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S14 – Hanukkah Planner/JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX – November 27, 2009

     Over 250 Kivel Residents
         Still Rely on Us
              Your generosity will cost you $0
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            All donations to support:
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    1.           Donate any amount up to $400 for couples
                 filing jointly ($200 for individuals) by 12/31/09 via check, credit card or on-line at

    2.           Submit tax forms, which we will send you,* with your 2009 Arizona Income Tax filing. For most,
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    3.           Include your donation among Charitable Contributions in filing your 2009 Federal Tax return.
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           This credit can be in addition to your credits for gifts to schools.                                                                                    (602) 956-5487        Advertiser listings .............................................S20
                           For further information on the school tax credit, call (480) 634-4926 ext. 1600
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   than the thanks                                       Under the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Law (ARS 43-1088), you can now contribute up to $400 for couples
                                                     filing jointly ($200 for individuals) to assist the residents of Kivel, and your generous gift may COST YOU NOTHING.

       of Kivel                                          All donations received under this special Tax Credit Program will be used to underwrite essential

                                                     services for the elderly who must rely on our Community’s collective generosity.                                                           s our Thanksgiving gatherings turn into warm
      Residents!                                               This donation to Kivel may be claimed as an itemized deduction on your federal tax return.                                       memories, we turn our attention to Hanukkah,
                                                                    Consult your tax advisor for details on how the tax credit will impact your filings.                                        with its glowing candles, delicious latkes and
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                                                                                                                                                                                            In this edition of the Jewish News Hanukkah Plan-
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                                                                                                                                                                                         ner, you’ll find gift ideas (including presents that
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                                                                                                                                                                                         benefit some of our local nonprofit organizations),
                                                                                                                                                                                         tips on how to beat the holiday blues, a list of res-
                                                                                                                                                                                         taurants that are open Christmas Eve and Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                         Day, latke recipes and much more.

Shine on!                                Sunday, December 13, 4pm-6pm
                                         Villa Serena Clubhouse, Scottsdale Rd. and McDonald Dr. (SW corner)
                                                                                                                                have a
                                                                                                                                                                                            Have a joyful holiday season!

                                                                                                                                                                                         Jennifer Goldberg

                                         Free with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy for our Toy Drive –
                                         help us keep the light of Hanukkah shining all year!                                                                                            Hanukkah Planner is a special section of Jewish News of Greater Phoenix.
     “Kehillah”                                                                                                                                                                          Edited by Jennifer Goldberg and designed by Becky Globokar. For
  means community                        Bring your own hanukkiah and candles for our 3rd night celebration!
                                                                                                                                                                                         additional copies and advertising information, contact Flo Eckstein,
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                                                                                           November 27, 2009 – JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX/Hanukkah Planner – S15

  Eight nights of delights
             Hanukkah gift ideas for everyone
 The looks on people’s faces when they open a gift they love is priceless;
however, before that happens, you need to find just the right present for
everyone on your list: friends, family, adults, children — even Fido and
 We’ve got some ideas for you, from tickets to a show and great new
books to unique home decoration and hot DVD releases. Here’s to eight
days of happy giving and receiving.

                                                                           with varying percentages of
                                                                           cocoa, each of which is meant
                                                                           to be paired with a particular
                                                                           variety of wine. Cost is $5.50
                                                                           for a gift box of eight and
                                                                           $11 for a gift box of 14. Visit

                                                                               Gifts for the kids
                                                                             “Clever Rachel” (Orca, $20
                                                                           hardcover) is a delightful retell-
                                                                           ing of a Jewish folk tale about a
                                                                           precocious girl with an affinity for
                                                                           riddles. She prides herself on her
Truffles by Eleanor Joseph Confections                                     intellect until a woman comes to
make a great Hanukkah gift.                                                her with a series of riddles even
     Photo courtesy of Eleanor Joseph Confections                          Rachel can’t answer. To solve
                                                                           the riddles, she must work with
JENNIFER GOLDBERG                                                          her rival, a neighbor boy named
Special Sections Editor                                 Jacob. There are bonus riddles for children to solve
                                                        at the end of the book. Visit                 An oversized banner of Marc Chagall‘s “Music” is
                                                          Children of all ages will enjoy a tub of aleph-bet
             Chagall on your wall                       magnets. The set of 40 Hebrew-letter magnets
                                                                                                                  available from BetterWall.  Photo courtesy of BetterWall

  The work of artist Marc Chagall is emotional,         comes in all different colors and works great on
inventive and too expensive for most of us to afford.   refrigerators. Cost is $6.50. Visit
But BetterWall, a company that sells museum
banners (like the ones you see on lampposts) after                                                                             On with the shows
an exhibition has closed, has a unique alterna-                                                                     Music fans would enjoy tickets to some of the
tive. It recently began offering banners of “Music,”                                                              great upcoming shows arriving in the Valley. Re-
a Chagall work featuring the image of a violinist                                                                 nowned composer Marvin Hamlisch comes back to
— the very painting that inspired the title “Fiddler                                                              the Phoenix Symphony Jan. 8-10. The artist respon-
on the Roof.” The banners were produced for the                                                                   sible for the music of “A Chorus Line,” “The Way We
Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, in                                                                   Were” and other modern classics will act as guest
honor of its exhibition “Chagall and the Artists of                                                               conductor as the orchestra performs his works.
the Russian Jewish Theater, 1919-1949.” There are                                                                 Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, and Saturday,
only 50 of these banners, which are printed vinyl                                                                 Jan. 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. Cost is $26-$76.
and measure approximately 6' x 3'. Cost is $499.                                                                  Call 602-495-1999 or visit
Visit                                                                                               On Jan. 20, Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman
                                                                                                                  returns to the Mesa Arts Center. The world-famous
                    Local luxury                                                                                  musician performs at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $50-$90.
                                                                                                                  Call 480-644-6500 or visit
  Give the chocoholic on your Hanukkah list a
special treat — a box of truffles from Eleanor
Joseph Confections. Joseph has 30 years of                                                                                 Relaxation in a dreidel
experience making truffles and recently moved                                                                       The holiday season can be pretty stressful — give
to the Valley from Beverly Hills. Her truffles are                                                                someone in your life a one-way ticket to relaxation
wheat-free, gluten-free and available in regular and                                                              with the Lush Better Than a Blintz bath bomb set.
sugar-free varieties. Flavors include aphrodesia                                                                  Four of Lush’s best-selling bath bombs come in the
(chocolate with spice), apricot brandy, Bailey’s                                                                  set, including So White (apple-scented), The Happy
Irish Cream, champagne, coffee liqueur, crème                                                                     Pill (grapefruit, bergamot and mandarin), Magic
de menthe, raspberry and Dutch chocolate. Cost
is $18 for a box of four, $32 for a box of eight and
$42 for a box of 12. Or, you can try EJC’s chocolate
wine-pairing medallions — discs of rich chocolate                                                                                       See ‘Eight nights’ Page S16
S16 – Hanukkah Planner/JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX – November 27, 2009

