Begins Sunday evening, 11/28/2021 through Monday, 12/6/2021
What is Hannukah? Hannukah is on Kislev 25 and is celebrated for eight days.
Here is a brief description of the holiday...
"In the second century BCE, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who tried to force the people of Israel to accept Greek culture and beliefs instead of mitzvah observance and belief in G‑d. Against all odds, a small band of faithful but poorly armed Jews, led by Judah the Maccabee, defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G‑d.
When they sought to light the Temple's Menorah (the seven-branched candelabrum), they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination by the Greeks. Miraculously, they lit the menorah and the one-day supply of oil lasted for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.
To commemorate and publicize these miracles, the sages instituted the festival of Chanukah."1
Retrieved from: https://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article_cdo/aid/102911/trk/home_5291823/jewish/What-Is-Hanukkah.htm
The Bnai Shalom Religious School will be holding a Hanukkah party on Sunday, December 5th.
We are looking for donations for our Hanukkah party raffle baskets.
Some theme ideas for baskets:
- Arts and crafts
- Beauty products
- Gift cards/funds are also appreciated!
Please bring items for donation to Bnai Shalom by November 24th
Everyone loves cookies and Hanukkah is early this year.
Bring your favorite three dozen cookies and let’s share them with the congregation!
Join us on Sunday, November 21st at 12:30 P.M. and we’ll pack them up and start our deliveries.
Please call Irene at 610-258-5343 to let her know what you will be baking.