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Spreading the Chanukah Light
8 Days to Celebrate Together

Please remember that all indoor events require

proof of vaccination!

Sunday, November 28 | 5PM - Share the light of the first night! - Location: Zoom - Join Rabbi Carie and family to light the first candle of your Chanukkiah

Monday, November 29 | 7PM - Speaking of Israel Presents: Turn on the Light with our Shaliach, Elad - Location: Zoom - Light the Chanukkiah and take a Virtual Tour of Jerusalem! As we “walk” in Jerusalem, we will also connect to the historical roots of Chanukah.

Tuesday, November 30 | 5:30PM - Light the Lights with PSJC Hebrew School - Location: PSJC Stoop - Join us at the stoop for candles, songs, and maybe some surprises! 

Wednesday, December 1 | 5:30PM - Light the Lights with PSJC Hebrew School 
Location: PSJC Stoop - Join us at the stoop for candles, songs, and maybe some surprises! 

Wednesday, December 1 | 6:30PM - Latkes and Candlelighting! - Location: Stoop / Kiddush Room - PSJC Teens are invited to join Gesher for an evening of Chanukah fun and a discussion about Chanukah movies and television. RSVPs to by Monday, November 29th are requested for those not registered for Gesher.
Thursday, December 2 | 7:00PM - Location: Zoom - Virtual Candlelighting with your PSJC community.

Friday, December 3 | 6:15PM - Lev Tahor Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat - Location: PSJC Sanctuary and on Zoom - Join PSJC’s monthly Friday night Lev Tahor service for a Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat experience, followed by BYI Shabbat vegetarian/dairy meal together - sorry no sharing yet!

Saturday, December 4 | 10:00AM - Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukkah Morning services and Elyana Hassidim’s Bat Mitzvah - Location: PSJC Sanctuary and on Zoom.

Saturday, December 4 | 5:15PM - Lights Under the Tent and Movie! - Location: PSJC Tent - Join us in the tent one final time as we light the Chanukkiah together and mark Havdalah. Followed by a film for those warm enough to stay! The tent will be open until 8:00PM, so you can also light your own candles. Hot cocoa and tea will be available. BYO other drinks/snacks.

Sunday, December 5 | 9:45AM - 10:30AM - Did someone say donuts? - Location: PSJC Tent - Join the Hebrew School for a special musical Chanukah Hallel and donuts! Masks  required for all. Coffee/tea available for adults. 

Sunday, December 5 | 11:00AM - Pitput B’zman Bidud Chanukah Edition -  Location: Zoom

Sunday, December 5 | 1:00PM - Speaking of Israel Presents: Live from Israel with Dr. Ruth Calderon - Location: Zoom – See box on right for details!

Sunday, December 5 | 3:00-5:00PM - Klezmer Hanukkah Party with Brooklyn Conservatory of Music - Location: PSJC Tent - Click here for additional details.

Sunday, December 5 | 4:00-5:30PM - PAI Chanukah Party - Location: RSVP to for the address. We will celebrate with latkes, candlelighting, and singing. Guitars welcome! Open to all who are vaccinated.  

Sunday, December 5 | 6:00PM - Mindful Candlelighting with Maor - Location: Zoom
Light the final lights of Chanukah with PSJC’s Rabbinic Intern, and do so in a mindful mode.

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Special Program Live from Israel

Join us on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM for a live Zoom conversation about Shmita with Dr. Ruth Calderon, a major Israeli thinker, teacher and politician, as part of PSJC's Speaking of Israel series.   Dr.  Calderon will teach us about the universal significance of Shmita, the seventh year, when fields are left to lie fallow in Israel.   The Shmita year is particularly relevant as we confront potentially disastrous  climate change and a highly polarized political situation.


Dr. Calderon is one of the leading figures in Israel spearheading efforts to revive Hebrew Culture and a pluralistic Israeli-Jewish identity, and is a former Member and Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. In 1989, she co-established ELUL in Jerusalem, the first beit midrash in which secular and religious women and men study and teach together. In 1996, she founded ALMA in Tel Aviv, a liberal arts program for advanced Jewish learning.

She is an internationally recognized educator, author and Talmud scholar. 


Here is a link to Dr. Calderon’s maiden speech as a Member of Knesset.   Watch and you will understand why it went viral!

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Adult B'Nai Mitzvah

Are you one of the many folks in our community who did not celebrate becoming a bar or bat mitzvah when you were a kid?  Some of us were not involved in the Jewish world at that point in our lives, and some of us were not permitted to participate, usually due to our gender.  Well, it's not to late to do it now!  Every few years PSJC brings together a group of adults who would like to learn and work together towards a celebration of this important milestone.  Regardless of your current level of knowledge, Rabbi Carter will work with you to help bring about this special day.  If you are interested in being part of a B'nai Mitzvah group, please contact Rabbi Carter.

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