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Chanukah

Four Lights: Four Big Ideas… that the Enemy Wants to Snuff Out

But many in Israel stood firm and were resolved in their hearts not to eat unclean food. They chose to die rather than to be defiled by food or to profane the holy covenant; and they did die. – Book of 1 Maccabees 1: 62-63, NRV, Apocrypha The Syrian Greek King, Antiochus, who called himself Epiphanes ...

Three Lights: You are the Light of the World

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on a lampstand so it gives light to all in the house.” – Mt 5:14-15, TLV Now Hang On!  I thought we had made ...

Two Lights: Two Peoples, First the Jew and then the Greek

“I, ADONAI, called You in righteousness, I will take hold of Your hand, I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations. – Isa 42:6, TLV On the second day of Chanukah, we light two lights using our shamash light. Two lights makes me think of the two ...

One Light: Light of the World

Yeshua spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. The one who follows Me will no longer walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12, TLV For more than three years, the light in the Temple had been unlit. The ner tamid, the eternal flame, had been, ...

Chello, Chanukah!

Chanukah comes early this year! Well, you know, actually it doesn’t! It comes EXACTLY when it always does — on 25 Kislev on the Hebrew Calendar. What we mean, of course, is that Chanukah corresponds to an earlier date on the Western calendar this year than most years. Chanukah is the joyful eight-day celebration of the ...

It’s Not a Holiday Unless We Get to EAT, Right?

Every Jewish holiday comes with a menu of special foods to eat. Even Yom Kippur’s day of solemn fast comes with a prescription for the food at the Break-Fast after sundown. So it should come as no surprise that there are special foods that are associated with Chanukah. The Miracle of the Oil, where one ...

This is How We Roll!

A favorite tradition of Chanukah is playing Dreidel. Now this is not something that we can associate with early Chanukah celebrations. Many scholars think that the dreidel developed from an Irish or English spinning top game that was introduced into Germany and then taken up by the Ashkenazi Jewish community. It was the Jewish community ...

Lighting the Chanukah Flame (Part 2)

How to light the Chanukiah Candles? Arrange the lights on the Chanukiah. On the first night, set one candle to the far right of the menorah (as you look at it from the front). On the following night, add a second light to the left of the first one, and then add one light each night of ...

Lighting the Chanukah Flame (Part 1)

The most well known of all the Chanukah traditions would be lighting the candles on the Chanukah Menorah, which is more correctly called a Chanukiah. Unlike the traditional menorah of the Temple that has seven lights, this lightstand has nine lights. There are eight that are all at the same level and a ninth that ...

So is it Hanukkah/Chanukah Yet?

So… How exactly is this holiday spelled? With an “H” or a “Ch”? Are we supposed to double the “k” or not? Hanukkah? Hanukah? Chanukkah? Chanukah? It is really confusing! And the basic problem is that the holiday is actually spelled… חנוכה. Obviously, it is a Hebrew word and so it is composed of Hebrew letters. When we ...

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Miketz: Gen 41:1-44:17; Zch 2:14(10)-4:7*; Jn 10:22-28

Upcoming @ B'rit

— NOVEMBER —
Chanukah – Mon, Nov 29th through Mon, Dec 6th (begins at sunset on Sun, Nov 28th; ends at nightfall on Mon, Dec 6th)

— DECEMBER —
Rosh Chodesh Tevet – Sat, Dec 4th (begins evening of Fri, Dec 3rd)

Chanukah Party – Sat, Dec 4th (click here to register;
Adults: $7 – Children, 4-10 years: $5 – Under 4 years: free)

Zichron Mashiach (Remembrance of Messiah) – Sat, Dec 11th (at the end of our Shabbat service)

— JANUARY —
Kaddish (for January) – Sat, Jan 1st (at the end of our Shabbat service)

Rosh Chodesh Shevat – Mon, Jan 3rd (begins evening of Sun, Jan 2nd)

Zichron Mashiach (Remembrance of Messiah) – Sat, Jan 8th (at the end of our Shabbat service)

Kaddish (for February) – Sat, Jan 29th (at the end of our Shabbat service)

Annual Members Meeting – Sat, Jan 22nd @ 6:00 pm (tentative)

— FEBRUARY —
Rosh Chodesh Adar – Tue, Feb 1st (begins evening of Mon, Jan 31st)

Zichron Mashiach (Remembrance of Messiah) – Sat, Feb 5th (at the end of our Shabbat service)

Women’s Retreat – Fri, Feb 18 to Sun, Feb 20 (more details to come)

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