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For Humanistic Jews, Hanukkah is an opportunity to celebrate the courage of ancient and modern day heroes.

From our kindergarteners' "humanorah" to our new tradition of Hanukkah samosas (also fried in oil), our warm and welcoming Hanukkah potluck celebration is open to everyone and will “shed new light” on an old tradition.

  • We explore the universal human origins of winter festivals and lighting lights against the darkness.
  • Families bring in their own menorahs to "show and tell" the diversity of today's Jewish experience.
  • We tell the REAL history of the Maccabees, the menorah and the supposed "miracle of the oil."
  • We celebrate giving gifts as well as receiving them.

Hanukkah Family Celebration

Sunday, December 18, 10:30am

All are welcome to join the party!


We provide the main course, and each family brings a side dish, salad or dessert to share and their own menorah (candles provided). Advance registration is required and there is a small fee to cover the cost of lunch.

For more information, please contact our administrator, Jeremy Owens, at, or 847/383-5184.


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