Hanukkah is just a few days away! The first candle will be lit on December 12th , and will continue to fill our homes with light and joy for eight special nights. Here are some useful resources to help you celebrate the Hanukkah miracle; share new and old traditions with your loved ones; teach the children in your life about the Hanukkah story; and engage in wonderful opportunities for  tikkun olam  during this season. 
In This Issue:
Shabbat Hanukkah Dinner  |  URJ Resource Guide  |  Social Justice   
Hanukkah Food Drive  |  Family Friendly Resources & Activities  |  Hanukkah Activities
Shabbat Hanukkah Zimrah
Join us on Friday, December 15 for a special Shabbat Hanukkah Zimrah. Services will be held at 7:30pm and will feature the music of Peter Gordon (flutes), Dimitris Mahlis (oud), and Ava Nahas (percussion).
URJ's Resource Guide at ReformJudaism.org
Learn about rituals and traditions, use Shalom Sesame to teach the story of Hanukkah to your little ones at home, find recipes, light a virtual hanukkiyah, and much, much more!
Social Justice
The Festival of Lights reminds us of the need to shed light on the darkness in our midst. Just as we light our Hanukkiyah and say the blessings, we too bring light to others as we become a blessing.
Below you will find opportunities to bring justice themes to your Hanukkah Menorah lighting. Enhance your ritual this year by using the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's Hanukkah guide with your guests and bring the theme of justice to your lighting. 

Family Friendly Resources & Activities

Hanukkah is the perfect time to discuss Jewish values with your family. Complete this activity sheet and use each night of Hanukkah to talk about what's important to you and your kids: tikkun olam, faith, gratitude, performing mitzvot, and more!

Make your own dreidles, Hanukkah cards, puzzles and coloring pages. Fun for children of all ages!
ECLC Events 
Monday, December 11th 5:30pm- ECLC Potluck Hanukkah Celebration in Klein Hall 
Celebrate Hanukkah with your University Synagogue ECLC family! Dine on delicious latkes, tasty sufganiyot (doughnuts) and a yummy dinner. We will light the big University Synagogue Hanukkiyah, sing songs and have lots of fun. This event is BYOB and a vegetarian/dairy potluck. ECLC Graduates and their families are invited to join us!
This event could not be possible without many dedicated volunteers! We need parents to help with set up and clean-up. Please email  alevitt@unisyn.org  if you can help!

Last name A-H - Latkes for 20
Last name I-L - Salads/Sides
Last name M-S - Entrees (Dairy, kid-friendly) 
Last name T-Z - Sufganiyot / Desserts

We look forward to kicking off Hanukkah with you! Kindly RSVP by evite http://evite.me/kKhb4KQMfQ

Friday, December 15th 9:15am  
Hanukkah the Musical in the Sanctuary 

Join us for an unforgettable morning of singing and dancing with the children of University Synagogue's Early Childhood Learning Center. RSVP to  alevitt@unisyn.org
Recipe Ideas
Enjoy a twist on some Hanukkah favorites!

Hanukkah Activities
Sisterhood's Pre-Hanukkah Dinner
Thursday, December 7, 2017
6:00 pm, Klein Hall

Join us for latkes as we celebrate together the Festival of Lights.

Invite your friends and family. Men, women, children are welcome!

Alluring Appetizers & Wine
Sumptuous Salad
Luscious Latkes
Delectable Desserts

Adults and Children 11 and up: $25
Children 10 and under: $15


Reservations are required before December 1st.