 Holiday Feast               Eight nights                                                                 Continued from Page S15

 with a Fabulous
 Dessert Buffet at
 Chaparral Suites Scottsdale
 December 25, 2009 • 11:00 am until 6:30 pm
      For reservations please call the
      Fourth Floor Grille Restaurant
    Roasted Turkey Breast          Sweet Chili Glazed Atlantic
                                    Salmon or Grilled Salmon
               or                   with Ancho Cream Sauce,
                                     Roasted Red Potatoes,            (marjoram, rose, basil and peppermint) and
      Honey Glazed Ham                Cranberry Chutney, &            Big Blue (lavender and lime). Cost is $20 for
             with                  Fresh Seasonal Vegetables.         the set, which comes in a festive dreidel-
                                     (child portions not available)   shaped box. Better Than a Blintz is available
       Rum Raisin Sauce,                                              at the Lush store in Scottsdale Fashion             Composer Marvin Hamlisch will conduct the
   Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes
                                              $20.95                  Square, 480-946-5874, or visit            Phoenix Symphony Jan. 8-10.
                                                                                                                                               Photo courtesy of Phoenix Symphony
   with Gravy, Candied Yams,
                                    Slow Roasted Prime Rib
   Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
                                   Au Jus, Creamy Horseradish                Ideas for movie buffs
     & Cranberry Chutney.
                                       Sauce, Roasted Red                Cinephiles are looking forward to the re-                   Ideas for foodies
                                         Potatoes, Fresh              lease of director Quentin Tarantino’s latest          For friends and family who love to cook,
            $18.95                                                    film, “Inglourious Basterds,” on DVD and            give “Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes” (Wiley, $25
                                     Seasonal Vegetables &            Blu-Ray. The violent, controversial film about
     Kids 5 and under FREE             Cranberry Chutney.                                                                 hardcover) by Laura
                                                                      a group of American, mostly Jewish soldiers         Frankel. This book
        Kids 6-8 $9.95             (child portions not available)     in World War II who devote themselves to            is full of more than
       Kids 9-12 $11.95                  10 oz. $22.95                                             killing Nazis is an    120 mouthwatering
                                         14 oz. $26.95                                             excellent and sus-     ideas for delicious
                                                                                                   penseful film and a    dishes, including
                                          (while available)                                        fascinating piece of   Olive Oil-Poached
                                                                                                   alternative history.   Halibut, Garlicky
                4th F
                & SP LOOR GR          Coffee, Tea, Soft                                            “Basterds” doesn’t     Pot Roast, Cassoulet,
                    ORTS     I
                         BAR LLE   Drinks and the Dessert                                          come out until Dec.    Key Lime Cheesecake
                                    Buffet are Included                                            15, but it would       and Maple-Pecan
                                                                                                   make a great gift      Bread Pudding. Visit
                              We Welcome                                                           on one of the later
                             Take Out Orders                                                       nights of Hanuk-         If the person on your
                                                                                                   kah. List price is     gift list is more into
                Please note that there will be an 18% gratuity                                     $40 for Blu-Ray        eating food than
                         plus tax added to all prices                                              and $30 for DVD.       cooking it, give a
 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd • 480-949-1311                                    For something a little more mainstream,
                                                                                                                          copy of “Save the
                                                                                                                          Deli: In Search of
       (4 blocks North of Fashion Square Mall)                        check out Judd Apatow’s “Funny People” on           Perfect Pastrami,
                                                                      Blu-Ray and DVD. Jewish director Apatow             Crusty Rye and
                                                                      assembled some of Hollywood’s most popular          the Heart of Jew-

      Give the Gift
                                                                      young Jewish comedians, including Adam              ish Delicates-
                                                                      Sandler, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, for this        sen” (Houghton
                                                                      dramedy about stand-up comedians. List price        Mifflin Harcourt,

    of Live Theatre!                                                  is $40 for Blu-Ray and $30 for DVD. Visit
                                                                                                                          $24 hardcover).
                                                                                                                          Author David Sax
                                                                                                                          traveled around
                                                                               Music for everyone                         the country and
       Gift certificates available                                      When you buy Hanukkah gifts from JDub
                                                                                                                          abroad to find the best Jewish deli food, and
                                                                                                                          the book is a tribute to the wonders of a cui-
            Gift certificates are flexible                            Records, you’re not just giving awesome             sine — cabbage rolls, kishke, pastrami — that
       and can be used for any performance.                           presents, you’re supporting the nonprofit           is becoming increasingly scarce.
                                                                      Jewish organization founded by former local
                                                                      boys Aaron Bisman and Jacob Harris. The
              Upcoming shows -                                        JDub online store is having a sale from now                     Gifts for our
     The Kosher Cheerleader • Jan. 9-24
                                                                      until Hanukkah, which means that their
                                                                      always-affordable CDs are a downright steal.
                                                                                                                                   four-legged friends
                                                                                                                            Let’s not forget the family pets — they can
        The Immigrant • March 6-21                                    There’s something for everyone, from Michael
                                                                      Showalter’s debut comedy album, “Sandwich-          enjoy Hanukkah, too. For the dogs, pick up
                                                                      es and Cats,” and rock music for kids by The        Hanukkah-themed squeaky toys at Puppies
                                                                                                                          N’ Love at Paradise Valley Mall — stuffed
     Help send a child to summer camp                                 Macaroons, to the indie folk sound of Girls in
                                                                      Trouble’s eponymous album and the Eastern           dreidels or stuffed kippah-wearing teddy
          Give a donation in honor                                    European folk-punk music of Golem. Visit            bears cost $9. There’s also blue-and-white
                                                                                                collars with jingle bells on them — $5 for the
               of a loved one.                                                                                            small size and $6 for the large size. Call 602-
                                                                                                                            If your family friend is a feline, Target has
                                                                                                                          several cute gift ideas, including catnip-filled
  Call 602-264-0402                                                                                                       dreidels (2 for $3) and a blue wand toy with
                                                                                                                          Stars of David on it ($3). Visit
November 27, 2009 – JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX/Hanukkah Planner – S17
S18 – Hanukkah Planner/JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX – November 27, 2009

                                                                    Giving from the heart
                                                                           Hanukkah gifts benefit nonprofits
                                                                    JENNIFER GOLDBERG
                                                                    Special Sections Editor

                                                                            anukkah presents come and go, but
                                                                            this year, you have an opportunity
                                                                            to do something different. There’s
                                                                    nothing wrong with picking up a present at
                                                                    the mall, but why not give a gift that really
                                                                    makes a difference? Local nonprofit organiza-
                                                                    tions can use our support this holiday season
                                                                    — here are some suggestions for great gifts
                                                                    with a conscience.

