Jewish Holidays

From Rabbi Rosalind Glazer

A Letter to Sof Ma’arav

I’ve thought of you often while sheltering in place and I dearly hope you have been well. From my home in Jerusalem, I marvel at the inextricable bond between our hearts across 13 time zones… Continue reading

Seder Photos

Photos from the Warshawsky Zoom Seder

Purim Party

A Lasting Memory

On Monday March 9, about 100 people gathered at Robert and Bernice Littman’s home for the Sof Purim Party. There was fun and food for all. Multiple people read from the Megillah, most notably Dina Yoshimi, the… Continue reading

T”U B’Shevat Seder at Sof: Learning as We Go

BY DINA YOSHIMI

Each year shortly after we enter the month of Shevat, the e-call for contributions to the T”U B’Shevat seder goes out. It’s the annual sign-up ritual when Sofers send in their top 3 choices for a contribution… Continue reading

Hanukkah Recipe for Potato Latkes

Yoellah Yuhudah

Potato Latkes on a plate

Ingredients

  1. One pound of potatoes
  2. One small onion
  3. One large egg
  4. Kosher salt, cayenne pepper
  5. ½ cup olive, or fill skillet halfway

Accompaniments

  1. Sour cream
  2. Apple sauce

Prepare:  Pre heat oven to 200º oil pan or use… Continue reading

Hanukkah Pictures

A Jewish Zebra

A zebra with a menorah shaped series of stripes.

On the Seventh Night of Hanukkah

Sof Hanukkah Party 2019

Sof Members lighting candles

On Saturday, December 28, Sof held its annual Hanukkah Party. The soiree was held at the Littmans’ spacious temporary home. The Rockin’ Ruah band, led by Rabbi Ken Aronowitz, with side men Morris Rabinko, Reb Daniel Lev and Don Armstrong… Continue reading

What You Don’t Know About Dreidels

Rabbi Elihu Saffron

Jewish Studies and Stories

Reprinted by Permission

Perhaps you’ve joined in a game of dreidel – you spin the top, and depending where it lands, collect your riches (usually in the form of chocolate candy, called gelt).… Continue reading

High Holy Days Sof Maʻarav Photo Montage

A man wearing a tallit and holding a Torah scroll People holding havdalah candles A braided round challah loaf A sukkah under construction. A sukkah under construction. A sukkah under construction. A sukkah under construction.

Sukkah on the Roof in Brooklyn – 1957

By Reb Daniel Lev

Etrog

My uncle would bring this up every Fall as we munched on our post-Neila break-feast. Between bites of pickled herring and potato knishes, he’d tell us all about his struggle to keep his sukkah. He recounted,… Continue reading