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Chanukkah 2020/5781

 

The first night of Chanukkah this year is Thursday, December 10th.

The last night is Thursday, December 17th.

Below you can learn about this year's array of Hill Havurah Chanukkah events and activities.

 

Self-Guided Menorah Tour of Capitol Hill

Even though we can't crowd around a table full of menorahs this year, we're really looking forward to seeing each other's menorahs! More than 30 Hill Havurah households are putting a menorah (lit or unlit, actual or colored in) in their windows this year. On Friday morning at about 10:50 we sent a link of a "walking map" to Havurah members who'd like to try to see as many menorahs as possible. 

For security reasons, please do not post the map on social media or share it publicly in any way. If you didn't receive the map or have any questions, please email Danny at danny.tomares@hillhavurah.org.

Chanukkah and Shabbat Candlelighting

Friday, 12/11, 5:30-5:45 pm

Invite your family from around the world to join us for a quick Chanukkah and Shabbat candelighting over Zoom! Hill Havurah members of all ages will join together with menorahs and Shabbat candlesticks to bring in the second night of our Festival of Lights together. If you'd like to join us, please click here.

Chanukkah Torah Study and Meditation

Saturday, 12/12, 8:45-9:45 am

 

Start your Shabbat morning with some meditation and Torah study -- from the comfort of your own couch. Wear your most special Shabbos sweatpants. If you'd like to join us, please click here.

Chanukkah Tot Shabbat

Saturday, 12/12, 10:00-10:30 am

It’s our celebratory Tot Shabbat -- we’ll bring the songs and the story; you bring the challah and the grape juice. Let’s sing our favorites and show off our best virtual dance moves for Shabbat. If you'd like to join us, please click here

SAGES Havdalah and Conversation

Saturday, 12/12, 6:00-7:00 pm

 

It's time for SAGES to gather (ZOOM) again and usher out the Shabbos with candlelight, music, wine, and the latest news. Please join us on Saturday evening, December 12, at 6:00 for Havdalah. For this virtual gathering, please bring your own candle; we'll light up a bit of the darkness as the solstice approaches. If you'd like to join us, please click here.
 

Chanukkah Candlelighting

Monday, 12/14, 5:30-5:45 pm

Invite your family from around the world to join us for a quick Chanukkah candelighting over Zoom! Hill Havurah members of all ages will join together with menorahs to bring in the fifth night of our Festival of Lights together. If you'd like to join us, please click here.

 

Hill Havurah's Little Lights Annual Christmas Drive

Ends on Monday, December 14th

 

Hill Havurah members have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of some less fortunate children this Christmas. We are asking you to donate to the Little Lights Christmas Store, a place where parents living in Potomac Gardens or Hopkins Public Housing can select gifts for their children. Little Lights' goal is 250 gifts for parents to take home, wrap, and present to their children on Christmas Day.
 
From now through Monday, December 14th, you can either:
 
1) Give money directly to the Hill Havurah Little Lights Donation Page to enable Little Lights to purchase gifts. Our goal is to raise $2,000.
 
2) Select a gift directly through the Little Lights Amazon Registry (open until December 7th). Please address the gift to:
 
Little Lights 
760 7th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
 
Please contact Nate Allen (nate.df.allen@gmail.com) of Hill Havurah's Tikkun Olam Committee with any questions.
 
 

Chanukkah Packages

 

We're glad so many folks ended up ordering our special Chanukkah packages. Enjoy (throughout the holiday)!

 

Virtual Capitol Hill BID Menorah Lighting

 

Watch the Annual Capitol Hill BID Menorah Lighting online this year, featuring Rabbi Hannah, along with elected officials and a member of the Pascal family. You can view the recording here.

 
 
 
 

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