Chanukah

Chanukah begins this Sunday, November 28! Join CBST for Chanukah candle lighting online each night of the festival of lights! Each night a different CBST community group will host the candle lighting. All are welcome every night of Chanukah! 

View our Chanukah Songs and Blessings booklet: bit.ly/CBSTchanukah

Chanukah Candle Lighting Schedule 
 

First Night - Sunday, Nov 28

CBST Community Candle Lighting on the First Night of Chanukah
6:00-6:30 p.m. Zoom link »
Dial-in by phone: 646-876-9923 | Meeting ID: 856 6171 4145
Set up your hanukiah and join Rabbi Ayelet Cohen, Rabbi Yael Rapport, and Limmud Song Leader Rachel Chang for Chanukah candle lighting, blessings, and singing. 

Second Night - Monday, Nov 29 

Mishpachah Monday! Online Dinner, Fun, and Shmooze with Judy Ribnick and Larry Finkelstein
5:00–6:00 p.m. Zoom link »
Dial-in by phone: 646-876-9923 | Meeting ID: 513 521 023
Larry "Latke" Finkelstein will discuss all things latke! Chanukah candle lighting to follow at 6:00 p.m. Join us!

Third Night - Tuesday, Nov 30

CBST Community Candle Lighting with Aleinu
6:30-7:00 p.m. Zoom link »
Dial-in by phone: 646-876-9923 | Meeting ID: 856 6171 4145

Fourth Night - Wednesday, Dec 1

CBST Community Candle Lighting with the CBST Community Chorus 
6:45-7:15 p.m. Zoom link »
Dial-in by phone: 646-876-9923 | Meeting ID: 856 6171 4145

Fifth Night - Thursday, Dec 2

Seasonal Resistance with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz & Chanukah Candle Lighting
6:00–7:00 p.m. Register »
Zoom link »
Dial-in by phone: 646-876-9923 | Meeting ID: 863 2413 4573
Each Rosh Chodesh (New Month), we will explore the wisdom Jewish tradition offers about the texture of time and the ways it can inform our activism as spiritual practice. CBST Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies Rabbi Mike Moskowitz teaches this monthly course. At the start of class at 6 p.m., join Rabbi Moskowitz for a CBST community candle lighting.

Sixth Night - Friday, Dec 3

Kabbalat Shabbat Services—Shabbat Chanukah
6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Online » or Register in advance for in-person services »

Seventh Night - Saturday, Dec 4

Havdalah Service & Chanukah Candle Lighting
7:00-7:30 p.m. Zoom link »
Dial in by phone: 646-876-9923 | Meeting ID: 654 880 356

Eighth Night - Sunday, Dec 5

Families with Children Chanukah Candle Lighting
5:30-6:00 p.m. Zoom link »
Dial-in by phone: 646-876-9923 | Meeting ID: 856 6171 4145


FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN CHANUKAH CELEBRATIONS

 Eight Nights of Chanukah Puzzles

created by Jennifer Kleinbaum

FOR FAMILIES WITH KIDS AGES 3-8

Get your K'ilu Kit NOW and celebrate with your family at home

At your convenience, anytime free of charge
A brand new interactive play-based experience will help you bring the story of Chanukah to life at home. Audio tracks will guide you -- no experience needed!

  • Listen to the 35-minute story come to life
  • Act out the journey with a map & scavenger hunt
  • Create a message of protest to support peace, 8 candles & a cup of oil.
  • Sing along with the music
  • Be part of the adventure!

To get your kit now, just email children@cbst.org with your name, your child's name and their date of birth. We'll reply with the link and password to access the Chanukah audio adventure.


Celebrate with other CBST families on Zoom

Saturday/Shabbat, Dec, 5, 10:15-11 am
Some grownup help needed. Free of charge.

Zoom link | Meeting ID: 812 1777 5653
                 (Optional printed materials)