“Light up the Night” with CBE

This year, we’re going all in for one historic night of Hanukkah celebration at CBE.

5:30 PM – Youth and Family Gathering and Menorah Lighting on the Steps Outside of the Sanctuary
There will be dreidel games, chocolate gelt, hot chocolate jars, and singing Hanukkah songs with Debbie Brukman!

6:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Installation of Rabbi Stephanie Kolin
We will officially install Rabbi Stephanie Kolin during Kabbalat Shabbat as one of our rabbis, bringing her powerful voice and vision to our pulpit. While the merger was finalized on paper many months ago, we will take this moment to celebrate and bless the covenant between CBE and UT. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be there to speak on the historical significance of this merger.

8:00 PM – “Light Up the Night” Hanukkah Block Party
We are closing off Garfield Place between 8th and Prospect Park West for an epic babysitter-worthy Hanukkah cocktail party in the street with music, dancing, food and drink, plus a spectacular outdoor lighting design created by CBE member Dave Overcamp. You won’t want to miss this special evening for our CBE community.

While registration is not required, we appreciate your RSVP so we know how many latkes and sufganiyot to order.




For more information about the Hanukkah story, Hanukkah blessings, activities, recipes, and more, click here.