Synagogues Celebrate Chanukah


chanukah-1Chanukah can be a particularly hectic time of year. To help you keep your luster during 2016’s Festival of Lights, the JT presents a quick-fix primer of seasonal events and activities to look out for through local congregations.

Beth El Congregation

Beth El is partnering with Chizuk Amuno Congregation for a Chinese food and movie night at Beth El on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. that includes a community candle lighting and a movie for kids and one for adults (TBD), as well as popcorn, snacks and desserts (including in price of ticket: $15 for adults, $8 for kids). Visit

Temple Oheb Shalom

“The Night of 1000 Dreidels” at Temple Oheb Shalom spins into action on Friday, Dec. 16 at 6:15 p.m. and includes an enthralling Family Erev Shabbat-style Service (featuring the congregation’s Youth Choir and Temple Band), GaGa (Israeli dodgeball), face painting, dreidel spinning competitions, inflatables and a whole lot more where that came from.

RSVP requested for dinner/activities (but not services):;

Beth Israel Congregation

On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 20, Beth Israel Congregation presents a special Chanukah celebration that starts at 6 p.m. and includes a congregational dinner (meat meal), Brixalot Big LEGO Menorah Build, a learning experience with Rachel V. Glaser on the light of Judaism and candle making with representatives from Pearlstone.

RSVP for dinner by Thurs., Dec. 15:; RSVP required for candle lighting:; questions can be directed to Rabbi Rachel Blatt: 410.654.0803 or;

Beth Tfiloh Congregation

Beth Tfiloh’s “Almost Chanukah Family Bingo” rolls up on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Beth Tfiloh Congregation Auditorium.

The bingo is for the entire family and will include latkes as well as pizza (by pre-order and for an additional fee). Beth Tfiloh asks that everyone please “bring in brand new, unwrapped and unopened toys to be donated to children at Hackerman Patz House.”

Register and order pizza online at by Thursday, Dec. 15 at 9 a.m.

For more information on additional events in the local area, visit

For information on musical Chanukah events in the local area, visit

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