                                                                    Arizona Jewish Theatre Company
                                                                    444 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix
                                                                      Tickets to an upcoming Arizona Jewish
                                                                    Theatre Company production support a local         Hillel at ASU’s director of programming and
                                                                    nonprofit and give the recipient a great night     outreach, Erin Searle, carries some fish and
                                                                    out on the town. AJTC’s next show, “The            rice at Hillel’s “Sushi in the Sukkah” event.
                                                                    Kosher Cheerleader” (Jan. 9-24), is a one-                                         Photo by Josh Sayles
                                                                    woman play by Sandy Wolshin, a former NFL
                                                                    cheerleader-turned-Modern Orthodox Jew.
                                                                    Cost is $30-$40.
                                                                      For an alternate option, consider bidding on
                                                                    an item in AJTC’s annual online silent auc-        derly, families, at-risk youth and other groups,
                                                                    tion. The fundraising event includes a number      has a year-round tribute program. Gifts can
                                                                    of prizes that would make great Hanukkah           be given in someone’s name to the organiza-
                                                                    gifts — a three-night Arizona Biltmore pack-       tion in general, or they can be earmarked for
                                                                    age, a framed letter from and autographed          a specific JFCS program, such as the Helping
                                                                    photo of Barbra Streisand, goodies from            Hands program, which provides emergency
                                                                    Fairytale Brownies, jewelry, tickets to theater    financial assistance to Jewish individuals and
                                                                    productions around the Valley and more. The        families.
                                                                    auction is open through Dec. 11.
                                                                                                                       Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
                                                                    Hadassah, Valley of the Sun Chapter                12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 201
                                                                    8370 E. Via de Ventura, Suite K-150                Scottsdale 85254
                                                                    Scottsdale 85258                                   480-634-4900
                                                                                      Help an Israeli community this Hanuk-
                                                                                  kah through the federation’s Sefer for Suc-
                                                                      It’s a wonderful gift, it supports Jewish        cess fundraiser, a part of its TIPS (Tucson,
                                                                    causes and hey, it’s on sale! From now until       Israel, Phoenix, Seattle) program. For a $15
                                                                    Dec. 31, Hadassah memberships are available        contribution, participants will provide a
                                                                    at reduced rates for the women on your Hanuk-      new sefer (Hebrew educational book) for the
                                                                    kah list. The annual membership for women          libraries in TIPS partnership communities
                                                                    17 and older, normally $36, is now $25, while      Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon. All of the
            Open 6:30am - 9pm                                       the lifetime membership, normally $360, costs      proceeds benefit the project, and sometime
    Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Full Bar                           $250. Annual members get a subscription to         before Hanukkah, participants will receive a
         Place Holiday Orders Now                                   Hadassah magazine, a welcome packet and            special thank-you card including a photo of
                                                                    insurance discounts, while lifetime members        some of the children who will benefit from the
 Holiday Hours • 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.                             get the annual membership package plus a Life      donation.
                                                                    Membership pin, special discounts and more.          Givers can also donate money to the federa-
   New York Bagels `N Bialys                                                                                           tion in someone’s name; an online form at
                                           Shea Blvd                Hillel Jewish Student Center              includes a space to write a

                                                                    at Arizona State University                        personal message to the honoree, which will
    10320 N Scottsdale Rd            N                              1012 S. Mill Ave., Tempe 85281                     appear in a tribute card.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85253                                            480-967-7563
    Phone: 480-483-6922                                                                  Jewish National Fund
                                      1 block south of Shea                                      1645 E. Missouri Ave., Suite 110
                                                                      A donation to Hillel at ASU provides             Phoenix 85016
                                                                    programming for young adults who attend            602-277-4800
                                                                    Arizona State University and local com-  
                                                                    munity colleges. Whether it’s free Shabbat           Support the JNF’s work in Israel this
                                                                    dinner, free holiday services, lecture series or   Hanukkah with the gift of a tree. For $18,
                                                                    events like “Sushi in the Sukkah,” Hillel gives    JNF will plant a tree in Israel in the name
                                                                    students a Jewish home away from home. A           of someone you designate. The honoree will
                                                                    tribute card is sent for every donation made       receive a beautiful tree certificate (there are
                                                                    in someone else’s name.                            several designs to choose from) commemorat-
                                                                                                                       ing the gift.
                                                                    Jewish Family & Children’s Service                   The online JNF store has other items that
                                                                    4747 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 85014                 make great gifts and benefit the organization,
                                                                    602-279-7655                                       including boxes of notecards with photos of Is-
                                                                                                   rael ($30) and a display box of Israel Baseball
                                                                      JFCS, which provides services to the el-         League memorabilia ($500).
                                                                                                November 27, 2009 – JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX/Hanukkah Planner – S19

Christmas is for many                                                                                         Celebrate Hanukkah with Aviv

Jews a day of service                                                                                         at our annual Hanukkah party
                                                                                                                   December 19, 2009!
                                                                                                                         For more information,
CAROLE FELDMAN                                        shelter to the synagogue at Christmastime for               call the info line at 602-952-1612
Associated Press                                      food and lodging as part of a joint effort with
                                                      area churches.                                                            

