Hanukkah ice cream, cookies and more with the JCC Denver!

 It’s almost Hannukah! The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) and High Point Creamery have teamed up again to sell the exclusive Hanukkah ice cream flavor called “Bob’s Babka” named after Robert “Bob” E. Loup who is the namesake of the JCC Denver building and was a major donor to the organization. In 2019, the ice cream was named to the Forbes Holiday Gift Guide as one of the best new ice cream flavors. The ice cream is an olive oil ice cream base with homemade babka swirled in. Each pint costs $10. Proceeds from the sale of each pint will support the JCC Denver’s programs. The ice cream can be purchased for a limited time through December 9 by visiting www.jccdenver.org/calendar/bobs-babka/. Pints will be available for pick-up beginning December 10 at the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center located at 350 S. Dahlia St. in Denver.

The JCC Denver is also co-hosting a virtual family Hanukkah celebration, Latkes & Light, with JEWISHColorado and Judaism Your Way. At the event, the community will bless their Hanukkah Menorahs together, sing and dance, do Hanukkah-themed activities, and talk about the importance of tzedakah, a Jewish value focused on the importance of charitable giving. The event will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 13 and will feature educators from Jewish Explorers, Judaism Your Way, Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center and PJ Library.

The JCC Denver has also partnered with Olive & Finch on Hanukkah cookie kits. Each cookie kit includes one dozen sugar cookies, five festive frostings, Hanukkah-themed cookie decorations, and a reusable O&F tote. Each kit costs $45. Mention “JCC Denver” when you order a kit and Olive & Finch will donate 10% back to the JCC Denver. Learn more about the kits and place an order here. Cookie kits are available at both Olive & Finch locations in Cherry Creek and Uptown. 

Hanukkah begins on December 10. For more information, visit www.jccdenver.org.    

Below is a photo of Bob’s Babka Ice Cream. Photo credit High Point Creamery.

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