Hanukkah Celebration

The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center welcomes the Island community to a Hanukkah celebration on Friday, Dec. 15.

Celebrating Miracles at Hebrew Center Hanukkah Party

A crowd gathered for the festive annual party at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, the sixth night of Hanukkah and the eve of the new month in the Hebrew calendar.

Hanukkah Party at Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center

On Friday, Dec. 11, the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center will hold its community Hanukkah party and celebration featuring the Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group.

Hanukkah Tradition Remembers Struggle for Freedom for All

Tradition, music, food and loved ones were celebrated at fourth night of Hanukkah festivities at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center. Ljuba Davis’ fourth grade Hebrew Center class even performed a Hanukkah rap drawing applause and cheers.

Happy Hanukkah

Rabbi Caryn Broitman will lead the annual Hanukkah celebration on Friday, Dec. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center.

Amid Stories of Miracles, Hebrew Center Glows on Last Day of Hanukkah

Dozens of varied hanukkiahs crowded a glass-topped table. All burned bright with eight candles each, flames dancing along with the congregation as they sang and clapped to the songs of Hanukkah.

Hanukkah Celebration

Bring your menorah and join the community in celebrating the last night of Hanukkah at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven.

Sand in My Shoes: Going All-In for Holiday Smorgasbord

Some Jews celebrate Hanukkah and only Hanukkah, and my red-and-green tasseled hat goes off to them. But others of us come from either mixed heritage or mixed messages; we celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah with widely divergent measures of each.

Finding Family in a Big Ol’ Slab of Brisket

As a child, the closest I ever came to Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup was through a slide of Andy Warhol’s iconic print in an art history class; except for once a year, Hanukkah, which began this week. It’s the key to my great-grandmother’s brisket recipe, and last weekend I found myself elbow deep in it as I made the dish for the first time by myself.

Giving the Gift of Light Is Heart of Holiday Tradition

I come from a family where everyone assumes a role in the kitchen. My brother mans the grill, you can usually find me elbow deep in sugar and butter, my father makes a mean Bolognese sauce, and my mother is one of those cooks who can whip up something delicious with whatever is in the fridge.

But there was one Hanukkah a few years ago where no matter what we did, dinner was bound for disaster.