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Temple Beth Shalom celebrates Chanukah each year with service and party for all! 



Schedule of the Evening

5:30 p.m. Candle Lighting and Musical Performances by Kids' Choir and Club Musika

6:00 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Chanukah festivities

Nosh & Side Dishes

Please sign up to bring a potluck item that is a “finger food” and ready to serve without the need to be warmed, sliced, or the need of many utensils. Also, be sure your item:

Does NOT contain peanuts or nuts
Does NOT contain pork or shellfish
Does NOT mix meat and dairy items
Is labeled gluten-free, if applicable, so we can put those dishes on a designated table


Please make sure your food is in a recyclable container. If you’d like to take your container home with you, just put your name on the container and make sure to take it with you as you leave the celebration.

Latkes! 1,000 latkes and 200 gluten-free latkes

A big round of applause (and thank you!) to Sisterhood, who builds friendship, serves the temple, and fries over 1,000 lakes for us to eat at the Chanukah celebration. Yummy! Thanks to everyone for bringing a dish to share.

We are looking forward to celebrating together with you! Ugly Chanukah/Winter sweaters are optional, but always fun!!

Personal Chanukiyot

We will not be able to accommodate personal chanukiyah lighting at the event. The clergy will lead the candle blessings together with the congregation using the Temple Beth Shalom chanukiyah.

Chanukah Music Online

Here's to a Chanukah full of wonderful music! 

You might also enjoy these musical Chanukah videos:

By The Maccabeats, Yeshiva University's a cappella group:

About 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 chanukiyah, a special menorah for Chanukah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts); and special songs and games.

Celebrate Chanukah

Ideas & Inspiration


Sun, December 15 2019 17 Kislev 5780