The Secret Shofar of Barcelona by Jacqueline Dembar Greene, Doug Chayka (Illustrator) submitted by Sandy Curry

"Musician Don Fernando longs to hear the sounds of the shofar on the High Holidays, but, like the other secret Jews in Inquisition Spain, he must hide his religion. But when he is asked to perform a symphony celebrating the new world, he and his son Rafael devise a daring plan to usher in the Jewish New Year right in plain sight of the Spanish nobility!" Goodreads.com

Little Red Ruthie by Gloria Koster Submitted by Sandy Curry

Little Red Ruthie by Gloria Koster
“ Clever little Ruthie is way shrewder than her fabled namesake Little Red Riding Hood. Carrying her basket of sour cream and applesauce en route to her grandmother’s house to make latkes, she is waylaid by a very hungry,very big, very bad wolf. Brave as a Maccabee, she persuades him to wait while she fries a batch of latkes, and when he has gorged himself into oblivion, she sends him on his way with a jelly donut for dessert. Safe and sound, Ruthie and Grandma eat their own latkes and light the first Hanukkah candle."

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Pumpkin Nutella Bread/Brownie Submitted by Arielle Russell

1 1/4 cups Nutella spread
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional, if you want a more enhanced pumpkin and Fall flavor)

Pan - Brownie or Bread

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease the interior of an 8.5 inch x 4.5 inch (9 x 5 inch also works) loaf pan with vegetable oil or canola oil spray.

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Kid-Friendly Baked Chicken Submitted by Arielle Russell

Kid-Friendly Baked Chicken

Ingredients
• 6-8 bone-in chicken thighs
• 1 tsp. garlic powder
• 1 tsp. onion powder
• 1 tsp. dried parsley
• 1 Tsp. Bread crumbs
• salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Pat chicken thighs dry with paper toweling.
3. Place on baking pan.
4. Sprinkle seasonings onto chicken thighs. No need to measure, you can simply liberally sprinkle seasoning onto chicken.
5. Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered.

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Sukkot Family Program

On Sunday, October 8th, our congregation had its own miracle.

Our family Sukkah program was in jeopardy because of rain and more rain. It rained through the Lulav lesson and on our plans. 

And then....suddenly, the sun appeared!

Precisely at 10 a.m. (the time of our original plan to decorate the Sukkah), we saw a ray of sunlight peak through the window.
Thankfully, we were able to complete our decorations, shake the Lulav and enjoy blessings and goodies.

It was our own Sukkah miracle.