Kashenberg Ostrow Hayward
Library and Cultural Center

(916) 485-4143
2300 Sierra Blvd
Sacramento, CA, 95825


Come to the KOH Library and Cultural Center's annual used book sale and find a treasure trove of reading material. You will find books of all genres, including fiction, history, philosophy, Judaica, and Hebrew language studies.

Contact Dwight Freund (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information

Sunday, October 27th, 2013. 10:00am - 3:00pm


Potatoes and Pumpkins

Here for your cooking, baking and dining pleasure is a compilation of recipes from twelve articles and classes focusing on Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. Since the second night of Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving this year, I have created three categories of recipes:

1. Hanukkah (evening of November 27 [first candle] – December 5) These dishes contain oil for frying or as a prominent ingredient, symbolic of the oil that tradition tells us miraculously burned for eight days when the Maccabees rededicated the Temple. Other recipes feature cheese, in celebration of the heroine Judith, who, we are told in the Apocrypha, was able to kill the enemy general Holofernes by serving him cheese to make him thirsty and then putting him into a drunken sleep with wine to quench that thirst.

2. Thanksgiving (November 28) These recipes all are parve (non-dairy) so that they can be served at a kosher meal with the traditional Thanksgiving turkey.

3. Hanukkah and Thanksgiving (November 28, the first day and second evening [second candle] of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Day) These dishes feature oil and so highlight Hanukkah during the Thanksgiving festivities. Many people might miss latkes (pancakes) on this night, but with opportunities to serve them on seven other days of Hanukkah, it seems best not to try this on a day when there is often a bigger crowd to serve and more dishes than usual to prepare. Of course latke recipes are included in the first segment, so cooks with lots of help will not want for ideas.

If you are seeking even more delicious recipes, or if you want to read more about either holiday, you can find more reading here.

Join us for an evening art discussion and sale sure to nourish your soul on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7 PM.

You will be entertained and enthralled by stories of renowned Israeli Artist Sheva Chaya, who has a unique gallery, "Dreams and Visions", in the Artists' quarter of Safed.

Meet her husband and co-worker, Shani Servetter to learn about the light, color, joy and depth that defines Sheva Chaya's talent as both a painter and a glass blower.

You are sure to be delighted by stories, teachings, and vibrant images as you hear about the artist's journey to Israel, Judaism, and art, and the meaningful interplay of all three.

More information about Sheva Chaya can be found at her website: www.shevachaya.com.

For more information about the program, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (916) 485-4143