Celebrate Chanukah at Beth Am
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.
BETH AM CHANUKAH SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 7
- 7:00-9:00 PM BATY (9th to 12th graders), Rooms 5/6: BATY Chanukah Party -- Sign up required by Monday, December 2; email Youth Advisor Molly. Please bring $10 in cash or check to the party.
Sunday, December 8
- 1:15 to 3:00 PM: BAJY (6th to 8th graders), Social Hall: BAJY Chanukah Party -- Sign up required online by Monday, December 2. Cost is $10.
Friday, December 13
- 4:00 PM: Mitzvah Project "Embrace-A-Family" Donation Return Deadline
- 5:15 PM: Tot Shabbat Dinner and Chanukah Celebration -- Sign up required by December 11
Sunday, December 15
- 3:30 PM: Jewish Baby Network Family Chanukah Celebration (offsite)
Friday, December 27: 6th Night
- 5:45 PM: Shabbat Childcare and Dinner Available for Kids
- 6:15 PM: Chanukah Shabbat Service -- Bring your own chanukiyah to light during the service!
- 7:30 PM: Shabbat Chanukah Dinner -- Sign up required by Monday, December 23
- The URJ website is chock full of Chanukah resources, with helpful how-to videos, guides to celebrating, tasty recipes and more. Check them out!
- Download the Chanukah blessings for candle lighting and songs, including Mi Y’maleil and Ma'oz Tzur.
- Download a printable guide for families with young children (brought to you by Jewish LearningWorks). (Including a link to this fun video brought to you by BimBam!)
- Beth Am is selling beautiful Chanukah candles to support the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Place your order by December 15.
- 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 comes 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.