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Spread Light this Chanukah with MLRT!


Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 pm

Let’s celebrate the miracle of oil our ancestors experienced when they rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem when the Maccabees defeated the despot Antiochus IV.

We will have sufganiyot (donuts)! We will have latkes! And we will have more toppings for both (feel free to mix and match) than you’ve ever dreamed of. Help us bring extra light to the room by lighting your chanukiah (menorah) to light at the Temple! $5 per person.
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Tuesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm at MLRT

Chanukah food, drinks, prizes, and fun!

Shabbat Chanukah & Consecration

Friday, December 8 at 6:30 pm

Consecration is a celebration of our first grade students beginning their Religious School educational journey. Join them in this milestone at our Shabbat Chanukah Service. All are welcome to this festive evening!

December 7-14

First Candle – Thursday, December 7

Chanukah (alternately spelled Hanukkah), meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “rededication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the chanukiyah, a special menorah for Chanukah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts); and special songs and games.