Holidays

Come celebrate holidays as a community with songs, stories, and art.
We celebrate Jewish holidays year-round, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Chanukah, Tu B’Shevat, Purim, Passover and more.

In Person

Baby’s First Chanukah Parent Workshop

For Parents of Children Ages 0 to 4

Kindling the chanukiah with your newest spark of light? Join Rabbi Juli Karol, Cantor Stefano Iacono, and Lisa Schiff for a conversation about bringing joy and creativity to your family’s Chanukah celebrations. The festival of lights offers numerous opportunities to create new rituals in your home from blessings, to projects, to family connections, and storytelling. Let’s share our ideas and learn from one another!

TUE, DEC 13 • 7:00-8:00 PM

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In Person

Parents Night Out: Chanukah Vodka Latke Party

For Parents of Children Ages 0 to 4

Celebrate Chanukah with a twist on tradition! Enjoy vodka cocktails and latkes with your favorite toppings, and celebrate the Festival of Lights with other Sprouts parents!

Please register by Tuesday, December 6.

Free for Members, $18 per non-member adult.

Wed, Dec 7 • 7:00-8:30 PM

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In Person

Rodeph Sholom Chanukah Shabbat Celebration

For All Ages

Congregation Rodeph Sholom • Rodeph Sholom School • Rodeph Sholom School Parents Association
Sholom Sprouts • Sholom Adventures • Sholom Discoveries

The joy of gathering will warm the soul as our Rodeph Sholom community welcomes the lights of Chanukah together! Join us for all or any part of this celebration:

Advance registration required.

Fri, Dec 2 • 3:45-7:45 PM

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3:45 – 5:15 PM | Family Festival
(Ages 0 to 14) 

We will have age-appropriate Chanukah themed activities throughout our buildings including:
Sufganiyot, Pizza, Arts & Crafts, Dreidel Spinning Competition, Chanukiah Creation Station, Maccabeats Dancy Party, Sprouts Sing-along with Louie Glaser, and much more!

5:30-6:00 PM | Lighting the Chanukiah, Sing-along, and Consecration
(All are welcome!) 

Led by the entire CRS Clergy Team. Live stream will be available.

6:00-6:45 PM | Erev Shabbat Chanukah Service
(All are welcome!) 

Led by the entire CRS Clergy Team with a performance by the Children’s Choir! Live stream will be available.

6:45-7:45 PM | Festive Oneg with Latkes and Suganiyot
(All are welcome!) 

The return of our beloved Chanukah oneg!

Chanukah

Chanukah

Chanukah starts on the 25th of Kislev, a month in the Hebrew calendar that usually falls within November or December. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the holiday celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean revolt against the Syrian-Greek army. The holiday takes place for eight nights and days, commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple.

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Passover

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a major Jewish spring festival celebrating freedom and family as we remember the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The main observances of this holiday center around a special home service called the seder, which includes a festive meal.

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Shavuot

Seven weeks after Passover ends, it’s time to celebrate Shavuot. This holiday marks the biblical story of receiving the Ten Commandments and the Torah at Mt. Sinai. While many families don’t regularly celebrate Shavuot, it’s a holiday that’s totally made for kids –a perfect excuse for sleepovers, flower picking, ice cream socials, and lots of other fun activities.

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Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is the exuberant conclusion to the fall holiday season in the Jewish calendar. It is an unforgettable outpouring of joy and celebration, all about one thing: the Torah, the first five books of the Bible.

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year. This means celebrations, happiness, and also reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the coming one. For families, there are so many wonderful traditions to engage in–dipping apples in honey, braiding and tasting round challah, making cards, and listening to the blast of the shofar. Be sure to wish your family and friends, “L’shana tova,” a happy and sweet new year

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Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah is just the beginning of the new year festival. Ten days after Rosh Hashanah comes Yom Kippur, a day focused entirely on apologizing for our actions over the past year.

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Sukkot

On Sukkot Jewish families build a temporary hut (sukkah) with an open roof made of branches to let in moonlight and an open side to welcome guests.

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