Chanukah

Chanukah is our festival of lights, a beautiful celebration of light triumphing over darkness. For eight nights we light the chanukiah to commemorate the miracle that occurred when the Holy Temple was desecrated and later rededicated in Jerusalem. Together with our loved ones, we celebrate strength, resilience, hope, and healing. For all eight nights of Chanukah, Temple Israel sparks light into our homes, communities, and the world.  

Chanukah Events


Community Chanukah Candle Lighting

Date

December 01, 2021 - December 04, 2021

Time

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Nes gadol hayah Zoom; A great miracle happened… on Zoom! All are invited to join us for a…

Riverway Chanukah

Date

December 02, 2021

Time

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for this year’s Chanukah Extravaganza. Here’s what we have planned: 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Chanukah Learning…

Chanukah Qabbalat Shabbat

Date

December 03, 2021

Time

6:00pm - 7:30pm

5:15 p.m. Outdoor Reception for all ages 6:00 p.m. Onsite Qabbalat Shabbat (Join on Zoom here) 7:15 p.m….

Chanukah Sing-Along and Havdalah

Date

December 04, 2021

Time

7:15pm - 8:15pm

Gather for a joyful Chanukah Sing-along, followed by Havdalah as we say goodbye to Shabbat and welcome the…

Village/FJECC/Religious School Chanukah Party

Date

December 05, 2021

Time

10:00am - 2:00pm

The Village, FJECC and Religious School are having an outdoor Chanukah Party on Sunday, December 5, from 10:00…

Tikkun Central Chanukah Party

Date

December 05, 2021

Time

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Celebrate Chanukah with Tikkun Central’s Justice and Compassion Initiatives!  We’ve missed seeing you in person, and we’re excited…

Community Chanukah Candle Lighting

Date

December 05, 2021

Time

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Nes gadol hayah Zoom; A great miracle happened… on Zoom! All are invited to join us for a…

Chanukah Resources

Chanukah Blessings

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיווְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל חֲנֻכָּה

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav

v’tsivanu l’hadlik ner shel Chanukah

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who hallows us with mitzvot,

commanding us to kindle the Chanukah lights

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁעָשָׂה נִסִּים לַאֲבוֹתֵינוּ בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם בִּזְּמַן הַזֶּה

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, she-asah nisim laavoteinu v’imoteinu

bayamim hahaeim baz’man hazeh

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who performed wondrous deeds

for our ancestors in days of old at this season

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לִזְּמַן הַזֶּה

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, shehecheyanu v’kiy’manu v’higiyanu laz’man hazeh

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who has kept us alive, sustained us,

and brought us to this season

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