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Menorah Lighting and "Darkness to Light" Experiential Walkthrough
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With Evening Minyan (Maariv) and Festive Music
6PM, Thursday, December 2 & Sunday, December 5

Click Here for Evening Minyan Prayers | Click Here for Menorah Lighting Blessings



Hanukkah 2021
From Darkness to Light 

Sunday, November 28, 2021 - Monday, December 6, 2021

Chag Hanukkah Sameach! This year at Adas, we will mark and celebrate the journey from darkness to light. Join us for two special nights, in-person and over the airwaves, to explore eight specific spiritual themes: Light, Strength, Hope, Perseverance, Joy, Dedication, Intention and Vision. Join us for candle lighting, festive music, an experiential Hanukkah walk-through, and outdoor Hanukkah Bazaar. Free and open to the full community!



Join us either:
Thursday, December 2 @ 6pm OR Sunday, December 5 @ 6pm
Register to Join in Person



1. Community Gathering and Menorah Lighting

Charles E. Smith Sanctuary
Gather with the Adas community in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary for evening minyan (Maariv), candle lighting, and festive music. Mark the moment, and prepare for the journey to come!



2. "Darkness to Light" Experiential Walkthrough

Kay Hall
Encounter Hanukkah like never before! Immerse yourself in an experiential walkthrough of ancient and modern day holiday themes.



3. Outdoor Hanukkah Bazaar

Outdoor Parking Lot
End your evening at our outdoor Hanukkah Bazaar. Peruse items from local vendors, feast at an array of food carts, enjoy moving lights and themed music, and see your contributions projected on the Adas building. No need to register, come and go as you please. Click here for a list of our vendors!




Musical Hanukkah & "Sing for Justice" Havdalah  with Musician in Residence: Micah Hendler 

Saturday, December 4 at 7pm, Kay Hall 
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Join Adas Israel Musician-in-Residence Micah Hendler for an evening of collective singing, social action and candle lighting. We will begin with a short musical havdalah as we bid farewell to Shabbat, light the menorah, and transition into the work of building a more just world through song. 



Shop the Adas Gift Shop Hanukkah Sales

Click here for our Hanukkah items

The Ruth & Simon Atlas Adas Israel Sisterhood Gift Shop is offering sales for all your Hanukkah needs. We are offering dreidels and candles galore and a limited selection of nut-free gelt (milk and pareve) and menorahs. Peruse our offerings on our website, then email us with your desired items and your home or cell telephone number. Another great Hanukkah gift is Hesed aprons! Normally $18.00, they are on sale for a special price of $15.00. Do a double mitzvah – support Hesed and support the Sisterhood gift shop!



Support Community Vendors At Our Outdoor Hanukkah Bazaar

Abby Joy Jewelry
Abby Joy creates handmade jewelry in Sterling Silver and 18kt vermeil, that is feminine and whimsical. 10% of each sale is donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Collateral Repair Project | Click Here to Oder in Advance!
The perfect gift: beautiful art that supports refugee women. Through its partnership with the Collateral Repair Project, Adas is selling embroidered linens handcrafted by Syrian and Iraqi refugees at the Hope Workshop in Amman, Jordan. 90% of all sales go directly to the women producers, while the rest funds supplies needed to run the workshop. The challah covers feature Jordanian wildflowers, Hand of Fatima and Seder plates.

Custom Creations by Noree
Custom Creations By Noree offers custom decorated gifts with an option to discuss personalized, made to order, design customs. 

Icon Line Design
Upcycles premier designer buttons and accessories into earrings.

Nana Lasa 
One of a kind handmade crossbody, fanny, and tote bags in beautiful colors made of 100% merino wool or vegan felt.

SHANAnigans Art Studio
SHANAnigans Art Studio is a resin art shop, specializing in custom-made and personalized judaica and other home decor.

Sudz by Zach
Each bar of soap is handmade with love by Zach Prober, Gan graduate and current Adas religious school student. Sudz by Zach offers glycerin and shea butter soap in a variety of shapes, colors, and scents, including holiday-inspired designs. Custom orders of any size are welcome.

Uriel Levitt Creates
Uriel Levitt is a mixed media artist who creates pieces that reflect his love of the creepy, the joyous, and even explorations of the art process itself.



Light the Hanukkah Menorah

Click here to listen to a recording of the Hanukkah blessings

Place the Hanukkah Menorah in a conspicuous place in your home. The lights should be kindled as soon as possible after nightfall with all members of the family present. Any members of the family, including children, may kindle the Hanukkah lights. Light the “Shamash” candle first. On the first evening of Hanukkah, one candle is lit, which is placed on the far right of the Menorah, as you face it.



Make Hanukkah Cookies (Special Hesed Recipe!)

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OMI’S COOKIES By Susan Barocas

Growing up, my friend’s grandmother, Omi, always had these cookies ready for us kids. A wonderful woman who had fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, Elsa Dach kept the recipe a closely guarded secret. After she died, in her nineties, I finally got a copy. Making them in Hanukkah shapes became a tradition I loved with my son Sam when he was growing up. Now I am happy to share the recipe so you can enjoy creating a new cookie tradition in your home.

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