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hanukkah 2021 | 5782

November 29 thru December 6
(First candle November 28)

On Hanukkah we celebrate the particular privilege and meanings of Jewish religious identity. We remember the cultural conflict between the universalism and particularism of ancient days as a marker for own time. Hanukkah's light reflects the miracles of faith, of our people’s perseverance, and of life’s daily wonders. Honoring the Maccabees, we celebrate the victory of spirit over might and the ideals of Judaism. Our Hanukkiyot represent God’s light of peace and goodness enduring for all time.

HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

Thursday, December 2 | 5:15 pm
Please RSVP by 11/26
 
 
Join us this Hanukkah for a wonderful evening of food, fun, and laughter! 
 
5:15 pm Snacks on the plaza
5:30 pm Hanukkiyah lighting, blessings & songs
5:45 pm The Bible Players Hanukkah comedy show
6:30 pm Festive Hanukkah dinner & dessert from the donut truck serving hot & fresh donuts all evening on the Plaza
 
Dinner will be served family style at each table. The show will take place outside. Dinner tables will be set up inside and outside. Be sure to bundle up!
 
HANUKKAH BEIT SESSION WITH RABBI SHULMAN
7:30 pm “The Meaning of Light and the Meaning of Life
Beit Midrash (for those registered) & online via Zoom (no registration required)
 
 
Light is among our most powerful religious symbols. On Hanukkah, Shabbat, and throughout the year we kindle lights to celebrate and rejoice, honor or remember. Our lights reflect our lives and all we experience. Light represents our Jewish beliefs and traditions, as well. In the glow of the 5th night of Hanukkah lights, we will study and explore the meaning of light in Judaism, the reasons for Hanukkah’s lights, and how those ideas reflect on the meaning of our lives.

Light is among our most powerful religious symbols. On Hanukkah, Shabbat, and throughout the year we kindle lights to celebrate and rejoice, honor or remember. Our lights reflect our lives and all we experience. Light represents our Jewish beliefs and traditions, as well. In the glow of the 5th night of Hanukkah lights, we will study and explore the meaning of light in Judaism, the reasons for Hanukkah’s lights, and how those ideas reflect on the meaning of our lives.

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PICK UP YOUR HANUKKAH GIFT BAGS

The lights of Hanukkah reflect God’s love, and also our delight.
The lights of Hanukkah reflect compassion,
in our hearts both day and night.
The lights of Hanukkah reflect goodness, to be done with all our might.
 
From times of old until today for everyone to see,
 the lights of Hanukkah shine bright.
For our Beth El Family it remains true, we light the lights for Hanukkah and more the whole year through – which is why we give this gift to you. We hope this Hanukkah gift will brighten your holiday and the year ahead. Hag Urim Sameah! Happy Hanukkah!
 
Please pick up your Hanukkah gift bags at one of the following times:
 

•    Thursday, November 18, 4:00-6:00 pm (VTS office)

•    Monday, November 22, 10:00 am-4:00 pm (Beth El main office)

•    Tuesday, November 23, 10:00 am-4:00 pm (Beth El main office)

Please contact dvinick@cbe.org with any questions.

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YOUNG FAMILY SHABBAT & DINNER

Friday, December 3 | 5:45 pm
Turk Family Plaza
 
 
Join us outside on the Beth El plaza for a Hanukkah themed Shabbat. Together we will sing, pray, and welcome Shabbat. Dinner will be served following the program. 
Wear your Hanukkah attire and be ready to celebrate the festival of lights!
Registrations required. Contact dvinick@cbe.org for more info.

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SHABBAT HANUKKAH SERVICES

Friday, December 3 | 6:15 pm
Saturday, December 4 | 9:30 am
Participate in person or join us via Livestream
 

Shabbat Hanukkah Services on Friday, December 3, at 6:15 pm and Saturday, December 4, at 9:30 am will include holiday themes, learning, and songs.

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TIKKUN OLAM/SOCIAL ACTION

HANUKKAH PACKAGES FOR HOMEBOUND SENIORS

Thank you to the volunteers who helped assemble 75 packages for homebound seniors in our community. The packages included Hanukkah ritual items, treats, and cards written by our VTS students. We hope the packages will bring light and joy to those in need this year.

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CARE PACKAGES FOR LONE SOLDIERS

The Tikkun Olam committee will be gifting care packages to lone soldiers this year, in collaboration with the organization M'Ever Layam. These packages will bring comfort to soldiers away from their families this Hanukkah. If you'd like to contribute to this project, please do so here

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Hanukkah resources

Virtual Dreidel
Click here to spin the dreidel online
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
We miss our friends this year.
So grab your screen and latke;
We hope to bring some cheer!
 

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Hanukkah Song Sheet
Click here for our Hanukkah Song sheet
Sing along and celebrate!
 

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Hanukkah B'rakhot 
Click here for Hanukkah B'rakhot for Lighting the Hanukkiyah
 
 

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Mon, June 27 2022 28 Sivan 5782