Celebrate Hanukkah with CBE!

Thursday, December 10 — #shareyourshamash

One of the most important commandments of Hanukkah is Pirsum HaNes, which means publicizing the miracle. Take a picture while lighting the candles on the first night of Hanukkah, post to social media and tag @cbebk so we can all share the light of the miracle of Hanukkah.

*Friday, December 11 at 6:30 PM over Zoom — Friday Night Light

We’re asking our ECC, Yachad, and Shir L’Shabbat families to kick off our Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat service by lighting their menorahs together, saying the Hanukkah prayers, and singing a few Hanukkah songs. Our K-2nd graders will lead us in a dance to the Hanukkah song “Banu Choshech.” Click here to learn the dance with our cantorial intern, Shani Cohen.

Saturday, December 12 at 5:30 PM at CBE (socially distanced and masked) — Community Candle Lighting and Havdalah

Join the CBE clergy on the sanctuary steps for a community candle lighting and Havdalah. There will be a special Hanukkah treat for kids! Joyful dancing and celebration encouraged, masks and social distancing required.

*Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 PM over Zoom — New Member Havdalah and Hanukkah

Grab a cocktail or a hot chocolate and join Rabbi Timoner and Cantor Breitzer light the Hanukkah candles and end the week with a schmooze.

Sunday, December 13 — Hanukkah Across Brooklyn

We are thrilled to co-host Hanukkah Across Brooklyn with UJA. Decorate windows/front stoops/fronts of buildings with the theme of “Add Your Light This Holiday Season.” This can mean lighting a menorah in the window or adding Hanukkah themed décor. Get creative! On Sunday afternoon, take a stroll around the neighborhood and look for menorahs or other symbols of light to share on social media. Together as a community we will add some light and Hanukkah spirit throughout Brooklyn!

Monday, December 14 at 7 PM — Light candles with the CBE Board of Trustees

Join us on CBE’s Facebook page to light the candles with Rabbi Timoner and our Board of Trustees.

Tuesday, December 15 at 6 PM over Zoom — Yachad Variety Show

Have your menorahs ready to light the candles and say the prayers together, then settle in to watch a delightful hour of music and storytelling for Yachad students of all ages. Zoom information will be provided by your Yachad teachers.

Wednesday, December 16 at 5:30 PM over Zoom — CBE and Union Temple Community Candle Lighting

Our congregations will come together for the first time since we voted on the merger for a special candle lighting on the 6th night of Hanukkah.

Click here to RSVP. Zoom information will be provided upon RSVP.

*Wednesday, December 16 at 7 PM over Zoom only — Special Hanukkah Lullabies

Special Zoom edition of Debbie Brukman’s lullabies for young families (and the young at heart). Light your menorah, spin the dreidel, and sing Hanukkah songs with friends from the ECC, Shir L’Shabbat and all of CBE.

Thursday, December 17 at 8 PM over Zoom — Hanukkah Hang with Brooklyn Jews

All are welcome for a night of comedy, music, and Hanukkah mayhem. We’ve got a special lineup of performances including comedian Jo Firestone, local musicians, and more. Click here to RSVP!

*Zoom links for these events will be live on this page the day before each event.