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Thursday, December 7 - Friday, December 15

Friday, December 8

Alan Goodis will be joining us on Friday December 8 for a Ruach Shabbat - Chanukah Celebration!

Pre-neg begins at 5:00 pm, followed by a 5:30 pm Service and 6:30 pm Dinner.

Alan is a strong presence in the Reform Jewish movement and works tirelessly to engage and empower Jewish youth and adults through music. Alan serves as Musical Director for NFTY International Convention and on faculty at Shulhouse Rock Teen Songleading Conferences. 

Our Junior and Adult Volunteer Choirs will also be performing.

Following our spirited service, join us for a festive Chanukah Dinner including Brotherhood's delicious Brisket, Latkes and more!

MITZVAH MENORAH: The Friday after Thanksgiving we will be putting up our Mitzvah Menorah again. Please stop by and choose a gift request “candle” from our Menorah. These gifts will benefit local families that might not otherwise be able to afford something special or new on their holidays. Gifts must be purchased and delivered to CBE by December 15.

New this year - Amazon accounts have been set up for Norther Rivers.  Just be sure to choose "Holiday Program" for the shipping address. For the Gift Options, put in "from your Jewish friends at Congregation Beth Emeth. Amazon for Northern Rivers  Amazon for Northern Rivers Residential

Special thank you to Liz Albright for spearheading this fun and meaningful fundraiser. 


Our Religious School is raffling off EIGHT Gift Baskets this year. Click on the image to see details.

Raffle winners will be pulled at the Chanukah Dinner on December 8. 

*Sports  Basket

*Tennis Extraveganza 

*Night on the Town

*Pot of Gold- Lottery Tickets Galore filled with Chanukah Gelt

*Kiss the Chef- Local Restaurant Gift Certificates

*Great Outdoors - Large Cooler with Accessories

*Kid’s Day Out- Gift cards to local fun activities and play spaces

*The Adventure Awaits - Luggage and Gift Card and travel gift cards

Key Hall at Proctors, 432 State St

Sunday, December 10 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Live music, food, crafts, food, grand Menorah Lighting + more. Beth Emeth will have a fun crafting booth. Fun for all ages!!! 


Chanukah, meaning "dedication" in Hebrew refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in Jerusalem.  The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the chanukiyah a special menorah for Chanukah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts); and special songs and games.  


Candles are added to the chanukiyah (menorah) from right to left but are kindled from left to right.  The newest candle is lit first.  (On the Shabbat of Chanukah, kindle the chanukiyah before the Shabbat candles)

Light the shamash (the helper candle) first, using it to kindle the rest of the Chanukah lights.  As you do, say or sing:

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotzv v'tsivanu l'hadlik ner shel Chanukah
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who hallows us with mitzvot, commanding us to kindle the Chanukah lights

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu Melech haolam, she-asah nisim laavoteinu v'imoteinu bayamim hahaeim baz'man hazeh
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who performed wonderous deeds for our ancestors in days of old at this season

On the first night, we add:

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech Haolam, shechecheyanu vi'kiy'manu v'higianu laz'man hazeh
Blessed are you, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, for giving us life, for sustaining us, and for enabling us to reach the season

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