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Erev Hanukkah Night 1 - Sunday Night - 11/28:

@ 3 p.m - Calling all dads! Join us on the Leon and Phyllis Wagner Brill Yad B' Yad Playground and The Goldsmith Family Imaginative Play Space for coffee, free play, Hanukkah treats, and menorah lighting!

@ 6:30 p.m. - Facebook Live - Hanukkah Bedtime Stories
Michelle Gold, Director of Goldsmith Early Childhood Center
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Hanukkah Night 2 - Monday Night 11/29:

@ 4:45 p.m. Hanukkah Lights up the Sky with Beth El
Join Chizuk Amuno Congregation & Schools and Beth El Congregation for our Annual Hanukkah Lights up the Sky event!

Registration is required here.
Cost: $5/person.  Children 2 and Under: Free.

  • Entertainment: Three of a Kind + 1, Chizuk Amuno's Acapella Group - Kol Rinah, and the Beth El Choir
  • Dinner - Subs (Veggie, Tuna, and Egg Salad), Latkes, and Sufganiyot
  • Activities for Children
  • And of course, fireworks to end the evening!
  • Please bring a NEW board game to donate to Camp Sunrise (John Hopkins Children Center's Camp)

@ 6:30 p.m. - Facebook Live - Hanukkah Bedtime Stories
Rabbi Stuart Seltzer, Director of Congregational Life
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Hanukkah Night 3 - Tuesday Night 11/30:

@ 6:30 p.m. - Facebook Live - Hanukkah Bedtime Stories Rabbi Moshe Schwartz, Head of Krieger Schechter Day School
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Hanukkah Night 4 - Wednesday Night 12/1:

@ 6:30 p.m. - Facebook Live - Hanukkah Bedtime Stories
Rabbi Debi Wechsler
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Israeli Poetry in Honor of the 99th birthday of Helen Lewis

@ 7:00 p.m. - Zoom (zoom link will be sent prior to the event)

Celebrate one of the genuine lights of our community with an evening of study of Israeli Poetry. We will light the hanukkiyah, share a Happy Birthday l’chaim (toast), and explore the words of some of the great Israeli poets. 

Register here:


Hanukkah Night 5 - Thursday Night 12/2:

@10 a.m. - Hanukkah Learning with Rabbi Wechsler

@11 a.m. - Hanukkah Learning with Rabbi Gruenberg
Followed by a special Hanukkah lunch

@ 6:30 p.m. - Facebook Live - Hanukkah Bedtime Stories
Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg
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@ 7:00 p.m. - Gemilut Hasadim Presents: On the Ground in Baltimore – Supporting Afghan Refugees
On Zoom
Betty Symington, Executive Director of our partner agency ERICA (Episcopal Refugee and Immigrant Center Alliance) will discuss the challenges refugees face and her efforts to help them escape from Afghanistan. To Be Announced: additional speakers who have been working on this cause. Register for this event here:


Hanukkah Night 6 - Friday Night 12/3:

Young Families Shabbat Sleepover (in your own home)

@6:00 p.m. - Ramah Style Shabbat

Hanukkah Night 7 - Saturday Night 12/4:
@ 10:00 a.m. - Torah for Tots

@ 6:30 p.m. - Facebook Live - Hanukkah Bedtime Stories
Cantor Herman
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Hanukkah Night 8 - Sunday Night 12/5:

@1:30 p.m. - 150th Hanukkah Concert Featuring Cantor Herman

@ 6:30 p.m. - Facebook Live - Orders must be placed by Friday, November 19 at noon. Bedtime Stories
Carly Schwartz, Director of Congregational Life
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Chef Annie’s Homemade Latkes!
It is that time of year again! We are offering Chef Annie's homemade latkes for Hanukkah!  (Sweet potato and regular) - $6 for 6 or $10 for a dozen.

Orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 23 at noon:
Please specify your pick-up with payment.

Pick-up is between 12-2 on Friday, December 3 or at KSDS/GECC carpool.

In the Community:

Sunday, November 28 at 5 p.m. - Illumination Celebration
Join the JCC for a one of a kind community-wide holiday celebration as The Dancing Fire lights up the First Night of Chanukah. Led by world-renowned fire dancer, Brittany Chandler, this stunning visual show includes a multitude of acts such as Fire Jugglers, Fire Breathers, Fire Eaters, Fire Poi, Fire Hoop, and Fire Swords.

You’ve never lit the first candle like this before! Admission is FREE, with registration required.
Some activities subject to change. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Register Here

Tuesday November 30th - A Celebration of Latkes, Love, and Language
In partnership with Beth Am Synagogue, Bolton Street Synagogue and supported by JPride.

On the third night of Chanukah, satisfy your taste buds then warm your heart with the documentary, A Sign For Love, an Israeli documentary about two deaf co-parents raising a child together. Co-director and co-parent Elad Cohen explores the meaning and experience of family. Growing up deaf and gay in a family of hearing people, Cohen never felt at home and always felt alone. That feeling of estrangement was exacerbated during his adolescence by the sudden death of his mother and the subsequent rift with his father as the family scattered in different directions. Cohen creates a sense of family with a small group of friends, including his best friend, Yaeli, a deaf woman. While he wants a child and a life partner, he fears that he won’t find the right man in the small deaf community in his “sweet little country.” Sharing a desire with Yaeli to be parents, the new “couple” decide to have a child in a shared parenting arrangement.

$8 - JCC and Bolton Street and Beth Am Members (and other partners)
$10- general admission

Monday, December 6th - Hanukkah Brew HaHa
The Hanukkah BrewHaHa is back on Monday, December 6th at Union Craft Brewing! Join Repair The World Baltimore for an evening of connection, service, food, and fun! Stay tuned for more details. We hope to see you there!

Tue, November 30 2021 26 Kislev 5782