Chanukah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “re-dedication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the chanukiah, a special menorah for Chanukah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.
Chanukah at TBI is celebrated in a number of ways including:
TBI Sisterhood Chanukah Festival and Shopping Spree
Visit the fabulous vendors at the Sisterhood Chanukah Festival and Shopping Spree and shop for all things Chanukah and all your favorite holidays!
Chanukah Latke Dinner and Shabbat Service
On the Friday night during Chanukah:
6:00 pm: Chanukah Latke Dinner. TBI provides the latkes and fixings, and you bring the main course.
7:30 pm: Chanukah Erev Shabbat T’filah. Bring your Chanukah Menorah for the community lighting.
Ner Shel Tzedakah Project
The TBI Ner Shel Tzedakah (Candle of Righteousness) Project is a gift drive for the girls of the David and Margaret Home in La Verne. A collection box is put in the TBI Lobby along with a wish list board so that you may choose a girl to adopt and shop for.
Each girl’s card on the wish list board tells her name, age, and some things that she would appreciate receiving. The unwrapped gifts are brought in a bag with the card attached and put in the collection box.