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Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Eight Wonder-Full Nights

Surround yourself with the light, community and miracles of the season. Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, November 28.



3rd Night: Hanukkah in our Pajamakkahs
Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Temple’s LGBTQ community invites friends and families of ECEC to join us for Hanukah in your Pajamakahs. We will be making edible dreidels, playing dreidel, lighting the hanukkiyah with rainbow candles, and singing Hannukah songs.
Register in advance to attend.


Cantor In The Kitch LIVE Hanukkah Episode
Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
Join Cantor Leslie Niren and special guest Jessica Brammer of Lenore’s Bagels for a Live, in-person only, cooking demo in Tycher Gathering Space! Enjoy savory and sweet Hanukkah inspired bites and take home a bag of fresh bagels and sweets. Register in advance to attend.


Hanukkah at NorthPark
Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. | NorthPark Center
Our annual festive concert celebrating Hanukkah with Cantors Vicky Glikin and Leslie Niren alongside the Temple Emanu-El adult and youth choirs. This year we are excited to be joined by Jason Mesches, an incredible children’s performer, in this concert for the whole family. Check out this Hanukkah playlist made by Jason Mesches! Register here to attend


Join Us for Our Outdoor Hanukkah Celebration!
Family-Friendly Service | Barbecue and Latkes | Live Music | Social Justice
Friday, December 3 at 6 p.m. | Nasher-Haemisegger Family Atrium
Join us in the Nasher-Haemisegger Family Atrium for a congregational Shabbat service and Hanukkah celebration led by Rabbi David Stern and Cantor Vicky Glikin. Bring your hanukkiyah and candles to light with the community. Early Oneg and drinks begin at 5:30 p.m.
After services enjoy your own dinner or order Big Al's Smokehouse through Temple in advance and dance the night away with Baba Yaga Orkestar. This seven-member band will light up the night with their Eastern European Gypsy music and popular American hits. There will be activities for all including a social justice project of creating bye-bye snack bags for Vogel Alcove.
Register in advance to attend and order dinner.


Wiener-Sandfield Hanukkiyah Lighting and Havdalah
Saturday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. | Celebration Garden
Join the family of Temple’s architect Max Sandfield, who with Howard Meyer designed the fourth location for Temple Emanu-El, for a joyful Hanukkah gathering. The family invites you to a candle lighting of the hanukkiyah created by Sandfield. Rabbi Kimberly Herzog-Cohen will lead the lighting and havdalah service with a short reception following.


Zoom Hanukkiyah Lighting
Sunday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. | Join here on Zoom
Share the light of the final night of Hanukkah with your Temple community. Rabbi Debra Robbins will lead a virtual candle lighting and blessing for all from the comfort of your own home.


Give Back This Hanukkah Season
Temple will be collecting baby diapers and adult disposable undergarments for Jewish Family Service during all of Hanukkah. Drop them off at Temple at your convience or at the congregational celebration on Dec. 3. You can also donate to JFS here


Shine the Light This Hanukkah
Temple is always here to shine the light on the dark days of winter. Check out The Blue Dove Foundation for mental health resources for the season. Their "Mental Health Menorah" will help you stay grounded, build resilience and avoid burnout this holiday season.