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BZBI's Eight Weeks of Hanukkah

BZBI’s Eight Weeks of Hanukkah

December 17 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for the Eight Weeks of Hanukkah leading to the BZBI Volunteer Appreciation Party on Thursday, December 17 at 5:30 PM, during the seventh night of the holiday.


The Eight Weeks

Week One – October 28 – December 3

Extend the ruach of the High Holidays all the way through Hanukkah this year. Join us in turning 2020 around, by nominating one or more volunteers to become celebrated Macabees who will be honored with a slide show during the Volunteer Appreciation party. Nominate Maccabees using a Contact Us form.

Week Two – November 1 – 7

To get you in the mood for a festive holiday – and reduce the stress of current events – let’s start the first week of Hanukkah by setting aside a small amount of money each week to give a gift to those in need. If you don’t have a tzedakah box, put aside a weekly donation in a recycled soup can or mayonnaise jar.  (Before Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday afternoon is the perfect time!) On the fifth night of Hanukkah making a difference by donating the money to BZBI or another charity of your choice.

Week Three – November 8 – 14

For the third week of our celebration, we suggest that you study Talmud, Shabbat 21b with a friend. One of you represents Beit Shamai and the other Beit Hillel. Discuss how to light Chanukah candles. Do you place the candles in the hanukkiah from right to left or left to right? What about lighting the candles? Do you use one shamash all eight nights, or one each night?

Week Four – November 15 – 21

In the countdown to our celebration, this week we encourage you to volunteer with friends and relatives to write Hanukkah cards to other BZBI members. The cards will be mailed the week before the start of the holiday (which begins on Thursday, December 10). Contact Rebecca Krasner for details, and more importantly, the cards!


Still to come:

Week Five – November 22 – 28

Week Six – November 29 – December 5

Week Seven – December 6 – 12

Week Eight – December 13 – 17

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