Eight Nights of Mitzvot, Part V

Rabbi Berkowitz shares eight things you may not know about Chanukah to fulfill the mitzvah of Talmud Torah (Jewish Learning)

Watch Rabbi Berkowitz’s Video!

Activity ideas: Play “Torah Jeopardy” (give the questions to which Torah names and places are the answer); make a play of the Torah portion of the week (usually part of the Joseph story, very dramatic!); make Torah scrolls with citations or pictures of our favorite verses of Torah in them, gift to one another; draw a picture of how you imagine your favorite biblical hero or heroine looked and tell his/her story to your family; download and play “Middot-opoly  – it’s a game for learning Jewish values! 

Watch for these videos every morning in your inbox, or check the  Vassar Temple YouTube Channel.

We hope that you will join in the celebration by lighting, and celebrating these mitzvot, in your own homes!

How to Light Chanukah Candles

You can also celebrate religious freedom by joining Women of the Wall’s “It’s My Right To Light” Campaign, which is fighting for the inclusion of women in Israel’s national Chanukiyah lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Don’t forget….Annual Chanukah Dinner and Service Friday 12/11
5:30 p.m. Annual pot-luck dinner. Bring a dairy dish for 12; Sisterhood will provide latkes, applesauce, challah, salad and beverages. Cost: $18 per family or $6 per individual. RSVP by Tuesday 12/8 to Roni Stein 223-5804 or roniagt99@aol.com Send your check to Vassar Temple Sisterhood with “Chanukah Dinner” on the memo line.

7:00 p.m. Our beautiful family-friendly Chanukah Menorah-Lighting Shabbat service, to which everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a menorah and candles.

More Chanukah resources:

Union for Reform Judaism Chanukah Resources Page

My Jewish Learning Chanukah Resource Page

May your Chanukah be filled with light and joy, and may we all bring light and joy to those who need it most!

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