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Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

What a Jewish Community Can Be

A welcoming and giving reform congregation committed to social justice, on-going learning, vibrant spirituality, diversity and the State of Israel
Yom Rishon, 4 Tishri 5778



Chanukah Community Candle Lighting Service, Storytelling, & Singing!

A beautiful & touching annual festival service.  Bring your own menorah to this joyous event.  Be transported into a holiday story told by our members.  Share the magic of many lights glowing all together with friends and family as we sing and celebrate together!

Remember to bring your menorahs, (and candles for your menorah) and some sufganiyots (donuts) to share for kiddush. 

Our annual Candle Lighting Service is usually held on a Friday during Chanukah.


Hanukah Happening & Silent Auction

Don't miss the fun, food, and bargains at our Hanukkah Happening!  Not just for the kids, this fun event is for the whole congregation, come support our Religious School.  Hannukah activities, a variety of hands on games, booths, arts and crafts (including cupcake decorating and the ever-popular Rainbow Loom), planned by the Temple Youth Group for kids of all ages.  Jewelry, raffles, lots of latkes, a choice of last-minute Chanukah gifts and a SILENT AUCTION.

Entry fee - Adults $5, Children $3, Family Maximum of $20, includes a plate of latkes.

We have a wonderful array of items for you to bid on in our SILENT AUCTION, including artworks, crafts, gift baskets and services donated by temple members. 

Our Hanukah Happening is held after Religious School on a Saturday before Chanukah.





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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.…