Chanukah Events

ChanukahDecember 16-17, 2016

Chanukah at Bet Alef is a joyful celebration of light and the commemoration of an ancient miracle. It is a time for us to reflect on the light that we bring into the world and to focus on the miracles of life around us.  It is a time for beautiful music, family, friends and delicious food.  This year join us for our pre-Chanukah service, dinner and other annual favorites.

Click here for a full page of Chanukah Resources for your family.


Latke Making Party

Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 PM

Your participation is needed! Members of Bet Alef gather to prepare this symbolic Ashkenazi treat for all to share at our Pre-Chanukah Shabbat Dinner. All levels of experience are welcome. RSVP now and we’ll see you this Tuesday evening.




Pre-Chanukah Shabbat Dinner

Friday, December 16 at 5:45 PMclassic_hanukkah_sufganiyot

Join us for a pre-Chanukah Shabbat dinner and festivities! Chef Aleah Robbins will delight our senses with a taste of Eastern Europe in Ashkenazi Simche. There will also be locally made cards, hats, and other fair trade gift items available for sale for your Chanukah shopping, in support of Bet Alef. RSVP’s for dinner must be received by Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6:00 PM. Click here to RSVP.

Blessings at 5:45 PM
Dinner at 6:00 PM

AleahKitchenDelicious Menu:
Chanukkah Challah
Carrot Tzimmes
Braised Greens
Roast Chicken
Latkes with Applesauce
Creamy Turnip & Celery Root Soup

Adult $16
Children ages 3-12 $10



Pre-Chanukah Shabbat Service

Friday, December 16 at 7:30 PM

Join us in our pre-Chanukah celebration this Shabbat! Rabbi Olivier will invite us in considering the story of Chanukah as a mirror to the socio-economic political tectonic plates colliding in our world today. As it has been our tradition each year, bring your Chanukiah and 9 candles to fill our sanctuary with light. 


Chanukah inspired Torah Study

Saturday, December 17 at 10:30 AM
Join Rabbi Olivier and others as we engage in a
deepening conversation around the themes of Chanukah.

RSVP here.




Family Chanukah Celebration

Saturday, December 17 at 10:30 AM

Celebrate Chanukah with Bet Alef families! We’ll have dreidls, latkes, games, stories and lots of music!  A wonderful afternoon celebrating and sharing the Holiday of Light. $10 donation requested. RSVP here.

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