The Canton Chai Jewish Center’s Women’s Circle celebrated Tu B’Shevat.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
By Dr. Rebecca Housel The Canton Chai Jewish Center’s Women’s Circle celebrated Tu B’Shevat in style with local chef extraordinaire, Lisa Flashenberg, who taught women from all over the South Shore about using fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts to make salads in a cooking workshop. Tu B’Shevat celebrations often include a variety of fruits and nuts from different trees. But why have a new year for trees? Tu B’Shevat is sometimes referred to as the Israeli Arbor Day but in fact, the phrase is simply a date. The word “Tu” isn’t a word at all but the combination of two Hebrew letters that share numeric values—that of nine and six. When added together, “Tu” equals the number 15. The other part of the phrase, “B’Shevat” means “in the month of …
Families celebrate the joy and light of Chanukah at an entertaining event sponsored by the Jewish Chai Center.
The 8th Annual Chanukah Wonderland event took place at Canton High School this weekend. Families enjoyed entertainment from magician Lon Cerel, delicious hot latkes and Sufganiyot donuts flown in from Israel, as well as various arts and crafts stations for children. along with a moon bounce. Rivka Horowitz, Director of the Canton Chai Center, has organized the event for the past eight years since it's inception. "We had a great turnout this year, a lot of people," Horowitz said "Chanukah is a time to celebrate the victory of light over darkness and to take part in acts of goodness." Indeed, there was a lot of light as Rabbi Mendy Horowitz, Rivka's husband, later led everyone in the lighting of the menorah. Canton's own Fire Chief, …