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Celebrate Chanukah at Beth Am

(Note: Candle-lighting times have changed slightly from what was posted in the November Builder.)

Chanukah, which means “dedication,” is the festival that commemorates the purification and rededication of the Temple following the defilement caused by the Greeks during their occupation of that holy place. Today, the holiday reminds Jews to rededicate themselves to stand against forces that would destroy Judaism and to keep alive the flame of Jewish religion, culture and peoplehood so that it may be passed on to the next generation.

Below you will find a schedule of Beth Am Chanukah celebrations as well as Chanukah resources and Chanukah shopping suggestions.


Sunday, December 2: 1st Night

Tuesday, December 4: 3rd Night

Wednesday, December 5: 4th Night

Thursday, December 6: 5th Night

Friday, December 7: 6th Night

Saturday, December 8: 7th Night



  • Purchase Chanukah candles, cards and/or chocolate gelt and support a refugee school in Lesbos! All three are available for purchase this week in the Beth Am Education Office. Learn more.
  • Consider doing your Chanukah shopping through one of our merchant partners. Beth Am will receive a percentage of your purchase! Included are:
    • ModernTribe: Use the code "POSTCARD" at checkout to save 10% of your first purchase.
    • Amazon: Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Congregation Beth Am.
    • Kepler's Books: A portion of your purchase back to Beth Am each time you shop – as long as you enter Kepler's site through the Beth Am website.
  • Need alternative gift ideas? Don't miss the Reform Judaism article Eight Experiential Hanukkah Gifts to Teach Kids about Jewish Values.
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