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Hannukah singing - Shabbat morning of Hanukkah, December 24, at 1 pm after lunch.

What's better than Hanukkah singing? Join us for an hour of hannukah singing after lunch.  We'll have copies of favorite Hanukkah songs and feel free to send Rabbi Borodin your favorite songs in advance so we can have copies available.

Pre-Hanukkah Family Havdalah and Concert 
December 10th:
5:30 Havdalah + Concert, 6:15 Light dinner + Hanukkah activities
Join other CBS families (with kids ages 0-8ish) to get ready for Hanukkah!  We’ll begin with Havdalah and a concert with Jewish music superstar Josh Niehaus, followed by dinner and some fun activities to get ourselves ready to celebrate Hanukkah.  Advance registration (deadline 12/4) is required so that we prepare an appropriate amount of food.  
Dressing in pajamas and/or kitschy Hanukkah-wear is encouraged; bringing diapers to donate to Byrd Barr’s food pantry is also encouraged! 

  • Cost is $10/person, $30 family maximum
  • If you're able, please make a donation to provide a scholarship for a family who needs it

Matanot and Chaverim Hanukkah Fest
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 
6:30  - 7:30pm
2nd-5th graders-we have a great pre-Hanukah event just for you. We will start with a yummy dinner with special Hanukkah foods followed by an opportunity make your own Hanukkah candles and decorate and eat a special Hanukkah cookie. See you there! Cost: $12. Please register here

USY (9th-12th Grades) Hanukkah Party
Sunday, December 11, 2022 
7:00 - 9:00pm
Join USY for a Hanukkah Party on Sunday, December 11th from 7-9pm at Congregation Beth Shalom. We will make (and eat) sufganiyot (jelly donuts), play fun Hanukah-themed games, and, as always, have a great time. You can sign up here.  This event costs $5. We can't wait to see you there.

Religious School Hanukkah Festival
Sunday, December 11th 12-12:30pm
Join the CBS Religious School for our upcoming Hanukkah Celebration.  Religious school classes will meet as usual from 9:30am-12pm, and at 12pm we will join together in the social hall to celebrate Hanukkah together with special treats, games, and crafts.  The special event will also include a few activities run by our 1st and 2nd grade students as they conclude their Hanukkah units. We invite parents, siblings, etc to join us! Please RSVP here. We'd love some extra help to make sure this program is successful. Are you able to help make latkes, help with setup, or with clean up? Please contact Rachel.

Night Before Hanukkah- Young Professionals Event
Saturday, 12/17 from 5:30 - 7:00pm 
Make the sufganiyot (jelly donuts) of your dreams- fried to golden brown perfection, filled and topped just like the ones sold in Israel. This is also a great opportunity to get to know other CBS young professionals as well as Liel, our amazing Shinshinit. Please register  so that we purchase the correct amount of ingredients. Any questions? Contact Rachel .

Shabbat Learning - The December Holiday Dilemma
Saturday, December 17, 1pm (after Kiddush lunch)

Join Rabbi Borodin and several Jews by Choice for a conversation about how to manage different holiday traditions. 

Light the Hanukkiah with Us!

Monday, December 19th at Congregation Beth Shalom

  • Minyan at 7:30pm
  • Outdoor Hanukkiah Lighting at 7:45pm
  • Sufganiyot, warm drinks, and singing

This event is past, but you can still enjoy the warm drink we served, Sahlev.  Find the recipe here.

Fri, September 29 2023 14 Tishrei 5784