Festival of Lights: Meet Rabbi Yael Romer, Cantorial Soloist Alex Schleuderer, & our welcoming community in front of Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley to light the Chanukiah, sing, & enjoy delicious Chanukah sweets! We invite all to bring their own Chanukiah to light as well.
In order to ensure the safety of our beloved community, we will be requiring masks (worn over noses and mouths) and social distancing. All of the sweets will be wrapped and distributed safely and social distancing will be easy with markers and circles on the ground.
DINNER & A SHOW!
Our annual Chanukah play will be performed by Rabbi Yael & the CEHV Players! More information below.
In order to ensure the safety of our beloved community, we will be requiring social distancing and masks (worn over noses and mouths) when not in vehicles
Directions for Friday, 12/11/2020
- For our second night, we ask everyone to arrive at around 5:45pm and park in the St. John's parking lot. Our wonderful and generous friends at St. John's are located at 207 Albany Ave, a few doors down from CEHV. Our team of parking attendants will be on hand to help arrange the parking for the "Drive-In" live theater experience!
- After cars are parked, walk over to CEHV to light the Chanukiah as a community. Full inclusion is always our priority. If you need assistance or support, please contact us here.
- As a congregation, we will walk back to St. Johns.
- Once everyone is back in their vehicle, the Chanukah Play will begin!
To listen to the play, please dial:
- (929) 205-6099
- Enter meeting ID: 82025668746#
- Enter 0 upon prompt
- Enter passcode: 4385047#
Put your phone on speaker or plug it into your car's speaker! Like a drive-in movie theater, you will be able to hear clearly!
Please remember to bring your own beverages and cozy warm clothes for watching the play.
Young Maccabees: Show off your DIY Chanukiahs and learn to spin the dreidel during this fun-filled, interactive Zoom gathering!
Find instructions & resources for all ages & skill levels on this webpage. There are a limitless amount of materials and techniques you can use to make a menorah, so use your imagination!
We have also posted some fun instruction and video guides for dreidel, Chanukah blessings, and other crafts and traditions suitable for all ages!
Click here to enter the Zoom meeting room at 6pm on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
The Chanukah story is often told as a story of the HEROIC- the small tribe of Maccabees' who rise up against their vastly more powerful assimilationist oppressors. How do you understand and contemplate the heroic? Bring your own examples of the heroic: people, actions, movements, and experiences to share in this interactive Zoom session.
Click here to enter the Zoom meeting room at 6pm on Sunday, December 13, 2020.
History of your Chanukiah: This educational & experiential session opens with a brief history of the Chanukiah, followed by participants sharing the histories of their own Chanukiahs. Every Chanukiah is welcome- from a family heirloom to egg cartons!
If you have a chanukiah (Chanukah menorah) that has a story to go with it, e.g., it has been passed down from another generation, has an unusual design, or a funny story, please send a message describing the chanukiah, if possible including a picture, to Marty Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to enter the Zoom meeting room at 6pm on Monday, December 14, 2020.
Honoring the Miraculous: Chanukah is a story of the miraculous: the power of a small group to overcome an oppressive occupying force, the tiny drop of oil lasting 8 nights. How do you define the miraculous in your life? Share your own experiences with miracles during this virtual session.
Click here to enter the Zoom meeting room at 6pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
Queernukah! The 7th night center's LGBTQ Jews while inviting all to partake in Queer Chanukah culture & traditions, including songs, prayers, and more. Delicious homemade latkes will be served!
In order to ensure the safety of our beloved community, we will be requiring masks (worn over noses and mouths) and social distancing. The piping hot latkes will be distributed safely.