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Hanukkah

This year, the first night of Hanukkah begins on Thursday evening, December 7, 2023 at sundown.



Join us for our Annual Congregational Hanukkah Celebration!


Friday, December 8, 2023
7:00 p.m.
(NOTE EARLY START TIME)
Winnetka Community House (620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka)

Join us for this beautiful Hakafa tradition as we celebrate the second night of Hanukkah and Shabbat! Bring your chanaukiot (Hanukkah menorahs), candles, and matches, and help us celebrate Hanukkah as a community. In addition, our Religious School and Hebrew School students will help lead the Shabbat service on this evening!

A special Hanukkah oneg with delicious Hanukkah treats,
hosted by our Kadima Group, will follow. 



Tot Hanukkah Pajama Party!

Friday, December 8, 2023
4:45-5:30 p.m.

Winnetka location will be provided upon registration.

Registration is required. To register, click here!

Families with children up to age 4 are invited to join us
in your Hanukkah PJs for Hanukkah songs and celebration!
Latkes and sufganiot will be served!
 

 
 

The Hebrew word, Hanukkah, means "dedication."  Hanukkah is a joyous eight-day celebration during which the Jewish people 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 celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of Hanukkah candles in the chanukiah (Hanukkah menorah), eating fried foods like potato latkes (pancakes), and sufganiyot (doughnuts), and playing the dreidel game and singing Hanukkah songs.
  
 

 

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