Wait, there’s a “cheesecake holiday”?

Did you know that people (jokingly) call the holiday of Shavuot “the cheesecake holiday”? Shavuot comes in the spring, this year from sundown May 30 to sundown June 1. It has both agricultural significance as the first fruit harvest and historical significance celebrating receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai, after 40 years wandering the desert Read on! →

Sukkot at the JCC

The holiday of Sukkot starts  on Wednesday evening and here at the JCC we are ready! Sukkot is a week-long harvest holiday after the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  We celebrate by building a sukkah, a small temporary structure  reminiscent of the temporary dwellings where the Israelites lived in the desert during the Read on! →