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Chanukah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “re-dedication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the chanukiah, a special menorah for Chanukah.  Unique foods such as latkes and sufganiyot are eaten and special songs and games are also part of the celebration.

At CBI, we celebrate Chanukah in a variety of ways. Here are just a few of the ways we will celebrate in 5780:

This year, the first night of Chanukah will be on Sunday, December 22.

The sixth night of Chanukah will be Friday, December 27. At Shabbat services that evening, we will light not only our Shabbat candles, but also a communal chanukiah

CBI’s Brotherhood will host its annual Chanukah Latke Dinner Sunday, December 22 at 5:30 pm in Smith Auditorium. Come enjoy some fabulous latkes for a good cause! (Every year, CBI’s Brotherhood raises money to send our youth to Israel and summer camp.) Remember to bring your Chanukah menorah and dreidels!

Sat, October 24 2020 6 Cheshvan 5781