United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | 314-469-0700

Chanukah

Chanukah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and rededication¬†of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the Chanukiyah, a special menorah for Chanukah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.

Chanukah Shabbat: Friday, December 30, 2016
Celebrated as a part of our weekly Shabbat service, this Shabbat nosh includes lots of latkes and following our service lots of sufganiyot

5:30 p.m. Shabbat Nosh and Latke Bar
6:00 p.m. Chanukah Pajamukah “Kid”dush Club (babies to age 6)
6:30 p.m. Chanukah Shabbat Service followed by Sufganiyot. (all ages)

 

For more on the history and traditions of Chanukah, click here.