Connect With Us Each Day of Hanukkah

Attend all our virtual Hanukkah events and order your Sufganiyot for a Walk-by Pickup! See below for more details.

For the Entire OZ Community

  • Join Daily Minyan for Hallel: Monday-Friday at 7:15 am; Sunday at 8:45 am
  • Saturday Night Lights: Saturday, Dec. 12
  • Chaburah OZ Torah Study with Charlie Spielholz: Sunday, Dec. 13
  • Torah Study with Rashi, with Rabbi Bolton: Monday, Dec. 14
  • Order Sufganiyot to Go and pick them up at OZ: Tuesday, Dec. 15
  • Talmud Class with Rabbi Bolton: Wednesday, Dec. 16
  • Siddur Class with Rabbi Bolton: Thursday, Dec. 17
  • The Essence of Hanukkah with Marc Ashley: Thursday, Dec. 17

For Kids and Families

  • Aleph Bet Cooking & Cookies: Thursday, Dec. 10 & 17
  • Hanukkah Story Time for Little Ones: Friday, Dec. 11
  • OZ Junior Players Hanukkah Play: Saturday, Dec. 12

MAKE HANUKKAH BRIGHTER EACH NIGHT!


FIRST CANDLE

ALEPH-BET Cooking & Cookies Hanukkah Edition
Thursday, Dec. 10, 4:00-4:45 pm
Join Sigal on Dec. 10 to make Sufganiyot – Jelly Donuts!

Click HERE to drop in for a class.

Cook and bake your way from Aleph-to-Tav with delicious alphabetical confections. With Sigal’s instruction, you’ll learn new recipes and Hebrew words.

Kids kindergarten and older are welcome, from all educational backgrounds. Younger children will require adult participation or supervision.

Ingredient and supplies lists will be provided in advance, along with information about where to purchase special supplies when needed.

The new semester begins in January. Drop in for our Hanukkah classes, and sign up for the Spring Semester! Free for members if you refer a friend who signs up (contact Sigal before registering if referring a friend).

Click HERE to sign up for the spring semester.

See below for Dec. 17 Hanukkah class.


SECOND CANDLE

Hanukkah Story Time for Little Ones
Friday, Dec. 11, 3:00 pm

Register for the Zoom information.

Join Sigal and Rabbi Bolton for Hanukkah Story Time! Hear stories and sing songs, with visits from favorite puppet pals! Light the Hanukkah Menorah and say the blessings together before Shabbat.

Geared towards Early Childhood. Older siblings welcome.


THIRD CANDLE

Saturday Night Lights
Saturday, Dec. 12, 5:30 pm

Join Saturday Night Lights
Dial-in (646) 558-8656 Meeting ID 775 962 249 Passcode 613

Light up Saturday night with a Hanukkah celebration like never before! The entire OZ community is invited to Zoom Out of Shabbat with Havdalah. Then, enjoy Hanukkah songs, readings, and a short (but funny) Hanukkah performance by the OZ Junior Players!

Sign up to lead a song or read in Hebrew or English.

Community members and families are invited to lead songs from their ZOOM box or read a Hebrew verse or English passage during the celebration. We will a public reading of Al HaNissim and other Hanukkah literature (depending on the numbers who will read).

Songs could include these or those you know such as Mi Y’malel, Hanukkah oh Hanukkah, Maoz Tzur, Banu Hoshekh, Yemei Hanukkah, Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel.

Sign up HERE to let us know how you would like to participate, whether leading a Hanukkah song or a reading in Hebrew or English. Indicate your preference and we’ll be in touch!

No Hanukkah celebration is complete without candle lighting, so have your Hanukkiot ready as we fill the screen with a myriad of Hanukkah menorahs!


OZ Junior Players Hanukkah Play
Rehearsal: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 4:00 pm
Performance: Saturday, Dec. 12, 5:30 pm

Calling OZ Kids of all ages! Celebrate Hanukkah with the whole community at our shul-wide celebration on December 12. Our first-ever kids’ Zoom Hanukkah play will be a highLIGHT of our virtual Hanukkah celebration. Bring lots of laughs to all of OZ with a short, but HILARIOUS rendition of the Hanukkah story.

Join Sigal for one rehearsal in advance of the event, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 4:00 pm.

Email Sigal, shirsch@orzarua.org, to sign up. Children must be able to read in order to participate, and must be ready for lots of Hanukkah fun!

Sign up by Sunday, Dec. 6, so that Sigal can make sure your child with have a part!

All OZ children are invited to participate – Day School, Hebrew School, kids of all educational backgrounds!


FOURTH CANDLE

Chaburah OZ Torah Study: Parashat Miketz with Charlie Spielholz, PhD
Sunday, Dec. 13, 10:00 am (after Zoom services)

Join Chaburah
Dial-in (646) 558-8656 Meeting ID 883 6219 0926 Passcode 613

Storage of grain in Joseph’s storehouses saved the people. How does this fit in with our evolved biology? What did Joseph actually do to save Egypt from starvation and poor nutrition? We will review a variety of sources to gain an idea of what life was like for the people of ancient Egypt.


FIFTH CANDLE

OZ Torah Study with Rashi’s Commentary with Rabbi Bolton
Monday, Dec. 14, 12:00 pm

Special Focus: Hanukkah in the Torah & the Haftarah for the Festival of Lights

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 815 2249 6147 Passcode: 613


SIXTH CANDLE

Sufganiyot to Go! Order for a Walk-by Pickup
Tuesday, Dec. 15

Order your Jelly Donuts and come pick them up at OZ!

Register HERE by 12:00 pm on Friday, Dec. 11.

Order sufganiyot for your own Hanukah celebration, on OZ!

Stop by Or Zarua to pick up your donuts and say hello to Rabbi Bolton or Sigal on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Rabbi Bolton will be there between 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm and Sigal will be there from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

There is no charge, but you must register so we know how many donuts to order. Limit of one per person in your household, please.

Register HERE by 12:00 pm on Friday, Dec. 11.


SEVENTH CANDLE

Talmud Class with Rabbi Bolton
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7:30 pm

With a special twist for Hanukkah and candle-lighting.

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 858 1909 5662 Passcode: 613


EIGHTH CANDLE

The Essence of Hanukkah: Perspectives on Light(ing) with Marc Ashley
Thursday, Dec. 17, 7:30 pm

Join Essence of Hanukkah
Dial-in (646) 558-8656 Meeting ID 822 2768 5737 Passcode 613

The only mitzvah unique to the holiday of Hanukkah is lighting the Hanukkah menorah. A focus on light is undoubtedly at the foundation of our celebration.

The concrete events underlying Hanukkah may be specific, but its messages about light have extended beyond that particularized story. Traditional sources have connected Hanukkah to formative lights outside the confines of the original miracle, ranging from the creation of the world to the messianic future.
Please join congregant Marc Ashley on the evening of December 17, on the last night of the holiday, for The Essence of Hanukkah: Perspectives on Light(ing), in which we will discuss enduring themes associated with Hanukkah’s compelling focus on the vital force of light. Please set up your Hanukkah menorahs for lighting in advance of the lecture, as we will together light our candles and then bask in their glow during the talk.


Siddur Class with Rabbi Bolton
Thursday, Dec. 17, 8:40 am

With a special twist for Hanukkah!
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 832 425 240 Passcode: 613


ALEPH-BET Cooking & Cookies Hanukkah Edition
Thursday, Dec. 17, 4:00-4:45 pm

Click HERE to drop in for a class.

Join Sigal on Dec. 17 to make “Drop” Donuts!
See Dec. 10 class above for more information.