       or many Jews around the country,                 “We always take Christmas week,” says Ann
       Christmas has become more than Chi-            Thayer-Cohen, who has chaired the syna-
       nese food and a movie.                         gogue’s Mitzvah Day, which is on Christmas.
  Synagogues, community centers and youth
organizations are encouraging Jews to spend
                                                        “We have people who will make dinner so
                                                      guests who are staying here have a meal for                 GOLDMAN’S DELI
at least part of the day on community service.        Christmas,” she says. They’ve also baked des-               Chicago Style Jewish Cuisine
Projects can range from serving meals in soup         serts and distributed them to other shelters.                   Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
kitchens to giving presents to poor children            Also on Christmas, volunteers perform
and adults, to volunteering in nursing homes          service around the synagogue’s facilities —                Catering and Take-out Party
and shelters.
  A side benefit of performing such service on
                                                      “painting, sorting or whatever else is needed”
                                                      Thayer-Cohen says.                                          Platters for all Occasions!
Christmas is that it might give others, who             She says the number of Christmas Day vol-                      Open everyday - 8am to 8pm
celebrate the holiday, some time off to spend         unteers ranges from 25 to 100, depending on
with family.                                          the year. “It’s something for Jewish families               6929 N. Hayden Rd. • Scottsdale, AZ 85250
  “The push to service in general is growing,”        to do,” she says. “They feel very good they’re                We deliver • Call us at 480-367-9477
says Cippi Harte, vice president for program ser-     helping.”                                                  
vices for the Jewish Community Centers Asso-            Congregants are invited to share dinner
ciation. “It’s not just with young people, but with   with the homeless. That’s been a real eye-
adults as well: Give back to the community.”          opener, according to Thayer-Cohen.
  Judaism teaches the importance of tzedakah            “They get to see that some of these people
(charity or giving to those in need), tikkun          who are homeless and in a shelter could be
olam (repairing the world) and gemilut chasa-         just like them,” she says.
dim (acts of lovingkindness).                           There are activities for adults, teens and
  As for pursuing those ideals on Christmas,          children. Among them, “mitzvah clowns” are
“It’s very easy to volunteer on a day when you        trained to entertain at a home for the aged.
have nothing to do,” says Melissa Crow, who             For children, it can be a teaching activity,
headed a Christmas project for Adat Shalom            she says. “It is definitely putting hands on,”
Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda,           she says. “It’s not just reading in the book. It’s
Md. “It’s much more difficult otherwise.”             going out and doing.”
  At Adat Shalom, volunteers serve meals on             Thayer-Cohen says the Christmas activities
Christmas at Shepherd’s Table, a homeless             at the temple have helped some people take
shelter in Silver Spring, Md. Crow said there         the first step toward becoming more involved
has been an overwhelming number of volun-             in social action.
teers — “an abundance of riches.”                       That’s important, Harte says, “so it’s not
  Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, a Reform               just a once a year, periodic thing. It ends
congregation in New Brunswick, N.J., brings           up being a more routine piece that spreads
about 15 homeless people from an overflow             through someone’s life.”

                                      Get involved
  Here are some Christmas Eve and Christ-               es for St. Vincent de Paul. The temple will
 mas Day service opportunities.                         also hold a drive to collect clothing, shoes,
                                                        backpacks and toiletries for Interfaith
 Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley                  Cooperative Ministries. A Chinese dinner
 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler                          will follow.
   Description: Volunteers will prepare,                Requirements: Everyone is welcome.                   • WINE and LIQUOR for all of your
   label and freeze food to donate to Urban             Time: 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24                    Wine and champagne make great
                                                                                                               personal & event needs.
   Outreach, and organize donated items for             Cost to participate: Cost is $28 per family
   local facilities.
   Requirements: Everyone is welcome;
                                                        or $10 per person. Participants should
                                                        bring a large jar of peanut butter, two
                                                                                                                holiday gifts! setting up bottle
                                                                                                             • Consultation forSo does a your of
   children must be accompanied by a parent.            large jars of fluff, four loaves of bread,             WINE Walker
                                                                                                               Johnny CELLAR.Blue. Come in and
   Time: 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25                        food-handler gloves and plastic knives.
   Cost to participate: Bring items to donate.          Register by: Friday, Dec. 18                            experience BASKETS.
                                                                                                             • Holiday GIFTour holiday sale and
   Examples include books (10th-grade read-             Contact: Joan, 602-971-1234 or jneer@
   ing level and above), new and gently used                                         • Largest selection of KOSHER WINES
                                                                                                                    friendly, personal service.
   men’s cold-weather clothing, feminine hy-                                                                   in the Valley.
   giene products, first-aid items (aspirin, ace      UMOM New Day Centers
   bandages, gauze pads), personal hygiene            3320 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix                         • DELIVERY service upon request.
                                                                                                                    DELIVERY service upon request.
   items (tweezers, toothbrushes, toothpaste,           Description: Volunteers will serve
   lotions, Q-tips) and arts and crafts sup-            brunch to homeless individuals and fami-
   plies.                                               lies.                                                                Save up to 30%
                                                                                                                  10% off on purchase of 3 bottles or more
   Register by: Monday, Dec. 21. Provide                Requirements: Everyone age 7 and older                    Through December 30, 2008 with this AD
                                                                                                                       with our frequent buyer card
   names and ages of attendees.                         is welcome.
   Contact: Michele Millman, dec25projects@             Time: 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, and
                                                                                                             10660 N. 32nd Street (NW corner Shea & 32nd Street)
                                                                                                             10660 N. 32ndStreet (NW corner Shea & 32nd Street) or 480-897-3636               Friday, Dec. 25
                                                        Cost to participate: No cost                       914 East Camelback (NW corner 10th Street Camelback)
                                                                                                           914 East Camelback (NW corner 10th Street && Camelback)
 Temple Chai                                            Register by: There is no register-by date,
 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix                          but space is limited.                                   For personalized service, call Lisa Khan on
   Description: Volunteers will make thou-              Contact: Jessica, 602-889-0859 or                             The Wine Line, 602-684-5517
   sands of peanut butter and fluff sandwich- 
S20 – Hanukkah Planner/JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX – November 27, 2009

                                             HANUKKAH GIFT GUIDE
                          Contact these advertisers to enhance your holiday celebrations and gift giving.

24737 N. 87th St., Scottsdale            ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY                  CHOMPIES
602-525-0921                             at the Herberger Theater Center          Valleywide catering:
                                         222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix                                                       HADASSAH VALLEY OF THE SUN                                                              480-348-CATR (2287)                     480-998-1880
A residential interior-design firm       602-256-6995                   
specializing in partial and full home                                             Restaurant, deli, bakery, bagel         Changing the world and people’s
remodels, furnishings, finishes and      The leading professional theater         factory and caterer. Family-owned
                                         in Arizona offers everything from                                                lives, in Israel, the United States and
“green” materials. Projects in Phoenix                                            and -operated since 1979. Open          around the world, through medicine,
Home and Garden magazine and             classics to contemporary plays to        seven days a week for award-winning
                                         Broadway musicals. Gift certificates                                             teaching, advocacy, education, land                                                                         breakfast, lunch and dinner.            reclamation and youth programs.
                                         and multi-play packages are

AJS FINE FOODS                           AVIV                                     FRY’S FOOD STORES
13 Valleywide locations                  602-952-1612                             Valleywide
                                                                                                      HILLEL JEWISH STUDENT                                                                  800-828-5235                            CENTER
Best-in-class, specialty grocery         Come to the annual Hanukkah party
                                         December 19. The Valley’s original                                               Arizona State University
store. Celebrate the season with                                                  Celebrate the holidays with Fry’s       1012 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
the finest foods, wines, flowers and     Jewish gay and lesbian havurah.          Food Stores. Holiday party trays
                                         A religious, social and cultural                                                 480-967-7563
gift baskets. Purveyors of happier                                                available. Recommend 24-hour  
holidays.                                organization.                            notice for custom orders.               Provides social, religious, educational
                                                                                                                          and cultural programs for Jewish
                                                                                                                          students at ASU and area schools.
                                                                                                                          Holiday, Shabbat services, trips, con-
                                                                                                                          ference opportunities, Birthright Israel.
                                                                                                                          Internships available.

