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Celebrate Hanukkah with B'nai Torah!

Hanukkah, which begins Sunday night, December 22, is about creating more light in the world. The Maccabees came into a Temple that had been almost emptied of holiness, but they refused to give up. They lit the menorah, and God helped the light grow. Now, each night, we add another candle. We add holiness and push away darkness one light at a time.

​If you need a refresher on the "how, when and why" of Hanukkah lighting, please click here.

We are very excited to help you bring more light to your Hanukkah! Please see below to learn more about our Hanukkah Happenings.

Camp Hanukkah Party - Sunday, December 15 at 5:00 PM
Celebrate Hanukkah at B'nai Torah's Camp Hanukkah! Your favorite Jewish camps including B'nai Torah Preschool Camp, Camp Ramah Darom, In the City Camps, MJCCA Day Camps, Camp Barney Medintz and Camp Judea, will lead activities including candle making, edible dreidel creations and more! We will serve nosh including a latke bar and delicious sufganiyot. This is a free event! Click here to register!


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Community Candle Lighting Opportunities

Town Brookhaven Holiday Festival - Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 PM
Enjoy a festive evening out to celebreate the Town Brookhaven winter season opening. Festivities celebrating winter holidays of many faiths begin at 6:00 PM with B’nai Torah and Davis Academy Choir participating around 6:45 PM! Click here for more information.

Town Brookhaven Community Candle Lighting - Thursday, December 26 at 6:00 PM
Join us as Rabbi K lights the Town Brookhaven menorah! Stay tuned for more details!

Hanukkah Healing Service - Saturday, December 14 at 10:00 AM
Join Rabbi Heller to find hope and healing through Jewish music, meditation and sacred texts. This service is geared towards any person who seeks strength to overcome their own physical or emotional challenges or feels the burden of having to care for others. We will pay special attention to the emotions of the Hanukkah season as we work to bring more light to our lives.

Hanukkah Hangout at Hillel's House - Sunday, December 29 at 7:00 PM - For anyone in their 20s or 30s
Hang out at Rabbi K's house and enjoy latkes, games and a white elephant gift exchange! Please bring one wrapped gift, $10 maximum, to participate in the gift exchange (please no gift cards). This event is for adults only. Email Rabbi K at for more information and to RSVP!

Adult Education

Hanukkah-Themed Lunch and Learn at the MJCCA with Rabbi Heller - Thursday, December 12 at 12:00 PM
Does Judaism favor pacifism or self-defense? Is the best defense a good offense? This session at the MJCCA is free with lunch available for purchase.

Lunch and Learn at B'nai Torah - Tuesday, December 17 at 12:00 PM
Psalm Enchanted Evening: Hanukkah Edition - Psalm 30 - The Hanukkah Psalm?

Shaleshudis - Saturday, December 28 at 5:30 PM
"Holiness: Nowhere Else To Go But Up" - Each night of Hanukkah, we add one light. This reminds us that we can always add more holiness into our lives. Join our conversation about holiness, and explore why our tradition is adamant that holy things can never lose their holy status.

Gift Shop Hours

Visit the Sisterhood Gift Shop, your one stop shop for Hanukkah gifts! The gift shop is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Sundays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Please contact Ethel Reznik at 770-842-4371 to make a special shopping appointment.

Sat, December 14 2019 16 Kislev 5780