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Wednesday Wisdom & Wit

12/21/2022 02:26:12 PM

Dec21

Rabbi Daniel Sherman

DISPEL THE DARKNESS.
SHINE A LIGHT ON ANTISEMITISM.

            HAPPY CHANUKAH!  I hope that you have enjoying the first half of our annual Festival of Lights.  I always find that the days of Chanukah go by very quickly.  May our candles continue to add light and hope to our world at this darkest time of year.

            A few Chanukah reminders: This evening we will be celebrating Chanukah and lighting Candle #4 together on-line during Wednesday Night Live at 7:00pm on Zoom.  Please join me as we light candles, sing the blessings and songs, and talk about our favorite Chanukah traditions and the meaning of this holiday.

            Our Chanukah celebration culminates this year on Friday, Dec. 23 – the Shabbat of Chanukah – with our annual “Chanukah on the Avenue.”  Please plan on joining us at 6:00pm outside of the Temple as we light up our menorah.  Cantor Colman says this might be the coldest Chanukah on the Avenue that he can remember.  So then we will quickly come inside, enjoy our Latke Bar and Chanukah treats, sing songs, and wish each other a very happy Chanukah in the warmth of the auditorium.  Afterwards we will join together for our Shabbat of Chanukah Service in the Feibelman Chapel.  We will look forward to seeing you at Temple and celebrating with you.

            As many of you know, on Saturday, Dec. 24, Temple Sinai will be hosting Trinity Episcopal Church for its Christmas Eve services.  Trinity’s church building sustained damage from Hurricane Ida, and repair work in their sanctuary is still ongoing.  We were happy to extend an invitation to and to host our friends and neighbors as they celebrate their holiest night of the year.

            CHAG ORIM SAMEACH!  HAPPY CHANUKAH!

Fri, February 3 2023 12 Shevat 5783