Passover or Pesach

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Passover or Pesach in Hebrew commemorates the Exodus of the Jewish people freedom from the Egyptian enslavement over one thousand years ago.

At Los Bagels celebrates Passover with ritual foods including Matzo and Macaroons. We also have a wide variety of glass, ceramic, aluminum, and melamine Seder plates. Don’t forget the Haggadah; a book that provides the script of Passover which is a must have to gather together with family and friends for your great feast.

Purim

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Founder Dennis Rael’s mother, Paula Rael use to make Hamantaschen’s from an old family recipe and are still made at Los Bagels today.

Hamataschen are eaten during the Jewish holiday Purim. Purim is celebrated in early spring in honor of Queen Esther and her uncle Mordecai. Together they saved the Jewish people from King Ahasuerus’ evil chief adviser Haman. Purim reminds all people to have courage and always help one another. The Hamantaschen are triangular to symbolize Haman’s hat.

At Los Bagels, we celebrate Purim with our apricot, prune, and poppy seed Hamantaschen’s.

Annual Anniversary

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Since March 1, 1984 Los Bagels has provided freshly baked organic bagels, high quality espresso, and a unique blend of Jewish and Mexican pastries.

Being in business for three generations has allowed Los Bagels to work very hard at evolving and adjusting to new changes in response to the different eras. An integral part of our success is giving back to the community and enjoying community members, students, friends, and family to celebrate years to come.

Today, Los Bagels has 3 retail locations, a thriving wholesale business, and ships bagels all over the country thanks to its team of 50+ Employees and five partners: Eddie Blakeslee, Dennis Rael, Peter Jermyn, Travis May, and John Monahan.

At Los Bagels we celebrate our Annual Anniversary for the entire month of March. To share out excitement we offer deals, specials, customer raffles, and much more!

Rosca de Reyes

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A Rosca de Reyes (sometimes called a Rascón de Reyes) is a rich, sweet, wreath-shaped bread decorated with dried fruit, and traditionally containing a bean or doll representing the baby Jesus. The tradition is the person who get the slice of bread with the baby hosts the party for friends and family on February 2. In Mexico, it’s celebrated with tamales. It is traditionally served in Spain and Mexico at the feast of Epiphany or "Three Kings Day) on January 6.

Special order your Rosca at Los Bagels to celebrate!

Chanukkah

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Chanukkah also known as the Festival of Lights is celebrated by lighting candles on the menorah, one candle a day for eight days. This is done in remembrance of how the Jewish people fought for the right to follow their own religion while under Syrian rule. When the war was finally won, the brave leader, Judah, only had enough oil to keep the Eternal Light burning for one day, but miraculously it burned for eight days. During Chanukkah, songs are sung, gifts are exchanged, games are played with dreidels and special foods like latkes (potato pancakes) are enjoyed.

Los Bagels celebrates Chanukkah with a variety of treats from Rugalah to Chanukkah cookies. We also have a wide selection of menorahs, candles, geldt, and of course a big selection of dreidels. Kids ask for your free dreidels at the counter and discounts for teachers.. Don’t forget our one of a kind Chanukkah Papel Picado; a must have!

Dia de los Muertos

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an Latin holiday celebrated in the Central and South regions of Mexico. In Latin heritages, death is viewed as a natural cycle of life and is celebrated to honor the memory and spirit of deceased loved ones.

At Los Bagels Dia de los Muertos is a big celebration here at Los Bagels! We have a few different things to inform you of during this time of year. We offer Dead Bread Workshops. The community can ONLY sign up online ($25) to learn how to create Dead Bread. Dead Bread Kits (everything you need to decorate Dead Bread) will be sold for $10 in store, and 3lb dough for $5. We will have an assortment of special merchandise, including: Calacas, Calaveras, Papel Picado, Pan de Muerto, Dead Bread Kits, Caritas, and Sugar Skulls, ALL INDIVIDUALLY PRICED. The community is encouraged to bring in a picture of a passed loved one to our community ofrenda.

Rosh Hashanah

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In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means “first of the year”. Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. The Jewish New Year is a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to make in the new year. The traditional Hebrew greeting on Rosh Hashanah is “Shanah tova” for “a good year”, or “Shanah tova u’metuka” for “a good and sweet year”.

Rosh Hashanah is often celebrated with apples and honey to symbolize a sweet new year. Typically, Challah bread is served to symbolize the cycle of the year and the universal hope for an abundant year of peace and goodness in life.

At Los Bagels we make a special Round Braided Challah. Make sure to special order yours!