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In accordance with Fort Bend County's Stay at Home order - the Beth El campus will be closed until further notice.

8 NIGHTS OF LIGHTS

You are invited to join the CBE family on Zoom as we all light our Chanukah menorahs, TOGETHER!
 
In the past, we have gathered in the synagogue. Do you remember what it looked like and how it felt—seeing one long table of menorahs lit and glowing as the sanctuary lights were slowly dimmed, and we all watched as the candles slowly burned down during our Shabbos service? Sadly, we know we can not safely be together this year. However, by sharing this moment with our family and friends via Zoom, we believe that we can recreate that moment by coming together, saying the prayers together, and seeing all of the menorahs lit on the Zoom screen. We can create the same feeling of community, connection to each other and to the holiday as if we were in the synagogue. Our congregation is like a home where our feet may leave the building but NOT our hearts!
 
Join us each night of Hanukkah at 7:00 pm to light the candles via Zoom.
 
First Night, Thurs, Dec 10;
 
Second Night, Fri, Dec 11, we will light our menorahs during our Friday night Shabbat service at 7pm. As an added treat, this year we will also be celebrating Consecration with some of our young members.
 
Third Night, Sat, Dec 12, we will come together to light our menorahs during a special Havdalah service at 7pm.
 
Fourth Night, Sun, Dec 13 - Fifth Night, Mon, Dec 14 - Sixth Night, Tue,
Dec 15 Seventh Night, Wed, Dec 16 & Eighth Night, Thurs, Dec 17
 
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HANUKKAH CANDLE LIGHTING PRAYERS

One candle is added to the menorah each night. The first night, you light only the shammus (usually the the highest candle) and one Chanukkah candle. By the eighth night, you light all of the candles.
 
Candles should be added to the menorah from right to left (like Hebrew writing). The shammus candle is lit first.
 
While holding the shammus candle, recite the following blessings.
 
 
Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha'olam asher kidishanu b'mitz'votav v'tzivanu l'had'lik neir shel Chanukah. (Amein)
 
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe
Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to light the lights of Chanukkah. (Amen)
 
 
Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha'olam
she'asah nisim la'avoteinu bayamim haheim baziman hazeh. (Amein)
 
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe Who performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time. (Amen)

Hanukkah

Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights,” celebrates the victory of a brave band of Jewish fighters, known as the Maccabees, over their foes. Hanukkah is a time for us all to remember to treasure our Judaism and a reminder of our responsibility to create a world where all are free to practice their religion in peace.

At CBE, we love celebrating this holiday together. During the Shabbat of Hanukkah, we invite everyone to bring their menorah to the sanctuary as we light the candles together as a community. It is a beautiful evening.  Additional Hanukkah programs include the “Maccabiah” games, run by our religious school, and a holiday bazaar. Of course, we always make time for latkes and sufganiyot!

Learn more about Hanukkah!

Tue, January 19 2021 6 Shevat 5781