December 22 - 30, 2019
(First candle: Dec. 22 at sundown)
Kislev 25-Tevet 3, 5780

Chanukah is an eight-day holiday that celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem by the Maccabees (Jewish army) after its defilement by the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE. Traditionally, foods fried in oil are eaten to commemorate the miracle of the oil used to light the Menorah in the Temple lasting not just one day as per the amount of oil available, but for 8 days.  


Join us December 18, 5 - 7 p.m.

Community candlelighting ~ music ~ crafts ~ games
Latkes, sufganiyot and more available for purchase



Blessings for kindling the Chanukah lights
First night: blessings 1, 2 & 3
Nights 2-8: blessings 1 & 2

Candles are placed from right to left, but lit from left to right




December 18,

5 - 7 p.m.
Open to the community 

  • Community candle lighting
  • Music, crafts and games
  • Dress like your favorite hero
  • Latkes, sufganiyot and more available for purchase

Bring your family and friends for a night of festivities at the Merage JCC. 


Looking for printable Chanukah prayers? Click here