It is always a joy to come together on the darkest nights of the year to celebrate the miracle of Chanukah. This year, we invite all of our kehillah to join us each night as we come together to light the candles as a community. Please see below for the schedule and links. Also, on the eighth night, there is a special nation-wide candle lighting and performance that you will not want to miss. We look forward to celebrating with you!
CNS Member Chanukah Bag Pick-up
Sunday, December 6, 1:00-3:00pm (Last day to sign up is Thursday, December 3)
Come by CNS to receive a bag full of goodies to help you prepare for Chanukah, and for a social distance visit with your clergy, lay-leaders, and staff as you drive through the parking lot (be sure to wear a mask). We are scheduling times between 1:00pm-3:00pm. This event is for CNS members.
Men’s Club Toilet Paper Drive for Neighborhood House
Many years ago when Men’s Club hosted an annual Chanukah party at the synagogue, our dear friend and Men’s Club member, Ben Philan (z”l), had the idea to collect toilet paper for Neighborhood House, a local nonprofit in Multnomah Village. Sadly, Ben passed away in 2016 but his idea lives on! When we could celebrate Chanukah in Birnbach Hall, we built a Chanukiah out of the donated rolls!
It’s that time of year to again begin collecting rolls of toilet paper to donate to Neighborhood House. It’s a true mitzvah for their clients in need. Even though we can’t be together to light candles, enjoy latkes, and sing Chanukah songs, we can still fulfill our mitzvah of collecting the toilet paper!
You can drop off the toilet paper during the Chanukah Bag Pick-up, or at other times in the upper plaza outside the office doors between 10am-2pm by December 10. You can also make a monetary donation to our Men’s Club toilet paper drive by sending a donation in any amount to our treasurer:
14480 SW Chardonnay Ave
Tigard, OR 97224
You can designate Toilet Paper Drive on your check.
Thank you for supporting this effort. We will be back together again next Chanukah to build our Chanukiah! Men’s Club wishes you a safe and healthy Chanukah and New Year.
Ugly Sweater Contest
Deadline: Wednesday, December 9
Get those Ugly sweaters out and take a selfie! Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org ! Throughout the week of Chanukah, we will share some highlights of the ugliest sweaters on our Facebook page. On the final night, the winner will be announced.
Chanukah 5781 Candle Lighting Schedule
Night 2: Friday, December 11, 4:00pm
Candle lighting with your clergy
Join your CNS clergy for a moment of reflection, connection, and light as we light our Hannukah and Shabbat candles together. Give yourself the gift of time and community for this special Shabbat of Chanukah.
Click here to join at the appointed time.
Meeting ID: 885 0555 5315
Night 5: Monday, December 14, 5:30pm
Candle lighting with Cantor Eyal Bitton
Meeting ID: 885 0555 5315
We will also be honoring the yahrzeit of Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, z”l this evening.
Night 6: Tuesday, December 15, 5:30pm
Candle lighting with Morah Leah, Foundation School, and Shoreshim Families
Night 8: Thursday, December 17, 5:00pm*
Candle lighting with Mel Berwin & ALIYAH
*Note earlier time for candle lighting! At 5:30pm, be sure to log on to the special IllumiNation event with Neshama Carlebach (see below).
IllumiNation: A National Virtual Hanukah Celebration
Thursday, December 17, 2020, 5:30-6:30pm
Chanukah reminds us that we have the power to bring light into any darkness. Join Conservative Congregations from across the nation as we light our menorahs, share holiday music, and connect with friends in celebration, joy, and unity. With special appearances from Neshama Carlebach and AJ Jacobs.
Shine even brighter at IllumiNation with Swag! Help us create a feeling of unity and community by purchasing and wearing one of our custom items – shipped right to your door! Link to order swag: https://bit.ly/illuminationswag2020. The order deadline is Nov. 30th.
All proceeds from IllumiNation will benefit Masorti Olami.
Social Media Fun
Take pictures each night as you light the candles in your home and share them on social media with the hashtag #CNSLIGHTSUP (or something like that) OR send your photos to email@example.com and we will share the photos for you.