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Temple Beth Shalom  Chanukah Celebration
Friday, Dec. 7

5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.


We've had a tremendous response and RSVPs for dinner are now closed. 

We could still use your help to make it a great celebration for everyone. Please consider volunteering for a shift.


5:30-6:30 p.m. :

Shabbat/Chanukah service and candle lighting honoring our grandparents, followed by pasta and salad dinner (including latkes)

6:30-8:00 p.m. :

  • Adult dreidel tournament--please sign up
  • Cookie decorating and ice cream sundaes sponsored by Shalom Seniors
  • Photo booth (greenscreen provided by David Finkel Photography)
  • Games 
  • Arts & crafts
  • Music by KlezAustin 


Helping Others During Chanukah

Our social action focus for Chanukah is contributing to the Austin Diaper Bank. At this time of year, the Austin Diaper Bank will distribute over 160,000 diapers. With our help, they can continue to support our neighbors in Central Texas.  Learn more, including how to donate. Thank you!


Eight Crazy Nights: Making Each Night of Chanukah Meaningful

Sunday, Dec. 2

9:30 a.m.

Get together with Rabbi Cohen to refresh your plans for Chanukah celebrations with family and friends! Learn what's behind this holiday of rededication, and get inspiration for recipes, games, and activities for all ages. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 30. For even more ideas, see our comprehensive Celebrate Chanukah resource below!

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

Tue, April 23 2019 18 Nisan 5779