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Since 1970, the United States has celebrated Earth Day every April. By contrast, ancient Jewish celebrations throughout the year remind us of our responsibility to safeguard the fragile planet God has entrusted to our care. Almost all of our Jewish observances reflect environmental concerns.
Toasted sesame seeds, honey and almonds make a deep-golden, chewy treat. Popular at any celebration, this ancient confection is traditionally offered over the Festivals of Purim and Hanukkah (Festival of Lights).
One favorite dish of the Ashkenazim that survived the move from the shtetl to North America was the hearty mushroom-potato-barley soup called krupnick.
Raised awareness to the plight of the three Israeli soldiers captured in the 2006 Lebanon War.
The Temple partnered with two churches in the South Bronx in order to foster connections between the communities.
Families donate gifts or money to charitable organizations instead of exchanging gifts on the sixth night of Chanukah.