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Hanukkah at TI


Click here to read Rabbi Fish's Hanukkah message

For information and links to all of our Hanukkah offerings,
keep reading below!

Thursday, Dec. 10th (Night 1)

  • “Share the light” campaign on social media - post a picture or your family lighting your candles and tag Temple Israel with #TISharesLight
  • 7:15pm: First Responders Communal Candle Lighting during minyan Zoom (passcode: minyan)
    To celebrate the first candle of Hanukkah, we invite all first responders in our community to lead our candle lighting. Doctors, nurses and other first responders are strongly encouraged to join with our own Dr. Mark Popovsky to light their candles in their homes and to be recognized by our entire congregation.
  • 7:30pm: Hazak Zoom Celebration with Lisa Yves (details here)

Friday, Dec. 11th (Night 2)

  • Latkes, sufganiyot & sugar cookies! Share your favorite Hanukkah recipes with us on social media and tag Temple Israel with #TIHanukkahEats

Saturday, Dec. 12th (Night 3)

  • 5:00pm: Evening minyan (passcode minyan)

  • 5:15pm: Join minyan Zoom for Havdallah & Communal candle lighting, with special pre-recorded performances from Shir Rhythm, Hertz & Religious School

  • 7pm: USY Havdallah Hanukkah lighting & Tikkun Olam movie night USYers register HERE

Sunday, Dec. 13th (Night 4)

  • 11:15am: Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing Hanukkah fun & canvas painting

  • 3pm: "Spread the Light" Paint Night on Zoom - Event information & registration HERE
    Supplies you'll need: something to paint on, something to paint with, and paint!

  • 7:15pm: USY leadership will lead the candle lighting for the entire community during minyan Zoom (passcode: minyan)

Monday, Dec. 14th (Night 5)

  • Tzedakah night - set aside this night as a night to give tzedakah rather than presents.  Tag us on social media with #TIGives 
  • 7:15pm: Communal Candle lighting during minyan Zoom (passcode: minyan)
    Giving the Light: special guest Nancy Kriegel of Yad Chessed

Tuesday, Dec. 15th (Night 6)

  • Dress up in your best Hanukkah clothing, ugly sweater or matching PJs. Share on social media and tag us with #TIWearsHanukkah
  • 7:15pm: Communal Candle lighting during minyan Zoom (passcode: minyan)
  • 7:45pm: Brotherhood's Jews in Space Museum Virtual Tour (details here)

Wednesday, Dec. 16th (Night 7)

  • 5pm: Religious School candle lighting (Religious School families only)
  • 7:15pm: Communal Candle lighting with Rabbi Fish during minyan Zoom (passcode: minyan)

Thursday, Dec. 17th (Night 8)

  • 7:15pm: Communal Candle lighting with Rabbi Fish during minyan Zoom (passcode: minyan)-
    Celebrating our own Maccabees: Marine Sam Freeman

And more! See below!

Second Annual TI Hanukkah Raffle

8 Fabulous Nights of Prizes!
TI's eagerly anticipated Hanukkah Fundraising Raffle is back!
Only 200 tickets will be sold, so get them while they last!

Win prizes such as a Challah a Week! From Zayde's Market; a Fabulous Fitness Package; a newly released Apple Watch SE; Brunch for 6 from A Perfect Taste; a Build your own bar with 8 fine spirits from around the world; and 3 cash prizes including the GRAND PRIZE of $1,800 in cash!
Visit our Raffle webpage for more information and to buy your tickets before they're gone!
Ticket sales end on Thurs, 12/10 or when all 200 tickets are sold.

TI Mystery Maccabee

Calling adults of all ages who would like to have some fun!

Temple Israel is a special place but let's make it a little more special with a little bit of Hanukkah magic. Help us spread light during the darkness among our community with a surprise gift package during Hanukkah. Any Temple Israel individual or family (Hertz too!) may participate! (We encourage adults especially to have some fun during these crazy times that have certainly been stressful and trying for all!)

Please fill out the form
by Nov 20 to be matched. Another congregant will deliver a surprise to your doorstep one of the days/nights of Hanukkah. Get creative and have fun! Anything from a bottle of wine and chocolate to a back massager, cactus plant or Happy Llamakah mug is appropriate!

Once you’ve received it, please post a thank you with a photo on social media and hashtag #TIMysteryMaccabee so the secret giver knows you received it and we can share the love. We will also assign you a congregant to surprise to pay it forward.


A Few Rules:
1. If providing food or drink, please ensure its Kosher and PRE Packaged due to Covid.
2. Please consider supporting our local businesses!
3. Please do not spend any more than $20 total.
4. Please deliver any day during Hanukkah secretly.
5. If you sign up to be surprised, we will also match you with someone to surprise as well.
That's it! Get Clever! Have Fun!

Thu, September 23 2021 17 Tishrei 5782