Hanukkah 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.
Hanukkah reminds us that human beings can use their abilities to change the quality and course of their lives. The burning candles of the hanukkiah, the eight-branched candelabra, are a reminder of the past struggles, courage, and triumphs of Jews and non-Jews everywhere.
Our celebration includes music, dancing, community-menorah lighting, latkes and jelly donuts, storytelling, and dreidel games.
Hanukkah is celebrated annually with our Hanukkah Party. Or Adam is busy planning this year’s celebration. Please see the calendar for details.