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HEA Eight Miraculous Nights

HEA Eight Miraculous Nights will connect the synagogue together during a time of social distancing with many opportunities to celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah. Each night of Hanukkah, we will have a different activity or program focused on either a specific demographic or a community-wide activity. Prior to the event itself, we will light the Hanukkah candles. We will choose a different HEA family to light the candles with Cantor Green. The details for each night are listed below. 

Thursday, December 10, 6:30 p.m. (community-focused)
Night 1: The Great Dreidel Spin-Off

Every Jewish boy and girl is certain that they spin the dreidel best. Let's see your skills, tricks and tips. Join us for a short Hanukkah kick off complete with candle lighting and dreidel fun. This evening will be enjoyed by everyone aged 0-99!

Friday, December 11, 6:00 p.m. (community-focused)
Night 2: Azamra Hanukkah

A special Friday night Azamra service for Hanukkah lead by Rabbi Gruenwald and Cantor Green. We will have candles lit ahead of time for Shabbat.

Saturday, December 12, 7:00 p.m. (community-focused)
Night 3: Hanukkah Concert Experience with Eliana Light and Cantor Arielle Green 

Cantor Green will lead this family friendly but not family focused concert with 
accomplished singer/songwriter Eliana Light. Eliana’s performances mix Jewish education about God with music. Together with Cantor Green, they will create an event focused on bringing Light and God into this Hanukkah Season.

Sunday, December 13, 6:30 p.m. (adult-focused)
Night 4: Hanukkah Virtual Game Night

We have partnered with www.virtualgamenight.live who will provide a hosted virtual game night experience complete with comedian host, Ollie Robinson.

Monday, December 14, 6:30 p.m. (family-focused)
Night 5: Menorah Competition

Families are tasked with building a menorah. On this night on Zoom, registered entries will have 30 seconds to explain their creation, and the clergy will use 1-10 score cards to judge their creations. The winner will get a prize. 

Tuesday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. (adult-focused)
Night 6: Part 3 of Rabbi Dollin’s class, Making Light in a Dark Time

Using Jewish wisdom, Rabbi Dollin will discuss what Judaism has to say about this time of tribulation and what we can do to bring light to our lives.  

Wednesday, December 16, 6:30 p.m. (family-focused)
Night 7: Hanukkah Story Time with Sylvia Rouss

Famed author Sylvia Rouss of the Sammy the Spider series will host a story time and Q & A session. Sylvia will be reading two Hanukkah books: Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah and The Hanukkah Fable of Little Dreidel and Silver Menorah.   

Thursday, December 17, 6:30 p.m. (adult-focused)
Night 8: Community L’Chaim and Candle Lighting

Led by Rabbi Dollin and Cantor Green who will lead us in the candle lighting and a community L'Chiam!. 

Tue, November 24 2020 8 Kislev 5781