Kosher traditions mean a great
deal with Albertsons. More than 40       CELLARS                                  G.G. GEMS, INC.
locations in Arizona with the best in    10660 N. 32nd St., Phoenix               Scottsdale; 480-860-2266
kosher foods.                            914 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 
                                         602-684-5517                             What an exciting time. For personal,
                                         Largest selection of kosher wines                                                HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE
                                                                                  yet professional assistance with jew-   2412 W. Greenway Road, Suite B
                                         in the Valley. Come in for the huge      elry, call for an appointment.
                                         holiday wine sale.                                                               Phoenix
                                                                                     GOLDMAN’S                            Providing quality care to seniors who
                                                                                                                          choose to age at home. A company

                                                                                        DELI                              built on integrity, honesty, depend-
                                                                                                                          ability and peace of mind.
THEATRE COMPANY                                                                   GOLDMAN’S DELI
Business office:                                                                  6929 N. Hayden Road
444 W. Camelback Road, Suite 208         CHAPARRAL SUITES
                                         SCOTTSDALE                               Scottsdale
Phoenix                                                                           480-367-9477
602-264-0402                             5001 N. Scottsdale Road
                                         Scottsdale                               Chicago-style Jewish cuisine. Open
Performances: Center for the                                                      for breakfast, lunch and dinner every
Performing Arts                          480-949-1311
                                                     day, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Catering and take-
Paradise Valley Community College                                                 out platters available for all
18401 N. 32nd. St., Phoenix              Enjoy a holiday feast at the 4th Floor
                                         Grille, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Table-side     occasions.
A professional theater providing         menu selections plus a fabulous
plays (in English) with Jewish themes.   dessert buffet. Call for reservations.
Three mainstage plays and two
children’s plays each season. Theater
classes and summer camps.
                                                                                                                 November 27, 2009 – JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX/Hanukkah Planner – S21

                                                                   HANUKKAH GIFT GUIDE
                                                Contact these advertisers to enhance your holiday celebrations and gift giving.

            Jewish Family & Children’s Service
          Providing care, help and healing to those in need
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                                                                                                          MAIZIES CAFE & BISTRO                             480-951-1388
4747 N. Seventh St., Phoenix
                                                                                                          4750 N. Central Ave., Phoenix                     Known widespread for stunning cus-
                                                              KEHILLAH OF ARIZONA                         At the base of the Landmark Tower                 tom clothes for years. From simple
                                                              Mailing Address:                            602-274-2828                                      shirts to impressive and complex
Provides behavioral health and social
                                                              10810 N. Tatum Blvd.                                                 wedding dresses.
services to children, families and
                                                              Suite 102-308, Phoenix                      Enjoy the holiday season in an urban
adults. Constituent agency, Jewish
                                                              Services held at:                           contemporary setting. Lunch, dinner
Federation of Greater Phoenix and
                                                              New Vision Center                           and happy hour. Customized cater-
Valley of the Sun United Way.
                                                              9659 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale             ing.
                                                              Inclusive synagogue community                                  LD


                                                              committed to learning, participating
                                                              and engaging Jewishly. Kabbalat
                                                              Shabbat, High Holiday/Selichot
                                                              services, Rebbe’s Tisch, Rosh                                                                 THE GOLDEN BARREL
                                                              Chodesh, social justice, innovative                                                           CONTEMPORARY FINE JEWELRY
                                                              youth and adult Jewish education.           NEW YORK BAGELS ‘N BIALYS                         42 Easy St., Cave Creek
                                                                                                          10320 N. Scottsdale Road                          480-302-0215
12701 N. Scottsdale Road
                                                                                                          480-482-6922                                      Clean, contemporary jewelry designs
Suite 201, Scottsdale
                                                                                                                                        from some of Europe’s top design-
                                                                                                          Full-service deli located on                      ers. Wedding and engagement rings
                                                                                                          Scottsdale Road one block south of                and jewelry for all occasions in gold,
Central agency invested in
                                                                                                          Shea Boulevard.                                   platinum and stainless steel.
community planning, fundraising
and outreach, whose mission is to
ensure and enrich Jewish identity
and enhance Jewish life locally and
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                                                              Donate for the Working Poor Tax             programs, place cards, menus and
                                                              Credits by Dec. 31, 2009.                   more.Give Your Family
                                                                                                                 Experts in wording, printing,   Eco-friendly baby products including
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                                                                                                          addressing and custom design.          modern cloth diapers, baby carriers,
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                                                                                                              to express your love and wishes to certificates available.
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                                                                                                          homemade soups and salads. Voted                  services, keepsakes and family
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S22 – Hanukkah Planner/JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX – November 27, 2009

   Eating out on Christmas
                                  Enjoy restaurants open during the holiday
JOSH SAyLES                                                                  old-school meal at Durant’s, and on
Staff Writer                                     Christmas eve: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.                      the off chance you run into Frankie,
                                                 Christmas Day: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.                      please give him our best.

