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Hanukkah 2020 – 5781

    Hanukkah Schedule — 2020-5781

    Celebrate Hanukkah with our Maccabees

    Thursday, December 17, 5:30 PM

    Join us for a family-friendly evening honoring 120+ volunteers who have helped spread the BZBI light this year. Together we will light the Menorah and celebrate those who lovingly give their time and energy to our community. Register for the event here.

    Nominate someone to the growing list of volunteers, and make a donation to honor those who have volunteered by clicking here.

    Hanukkah Happenings

    חג חנוכה שמח 

    We are bringing light to BZBI with a number of Hanukkah happenings beginning next week!
    BZBI Event       Community Event#Servefor8 event
    Wednesday, December 9, 12:00 – 5:00 PM
    Hanukkah goody bag pickup, sponsored by the Center City Kehillah. Just show up to grab a bag, which will include a box of candles and a few treats. Home-bound drop-off available. Pick up times and locations: 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Makom Community (2013 Sansom Street) or B’nai Abraham Chabad (527 Lombard Street); and 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Julian Abele Park (22nd Street between Montrose and Carpenter) Thursday night, December 10 and Monday night to Wednesday night, December 14 – 16, 8:15 – 8:30 PM
    Light the menorah with Rabbi Abe and Rabbi Annie just before evening Ma’ariv services each night. Join using the regular BZBI services link. Saturday, December 12, 8:00 PM
    Save the date! Progressive bluegrass band Nefesh Mountain premieres a unique Hanukkah concert from Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, N.Y. Listen to original and classic bluegrass, plus Dylan, The Band, and Woody Guthrie. BZBI will gift tickets to to the whole community, with more details coming. Sunday, December 13, 11:30 – 2:30 PM
    Celebrate Hanukkah with a feast provided by the T & K Grassroots Food truck. Order here. Sunday, December 13
    Hang With the Cool Cakes: Prepare and deliver at least a dozen baked goods for the Gift of Life Family House. You can pick up your Hanukkah Feast when you drop off your goodies. Sign up here. Monday, December 14, 5:30 – 6:00 PM
    Center City Kehillah online program for the 5th night of Chanukah. Have your menorah at hand so we can light candles together. Register for the Zoom link here. Tuesday, December 15, 5:30 – 6:15 PM
    Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is hosting “A Magical Hanukkah Celebration” from 5:30-6:15. Register here.

    Wednesday, December 16
    Love from my Head Tomatoes: Sign up here to make sandwiches and welcome bags with snacks and warm clothes for St. Mary’s church and their Bethesda Project shelter.

    Thursday, December 17, 5:30 -6:30 PM
    Join our family friendly celebration of Hanukkah and celebrate the lights that keep the BZBI community shining bright – our volunteers and donors. We will share stories, songs, and light the candles together, while we celebrate our community’s spirit of generosity. Register here.

    December 21 through December 26
    Sock It To Us: Help our sock collection, sponsored by the Sisterhood to benefit area homeless shelters. Order here from Amazon and BZBI gets a donation; ship to Eileen Dwell & Charles Steinberg, 1919 Chestnut St. Apt 2201, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Wednesday, December 25
    Oy to the World: Sign up here to cook in our homes and drop off dinner at Trinity Church’s WinterShelter. Due to COVID-19, we are dropping off food to Trinity Church and will not be serving them. We are cooking for a total of 22 men this year.  Please label your item with “12/25 dinner” and the dish i.e. “chicken masala” or “roasted vegetables”, “cookies”.  Drop off date: Thursday, December 25

    Drop off time: food drop off times are any day from 6-7 at the TPG red door (the middle red door on the Spruce side).  Knock, or ring the basement bell and someone will take your food and bring it down. Or, Mon, Tues or Thur from 10:30-3:30, when Office Manager Chris is in her office, call 215-732-2515 ahead of time to let her know you are bringing the food over.  Leave it on the table in the court court and ring the office bell on the side wall there, and Chris will take it down. BZBI contact: Rachel Luterman at 267-254-4601.