Quiet your Mind, Open Your Heart, Restore Your Spirit
Cantor Lisa Levine/YOGA SHALOM

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December 2nd, 2017
Shabbat Morning Service
Jewish Community of Lincoln
Lincoln, England

December 6th, 2017
Music and Chaplaincy
URJ Biennial 
Boston, MA
 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

December 7th, 2017
Yoga Shalom
URJ Biennial
Boston, MA
 7:30 a.m.

December 7th, 2017
JRR Stage
URJ Biennial
4:30 p.m.

December 8th, 2017
Delegates Lounge Concert
URJ Biennial
2:30 p.m.

January 7, 2018 
Aleph Ordination! 3:00 p.m.
Broomfield, CO
4:00 p.m.

January 8, 2018 
Hybrid Chaplaincy Workshop
Broomfield, CO
8:00 -9:00 p.m.

January 27th, 2018
Yoga Shalom
Congregation Beth Tikva 
Marlton, NJ 
 9:00 a.m.  

February 24th, 2018
Shabbat Minyan 
Kol Ami, Arlington, VA
10:00 a.m.

March 3rd, 2018 
Yoga Shalom 
Congregation Beth Tikva
Marlton, NJ
10:00 a.m.

June 18th, 2018 .
Bible To Broadway
Coming of Age JCC Program
Congregation Beth Ami
Rockville, MD
1:00 P.M.

July 2-8th, 2018
U Mass Amherst
NOW Booking 
Bridge To Peace Tour!

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My Grandmother's Kitchen 

December 2017
 Kislev/Tevet  5778

My URJ BIENNIAL Schedule: Come by and say HI!

Wednesday Dec. 6th 3:34-5:00 p.m.: Music & Chaplaincy
Thursday Dec. 7th 7:45 a.m.: Yoga Shalom Morning Worship
Thursday Dec. 7th: 4:30 p.m.: JRR Stage!! (with friends)
Friday Dec. 8th 8:00 a.m.: Nava Tehilah Morning Worship
Friday Dec. 8th 8:45 p.m.: Song Session! 
Friday Dec. 8th 2:30 p.m.: Delegates Lounge Set
Saturday Dec 9th: 5:30 p.m. Bookstore Havdalah
Saturday Dec 9th: 8:45 p.m. Evening Program

Dear Friends,

My earliest memories include my Grandmother Anna in the kitchen cooking, baking and instructing me on just the right amount of this or that to add to make something delicious. Grandma lived with us and was often bubbling up something on the stove and concocting a recipe from her childhood to see if it would taste the same as she remembered.  From these holy moments I came to love Jewish recipes and have recently begun to teach children, about the same age as I was, how to cook them!  My recent cooking Chug at Temple Shalom included these family favorites: Honey cake, apple pancakes, melt away rugelach, sweet noodle kugel, blintzes and of course, latkes! Two ways.   In the transmission of these 'memory foods' I found myself flashing back to My Grandmother's kitchen (really our kitchen) and trying to recapture the moments in my head of all she had taught me.  Those memories have inspired me to continue to recreate the delicacies she baked and cooked for my own family and for my cooking classroom.  With the Festival of Lights upon us I invite us all to 'look backward' for the foods which spark our memories of loved ones past and connect those to the next generation.  
Enjoy this special recipe, courtesy of Grandma Anna! 
Many Blessings,

Meltaway Rugelach:
1 8 oz carton small curd 4% cottage cheese
1 c butter (two sticks, softened)
2 c flour
Combine cottage cheese and butter in a large bowl and blend well with a large spatula. Add flour and mix with hands until dough forms into a ball. Divide into three pieces, wrap in plastic and chill well, about 30 minutes. (dough can be made in advance) 
Stir together: 
3/4 c brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon 
3/4 c chopped walnuts  (I toast them first) 
Melt 1/4c butter for 1 minute in the microwave
Roll out the dough using flour on the board and rolling pin into a circle like a pie, about 1/8 " thick.  Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with 1/3 of nut mixture. Cut into 16 wedges with a pizza cutter or very sharp knife. Roll up into crescent horns and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees 15-20 min until browned!  Enjoy!  Watch this video for the technique!!


Watch the RPA Video below to understand more about the Aleph Rabbinic Pastor Program! 
I will be ordained as an RP on January 7th,  2018!


Addison-Penzak JCC Los Gatos
Watch my 2 minute Yoga Breathing Refresh! 

Join Lisa at the URJ Biennial on Thursday Morning  at 
 7:45 a.m. for Chair Yoga!

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Highlights from Bridge To Peace Release Concert! 
Bridge To Peace band! What an amazing group! 

The Shir Shalom Choir and Sam Glaser! 
    Sam and Lisa and Dana pose with a few of the Youth and Teen Choir!
My Grandmothers Kitche n Cooking Class!  
This was the Sweet Kugel in a cupcake pan!