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2021 WJC Hanukkah Guide

As the days grow shorter and darker, Hanukkah reminds us that we have the ability to bring light into dark spaces and the tradition that helps it last miraculously even when the shadows return. This Hanukkah, we will once again be offering opportunities to come together, virtually and in-person, to share the light and warmth of community, mitzvot, and holiness.

In this guide you will find opportunities for celebration, study, and prayer—all three ways to shine the light of holiness into the darkness. This Hanukkah, may we all experience the glow and warmth of Jewish tradition and values and may we carry that light out into a world so desperately in need of it.

 

 

Sunday, November 28
7:00pm: Virtual Community Candle Lighting followed by Ma’ariv
ZOOM Meeting ID: 445906724

Monday, November 29
7:00pm: Virtual Community Candle Lighting followed by Ma’ariv
ZOOM Meeting ID: 445906724

Tuesday, November 30
9:45am: Torah Talk with Rabbi Dalton
A deep dive into the weekly Torah portion.
ZOOM Meeting ID: 83172526127

6:00pm: Teen Hanukkah Celebration
Join WJC Teens and friends for Hanukkah food, activities, and fun!

7:00pm: Virtual Community Candle Lighting followed by Ma’ariv
ZOOM Meeting ID: 445906724

Wednesday, December 1
7:00pm: Virtual Community Candle Lighting followed by Ma’ariv
ZOOM Meeting ID: 445906724

Thursday, December 2
7:00pm: Virtual Community Candle Lighting followed by Ma’ariv
ZOOM Meeting ID: 445906724

7:30pm: Thursday Night Torah Hanukkah Edition
We will dive back into the early sources out Hanukkah in the Talmud to try to better understand the development of this relatively late addition to our holiday cycle.
ZOOM Meeting ID: 907858576

Friday, December 3
4:00pm: Mincha, Virtual Community Candle Lighting followed by Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv
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6:30pm: Community 
Shabbat Dinner
Join us for a community Shabbat Dinner preceding Rhythm and Ruach at 7:30 pm. $18 per adult and $10 per child (max of $60 per family). There will be outdoor and indoor seating options for families. Please RSVP in advance here.

7:30pm: Rhythm & Ruach
Please join us in the outdoor tent—with heaters!—for a moving Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv service accompanied by musical instruments. WJC Teens will help lead the service with a special focus on Hanukkah. 

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8:30pm: The Big CH ~ CHocolate Hanukkah Oneg Shabbat: Jews and chocolate. We go way back. Join us on December 3 and find out why!

Saturday December 4
10:45am: Hanukkah Torah for Tots
Welcome Shabbat and Hanukkah by singing songs and hearing a special story.

10:45am: Hanukkah Youth Services
A Hanukkah/Shabbat experience for Pre-B’nai Mitzvah age students.

5:30pm: Community
 Hanukkah Celebration
We invite the WJC community to join us as we celebrate the 7th night of Hanukkah together! Following Havdalah and lighting of the Hanukkiyah, we will join together for a dairy dinner followed by a family movie night. All are welcome! $5 per person with a max of $20 per family. Please RSVP in advance here. Outdoors at WJC (weather permitting).
Watch the candle lighting ZOOM Meeting ID: 445906724

Sunday December 5
7:00pm: Virtual Community Candle Lighting followed by Ma’ariv
ZOOM Meeting ID: 445906724

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