This booklet explains the history of Hanukkah, the symbolism and significance of lighting candles for eight nights, the blessings that accompany the lighting of the candles, the holiday's foods, the game of dreidels, and more!
Romemu (roh·meh·moo) seeks to integrate body, mind, and soul in Jewish practice. This is a Judaism that will ignite your Spirit. We are a progressive, fully egalitarian community committed to tikkun olam, or social action, and to service that flows from an identification with the sacredness of all life.
“A Light Through the Ages” tells the meaning of Chanukah through story and song. With musicians from Zamir Chorale of Boston, Joshua Jacobson artistic director and original story by Rabbi Howard A. Berman of Central Reform Temple, this event concludes with a dramatic candle light ceremony. A festive reception follows.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
“Chava” is the Hebrew name of the Bliblical “Eve”. The name sounds like “Hah-vah” with the accent on the first syllable. The “H” stands for the Hebrew letter “chet” (×—) which is sometimes transliterated as “ch” and is the same as the beginning of the holiday “Chanukah”. It is sometimes described as a “guttural”, but it’s made at the back of the palate, not in the throat. It is much like the Spanish “j”. But people who can’t make the sound, typically substitute the “h” sound. You will sometimes see this name spelled “Havah” with the H at the beginning because the “chet” letter is not in English, and the final “h” represents the final (silent) letter “hey” (×”) in the Hebrew name.
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