Purim is a “rowdy” holiday on the Jewish calendar (this year on March 16th). It’s traditional to dress in costume, Purim-related or not! And it’s a mitzvah (commandment) to listen to the story of Purim chanted from The Scroll of Esther. Loud noises are made with a ra’ashan in Hebrew, or grager in Yiddish, every time Haman’s name is mentioned, to drown out Haman’s name. Fun skits are also part of the celebration, as are giving gifts to charity.
The traditional cookie of the Jewish holiday Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people from the Persian prime minister Haman’s plot to kill all of them in a single day. They likely originated in Bohemia 200-300 years ago. The cookie’s iconic shape represents Haman’s ears – cut off before he was hanged! The classic version has poppy seeds, but we’ve gone the walnut direction feel free to substitute with pistachios or pecans.
Check out our recipe for Apricot and Raspberry Hamantaschen, the traditional cookie for this holiday.
Memorial Day Hours
Monday, May 30th is Memorial Day. We will be open 7am to 9pm and the Deli will close at 8pm on the Memorial holiday
Owner Business Meeting
Join us for our annual Owner Business Meeting when General Manager Chris Maher will present 2021 financials to the Ownership. Pre-registration is required for attendance via ZOOM Teleconference.
Strawberry Yields Forever
Set your strawberry alarm clock for two hours of berry bliss in the kitchen on Thursday, June 23 with our cooking class, Strawberry Yields Forever. Join award-winning food and booze expert Sarah Cain as she demonstrates strawberry sips, syrups and sublime sweets. We’ll be making […]