On Friday, December 3rd, Temple Beth El was filled with people celebrating Chanukah in person! Fun was in the air as we gathered together to worship and light our menorahs. Rabbi Jeff and Cantor Alison led a meaningful service filled with the story of Chanukah and wonderful songs.
There was something for everyone from building a giant menorah to creating your own dreidel courtesy of Samara Rossi, Religious School Director, as well as the Religious School committee. There were Sisterhood’s oil tasting, Brotherhood’s annual dreidel table, Chai Club’s Chanukah Mad Libs, Ruth Fuller’s STEM craft table, photos opportunities by Sisterhood, and a preview of an upcoming beading class by Liz Winokur. There were goody bags of cookies and donut holes and of course latkes, latkes, latkes, and delicious homemade desserts.
This program, brought to you by the Partnership Committee, was headed by the superlative Debbie Jarmon. A successful event such as this could not have happened without the combined efforts of many people. Thanks must go to: Daniel and Lynne Eig, Myra Feeney, Beth Feinman, Ruth Fuller, Jen Gillet, Jacob Gillet, Sue and Mark Goldman, Lois and Mitch Kittenplan, Marjorie and Stephen Levy, Margret Roche, Miriam Rosen, Evan Schneider, Sue and Rob Seiler, Fran Silverfish, Sharon Simon, Louise Spangle, Beverly and Peter Wayne, Ian Weitz, Janet and Mike Widawsky, Liz Winokur, and Robin Zucker.
Special recognition to Lisa B. in the temple office for keeping all the moving pieces together and for her creative labels and signs, to our wonderful custodial staff Jimmy, Harold and Alex for set-up and cleanup, and to Lisa Tricomi, our Partnership Liaison, for her welcoming engagement.