Hanukkah meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of the , a special menorah for Hanukkah; foods prepared in oil including latkes (potato pancakes) and (jelly donuts); and special songs and games.
The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the Chanukiah, a special menorah for Hanukkah; unique foods are eaten like latkes and jelly doughnuts called Sufganiot; and special songs and games are played.
Our annual traditional Hanukkah Dinner was held on Sunday, December 21, 2014. Photographs of our Hanukkah Celebration Dinner can be found here.