8:00 PM Celebrate Hanukkah with the Reform Movement
Celebrate Hanukkah with the Reform Movement as we bring more light into the world through inspiring music, stories, and teachings. Musicians like Grammy Award winner and Camp Coleman/NFTY STR songleader Joanie Leeds, members of the American Conference of Cantors, plus, storytellers like Rena Strober, children from Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa, art from Doodly Jew, and more!
5:00 PM: Annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting with the City of Westmount
Bundle up and join us on the lawn in front of City Hall for festive story-telling, lighting the candles, singing, and refreshments (laktes and sufganiot)
Please note that due to the current government, health measures, vaccine passports will be required. More details here.
7:00 PM: 2021 AGM Meeting
Attendance is open to all members in good standing. Registrants in good standing will receive a confirmation letter with a Zoom link and applicable reports prior to the meeting. (Spoiler: we will also be sharing some festive Chanukah music at the meeting!)
12:00 PM Lunch Together Online with Judy Batalion “The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos”
Judy Batalion is the author of the instant New York Times bestsellers, The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos, and White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess in Between. She has written for publications including the New York Times, Vogue, and the Washington Post. Born and raised in Montreal, she is fluent in both Hebrew and Yiddish, and now lives in New York.
12:30 PM Join the IMPJ for a live Chanukah Candle Lighting Celebration at the Egalitarian Kotel
The Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism invites you to join in (online) for a live Chanukah candle lighting event at the Egalitarian Kotel. This special evening will light up the Kotel with festive brachot and songsand greetings that will reflect on the significance and centrality of the Kotel to Jews of all streams in Israel and around the world.
5:00 PM Celebration of Light
The month of December is a time of celebration in different faith traditions. In partnership with St. James United Church, join us as we come together and renew our connections and celebrate our community of friends with music from Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions.
Where: St.James United Church, 463 St.Catherine West
Registration required: email@example.com
Social distancing and safety measures will be respected.
December 3-5: A Great Miracle is Happening in a Jewish Community Near You!
Join a worldwide “open house” of Jewish communities inviting you to celebrate Hanukkah onsite and online together during Hanukkah Homecoming Weekend. Jewish organizations around the world are excited to welcome you to celebrate Hanukkah.
‘Tis the season to eat delicious, homemade latkes! Our in-house caterer-extraordinaire, Maria, is once again preparing homemade mini-latkes for your festival of lights feast!
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Grab a gift bag at Temple!
As you prepare for a fun, festive Chanukah, please accept a gift from Temple to add to the festivities! We’ve got a goody bag, filled with gelt, candles, dreidels, blessings, and more. (Members only)
Gender and Jewish Holidays through the Lens of Modern Jewish Literature
New class at Temple: Gender and Jewish Holidays through the Lens of Modern Jewish Literature led by Jessica Kirzane
Date: Tuesday, November 23 | 7:00 PM
This class will be a cultural history of Channukah gelt, including literary texts, images, and music that will expand our understanding of this custom of giving.