Chanukah Events

ChanukahDecember 15-16, 2017

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.

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


Chanukah Shabbat Dinner

Friday, December 15

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

Join us for a Chanukah Shabbat dinner and festivities!
Caterer Mangia Bene will delight our senses with holiday-specific delicacies.

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

RSVP’s for dinner must be received by Sunday, Dec. 10, 6:00 PM.

Click here to RSVP.


Proposed 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

Friday, December 15 at 7:30 PM

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

Saturday, December 16 at 10:30 AM

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.

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