Hanukkah, meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "re-dedication" of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of the chanukiah, a special menorah for Hanukkah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.
Hanukkah at Mt Sinai
Hanukkah at Mt Sinai is celebrated in a number of ways. At the Shabbat service that falls during Hanukkah, we light the hanukiah and sing lots of holiday songs. We also have a Latke lunch on the Sunday of Hanukkah, with dreidels, singing and cookie decorating. It’s a time when people come out from all over our region.
Hanukkah 2014 at Mt Sinai
Silent Auction & Latke Party
We will be having a silent auction held in conjunction with the Hanukkah Latke party and a NEW FEATURE….DRUM ROLL ….a Jewish Trivia Contest for all ages! So brush up on your Jewish holidays, Rituals, Torah stories, Israel and Jewish celebrities and get ready for some fun on December 14th. We will also being a doing an edible craft for the kids. Party gets started at 11:45!
More about Hanukkah is at the URJ Website: