Hanukah Memories

I remember going to Jr. Congregation at Beth El Synagogue in downtown Durham from about 10-12 years old, before the “new” shul was built on Watts Street in 1956.  Although I can’t recall the services, I can still taste the orange Tru Ade drinks we had at Kiddush afterwards in the “vestry” room (a fancy…

Chanukah Handmade Gifts

Response to Chanukah presents-Rather than exchange bought presents each night we had one night when each child read something they had written for their brother or sister, one night when each child gave a handmade present, one night of a humorous homemade present. Our family would decide ahead of time the themes for a few…