12/05/2012 - 19:00 | | Online Jewish Week Columnist | The Nosh Pit

If there's one thing I look forward to every Chanukah season, it's doughnuts. While some people likely venture into deep-fry territory more often than once a year, I can't justify such a... less than healthy indulgence more than that. But evey December I dream up new and more delicious sufganiya-like creations to celebrate the holiday. It's all about the oil, baby.

12/03/2012 - 19:00 | | Staff Writer | The Jewish Week Q&A

When the previous chief of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee resigned last year, the organization’s board members had to decide whether to hire his replacement from inside or outside. 

12/03/2012 - 19:00 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Some 150 families in the Bronx got a head start on Chanukah this week.

Actually, they used their hands and feet.

12/03/2012 - 19:00 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Last year, I wrote about Chanukah activities in San Francisco.

This year, the topic is Christmas.

Yes, Christmas. Those ever-hip San Francisco Jews not only know how to celebrate Chanukah in wildly original style; they’ve also got Christmas covered. An array of events around town ensures that no bored Jew, in town for a visit and staring into closed shop windows, has to make do with Chinese and a movie.

12/02/2012 - 19:00 | Matchmaker

"I didn’t know anyone invited to my friend’s wedding, and wondered where they’d seat me,” recalls Linda Hakim. 

11/29/2012 - 19:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

There’s a little 6-year-old Marci that is bouncing up and down at the thought of Chanukah approaching.