Chanukah

Chanukah

December 18 – 26, 2022

Featured Chanukah Events

Fri, Dec 2 • 3:45 PM

Rodeph Sholom Chanukah Shabbat Celebration 2022

  • IN-PERSON

The joy of gathering will warm the soul as our Rodeph Sholom community welcomes the lights of Chanukah together! Join us for all or any part of this celebration!

In Person Events Start at 3:45 PM
Registration and Schedule ›

Online Events Start at 5:30 PM
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Sat, Dec 10 • 2:00 PM

Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom presents: Classical, Klezmer , and Krakauer – a Musical Celebration for Chanukah

Join us for an evening of Brahms, Saint Saens, new Klezmer compositions, and Chanukah favorites!

Sat, Dec 17 • 10:00 AM

Shirenu Chanukah

This Chanukah celebration is designed to be accessible and sensitive to a variety of needs. There will be healthy snacks available (gelt too!) and the service will be ASL interpreted.

Sat, Dec 4 • 6:30 PM

Raise Up Our Menorahs: Havdalah & Musical Celebration

  • IN-PERSON

Let’s light our chanukiot together at CRS to mark the end of Shabbat Chanukah. Your CRS clergy will make Havdalah filled with song and light for the week ahead.

All Chanukah Events

About the Holiday

Chanukah brings us light when we need it most, at the darkest time of the year. An eight-day respite in which we can feel a sense of renewal as we revel in the wondrous light of our chanukiot. We spin a dreidl, sing Ma’oz Tzur, and devour crispy maybe not-too-oily very delicious latkes. As each candle is progressively lit, we take a breath and allow ourselves to gain a little more hope. The darkness ebbs for now. We have made it to this moment to light the lights. We are comforted with the hope that joy is waiting for us and that brighter days are ahead. We celebrate!

Resources

The miracles of Chanukah are reflected in the traditions we carry out over the festival’s eight days. Every year these traditions honor the past even as we are inspired to create new traditions. As we celebrate our victory over cultural assimilation, it is always light that holds the deepest meaning. We light our candles and watch how the light is reflected in the smiling faces of our friends and family and in the window’s glass. Most importantly, we keep that light ever shining and growing in our hearts.

Holiday Resource from Sholom Sprouts for Families with Children Ages 0–3 ›

Blessings and Rituals ›

Holiday Traditions, Recipes & More ›

Light

Miracles

Giving

Chanukah offers the ideal opportunity for all of us to share our blessings with those who need help. Here are some ways we can help those in need:

Cook, Bake, Eat, Drink

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Watch, Sing, Laugh

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Play

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For the Kids

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Gift-Giving Ideas

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Get Inspired

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