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Chanukah 2021 will begin in the evening of Sunday, November 28 and ends in the evening of Monday, December 6.
 
Schedule
Candle 1: Sunday, November 28
Candle 2: Monday, November 29
Candle 3: Tuesday, November 30 / Chanukah with LGBT Seniors at LGBT Center
Candle 4: Wednesday, December 1 / World AIDS Day Event
Candle 5: Thursday, December 2
Candle 6: Friday, December 3 / #BeTheLight: Shabbat Chanukah
Candle 7: Saturday, December 4 / Chanukah Family Service / Open Yad Chanukah (7:00 PM)
Candle 8: Sunday, December 5
 
 
Thank you for giving to #BeTheLight for our values this year! Your gift helps us shine the light of our values both during this Chanukah, our festival of lights, and in the year to come.

Gifts of $100 (or more) towards a given candle will be listed as sponsors of that candle.

With a gift of $1000 or more you can dedicate a candle for one of the nights. 
With a gift of $2000, you can dedicate the Shamash, the Candle of Hope!


Give a sponsorship or dedication of a candle as a gift to a loved one during this Chanukah season! Any sponsorships or dedications given as gifts will include a card sent to the honoree from Kol Ami.
Please fill out all honoree information thoroughly to ensure they receive their Chanukah card!

 

Chanukah Blessings

Place the candles right to left in the Chanukiah, and light them left to right, always lighting the newest candle first with the shamash (server candle).

(for all night of Chanukah) 
,בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָֽׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו 
.וְצִוָּֽנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל חֲנֻכָּה
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha’olam,
asher kidishanu bemitzvotav, vitzivanu lehadlik ner shel Chanukah.


Praised are You, Adonai, who rules the Universe, Who makes us holy through mitzvot and has given us the mitzvah of lighting the Chanukah candle.

.בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁעָשָׂה נִסִּים לַאֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם בַּזְּמַן הַזֶה
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha’olam,
she’asah nissim la’avoteinu bayamim haheim, bazeman hazeh.


Praised are You, Adonai, who rules the Universe, Who made miracles
for our ancestors, long ago, and continues to make them today.

(for this first night of Chanukah only)
.בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁהֶחֱיָֽנוּ וְקִיְּמָֽנוּ וְהִגִּיעָֽנוּ לַזְּמַן הַזה
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha’olam,
sheheheyanu, vekiyimanu, vehigi’anu, lazeman hazeh.


Praised are you, Adonai, who rules the Universe, Who has granted us life,
sustained us, and has brought us to this special time.

 

 

Chanukah Film Festival (Online):
Discounted Ticket for Kol Ami Members and Friends
Congregation Kol Ami members and friends can enjoy discounted tickets for Chanukah Film Festival online. Starting November 28th and through all 8 nights of the holiday, you'll get an access to an online screening of 11 Chanukah-theme award-winning new films, available to view from the comfort of home via your TV, computer or mobile devices. Kol Ami members get 25% off for the ticket ($36 instead of $48) with the promo code CKAWEHO. 
Click here for more info and to purchase ticket For every ticket purchased with our promo code, Hanukkah Film Festival organizers give back to our community!
 
 
Thanks to those who have already helped us light our 2021 Chanukiah!
 
1 | Candle of Family
Alan Bernstein & Family
David Bernstein & Bernie Goldberg
Tobi Rosen
Edith Shuman, in honor of Tobi Rosen

2 | Candle of Inspiration
Elayne Berg-Wilion
Todd Bloom
Hope Faust & Carolyn Dye, in honor of Tobi Rosen
 
3 | Candle of Gratitude
David Kaminski & Patrick Auerbach, Ed.D.
Matthew Rabin
Elyse Resch & Dr. Arlene Drake

4 | Candle of Healing
Richard Bernard, Ph.D.
David Bernstein & Bernie Goldberg
Joshua Finkel & Dr. Stephen Schmones
Dennis Alan Schorr & Baron Kishimoto, in honor of Tami Rabowsky
Alan Weisbart & Aleshia Hughes

5 | Candle of Justice
Loren Ostrow & Brian Newkirk
Wendy Hartmann
Stuart Leviton & Herb Schultz
Liz Randall, in honor of John Altschul
Richard Wortman & David Schreiber
 
6 | Candle of Joy
Patrick Auerbach, Ed.D. & David Kaminski
Joshua Bobrowsky & Daniel Tarica
Edward Casson
Dr. Iris Levine & Lesili Beard
Matthew Rabin, in honor of Janet Elizabeth McLean Rabin 
Michael Simental & Philip Starr and Isabel Simental-Starr

7 | Candle of Kindness
Dr. Marilyn Ader & Karen Shanbrom
David Bernstein & Bernie Goldberg
Dr. Nancy A. Cohen
Starlin Lemons
Dr. Iris Levine & Lesili Beard
Open Yad Project
Glenn Rosenblum & Mark Freeman
Martha Rosett
Mike Silverman
Michael Simental & Philip Starr and Isabel Simental-Starr
Sarah Steiker
Jeffrey Wortman & Peter Balderas

8 | Candle of Resilience
Dr. Marilyn Ader & Karen Shanbrom
Todd Bloom
Marca Gay
Diane Saltzberg
Rebecca Shurz & Simon Thompson
 
Shamash -Candle of Hope
Matthew Adler & Gregory Weinberg
Roberta Bennett
Edward Casson
Todd B. Cohen
Rabbi Denise L. Eger & Rabbi Eleanor Steinman
Gregory Facktor
David Glickman & Allen Weaver
Peter Mackler
Bill Macomber, in honor of Janene Sneider
Marc Purchin &
Steven Escobar
Dr. Neil Romanoff & Robert Torres
Rebecca Shurz & Simon Thompson
Leonard Slutsky & Evin Rolens
Johanna Schor, Ph.D.
Janene Sneider
Andrew Stein
Michael Sugar
William Weinberger & Danny Gibson-Weinberger
 
 
And of course you can still give for any of these core values, helping us #BeTheLight during this Festival of Lights!
Mon, December 6 2021 2 Tevet 5782