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Hanukkah Kindling Light Together for Hanukkah 5784

By Hebrew College

6 Weeknights. 6 Kavanot for light in a time of darkness.

During this time of grief and heartbreak, we gathered as a community on Zoom to kindle the lights of Hanukkah together, seeking comfort, strength, and hope in each other’s presence and in our shared sense of purpose. Hanukkah reminds us that we are all lamplighters; for a few minutes each weeknight of Hanukkah, join us as we come together to dispel the darkness and shine a little more light into our world.


Thursday, December 7

Sharing Light
Rabbi Justin David, Dean of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, will lead us in candle lighting and a kavanah on the first night of Hanukkah.

A graduate of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he was ordained in 1999, Rabbi David served as the senior rabbi at Congregation B’nai Israel for 21 years and is currently finishing his doctorate in education at JTS. The new dean said of his time at CBI, “The community profoundly shaped me as a rabbi and as a person. By continually challenging me to seek deeper meaning, my community helped me understand the rabbinate as an enterprise of purpose that compels us to examine and change the conventions that inhibit us from pursuing meaningful connections and urgent moral action.”

Sunday, December 10

Sharing Light Through Soulful Song
Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer `14, Rosh Tefilah & Artist-in-Residence, will lead us in a few moments of soulful song as we gather to light for the fourth night of Hanukkah.

Monday, December 11

Sharing the Light of Friendship, Solidarity, and Hope
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld welcomes beloved friend and colleague Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum, founder and spiritual leader of Zion: An Eretz Yisraeli congregation in Jerusalem, to kindle the lights of the fifth night of Hanukkah.

Tuesday, December 12

Sharing Light Through Teaching and Learning
Dr. Susie Tanchel, Hebrew College Vice President, and Rabbi Sam Pollak, Director of Congregational Learning at Kerem Shalom in Concord, MA, will reflect on the hope they find through teaching as we kindle the lights of the sixth night of Hanukkah.

Wednesday, December 13

Sharing the Light of Our Teens
Rabba Claudia Marbach will lead candle lighting for the seventh night of Hanukkah with her students from Hebrew College’s Teen Beit Midrash.

Thursday, December 14

Sharing the Light of Sustainable Energy
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld welcomes special guest Yosef Abramowitz, president and CEO of Energiya Global Capital, to talk about the future of solar energy in Israel and Gaza.

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