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Hanukkah at Home: Chocolate Coin Making for Kids – Online

December 15, 2020 @ 3:30 pm EST


Hanukkah at Home: Chocolate Coin MakingThere are so many delicious foods associated with Hanukkah, and they’re fun not just to eat, but to make as well. Maybe you’ve tried making latkes (potato pancakes) or sufganiyot (doughnuts) for Hanukkah before—or maybe you haven’t—but you probably haven’t made your own gelt (chocolate coins) before. You and your young children are invited to join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Elyssa Cherney during Hanukkah to make gelt together. 

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Rabbi Elyssa Cherney

Meet Rabbi Cherney

Rabbi Elyssa Cherney leads lifecycle rituals for couples and families in Philadelphia who aren’t affiliated with a particular synagogue. The most important aspect of her work is helping others mark time through rituals big and small. She created the website tacklingtorah.com to help people connect their Judaism to holy moments in their lives. Rabbi Elyssa engages the Philadelphia Jewish community at pop-up style events or co-hosting with other local Jewish non-profits. As a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow, she loves helping others explore how to talk about Jewish traditions in their interfaith homes. Rabbi Elyssa acts as a spiritual guide helping families navigate the joys and challenges of bringing different religious and/or cultural identities to the table. She is grateful to her partner Alan and kiddos Ava Jane and Zeke for supporting her in this work.

18Doors believes our community is enriched by the diversity of its members. We welcome all families, and invite racially diverse and LGBTQ families to participate in our programming.