Chanukah is almost here! Beginning this Friday evening, and lasting for 8 nights, there is a wide array of ways to celebrate the Festival of Lights in Fairfield County this year, and especially at Congregation B'nai Israel.
Make sure you check back to the blog every night, beginning Friday afternoon, for the 8 blogs of Chanukah (or sign up to receive a daily delivery in your email inbox via the option on the right hand column to make sure you get each posting). Each night the blog will be brought to you by someone in our congregation, or connected to our community. Upcoming highlights include personal family connections, Chanukah in Israel, a thought-provoking short story, a composer's inspiration and her music, and the story behind a Chanukah classic.
And if you are local, and would like to celebrate Chanukah with a community of others, there is no shortage of choices this year. Whether it be our family celebration on the first night, the community Chanukah celebration at the Sound Tigers ice hockey game on 5th night, the community candle-lighting at the JCC with our Israeli emissaries, Keren and D'vir, dedicated to Gilad Shalit on the 6th night, or our Israeli-style Chanukah dinner and guest speaker, mother of our emissary D'vir Dor, we hope we'll see you in the coming week. For full information, check out our special Chanukah page on our website.
Just to get us started, enjoy the youtube below that has been doing the round this year - a flash mob Chanukah dance in downtown Jerusalem: