Grab your menorah, candles and dreidl, and join Temple Beth-El of Great Neck for fun events and menorah lightings every night of Chanukah, beginning on Thursday, Dec. 10, and continuing for the following eight evenings.
Ranging from a talent show, Lego menorah building and yoga to charity, music and comedy events, people of all ages and interests will find the perfect way to enrich their holiday celebration.
The entire community is welcome to join Temple Beth-El at the following online programs.
Kulanu Virtual Chanukah Talent Show
Thursday, December 10, at 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate the first night of Chanukah with a musical presentation, talent show and candle lighting. Teachers, parents and children are all welcome on Zoom.
First Night of Chanukah Menorah Lighting and Events Update
Thursday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m.
Join Rabbi Meir Feldman and Cantor Adam Davis on Zoom as they light the Chanukah menorah and share an update of all of TBE’s exciting upcoming Chanukah events.
Family Friday Fun: Lego Menorah Madness
Friday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Show off your biggest, most colorful, wacky Lego menorahs during this special Erev Shabbat Chanukah celebration for families with children in Grades K to 6. Enjoy socializing, songs, stories and a hanukkiah lighting on Zoom.
Erev Shabbat Chanukah
Friday, December 11, at 7 p.m.
Hear festive Chanukah songs and join in as families simultaneous light their menorahs together.
Special Chanukah Shabbat Service
Saturday, December 12, at 10 a.m.
Tune in for a festive Chanukah Shabbat service.
Havdalah and Virtual Chanukah Carnival
Saturday, December 12, at 5 p.m.
Live from Temple Beth-El, it’s Saturday Night! Grab your gelt, dreidl and ugly Chanukah sweater and join TBE family of all ages for a night of multigenerational Chanukah fun! The evening will kickoff with Havdalah and a menorah lighting and continue with extreme dreidl games, holiday music, jokes and sketches from your friends at TBE. We’ll toss in a couple kahoots and conclude with a hilarious edition of The Latke-Hamentaschen Debate.
Sunday, December 13, at 9 a.m.
Now, more than ever, local families are in need of our help. Support our neighbors by providing them with a holiday dinner. You can participate by shopping, donating or delivering. To participate, RSVP at https://tbegn.wufoo.com/forms/marl5kw00zfwyt/.
The Courage to Kindle a Flame: A Yoga Chanukah Event
Sunday, December 13, at 10 a.m.
Sharon, Elanit and Rabbi Tara Feldman will lead a yoga, meditation and inspiration event on Zoom. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Come with an open heart and mind. Participation is FREE for temple members; the nonmember fee is $18. Register at https://tbegn.wufoo.com/forms/m1cd2r7e054iol9/.
Chanukah by Headlight: A Drive-in Menorah Lighting
Sunday, December 13, at 5 p.m.
Happy Hanu-car! Grab the family, jump into your auto and join the TBE community for a socially distanced, in-person, drive-in menorah lighting in the TBE parking lot. We’ll turn off the overhead lights as you turn on your high beams for Havdalah and a hanukkiah lighting. Enjoy stories and songs with the rabbis and cantor. Sufganiot (jelly doughnuts) and hot chocolate will be provided. The event will also be shown on Zoom. Drive-in registration is mandatory at https://tbegn.wufoo.com/forms/mphzrtb1doh2nx/.
5th Night Virtual Communal Menorah Lighting
Monday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Join the community-wide fifth night of Chanukah ZOOMenorah lighting.
6th Night Virtual Communal Menorah Lighting
Tuesday, December 15, at 6:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the community-wide sixth night of Chanukah ZOOMenorah lighting.
7th Night Communal Menorah Lighting with Sisterhood
Wednesday, December 16, at 6:30 p.m.
For the seventh night of Chanukah, come join Sisterhood at the community-wide ZOOMenorah lighting.
8th Night Virtual Communal Menorah Lighting for Families of School-Age Children
Thursday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m.
Join educator David Woolfe and the Religious School Committee as they light all eight candles of the menorah on the final night of Chanukah during the community-wide ZOOMenorah lighting.
Erev Shabbat with Chanukah Glory Slideshow
Friday, December 18, at 7 p.m.
Let’s celebrate the last day of Chanukah with a little more light and laughter, as the whole TBE community gleefully gathers to view a Chanukah Glory slideshow comprised of congregants’ favorite Chanukah memories, including images of family festivities, menorah lightings, latke eating, dreidl spinning, gelt and gift giving—along with the ugliest Chanukah sweaters ever.
Temple Beth-El is Great Neck’s oldest synagogue, which commemorated its 90th anniversary last year. Learn more at www.tbegreatneck.org or by calling 516-487-0900.