Hi everyone,

Happy Chanukah! I’m in the process of making the Mirrored Menorah from The YALDAH Year! Be sure to check back in the next few days for my pictures. Some time this Chanukah, I’m also going to be making the latkes (potato pancakes) from The YALDAH Year though I haven’t decided which day yet. Have you made any of the recipes for the month of Kislev from the book? And which of my cook-and-blog posts do you like best? Look back at my previous posts by clicking here and be sure to comment and let me know.

Now for the promised Behind the Scenes update: the Winter 2009-2010 issue is printing, as I told you in the last post, which is so exciting for all of us at the YALDAH staff- as it is for you, I’m sure. We’re in the heat of working on the Spring 2010 issue, now, and the first batch of Editorial Board writing has started to come in. I’m busy doing things like choosing poetry for the Reader Gallery, answers for the Discussion Topic and Just Ask (it’s not too late, submit your answers here!), finding people for Out There and Subscriber Snapshot and much, much more. The Spring issue is shaping up to look really good. We’re also going to announce the new Editorial Board members in that issue and YALDAH subscribers, aged 8-15, there’s still time to apply! Check it out here. I was on the Editorial Board in 2008 and I just loved it, don’t miss this amazing opportunity to get involved with YALDAH.

As always, you can e-mail me at emily@yaldahmagazine.com if you have any questions or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you.

Talk to you soon,


p.s. There’s still time to register for the Jewish Girl’s Winter Retreat in Albany, New York from December 24th-27th! Though I can’t make it this year, I went last year and it’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.