A Twofer: Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh Tevet

Dear Friends,

In my grad school program this week we've been celebrating Hanukkah a little early with a Mystery Maccabee gift exchange. In a busy week, it has felt so sweet to receive a small gift each day and bring a little joy to someone else.

Obviously, Mystery Maccabee has been coopted from Secret Santa. I always believed that Hanukkah had been conflated with Christmas in the modern era, but it turns out that the dichotomy of Christmas and Hanukkah goes back about 2,000 years. We'll be learning more about this and how it might frame our celebration of Hanukkah together this Sunday during our Align: Tevet event. Register to join us here!

Rabbi Sarah will be leading a gathering on Zoom on the last night of Hanukkah - Thursday, December 17th - to share some light and community. The event is free, but let us know you're coming by registering here! Looking forward to seeing you.

Happy Hanukkah - hope you find so much to celebrate,

Valerie Brown

Community Educator