Hanukkah 5784

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Community Wide Celebrations

Wednesday, December 6th

Kentlands Menorah Lighting (pre-Hanukkah) 6:00 PM

Kentlands Market Square

Friday, December 8

Ruach in the Round & Community Shabbat Dinner 6:00 PM

Join us for a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a festive dinner including latkes and libations. Please register here for dinner: https://shaaretorah.shulcloud.com/event/hanukkah5784

Sunday, December 10

Hanukkah Mitzvahkah: Nesiyah Hanukkah Celebration – 10:30 am -12:00 pm

ALL kids grades K-7 are invited to participate in different mitzvah projects at Shaare Torah to bring more light to the world. This event is sponsored by the Social Action Committee.

Early Childhood Hanukkah Extravaganza 4:00-6:00 pm

Families with children five and under will gather for a fun-filled Hanukkah celebration and menorah lighting. 

Family members and other volunteers can sign up for a slot to help us run the event on SignupGenius.

Healing Light: Abitah Album Release Concert 7:00 pm

City State Brewing Company

Mark the fourth night of Hanukkah with a community of music lovers. Share together in candle lighting while listening to a rich and multilayered soundscape of Middle Eastern vibes rooted in devotional music, with influences ranging from contemporary Israeli chant circles to contemplative jazz, mystical hasidic nigunim, and psychedelic folk-rock.

Yosef Goldman is celebrating the release of his acclaimed new album, Abitah (Rising Song Records) with a full band and a host of special musical guests, including Healy Slakman, Noah Diamondstein, and Aaron Shneyer.

Tickets – $18 available at this link.

Monday, December 11th

More Light at RIO 6:00 pm

Lakefront Amphitheater near Guapos

All are invited to join us and neighboring communities, Beth Ami and Kol Shalom for a lakefront public menorah lighting as we shine light in the darkness and enjoy live Hanukkah music. 

Tuesday, December 12th

Torah Tuesday: Hanukkah Edition 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Shaare Torah and Zoom

We’ll explore the Maccabee family drama and what it can teach us about Jewish life today. We’ll also enjoy Hanukkah treats together.

Wednesday, December 13th

Shine a light In Israel with Rotem Ur 12:00 – 1:00 pm


Join us for a study over lunch meeting with Rotem Ur our past Shlicha who is now working as part of the new education team for the evacuated families from the Gaza envelope. Join the zoom call from wherever you are and be with us in community and in solidarity with Israel. Registration and Zoon link.

Thursday, December 14th

You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah – teen movie night at 6:00 PM

Shaare Torah

Come light candles and watch “you are so not invited to my bat mitzvah” while we enjoy movie snacks. Register here


Hanukkah Blessings and Resources

Lighting the Menorah – PJ Library – Click the link for a printable version of the Hanukkah Menorah Blessings