Tag Archives: 1940s

Houston Jews on the Homefront

By Katie Webber, HJHA Intern Over the past few weeks I’ve been sorting through a box we’ve recently acquired from Beth Yeshurun. This collection is special because it is the remaining pieces from Beth El Synagogue, a synagogue which later … Continue reading

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Cheese pancakes, goose dinner, and a “trendel”: Beth Israel’s surprising guide to Hanukkah celebrations

Chanukah (or is that Hanuk(k)ah?) is on our minds this week, as many of us light the candles each night, gather with friends and family to eat latkes and spin dreidels, and exchange gifts.  Unlike most Jewish holidays, Chanukah’s central … Continue reading

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