Hanukkah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “re-dedication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the chanukiah, a special menorah for Chanukah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.
Join us at NCRT this Hanukkah for a special Shabbat Hanukkah Synaplex. Friday, November 29, 2013 at 6:00pm. Bring your favorite family menorah as we light them together at the front of the sanctuary and celebrate in the light of our temple family.