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Chanukah,  also called the Festival of Lights, is a festive eight-day celebration that brings light, joy and warmth to our homes and communities as we celebrate with candles, food, family and friends. Meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, Chanukah commemorates the victory of a small group of Jewish rebels - collectively known as “the Maccabees” - over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in Jerusalem. Modern celebrations include the lighting of the Chanukah menorah - or the chanukiyah - singing, playing the dreidel game and eating foods prepared in oil, including latkes and sufganiyot.

Latkes and Libations Oneg | Friday, December 9 | Following Shabbat Services
Celebrate Shabbat and the upcoming Chanukah holiday with your Shir Shalom family at this festal oneg following Shabbat services, which begin at 6:30 PM. RSVP for the oneg here.

Shabbat and Pre-Chanukah Family Dinner | Friday, December 16 | 6:30 PM
To get into the celebratory spirit of Chanukah, we invite you to this catered, festive family-friendly dinner and Shabbat service, which will follow dinner at 7:30 PM.  Services will include a beautiful performance by our Youth Choir sponsored by Lee Fruman as well as a blessing for the families going with Rabbi Mike to Israel. If you'd like to join us for this special dinner, dinner is free of charge for children under 5 years old, $12.00 for children between 5 and 12 years old and $18.00 for anyone 13 years old and older. RSVP here.

Lighting the Menorah |  -
Each night of Chanukah, Shir Shalom will light the menorah with members of our community online. Join us each night as we livesteam on our YouTube channel. On Friday, December 23, we will light the menorah at the beginning of Shabbat Evening Services at 7:30 PM. Join us in person or online.

Blessings and the Dreidel Game

Wed, November 30 2022 6 Kislev 5783