Hanukah is a holiday commemorating the triumph of the Maccabees over religious oppression. As Humanists, we strive to be like the Maccabees, not because of their religious beliefs, but because they bravely seized control of their own future.
Hanukah reminds us that human beings can use their abilities to change the quality and course of their lives. The burning candles of the hanukiah, the eight-branched candelabrum, are a reminder of the past struggles, courage, and triumphs of Jews and non-Jews everywhere.
Our celebration includes music, dancing, community-hanukiah lighting, latkes and jelly donuts, storytelling, and dreidel games.
Hanukah 2016 is a true rarity this year because it begins on the same day as our Christian friends celebrate Christmas Eve, on Saturday, December 24th! Or Adam’s family celebration TBA. Please see the calendar for details.