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Chanukah 2021

Online or in-person, join us as we celebrate the Festival of Lights!


Nightly Virtual Candle Lighting
Sunday, November 28 – Sunday, December 5
5:45 p.m. Every Night, Except 6 p.m. Friday, December 3

Join us on Zoom every night of Chanukah for a live candle lighting experience! Let’s share this beautiful tradition together, no matter where we are.

How to watch: Bookmark our congregational stream here and join each night!


Still Burning? The Evolution of Chanukah with Rabbi Rachel Bearman
Wednesday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.

Join us either live or online for a fascinating discussion of Chanukah celebrations through the ages. This conversation is part of our BIG Jewish Questions series.

How to participate: Register here.


Chanukah Shabbat and Consecration Ceremony
Friday, December 3, 6 p.m.
Stiffman Sanctuary

Join us for our weekly Shabbat service, focused on our celebration of Chanukah, and welcome our youngest Jewish learners with our annual Consecration ceremony.

How to participate: Register to attend in-person here, or stream at sestl.org/livestream.


Let’s Gelt Together for Chanukah: Drive-Thru Chanukah Lights!
Sunday, December 5, 6-8 p.m.

Join us in your car for a light-up-the-night Chanukah celebration for all ages. The Temple parking lot will be transformed into a Chanukah glow celebration with activities and sufganiyot (donuts). Free, but reservations are required.

How to participate: Fill out our RSVP form here.


Chanukah Light Competition: Help Create Our “Let’s Gelt Together for Chanukah” Displays!

Sign up with family, friends, or a Temple group to decorate a lattice filled with lights and offer a fun activity for the Let’s Gelt Together Sunday night program. Help create the Drive-thru display and compete to win prizes for best light displays, activities and more.

All entries will be voted on by those who drive-thru that night, and will win recognition and special prizes!

We will assist you in how to make a design, and ideas for activities. Register your group by November 22.

How to participate: Register here.

Team instructions: Read our instructions for light design teams here.


Early Childhood Chanukah Programs

Chanukah Kids Power Story Hour
Launching online Sunday, November 28

The first night Chanukah, join us for a bedtime story. Head to the Shirlee Green Preschool Facebook page on November 28 to watch and listen to a story we’ll tell just for you. It’s part of our Kid Power Story Hour bedtime series, and we hope you join us.

Chanukah Preschool Sing-a-long
Friday, December 3, 11:30-11:55 a.m.
Kehillah Center

Families of children at Shirlee Green Preschool are invited to meet us in the Kehillah Center for our annual Chanukah sing-a-long, featuring songs and dance from our littlest learners.

Chanukah Glow Party
Saturday, December 4, 3-4 p.m.
Kehillah Center

Come dance with us for a grand Chanukah celebration for kiddos ages 6 and younger. We’ll darken the Kehillah Center, pump up the volume of the speakers, and tape glowsticks on our legs, arms and heads for an unforgettable dance party with friends. RSVP at [email protected] to save your spot. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and we’ll provide the glow!

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