, make dreidels and play games with DJ Groovy...
December 7, 2011 | 3:19 am
Jonathan Adler Dachshund Menorah Calling all dog lovers! The Dachshund Menorah designed by Jonathan Adler is not your standard chanukiyah. Made in Peru, this fair-trade sculpted menorah is made of high-fired stoneware and features a white matte glaze. The Dachshund Menorah is...
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December 18, 2008 | 3:08 am
Alex, Ryan, Josh and Ellie Dubin light about 25 menorahs every night of Chanukah
From painted-clay preschool classics to sterling silver family heirlooms, the eight bright lights of the chanukiyah have a unique and artful way of revealing our values, holding our histories and telling...
December 12, 2008 | 6:00 pm
There are lots of ‘drashim about Chanukah, the candles, the Menorah and the Maccabees. Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe offers a new and fascinating look at the significance of the ceremonial candlelighting.
December 4, 2008 | 1:53 amI'm a Chabadnik.
That makes no sense to most people who know me: I'm not highly observant, I don't pray at a Chabad house, and the only time I danced with Jon Voight at the Chabad telethon, I embarrassed myself by chewing gum on camera.
But it's true: My Jewish identity was nurtured...
December 11, 2007 | 9:25 am
Its been a long week, but now I can finally say that my life is complete, thanks to the Chabad of West Hills, the Chabad of Woodland Hills and the New JCC at Milken…and also about 300 donuts.
Thanks for watching our Chanukah Special. Check out JewishJournal.com for more great videos and inspiring articles.
December 9, 2007 | 8:11 am
If you’ve ever wanted a Jewish Vegas wedding, this may be your lucky day - thanks Jelvis.
Celebrating the 6th night of chanukah with me, Jelvis lights up the show as the two of us say the blessings.
October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm
It's Your World
Welcome to your page in The Jewish Journal. The last Friday of every month belongs to the kids of Jewish Los Angeles. In honor of the New Year and new look of this page, we want you to come up with a new name for it. Please send your ideas to email@example.com...
December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm
A kosher menorah can be fashioned out of any material, so why not get creative? During the Festival of Lights we light the Chanukah menorah -- a modern-day symbol of the candelabra used in the Temple, also known as a chanukiah -- to commemorate the miracle of the oil and to...
December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm
The holiday of lights is here
It gives me such a lift
When candles burn so bright and clear
That I can see my gift!
Have You Lost Your Marbles?
Well, you better find them to make this chanukiah!
You will need:
Nine glass jars (baby food jars work) and colored...
December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm
The miracle of Chanukah took on a double meaning Dec. 4, when Los Angeles Holocaust survivors participated in a menorah-lighting ceremony with their counterparts in Tel Aviv via videoconferencing.
"We celebrate the miracle of Chanukah, and we also celebrate the miracle that we...
December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm
November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm
On the nights of Chanukah, Dec. 9-16, Jews around the country will remember a little pitcher of olive oil. In particular, we will recall a moment from the second century BCE when one of the Temple priests searched through the rubble of the vandalized sacred house. In the midst of...