Parshas Miketz 5769
                          Rosh Chodesh
                       Shabbos Chanukah
          December 27, 2008 - 30 Kislev 5769

                            PREPARE FOR SHABBOS


                                       Voices From the Ezras Nashim

Once again I have left the writing of this page until the last moment. The week has been filled with activity and great joy.

The bris of Shalom Daniel Zeller took place in the Daven with Dov sanctuary last Friday. Daddy David Zeller performed the actual bris with the able assistance of Rabbi Seif. Prior to the bris and during the seudah musical entertainment was provided by Reb Chayim Kessler.

We have been planning for the first annual Donuts and Dreidels which will take place this coming Sunday, December 28, 2008 on the portico at 801 S. Surf Rd. in Hollywood from 2-4PM. There will be donuts, games, music and fun. All are welcome.

Chanukah is a bittersweet holiday for me. My father’s yahrzeit takes place on the first candle of Chanukah. In keeping with the laws of Chanukah hespids are not permitted. I know that my father is pleased by this because it fits his quiet and reticent demeanor. As I watch the number of candles and light increase over Chanukah I am comforted. My father is in a place of light. May his neshamah have an aliyah.

Elk’s Menu
Shabbos Parshas Miketz
December 27, 2008—30 Kislev 5769

Whole Wheat Challah
baked in the merit of a child for a childless couple
this week’s challah is being baked in the merit of a child for
Yoel Yitzchak ben Chana Hensha and Chaya Gittel Raisel bas Faigel
If you would like to participate in this mitzvah call Yedhudis Halberstam at 718-972-4793 for the name of the week

Apricot and Blueberry Fruit Cup
Parve Chicken Soup
Salmon en Croute with Sauteed Peppers and Onions
Salmon in Whisky Marinade
Fresh Caught Mackerel a la Elk
(with special thanks to our Shabbos guest Dani Dratler)
Turkish Green Beans
Potato Latkes with Applesauce
Broccoli Salad with Cashews
Lettuce Salad with Fine Herbs and Homemade Dressing
Butterscotch Brownies
Date Nut Squares

Kiddush Menu

Egg Salad
Tuna Salad
Gefilte Fish
Matjes Herring
Israeli Salad

By Special Request here is the recipe for the noodle kugel served at the bris.

Noodle Pudding
Compliments of Susan Kristianson

½ lb. cooked fine noodles
3 eggs
1 t vanilla
½ cup sugar
¼ lb. Butter


2 cups milk
4 oz cream cheese (1/2 lg package)
½ lb. cottage cheese

Add butter, vanilla and sugar to the hot noodles. Stir until the butter melts. Add 3 beaten eggs and stir until combined. Add the blended items and stir until mixed. Place mixture in 9 x 13 pan.


1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
3 T powdered sugar
¼ lb melted butter

Stir these ingredients together and spread on top of noodle mixture. Press lightly—it will stay on top of the pudding.

Bake at uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.


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