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Celebrate Chanukah at the Temple—With 1,000 Latkes!
Due to overwhelming response, we are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event.
Friday, Dec. 15
5:30 p.m. Welcoming Shabbat (Sanctuary)
6:00-8:00 p.m. Chanukah Celebration for our members (Social Hall)


That's right—Sisterhood members have prepared more than 1,000 latkes for Temple Beth Shalom's Congregational Chanukah Celebration!

Don't miss out! Our Congregational Chanukah Celebration has something for every Temple Beth Shalom member interested in coming together and enjoying the holiday.

Highlights include:
  • Grandparents and grandchildren honor during the Welcoming Shabbat service
  • Ugly Chanukah/winter attire contest. Prizes for first-place and second-place winners!
  • Dreidel games and chocolate gelt
  • Chanukah cookie decorating and ice cream sundae bar, provided by Shalom Seniors
  • Arts and crafts
  • Musical performance by the Kids’ Choir
  • Delicious latkes provided by Sisterhood! Temple will provide the desserts, and you bring a side dish to share! Volunteers needed to warm and serve latkes for the celebration.


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.

You might enjoy these musical Chanukah videos as well:

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 Hanukkah centers around the lighting of the chanukiyah, a special menorah for Hanukkah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts); and special songs and games.