          uch like baked ham is the
          traditional meal for those             9301 e. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale                    eDDie’S HoUSe
          celebrating Christmas,                 480-860-0475                                      7042 e. indian School Road, Scottsdale
Chinese food and a movie, or a varia-            Christmas eve: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.                      480-946-1622
tion on those activities, has become             Christmas Day: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.            
commonplace among many who do                                                                      Christmas eve: 5-10 p.m.
not observe the holiday. Here are a              1160 e. University Drive, tempe                   Christmas Day: noon-9 p.m.
handful of restaurants that will be              480-557-0700
open on Christmas Eve and Day, even              Christmas eve: 6 a.m.-3 p.m.                        It’s not often you’ll find an upscale
if you don’t feel like Chinese food. And         Christmas Day: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.                      restaurant as family-oriented as Ed-
if you’re in the mood for Chinese, we                                                              die’s House. Then again, it’s awfully        Segal’s pan-fried noodles with chicken
know of several good restaurants that              This Valley institution doesn’t need            hard to find a chef like Eddie Matney.       is one of the many kosher Chinese
serve that, too.                                 much of a description — enjoy deli,               The food is always top notch, the staff      food options on the menu.
                                                 breakfast and bakery foods at any of              is always smiling, and if you happen                      Photo courtesy of Segal's Oasis Grill
Bon Appetit (Greater phoenix Vaad                the three locations. We recommend                 to meet Eddie, that experience in
HaKashruth)                                      the Ken Witover’s specialty sandwich:             itself will make the visit worthwhile.
6037 n. Seventh St., phoenix                     a choice of pastrami or corned beef                                                            Christmas eve: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
602-265-3688                                     smothered with coleslaw and Thou-                 Flo’S                                        Christmas Day: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.                            sand Island dressing on double-baked              15027 n. thompson peak parkway, Scottsdale
Christmas eve: 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.              Jewish rye.                                       480-661-8883                                 8120 n. Hayden Road, Scottsdale
Christmas Day: Closed                                                                                              480-367-8400
                                                 Don & CHARlie’S                                   Christmas eve: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.               Christmas eve: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  You could order a good old-fashioned           7501 e. Camelback Road, Scottsdale                Christmas Day: Closed                        Christmas Day: Closed
hamburger or chicken wings at this               480-990-0900
kosher Uzbek restaurant, but why                                       16495 n. Scottsdale Road                     23623 n. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
would you when you can choose from               Christmas eve: 5-8 p.m.                           Scottsdale                                   480-585-6630
all of Bon Appetit’s central Asian,              Christmas Day: 5-9 p.m.                           480-609-9888                                 Christmas eve: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Russian and Middle Eastern dishes?                                                                 Christmas eve: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.               Christmas Day: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                                   In the mood for steaks, chops, ribs             Christmas Day: Closed
Chaparral Suites 4th Floor Grille & Sports Bar   or chicken? Big sports fan? Either                                                               Owning restaurants has been a tra-
5001 n. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale              way, you can’t beat Don & Charlie’s, a              Feel like hearty Chinese food in           dition in the Lei Mei family for three
480-949-1311                                     Scottsdale staple since the early ’80s.           North Scottsdale? Look no farther            generations; the three Jade Palace         The walls are littered with thousands             than Flo’s. And if you happen to be          locations are co-owned by three broth-
Christmas eve: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.                   of autographs and other sports memo-              traveling, check out their third loca-       ers — Andy, Devlan and Leon. The
Christmas Day: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.                   rabilia, and by the way, the food is              tion at Sky Harbor International             food is delicious on Christmas and all
                                                 pretty good, too.                                 Airport.                                     year round.
  Come here to watch the Sheraton
Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve, or                 DURAnt’S                                          GolDen GAte CHineSe                          neW YoRK BAGelS ’n BiAlYS
any of the five NBA games, including             2611 n. Central Ave., phoenix                     ReStAURAnt                                   10320 n. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Suns vs. Clippers, on Christmas Day,             602-264-5967                                      2640 W. Baseline Road, mesa                  480-483-6922
and enjoy a not-your-average sports                                         480-897-1335                       
bar menu. And if you just feel like get-         Christmas eve: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.                      Christmas eve: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
ting out of the house for a little while,        Christmas Day: Closed                             Christmas eve: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.            Christmas Day: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
the bar doesn’t close until midnight.                                                              Christmas Day: Closed
                                                   Frank Sinatra’s not going to ser-                                                              It’s a good thing these folks make a
CHompie’S                                        enade you here, but it certainly feels              Golden Gate’s diverse menu has             mean bagel because they’re pretty bad
paradise Valley mall, east side, Cactus Road     like he might come sauntering out                 something for everyone, from beef            at keeping secrets (their “bagel-mak-
and tatum Boulevard, phoenix                     of the kitchen with a microphone at               and chicken entrees to fish and veggie       ing secrets” are listed right on their
602-710-2910                                     any minute. Enjoy a high-quality,                 options. Large portions at reasonable        Web site). That’s OK, though, because
                                                                                                   prices will keep you satisfied when          you can’t just hand any artist a brush
                                                                                                   you’re hungry an hour later and there        and ask him to paint “Starry Night.”
                                                                                                   are plenty of leftovers in your fridge.
                                                                                                                                                SeGAl’S oASiS GRill (Greater phoenix
                                                                                                   GolDmAn’S Deli                               Vaad HaKashruth)
                                                                                                   6929 n. Hayden Road, Scottsdale              4818 n. Seventh St., phoenix
                                                                                                   480-367-9477                                 602-285-1515
                                                                                                   Christmas eve: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.                 Christmas eve: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                                                                                   Christmas Day: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.                 Christmas Day: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
                                                                                                     If you’re craving Chicago-style deli,        If you’re not new to the Valley and
                                                                                                   take a trip to Goldman’s, where the          we have to describe Segal’s market
                                                                                                   knishes are round and the meat is            and grill to you, we only have one
                                                                                                   sliced thin. And if you’re a fan of hot      question: “Where have you been for
                                                                                                   dogs, try the Chicago dog. You won’t         the last 40 years?” This kosher Phoe-
                                                                                                   be disappointed.                             nix landmark offers all sorts of ethnic
                                                                                                                                                foods — stop by on Christmas Eve for
                                                                                                   JADe pAlACe                                  American, Chinese or Mexican, and
                                                                                                   9160 e. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale               visit again the next day for American
                                                                                                   480-391-0607                                 or Chinese.
Chompie’s Mile High sandwiches will be available Christmas Day.                          
                                                                     Photo courtesy of Chompie's
                                                                                                                           November 27, 2009 – JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX/Hanukkah Planner – S23

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S24 – Hanukkah Planner/JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX – November 27, 2009

      Uptown Vibe. Uptown Cuisine.
  Maizie’s is an independently owned bistro located on the Central Corridor offering inspired cuisine in a casual, urban environment.
                                                        4Attitude Adjustment: Daily 3-6 pm
                                                                                                                                          Happy Hanukkah
                                                        4Tuesday Nights Fish Fry and
                                                        4Wednesday Nights BBQ Short Ribs.
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                                                        4Includes $3.00 Special Beers - begin at 5 pm every week                        all the Good Fortunes of Life, Health,
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  Hours: Monday thru Friday, 11 am-midnight • Saturday 9 am-midnight • Sunday 9 am-4 pm • Saturday & Sunday Brunch from 9 am                     Happiness and Peace
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                                                                                              November 27, 2009 – JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX/Hanukkah Planner – S25

                            Holiday blues
      Take time for yourself, adjust expectations, doctor urges
SALvATORE CAPUTO                   managing expectations.              like a family game night or a     affected by seasonal affective     stress and worry; that you
Senior Staff Writer                  “I think it’s really im-          movie night.                      disorder (S.A.D.), a depres-       pretty much have no energy,

        s you dig into the left-   portant, regardless of the            She also suggests learning      sion related to the amount         no interest in participating
        over turkey, it’s easy     economy, to decrease expecta-       to say “no.”                      and quality of daylight dur-       and are withdrawing; or are
        to feel sudden panic       tions about gifts and parties         “You don’t have to go to        ing autumn and winter.             crying alone or wishing you
at the headlong rush to New        and how much we’re going to         every single holiday func-          Even in Arizona, Feinberg        were dead … that’s beyond
Year’s Day that begins with                                            tion,” she says. “You might be    says, S.A.D. and holiday           what most people feel this
“Black Friday” retail sales                                            happier staying at home with      blues overlap.                     time of year.”
today (Nov. 27). Even though                                           your family.”                       “It starts in the fall, around     She urges those who see
Jews don’t celebrate Christ-                                             Leaving out a tradition         the time of our High Holidays,”    such symptoms in themselves
mas, a Valley psychiatrist                                             or two is OK, she says. “It’s     she says. “You get less direct     to seek counseling, whether a
says that many of her Jewish                                           not worth the time or your        (ultraviolet) light beginning in   psychiatrist or a psychologist.
patients get as caught up in                                           mental health to stress out       late September.” S.A.D. makes        In addition, she encour-
the December holiday hype as                                           over decorating,” for instance,   people want to sleep more,         ages people who see a friend
Christians do.                                                         when you could be spending        while most depressed people        or loved one distressed over
  Dr. Tanya Feinberg, who                                              relaxed time with family.         can’t sleep, she says. People      the holidays to listen and to
practices psychiatry in North                                            Besides stress over a           suffering from S.A.D. also feel    eventually encourage them to
Scottsdale and focuses on                                              packed schedule, holiday          more tired than others and         seek help as well.
children and adolescents,                                              expectations can produce sad-     tend to crave carbohydrate-          For more information, Fein-
notes, “When I say I treat                                             ness or full-fledged depres-      packed comfort food, she says.     berg recommends visiting
children, I really treat fami-                                         sion, she says. Many people         It’s perfectly normal to feel    the Web sites of the National
lies. I work with the parents                                          expect to be with family          a little stressed, irritable and   Alliance on Mental Illness
and the kids.”                       ‘Each night can                   during holidays, she says, but    even overwhelmed at times          ( and the American
  Defining “holiday blues” as      be special without                  distance or work schedules        during the holidays, Feinberg      Psychological Association
a range of reactions — from                                            can keep people apart. Holi-      says.                              (
stress to depression — stem-       having to be about                  days can also be painful when       What’s not normal?
ming from the enormous expec-      a big dinner and a                  they remind us of loved ones        “Symptoms of depression,”          Tanya Feinberg, M.D., can
tations of the season, which in-      big present.’                    who have passed away, she         she says. “If you find that        be reached at 480-993-3303.
cludes gift-oriented Hanukkah                                          adds.                             there’s no enjoyment, only         Visit
celebrations, Feinberg says, “I        — Tanya Feinberg                  “Do your best to continue
don’t think that these days are                                        self-care during the holidays,
a less busy or less hectic time                                        continue to exercise, don’t
for my Jewish patients.”           do, and to keep things more         drink (alcohol) or eat a lot
  Because of the high rate of      simple, more like the norm of       more just because it’s the
intermarriage in the Valley,       the rest of the year.”              holidays,” she says, “and make
some celebrate both Hanuk-           Feinberg’s prescription?          sure to get enough sleep.
kah and Christmas, which             “Start decreasing the expec-      That’s huge. So many patients
further increases holiday          tations now,” she says. “The        I see who are depressed also
stress, she says.                  sooner you do it, the easier your   have sleep problems.”
  It’s normal to feel some         holidays will be over the years.      Besides stress and sad-
stress during the holidays,          “I know families where ev-        ness fueled by the holiday
Feinberg says, because the         ery night of Hanukkah means         expectations, some people are
family gatherings, office par-     a big dinner and big present,”
ties, travel and shopping pack     she says. “But each night can
the month of December with         be special without having to
a flurry of activity.              be about a big dinner and a
  “A lot of it is unavoidable,”    big present.” She suggests big
she says, but adds that people     presents and dinner one night
can diminish the stress by         and then smaller celebrations

                                                                       Happy & Healthy
                                                                       Glenna Gibbons
                                                                              By Appointment
                                                                              Scottsdale, AZ
     4130 N. Marshall Way     Scottsdale, AZ   480.941.2858       
S26 – Hanukkah Planner/JEWISH NEWS OF GREATER PHOENIX – November 27, 2009

          The latke variations
                                  Move over, potatoes
                                                                                                                might desire new recipes to surprise their guests.”
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                                                                                                                  “I haven’t tried the Tex-Mex latkes yet,” he said.
                                                                                                                  “I thought brunch latkes would be good for people

