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.