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Chanukkah 2020/5781

A Chanukkah event each night 10 - 17 December, 2020

An exciting array of services, events and activities throughout the festival period are planned for Chanukkah at the LJS - the first night falls on Thursday 10 December.

We hope (depending on Covid restrictions) to be lighting our Menorah designed by the Israeli sculptor Frank Meisler, and look forward to everyone sharing their chanukkiyot with us when we gather together via Zoom.

In addition to the Shabbat morning L’Dor va’Dor Chanukkah service on 12 December with Rimon pupils, we are delighted to announce that The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Rabbi Sybil Sheridan and Dr Mohamed Keshavjee are joining us, together with other distinguished guests, for a Multi-Faith celebration on the evening of Thursday 17 December.

Other celebrations include a quiz night with Rabbi Igor Zinkov and a lighthearted talk on Chanukkah and Christmas by Rabbi Dr Michael Hilton. On the afternoon of Sunday 13 December, there will be a virtual KIT (Keep In Touch) party.

Join us for some, if not all, the celebrations.

The Chanukkah Programme

Thursday 10 December, 6.30pm -7.30pm
Candle lighting at 7.15pm, hosted by the Membership Committee

Friday 11 December, 6.45pm
Candle lighting followed by the Erev Shabbat Service including a few special musical additions

Saturday 12 December, 11.00am
A L’Dor va’Dor service with Rimon Religion School will be led by Rabbi Igor Zinkov and Student Rabbi Matt Turchin. Plus a Koleinu Service on Zoom will be led by Rabbi Alexandra Wright

Sunday 13 December, 3.00pm
The Keep in Touch (KIT) Chanukkah Tea Party with candle lighting

Monday 14 December, 7.30pm
Candle lighting followed by a fascinating and lighthearted talk about Chanukkah and Christmas with Rabbi Dr Michael Hilton

Tuesday 15 December, 7.30pm
Candle lighting followed by a Chanukkah Quiz with Rabbi Igor Zinkov – challenge your knowledge!

Wednesday 16 December, 7.30pm
Informal gathering and candle lighting

To view all of the events above, you will need to apply via for a Zoom link 

Thursday 17 December, 6.15pm – 7.15pm
We look forward to welcoming you to our Multi-Faith Chanukkah Celebration! (You can register via Eventbrite to attend online)

Join us online this year with guests - The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Rabbi Sybil Sheridan and Dr Mohamed Keshavjee.

The service will be followed by a virtual tour of the LJS with Bob & Ann Kirk.

We welcome all our members, along with friends and colleagues from different faith communities.

Register HERE through Eventbrite to join via Zoom to really feel part of it. The link will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the event and provide a useful reminder. Alternatively, watch online at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue YouTube Channel HERE


For our Younger Members

Bring your Chanukkiah on each of the 8 nights to light one more candle!

See you at 5pm each afternoon from Thursday, 10 December to Thursday, 17 December.  Zoom links will be emailed to all Rimon children.


Sat, 28 November 2020 12 Kislev 5781