          y brother-in-law asked me a surprising                                                                who can’t be torn from Sunday afternoon football
          question: “How many different kinds of                                                                games,” I said. “For people like you.”
          latkes do you make at Hanukkah?”                                                                        He nodded, indicating that I’d whipped up anoth-
   “Just the potato kind,” I said. “Why?”                                                                       er winner. “But did you ever consider working with
   “Since you prepare eight different charosets at                                                              jalapeño peppers?” he asked. “Or chorizo sausage?”
Passover, I figured you’d make lots of exotic latkes                                                              “That sounds tempting,” I said. “It’s too bad Ha-
too,” he said.                                                                                                  nukkah has only eight days. There’s so little time
   While Robbie meant this as a compliment, he                                                                  and so many foods to fry.”
caught me off guard. Since he knows I enjoy cook-
ing and inventing recipes, he set the bar high. Yet                                                                         Breakfast or Brunch
his question got me thinking.
   Why are latkes usually made from potatoes? Why
are they almost exclusively served at Hanukkah                                                                                   Basic Flour Latkes
parties or for dinner? What’s wrong with other
                                                                                                                3 Tbsp. butter for batter, plus 2 Tbsp., or more, for frying
times of day?
                                                                                                                1 egg, beaten
   Everyone loves latkes, so I thought it would be
                                                                                                                1 tsp. plain yogurt
fun to create a new latke recipe for each day of
                                                                                                                1 1/4 cups 2 percent milk
Hanukkah. For years, I’ve had a secret desire to
                                                                                                                1 2/3 cups flour
eat latkes all day, starting at breakfast. I wondered
                                                                                                                2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
why no one had ever created cocktail-hour latkes.
                                                                                                                1/2 tsp. salt
I’ve had dessert latkes, but none worth eating
                                                                                                                1.   In a small pot, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Cool
   One cold October weekend, I decided to revamp
Hanukkah’s signature dish, experimenting with
                                                                                                                2.   In a large bowl, beat egg, yogurt, milk and
ingredients as far-flung as bananas, salmon and
                                                                                                                     melted butter, until foamy.
                                                                                                                3.   Sift flour, baking powder and salt into egg
   Yet with a twinge of Jewish guilt, I questioned if
it was right to take latkes so far from their roots,
                                                                                                                4.   With a wooden spoon, stir ingredients until
the lowly potato?
   In Yiddish, the word “latke” means “pancake.”
                                                                                                                5.   Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 12" skillet, pref-
The definition doesn’t include a connection to pota-
                                                                                                                     erably the nonstick variety, until butter sizzles
toes. After consulting Webster’s Dictionary, I con-     turned my attention to dessert. Two sensational              but doesn’t burn.
firmed that a pancake is a thin, flat cake of batter    confections evolved: Pumpkin Latkes, flavored with      6.   Pour half a soup ladle of batter at a time
fried on both sides on a griddle or in a frying pan.    cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom; and Chocolate                 into hot pan. When bubbles appear in batter
   Although Ashkenazic Jews are famous for prepar-      Chip Latkes, smothered in chocolate sauce and                and bottom surface turns golden brown, flip
ing latke batters with grated potatoes, the tuber       vanilla ice cream.                                           pancakes. Turn only once. Gradually add more
is a relatively recent addition to their culinary         Satisfied with my results so far, I had to admit I         milk to batter if it thickens while first batch
repertoire.                                             missed the texture of potato latkes. Noticing a pack-        cooks. Add more butter to pan, if needed.
   Originating in South America, potatoes were          age of fine egg noodles in my pantry, I remembered      7.   Serve pancakes immediately. If making several
unknown in Europe until the 16th century, when          the zucchinis in my refrigerator. Together, these            batches, pile pancakes onto an ovenproof dish
explorers brought back tuber shoots from their trav-    two ingredients fried up every bit as crisp as their         and keep warm in a 200-degree oven until
els. Once planted, these shoots grew abundantly         traditional counterpart.                                     ready to serve.
throughout Eastern and Central Europe, where              My husband thought I was crazy as he observed
produce was sparse during harsh winters. Potatoes       me fry everything inside of our refrigerator — ex-
became an inexpensive crop to farm and arose as a       cept the bins and the shelves. But after weeding
staple of the Ashkenazic diet.                          out a few wacky flavor combinations, he reaped the
   It didn’t take long for Jewish housewives to dis-    benefits of tasting some amazing latkes.
cover the wonders of grated potato batter sizzling      Asian fusion ginger latkes dipped in soy
in chicken schmaltz. At Hanukkah, the shortening        sauce were a notable failure.
of choice was goose fat. The crunchy result is now        “What makes you think people want to
history.                                                try new latkes?” he asked, sampling the
   Although potatoes have proven to be a superior       noodle pancake. “Wow. This is amazingly
latke ingredient, I decided to see if other foods       crisp.”
could enhance the Jewish pancake genre.                   “A few days into Hanukkah, potato
   Since breakfast is my favorite meal, I began by      latkes can grow tiresome,” I said.
dropping a dollop of yogurt into my basic flapjack        Nibbling a salmon latke, he said, “This
recipe, creating a tender pancake as airy as a          one is a keeper. I’d serve it with a crisp
cloud. From that recipe I played around with in-        white wine or maybe champagne.”
gredients, giving rise to three more early morning        “It’s possible there are people who’d like
delights: fragrant Banana Latkes, dripping with         to entertain during Hanukkah without
maple syrup; Creamy Lemon Latkes, dusted with           making an elaborate meal,” I said. “They
confectioner’s sugar; and assertive Tex-Mex Latkes,     could throw an hors d’oeuvres party or
spiced with chili and cumin.                            just serve dessert. After attending a
   My original pancake recipe was delicate, so I        couple potato latke parties, some people
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                                                  1 onion, chopped
                Banana Latkes                     3 zucchinis, grated (if grating with a food processor,
  Mash 1 banana (preferably over-ripe) with         squeeze out excess liquid that forms)
a fork until mushy. Add banana to step 3 of       2 eggs, beaten
Basic Flour Latke recipe and follow remain-       4 Tbsp. flour
ing directions. Serve with maple syrup and        Kosher salt to taste
chopped walnuts.                                  Ground pepper to taste

                                                  1.   Prepare noodles according to package di-
        Creamy Lemon Latkes                            rections. Drain and place in a large bowl.
                                                  2.   Mix in 1 tablespoon of peanut oil. Cool
  To step 3 of Basic Flour Latke recipe, add
                                                       briefly. Mix in remaining ingredients.
1/2 cup whipped cottage cheese, 1/2 teaspoon
                                                       Form batter into 3" latkes. Heat 3 table-
vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, and 1 tea-
                                                       spoons of oil in a large skillet. Fry latkes
spoon sugar. Follow remaining directions.
                                                       in skillet. Turn over when bottom surface
Sprinkle confectioner’s sugar over top of
                                                       is well-browned. Continue frying until top
latkes and serve with black cherry preserves.
                                                       is well-browned, too.
                                                  3.   Drain on paper towels and serve immedi-
               Tex-Mex Latkes                          ately.
  To step 3 of Basic Flour Latke recipe, add
1/2 cup canned cream-style corn, 2 minced
garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon
minced roasted red pep-
per (from jar), 1/2 teaspoon
ground cumin and 1/2
teaspoon chili powder. Fry
latkes in peanut oil and follow
remaining directions. Sprinkle
freshly minced cilantro on
latkes. Serve with sour cream.                                                                                                    Happy Hanukkah
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