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Temple Israel of Lehighton announces Hanukkah services

Published December 01. 2010 05:00PM

Temple Israel of Lehighton, 194 Bankway Street invites everyone to commemorate the miracles of Hanukkah and enjoy a pot luck dairy/vegetarian dinner which features latkes of all types as the main course at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3.

Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) is the showcase dessert at Oneg Shabbat following services

On Friday evening, the service begins at 7:15 p.m., lead by Rabbi Melody Davis. There will be lively music, drumming, drama and dancing.

Come hear the story of the miracles, sing the songs and play the dreidel games. Bring your Hanukkah menorah, candles and lucky dreidel. The chanukiyot will be lit as a community. The Torah reading will be done in an interlinear fashion: one verse in Hebrew, followed by the same verse chanted in English. Find out what the Torah has to say to you. This participatory congregational experience is accessible to folks across the spectrum of Hebrew knowledge.

For additional information call (610) 379-9591 or e-mail

Confirm your dinner donation/RSVP by Dec. 1 to Vickie Semmel at: (610) 703-2854 or Advise if you are donating an appetizer, salad, entrée, beverage or dessert. (If your dish requires heating, please arrive at 5:30 p.m.) The use of disposable pans or plates for serving is appreciated.

Alse there will be a collection for the first Mitzvah Project of 5771: the donation of canned goods to the Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley's kosher Food Pantry. (The JFS-LV food pantry is especially low on kosher tuna, peanut butter, and jelly.)

For more information contact: Helen Torok, at (610) 349-4590 or email Helen@ethnicsplendors, net.

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