Honey, Honey!

By Esther Apt
Jewish Community Center

‘Tis the season to dip your apples… and make new friends!

With the crisp air and fall weather around the corner, I am anticipating the start of one of my favorite food seasons as well.  In just a few short weeks at our Rosh Hashanah tables, a delicious pairing of foods will take place- the magic of apples and honey.

The unique taste of sweet honey with fresh apples evokes memories of previous Rosh Hashanah’s spent with dear family and friends. Many of us reminisce of holiday food and apples of all types and colors picked fresh from the trees. Just like different apples have different tastes, honey has its own breed of distinct tastes and flavors as well!

But, did you know that there are three different categories of honey?

  •  Comb honey from a honeycomb
  • Liquid honey which has been extracted, creamed or granulated honey
  • Chunk honey found in a jar

All together there are over 300 unique types of honey available in the United States. In general, light-colored honey is much milder in taste and dark-colored honey is stronger.

Want to learn more?
Join us on Sunday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center for a Bagel Brunch & Honey Tasting. Singles ages 55+ can enjoy bagels with all the fixings while they get a chance to meet and mingle.

Make this a start of a sweet new year by trying different flavored honey with a tasting and conversation led by local food maven, Eli Schlossberg, president of a consulting company specializing in gourmet and kosher marketing and distribution.  Want to strike up a conversation with that special someone? Impress them with some fun facts about this sweet Rosh Hashanah treat!

Stop by our Rosh Hashanah Luncheon, Wednesday, September 12 at 12:00 p.m. at the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center to start a sweat year. Enjoy a delicious holiday meal and a honey tasting. Conversation about Jewish foods and traditions will be led by Eli Schlossberg. Share your traditions with lifelong friends and new friends.

Prior to Yom Kippur, explore the origins, evolution and manifestations of the Kaddish prayer on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m.at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. Join us for A Discussion with BSO Maestra, Marin Alsop & Chazzan Emanuel Perlman of Chizuk Amuno Congregation and learn the story behind the composition of Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3 Kaddish and find out how the BSO will perform it. Then meet us at the Meyerhoff on Sunday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m. to watch the performance together.

For more information on singles programs at the JCC for ages 55+, contact Melissa at 410-559- 3593 or mberman@jcc.org.


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