The story of Chanukkah dates back over 2,000 years.  Though a minor festival, its importance has grown over the years, celebrating freedom of religion and the triumph of light and hope during the coldest, darkest time of year.  Our Temple is proud to hold and annual Chanukkah Dinner, with games and a silent auction, attracting more that 150 people from 9 months (or less!)  to 90 plus years of age.

As you can see from the several different spellings of this holiday, Hebrew words, when transliterated, can be done in various ways, and they all are correct.

Chanukah, meaning dedication in Hebrew

in Hanukah
Chanukah, meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "re-dedication" of the Temple in Jerusalem.…