Community Chanukah Celebrations
BEIT AHAVAH wishes you a joyous Festival of Lights
A freiliche Happy Chanukah
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
Chanukah is a time to experience light in the darkness — let’s come together as a whole Jewish community Upper Valley and light up the night together! This 1st night of Chanukah celebration is a collaboration between Congregation B’nai Israel of Northampton, Lander~Grinspoon Academy, Beit Ahavah ~ The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton and PJ Library — ALL WELCOME!! Schedule of candles, Kosher Chinese dinner, movies and dance below.
We will sing and we bask in the glow of the light from hundreds of menorahs. Please bring your own menorah if you can to add to the light. And given that this year, the first night of Chanukah falls on Christmas Eve, we are going to honor the age-old tradition of eating Chinese food and going to the movies! Celebrated local chef PENGYEW CHIN will prepare a delicious kosher Chinese feast. After the meal we will screen two films, one for kids and one for teens/adults. And then we will finish the night with a Dreidel dance party!
Ticket Cost: $10 person and $5 for kids under 12.
*Please also bring an item for our Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts Winter Clothing Drive for the over 100 new refugees families in our area. Bring: new and gently-used coats, hats, gloves, scarves and boots.
5:00-5:45 p.m. Community Candle Lighting, Havdalah & Chanukah Singing with Felicia Sloin and Rabbi Jacob Fine, Rabbi Justin David and Rabbi Riqi Kosovske.
5:45-6:30 p.m. Delicious Kosher Chinese Food Buffet, with local beer for purchase.
5:45-6:30 p.m. Dreidel Games for all and games for young children kids with PJ Library.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Movies (one for elementary age and one for pre-teens and adults)!
8:30 p.m.-late night Dreidel Dance Party!
*Please bring your own menorah if you can. We will have some extras.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
SHABBAT CHANUKAH (Shabbanukah!)
7th NIGHT COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
The Famous Beit Ahavah LATKE FACTORY!
…Volunteer cooks needed 3:00-5:00 p.m.
CELEBRATE WITH US:
* DAZZLING MENORAHS… Bring your menorahs & candles
* Chanukah & Shabbat Songs & Dreidel Games
* Vegetarian Potluck Dinner & LATKE FACTORY!
* Storytelling with Robert Harris
Latkes are fryin’ @130 Pine Street in Florence…
All are welcome.