Nittel Nacht: Jewish Christmas Eve Customs

Dec 22, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Learn all about Nittel Nacht, the Ashkenazi Jewish tradition of games and gambling throughout the night before Christmas Did you know many Jews in Europe had special traditions for the night before Christmas? Called “Nittel Nacht” in Yiddish, it was a significant date on the calendar and is still a custom observed by some today. Learn about the hows and whys, and what it involves. Origins of Nittel Nacht Ashkenazi […]

 

Why Do American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas?

Dec 19, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Jews, Chinese Food, and Christmas Ever wondered why people joke about Jews eating Chinese food on Christmas? Is this a real tradition? Dig in and learn about the history of the American Jewish love affair with Chinese food, and how it came to be popularly associated with December 25th. American Jews and Chinese food Jews have loved Chinese food since the days of Eastern European Jewish immigrants living near Chinese […]

 

Great Activities to Teach Your Kids Jewish Pride

Dec 15, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Top 10 Fun Jewish Activities To Do With Your Kids Keep the spirit of Hanukkah going the rest of the year by passing on Jewish tradition and pride to your little ones. Make it fun with these great hands-on activities that’ll get your kids excited about Jewish traditions and their heritage! 1. Keep the Themes of Hanukkah Going Hanukkah may be over but it’s never too late to keep the […]