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Hanukkah 2020 – 5781

    Hanukkah Schedule — 2020-5781

    Join us for the Eight Weeks of Hanukkah leading to the BZBI Volunteer Appreciation Party on Thursday, December 17, 5:30 PM

    Eight weeks?? It’s not a misprint. This year, we bring it all together by integrating BZBI’s Hanukkah celebration with our annual Volunteer Appreciation party, Annual Giving campaign, and Youth & Family Latke Fundraiser!


    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.

    Still to come:

    Week Three – November 8 – 14

    Week Four – November 15 – 21

    Week Five – November 22 – 28

    Week Six – November 29 – December 5

    Week Seven – December 6 – 12

    Week Eight – December 13 – 17


    #Servefor8 Returns

    Plan to participate in #servefor8 this holiday season. You are invited to support Tikkun Olam by making sandwiches or welcome bags with snacks and warm clothes for St. Mary’s church and their Bethesda Project shelter. More information is coming soon.

    Part of the #servefour8 project is cooking and dropping off Christmas Dinner at Trinity Church’s WinterShelter on December 25th. Email Rachel Lutterman or call her at 267-254-4601 to volunteer.

    Also, watch for our upcoming Zoom knitting class. We will teach you knitting basics, and in return ask that you make scarves and hats for those in need. If you would like to be a teacher, contact Eileen Dwell. Information for students will be announced soon.