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Hanukkah Celebrations

Sunday, November 28 -- Ist Night of Hanukkah!
5:00pm - Community Menorah Lighting on the Village Green in Summit
Tuesday, November 30
7:00pm - Menorah Lighting at Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence
Wednesday, December 1
6:00pm - From Our House to Yours: Light Candles with Rabbi Glazer and Family (zoom)
7:00pm - Renaissance Hanukkah Party (zoom)
Friday, December 3
6:00pm - Shabbat B'Yachad Hanukkah Celebration - featuring the Temple Sinai Band and our choir, Shir Libeinu.  Bring your Menorah and light it together with the congregation during this service.



Miracles, religious freedom, human agency. What is the “real” story of Chanukah, anyway? Join Rabbi Glazer for an exploration of three texts that each tell a different version of the Chanukah story. Through these texts, we’ll come to understand what the story of Chanukah has meant to others and what it might mean for us today. 

Hanukkah meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is celebrated by lighting the hanukkiyah, a special menorah for Hanukkah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts); and special songs and games.



Wed, December 1 2021 27 Kislev 5782