Winter Celebrations


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 focus on the miracles of life around us.  It is also a time for beautiful music, family, friends and delicious food.

This year join us for our Chanukah Shabbat eve dinner and service, and for our Shabbat morning young-families celebration.

Chanukah Shabbat Dinner

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

Join us for a Chanukah Shabbat dinner and festivities!
Dinner is catered and will delight our senses with holiday-specific delicacies.

Adult – $25, Children (13 & under) – $12

Sample Menu

Potato latkes (Vegan, GF available) with apple sauce, sour cream & nut free oil.
Chicken Tagine: chicken breast, apricot, prune, saffron, caramelized onion (GF)
lentil rice pilaf, onion, baharat (spice) & spiced yogurt (side).
Chopped Salad: arugula, romaine, tomato, cucumber, red onion, lemon,
artichoke hearts, pepperoncini & mint.

Assorted mini-cookies:
Rugelach, Brownies (some GF)
Chanukah sugar cookies (some GF)
Pineapple macaroons (GF)

Orange Mint Lemonade


Community Chanukah Celebration

Join us in our 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 5 candles(as this will be the 4th night of Chanukah) to fill our sanctuary with light.

Family Chanukah Celebration

Join Rabbi Olivier, our teacher extraordinaire Jacob Glickman and the talented musician Chava Mirel to celebrate Chanukah with Bet Alef young-families! We’ll have dreidls, latkes, suvganiot, games, stories and lots of music!  A wonderful morning to celebrate the Holiday of Light.

$10 per family donation requested. We will end with a potluck lunch. Find delicious Chanukah recipes on our resources page (no pork or shellfish please). Want to join us? RSVP here.

Tu BiShvat

Join Bet Alef for a celebration of the Birthday of the Trees. In the darkest, coldest time of winter, we gather together to plant and to remember growth and longevity.

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