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Congregational Chanukah Celebration 2023
Sunday, December 10
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Members, join us for our Temple Beth Shalom Chanukah Celebration on Sunday, December 10! We'll have latkes, sufganiyot, and other things to nosh on, a Brotherhood bar, and activities including cookie decorating, an adults-only dreidel tournament, friendship bracelet making with Greene Family Camp, DIY dreidels, and more! We will end the evening with a song and Chanukiah lighting. You are invited to wear your most festive Chanukah attire.

In line with our temple values, the spirit of gifting, and the theme of lighting up others' lives, there is also a tikkun olam component to our celebration. Our Religious School students and families will be putting together care packages during our Mitzvahpalooza in January, and we invite you to sign up to donate items that are needed for these packages. We also encourage you to contribute through Shalom Austin's Dell Match for Israel.

Contribute to our celebration by making or bringing pre-made latkes! If you would like to host or cook with a group, sign up through the Sisterhood form. If you would like to contribute latkes as an individual, please sign up using this form.

Check out other Chanukah celebrations with Temple Beth Shalom groups...


Women's Social Connect Chanukah Party

Sunday, December 10, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at a congregant's home

RSVP required

Women's Social Connect is hosting a fun Hanukkah get together where we will trade Hanukkah gift wrapping and decorations! Bring all wrapping paper and Hanukkah decor that you would like to donate to someone else and get some new items in return! We will also have a dessert table -- bring your favorite treats to share and of course, lots of shmoozing.


Need a candlelighting refresher? Rabbi Steinman has it!  Watch now on YouTube.


Chanukah Music Online

Listen to Cantor Abby Gostein sing the Chanukah blessings as well as Maoz Tzur (Rock of Ages) and find words and instructions.

Enjoy these musical Chanukah videos:

West Side Chanukah Story


Light One Candle

View a musical "postcard" for Chanukah from the
SoCo Women's Chorus of Austin (there's an opportunity to donate in the video description):

 Robert Applebaum's Funky Dreidl


Not Your Bubbe's Chanukah Play List

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.





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