Hanukkah at TBZ

Hanukkah with TBZ December 10 – 17

We look forward to celebrating and connecting during this upcoming Hanukkah!

Many opportunities to connect!

Stay tuned for a Hanukkah gift bag  for all TBZ members sponsored by the Inclusion Committee.

Light The Lights! Hanukkah @ TBZ

Hanukkah  on the Steps @ TBZ, Every night (Except Friday) @ 5:30pm

Join us each night on the steps of TBZ to candlelight each night. (Everyday at 5:30pm except for Friday.) 

All are welcome to bundle in warm clothes and join us as we light our new BIG Hanukiah in the outside steps of TBZ. Candlelighting will not last more than 15 minutes and will be streamed to our community. Stay tuned for more details. 

Virtual Hanukkah programming during the week will include candle lighting; you are encouraged to have your own hanukiah with you for all of these programs.

First Night- Thursday Dec 10, 6:30-7:30pm 

You Are Not Alone: Confronting Winter Loneliness and Isolation facilitated by Rav Claudia and Marjie Sokoll.

Join us the first night of Hanukkah to light candles together and to engage in a conversation as we support each other during the pandemic, creating a sense of belonging and fostering mental health and wellbeing.

All are welcome who want to be part of this supportive community.

Second Night – Friday Dec 11, 5:30pm

Kabbalat Shabbat at TBZ

Third Night – Saturday Dec 12, 5:30pm

“Rock” of Ages Hanukkah Performance: Join us on the steps of TBZ (in person or online) to celebrate and sing some traditional Hanukkah songs as well as some new delights! More information to come!

Fourth Night – Sunday Dec 13, 3:30pm

Community Meeting: Join us for our bi-annual community meeting. Hear about the state of the shul and elect our new slate of directors. We will conclude the meeting with a Hanukkah celebration.

HomeBound for the Holidays: 7:00 – 8:00pm, Co-Sponsored by TBZ.

The most wonderful time of the year? In 2020, that’s not saying much. Indeed, it’s shaping up to be a COVID Christmas and a hunker-down Hanukkah—which means many of us won’t be going over the river and through the woods to Bubbe’s house. So, for this season of giving, let NEIAC light up a dark December night with stories, performances, food, songs, and maybe even a rant or two. Join the New England Indie Authors Collective: (Extended TBZ Family member) Judah “the Maccabee” Leblang, Jenny Pivor, Randy Ross, Jason M. Rubin, and Matt Robinson. Whatever your tradition, whichever holiday(s) you celebrate, we hope you’ll join and enjoy this gift from us to you. Watch a preview here: https://youtu.be/PsO5KeuVs_M


About UsThe New England Indie Authors Collective is a diverse group of local writers and playwrights whose work has been published by independent presses. Our members specialize in unconventional and experimental works of fiction, non-fiction, and memoir. We are: the founder of a small press and tech thriller writer and artist; an MIT physicist, fiction writer, and former Wall Street executive; a historical fiction writer, musician, and arts critic; a Grub Street writing instructor, memoirist, and storyteller; and a world-traveler, humorist, and novelist. NEIAC.ORG

Fifth Night – Monday Dec 14

Rav Tiferet’s weekly Kabbalah class: Hanukkah edition. All welcome to come even if you have not joined the class before.

Sixth Night – Tuesday Dec 15, 7:00pm

Hanukkah Class with Rabbi Ebn Leader. As in every year, Rabbi Ebn Leader will teach and inspire us with new and old ways to grapple with the meaning of Hanukkah in our life. Stay tuned for the specific title of this class. 

Seventh Night- Wednesday Dec 16, 5:00pm

Join Beit Rabban families for an uplifting candle lighting celebration.

Eighth Night – Thursday Dec 17, 7:30-8:30pm

An Evening with Professor Elisa New on the Poetry of Nobel Laureate Louise Glück

Elisa New is the Director and Host of Poetry in America, director of Verse Video Education, and Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University, where she teaches American literature from the Puritans through the present. New created Poetry in America, a public television series, to bring poetry into living rooms and onto screens of all kinds. The show can be seen on public television and streaming platforms, in schools and libraries, and on airlines. Guests include Shaquille O’Neal, Bono, Cynthia Nixon, Nas, Joe Biden, Herbie Hancock, Elena Kagan, Robert Pinsky, Sonia Sanchez, Bill Clinton, John McCain, Li-Young Lee, Samantha Power, Adam Gopnik, Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Kerry, Katie Couric, and Bill T. Jones. Along with the series, New produces educational materials on American poetry for all ages—from middle school students and K-12 teachers through lifelong learners—distributed by Harvard University, Amplify Education, and Arizona State University.

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