Chanukah, meaning dedication in Hebrew

chanukahChanukah at Temple Shaaray Tefila

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 “re-dedication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the chanukiah, a special menorah for Chanukah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.

 

 

Friday, December 19th
Chanukah Service at 7pm

Join us for a festive dinner of pizza and pasta at 6pm. Our Chanukah Service will be held at 7pm. Bring your menorah from home as we all light candles together to celebrate the festival of Chanukah. A special Oneg follows with many  holiday treats like latkes, chocolate gelt, jelly donuts and more. We will also have the opportunity to see some of the highly creative menorahs made by our religious school students for the school’s menorah making contest.
 

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