Temple Beth El and Discovered Traditions Gift Shop ARE CLOSED TODAY (MONDAY).
**Religious School classes are cancelled. All students are encouraged to attend Wednesday classes, if able.
All committee meetings and activities have been rescheduled or cancelled.
We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions for Tuesday. Find additional updates here and on our Facebook page.

Chanukah

Chanukah (alternately spelled Hanukkah), meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “rededication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the hanukkiyah, a special menorah for Chanukah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts); and special songs and games.Chanukah

This year (5779 or 2018), Chanukah begins at sundown on December 2 and continues through December 10.

Please join us for Temple Beth El’s Chanukah Shabbat Service and Dinner on December 7, as well as many other special Chanukah events all week. Temple offices are open normal hours during Chanukah.

Please visit the URJ Chanukah Page for more information, history, customs, delicious recipes, and family activities to celebrate Chanukah.

Shop at our Discovered Traditions Gift Shop and special Chanukah Room for all your Chanukah needs.  Proceeds benefit our religious school and youth programs.

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