Chanukah is about the freedom to be true to what we believe without denying the freedom of those who believe otherwise. It’s about lighting our candle, while not being threatened by or threatening anyone else’s candle.” -Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

  • 1st Night of Chanukah – Sunday, November 28
  • Virtual Chanukah Zentangle event – Tuesday, November 30 at 10:30 am
  • Latkes & Vodkas – Thursday, December 2 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Young Family Chanukah Shabbat Experience – Friday, December 3 @ 5:00 pm
  • Shabbat Chanukah Service – Friday, December 3 @ 6:00 pm
  • Religious School – Latke Breakfast – Sunday, December 5 @ 8:00 – 11:30 am

Virtual Chanukah Zentangle Event – Tuesday, November 30 @ 10:30 am

Looking to take a break, de-stress, and make art all at the same time? Lose yourself in a session of guided, meditative doodling that begins with a brief “Torah Tangle” introduction by Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein and ends with a piece of art created by you! Do you have to be an artist? Definitely not. If you’ve ever doodled in the margins of a page, you can do this. Just grab a sharpened pencil, fine-tipped black pen, a plain piece of paper, and a Q-tip for paper-smudging. There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is held virtually on Zoom.

Latkes & Vodkas – Thursday, December 2 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm 

Join Women of Beth Israel at this fun and festive Chanukah celebration! Enjoy latkes with some signature vodka drinks and great company. We will begin the evening with a chanukiyah lighting so please bring your chanukiyah and candles to participate. Other nosh and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well. Dress warmly as we will be outside in the Price Family Courtyard, weather permitting.

We will also be installing the Women of Beth Israel Board during the event. Pre-registration: $18, at the Door: $20.

Young Family Chanukah Shabbat Experience – Friday, December 3 @ 5:00 – 5:30 pm 

Join us in-person and outside for singing, story time, and welcoming Shabbat and Chanukah. This service geared toward our youngest congregants, birth – 5 years old. We will light the chanukiyah together and celebrate Chanukah with our littlest members. Please RSVP for planning purposes.

Shabbat Chanukah Celebration – Friday, December 3 @ 6:00 pm 

Join us for our BIG Chanukah Celebration! Before the service, let’s light up the sky with our chanukiyot – we will light the candles together. After, we will join for a short Chanukah Shabbat service which will be followed by a festive oneg! Think lots of lights, arts & crafts, a latke bar, sufganiyot and more! No fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes.

Chanukiyah lighting @ 6:00 pm (please bring your own chanukiyah and candles)

Chanukah Shabbat service @ 6:15 pm

Lee & Frank Goldberg Family Religious School Latke Breakfast – Sunday, December 5 @ 8:00 – 11:30 am 

The Men’s Club will be preparing latkes for the Lee & Frank Goldberg Family Religious School students on Sunday morning and each class will get a chance to nosh during the morning. If you would like to volunteer serving latkes, please email

Chanukah Welcome Home Collection

Welcome Home is a volunteer group committed to raising awareness and resources for refugees. Our goal is to help support the newest members of our community. We have an opportunity to make a difference now! Afghan families are arriving with little notice and only the clothes on their backs.

Please consider donating WALMART, 99 CENT STORE OR TARGET GIFT CARDS. Any amount is appreciated. These families are coming with very little and government services are often not yet accessible.

We will have boxes set up on December 2 and 3 where you can drop off your gift cards.

Thank you for supporting our newest community members.