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chanukah 2022


The need for light and positive energy never seems to diminish.  We hope you will take advantage of this unique period in time to fully embrace the meaning and joy of the festival of lights.


Join us for our annual, Barnert community Chanukah celebration!  We'll gather around tables in our social hall and light our menorahs (don't forget 7 candles), sing, share food from our wonderful potluck, and share a Chanukah-inspired oneg.  The Ben Wisch Trio will also join us!  This is a Shabbat and celebration for all ages.

- Wear your ugly Chanukah sweater or Chanukah PJs
- Bring your menorah and 7 candles
- Bring food to share at our potluck
- Get ready for a wonderful night of community, Shabbat, and Chanukah joy!

Want to have fun and do good at the same time?  Bring an article of winter clothing for our winter clothing drive.  Coats, hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, socks, men's underwear, men's clothing, shoes, etc.  

Register below and sign up for our potluck dinner.

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Outdoor Menorah Lighting Schedule

Each night, a different Barnert group will lead our outdoor menorah lighting at 5:30 p.m.
All Barnert members are invited to join any night during Chanukah.

Sunday, Dec. 18 | Night 1
Led by BarTY

Monday, Dec. 19 | Night 2
Led by Preschool

Tuesday, Dec. 20 | Night 3
Led by JJP

Wednesday, Dec. 21 | Night 4
Led by JJP

Thursday, Dec. 22 | Night 5
Led by Social Justice, Men's Club, Sisterhood, and Renaissance

Friday, Dec. 23 | Night 6*
5:45 p.m. Immediately Preceding Shabbat in Chanukah

Saturday, Dec. 24 | Night 7
Led by Ritual Committee

Sunday, Dec. 25 | Night 8
Led by Ritual Committee



Our New Barnert Menorah

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In December 2020, Barnert unveiled its new outdoor menorah!  Our menorah was designed and built by Barnert members in a truly collaborative process that reflects all that is wonderful about Barnert Temple.

The design was conceived by Renaissance-man and longstanding member, Lou Lever, with guidance from Rabbi Steiner and a number of Temple members.  Leonard Diamond took the lead on project management from the early design phases to the setup in front of our building.  Liz Estersohn used her power tools and carpentry expertise to work on the construction stages, and Alex Vandeweghe donated his time and expertise as an electrician to bring light to our menorah - an essential element.

"I didn't want a generic menorah that looked like all of the other outdoor menorahs.  I wanted our menorah to reflect us.  I have always loved that the Barnert menorah was unique and homegrown and felt like Barnert." - Rabbi Steiner

The thoughtful concept offers representation to each one of us - as individuals and as families, however we come together to make a family - and shows the way that we create light.  The inscription has dual meaning, referencing the light of God, but also referencing the light of our Barnert community.  Barnert's light has shined brightly throughout the pandemic, and we have found ways to stay connected in many new wys.  We continue to hold each other up and serve as a light for one another.  

Our outdoor menorah will be lit each night of Chanukah by different Barnert leaders.  Join us during the holiday to see the beauty of this new ritual object and piece of art.


Chanukah Resources

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This is a GREAT resource for all sorts of upcoming Chanukah programs and events across the country, from learning about the menorah and exploring Chanukah cooking to meditation retreats and spiritual explorations.  Click below to check it out.



Chanukah Blessings


Lots of Latkes

Maoz Tzur (Brass Band)

Maoz Tzur (A Capella)

Ocho Kandelikas

Chanukah Parody

Jokes from the Barnert Temple Men's Club

How Barnert Members Celebrate Chanukah


8 Days of Hanukkah (Sharon and the Daptones)

Puppy for Hanukkah (Daveed Diggs)

Bohemian Chanukah (a Queen adaptation) (Six13)

How Do You Spell Channukkahh (LeeVees)

Miracle (Matisyahu)

Light One More feat. Yoni Shine (Rav Mo)

How Do You Spell Channukkahh (LeeVees)

Miracle (Matisyahu)

Light One More feat. Yoni Shine (Rav Mo)


Fri, June 9 2023 20 Sivan 5783