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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

Come light the menorah

There are several opportunities at Temple Israel to light your menorah with others this Hanukkah:

  • Bring your children to light menorahs with the Hebrew School students on the second night, around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17;
  • Everyone is welcome to light on the fourth night before Shabbat evening services at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19.

 Be sure to bring your menorah and enough candles for that night. We will provide the flame.

Latkes to eat

The Children’s Hanukkah concert takes place during Shabbat evening services at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. The big congregational dinner follows in the social hall. The menu includes challah, brisket or vegetarian option, latkes, salad, cooked carrots, applesauce and apple crisp. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children, free for children under 5. Please RSVP to the office at 724-8857 by Friday, Dec. 12. Don’t forget to bring your menorah and five candles for the group lighting of menorahs.

Let’s have a party

Come hear the tale of the Maccabees and the oil that that lasted eight days, play games and make crafts during the Children’s Hanukkah Party that begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, downstairs in the classrooms. Children of all ages, whether enrolled in Hebrew and Religious School or not, and their parents are invited to come join the fun. Following the party, head up to the social hall to eat more latkes during Kiddush lunch.


Happy 2015

Temple Israel's office and Religious and Hebrew School will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Thursday, Jan. 1. The building will be open for regular Shabbat evening and morning services and Torah study on Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 27 as well as the following weekend.

The office reopens Friday, Jan. 2. Hebrew and confirmation classes resume Wednesday, Jan. 7. Religious studies classes resume Saturday, Jan. 10.