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December 1st

5-7 pm Hanukkah Open House in the Den

Stop by the Den for some sufganiyot, hot cider, and music with our Beth El community. Come anytime between 5-7pm. Register here to help us order the right number of donuts!


December 2nd

5:30 pm - Community Candle Lighting on North Avenue 

The community is invited to gather in front of Beth El as we light the fifth candle on our large menorah and sing Hanukkah songs together! No registration is required.


December 4th

5:30 pm-6:15 pm - Light It Up: Havdalah and Hanukkah Drumming Circle (Drumming led by Musical IQ)

Join with other young families as we continue to build a warm community together. Add your voices to a communal Havdalah, light hanukkah candles with one another, and enjoy an exciting Interactive Drumming Experience. Children are welcome to come in pajamas. $18 per family. Register here.

7:15 pm - Youth and Family Hanukkah Hangout 

Our entire youth community is invited to join us as we decorate our own sufganiyot. We will then eat our sufganiyot together and watch a movie. Drop your kids off while you enjoy the Melaveh Malkah.

$15 per child/$30 per family. Register here.

​​​​​7:30 pm - Haunukkah Melaveh Malkah 

Join us in-person (or via livestream) for a special Hanukkah Melaveh Malkah, a musical feast led by Cantor Gaby and friends. Register here.


December 5th

9 am-4:20 pm - Hanukkah Day of Chesed 

Spend part of your Hanukkah giving back! Join us throughout the day for a blood drive, special volunteer opportunities for youth and families, and more! We will finish our Day of Chesed with learning at 3:30pm followed by Mincha/Ma’ariv and lighting the eighth candle at 4:20pm. 

Please register here if you plan on donating blood. Please see below for the schedule and reigistration links:

8:15am Minyan for Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh. Sign up for minyan here.

9:00am-1:30pm Blood Drive 
We are proud to serve as a site for a New York Blood Center drive. Click here for details and to reserve a timeslot to donate blood.

11am-12pm Volunteer opportunities for youth and families
Families will be divided by grade (K-7) for a range of volunteer projects all over the building--from packaging craft kits for hospitalized children to cooking a meal for HOPE and more. For Religious School students, K-2 are encouraged to remain after their usual class time ends and 3-7 grade will volunteer for their last hour of class. Click here to register your family.

If you do not have children in grades K-7 and want to help out, let us know by registering here.

3:30-4:15pm Learning
As the rabbis taught us in Masechet Kiddushin, “Study is great because it leads to action.” We will anchor our Day of Chesed with learning before minyan. Register for in-person learning here.

4:20pm Minyan and Hanukkah Candle Lighting
After bringing light into the world through our actions, we will conclude the day with minyan, lighting candles for the final night of Hanukkah, and singing together. After minyan, everyone is invited to join us across the street at Mikey Dubbs! Sign up for minyan here.

Sat, November 27 2021 23 Kislev 5782