Chanukah Night of Learning and Celebration

All families and the extended Schechter Westchester community are invited to our Upper School campus for this night of learning and celebration on the evening of Saturday, December 8 from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Teams of students will lead stimulating breakout sessions on a variety of topics based in text study and hands-on programming, including:

  • Chanukah Building Challenge
    • Learn through traditional Jewish texts about what makes a kosher chanukiah and participate in a tech-style challenge putting that knowledge to work!
  • Beeswax Candle Making
    • Study Jewish texts and history relating to how people have lit their chanukiyot throughout time with oil or candles. Afterward, we will be making our own Chanukah candles!
  • Jewish Text Study Relating to Chanukah
    • Assimilation Relating to Chanukah 
      • Throughout history, Jews have assimilated into different cultures. Learn about this topic and how it relates to the holiday and our everyday lives.
    • How is Sukkot Related to Chanukah?
      • Although not well known, Sukkot has an inherent connection to the Festival of Lights. Learn about this interesting connection and how it relates to our lives.
    • Finding Light in Times of Darkness
      • Connecting the idea of the Chanukah lights to modern times, learn about and discuss finding the positives in times of sorrow. Why are the Chanukah lights significant? Do we need darkness to find light? Discuss these questions and more!

All of these topics are directly rooted in the holiday of Chanukah, but also present an opportunity for learning about modern issues, both Jewish and secular.

We hope to see you on December 8. This is a special opportunity to celebrate Chanukah with the Schechter Westchester kehilah and learn more about the holiday in an engaging way.

For more information please email Josh Ull at jull@schechterwestchester.org.

To join us, please register below.


These words by Rabbi Yishmael, which reflect the essence of our mission, are found in Pirkei Avot. They advise us to lead lives filled with learning, teaching, preservation of our heritage, and social action.

TO LEARN AND TO TEACH, TO OBSERVE AND TO ACT
SOLOMON SCHECHTER
SCHOOL OF WESTCHESTER
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