19 December 2011

Hanukkah Bling - Temple Israel Hanukkah Celebration

Yesterday we lit candles in celebration of the approaching Festival of Lights.

The kids brought their Hanukkah menorot (plural of menorah) to Hebrew School and then joined their families for the candle lighting. How cute is this purple cat?

I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the different styles of menorot on display. This one is perfect for New Hampshire.

A kosher Hanukkah menorah has eight oil or candle holders in a straight line and a ninth one placed higher than the rest. 

A Hanukkah menorah should be beautiful, but other than that can be any design, material or color. 

Many people make their menorot. It's perfectly kosher.

Simple is beautiful too.

My son received a new Hanukkah menorah this year from his Aunt. Guess what he loves to play.

Tomorrow night is the first night of Hanukkah. Temple Israel will celebrate again when they unveil a new outdoor Hanukkah menorah, a sculpture by Portsmouth artist, Sumner Winebaum. The entire Portsmouth community is welcome. 

Temple Israel was the first Jewish temple is New Hampshire and has been in the current building for over 100 years. The building was purchased from the Methodist community. 

Happy Monday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!


  1. Beautiful menorot! I never knew there was a plural word.

  2. Wonderful menorot! Thanks for sharing the traditions with us! I love the moose but your son's baseball menorah is just SO PERFECT! Tell me more and share the sculpture with me, please!


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