Chanukah etidings greeting

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, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games. During the holiday, there is a custom of eating foods fried or baked in oil to commemorate the miracle of a small flask of oil keeping the flame in the Temple alight for eight days.

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Celebrate Chanukah with Latkes, Dreidels, and Song
Friday, December 15
Services, 6 p.m., Dinner immediately following

Join us for a special, family-friendly, interactive Chanukah service, followed by dinner and games for all ages. Bring your dreidels! Bring your favorite family menorah to decorate your holiday table! Menu: Brisket, vegetables, latkes with applesauce & sour cream, and dessert. The cost of the meal is $10 for adults; $5 for children in 2nd - 6th grade; and no charge for children under 2nd grade. Please RSVP to Temple Israel, 402-556-6536 or, by Sunday, December 10.


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