All are welcome to any part of the evening.
5:30 pm “New” Family Shabbat Service – Open to all but geared for ages 4-12 and their families. We will use Mishkan T’filah for Youth, the prayer book used in Religious School services. All are then encouraged to join for Shabbat dinner where we will light the Chanukah lights!
5:30 pm Food for Thought: “The Real Chanukah Story” led by Rabbi Spilker. Using texts from the Book of Maccabees and other contemporary sources, we will discuss what really happened in 164 BCE. (No “food before the thought” because Shabbat Dinner immediately follows the program).
6:15 pm Congregational Shabbat Dinner and Chanukiah Challenge and Latke Awards!
Sponsored by Women of Mount Zion Temple (WMZT). Food will include salads, latkes, hummus and veggies, cheese platters, and macaroni and cheese.
Cost by December 8: $10 adults; $5 kids (11 and under).
Cost after December 8: $12 adults; $7 kids
We will sing. We will light. We will play dreidel. We will witness the Chanukiah Challenge and Latke tasting!
Bring your own Chanukiah / Menorah to light if you wish!
7:30 pm Shabbat Chanukah Services
After our Chanukah and Shabbat candle lighting in Margolis Hall, we will continue a festive service in the Sanctuary.
Chanukiah Challenge and Latke Awards!
During Shabbat Dinner, Friday, December 15
Chanukiah Challenge: We challenge the children of Mount Zion Temple to come up with the cleverest, wildest, wackiest, lightest-up-the-nightest, Chanukah menorah for our Chanukiah Challenge. Use any material you want. Make it large or small. It doesn’t have to work, but it must look like a chanukiah. Adults may help! All entries must be brought to the Religious School or Temple office by Wednesday, December 13. Make sure your own name is attached to your entry and … please name your chanukiah! (Examples: CeeDees Chanukah Lights! (made of CDs); Sew many candles, sew little time….(made of thread spindles); Happy ChanIKEA! (made of many parts!). Every entry receives a prize and a certificate! Show us what you can do and enter the Chanukiah Challenge 5778.
Latkes! Make your favorite latkes in advance. Bring them in a tin by 6 pm. Heat ‘em up in the kitchen. Serve for all to taste. We’ll supply the toothpicks for serving. Have copies of your recipe for folks to take. Thank you!