Festival of Lights Party

  • December 3, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • The Wright House

Hanukkah is a time of bright lights, of delicious smells, of delightful singing and games. It is a time to proudly remember our heroes and wonder at the miracles of G-d. Yeshua the Messiah - Himself a Jew - celebrated Hanukkah as recorded in the Gospel of John. 

"At that time the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Yeshua was walking in the Temple in the portico of Solomon." John[masked]


ACTIVITIES:

1. Serve jelly doughnuts and sweet potato latkes with applesauce
These are potato pancakes fried in oil, and they are the mainstay of a Hanukkah celebration. Fried food is popular during Hanukkah because it is meant to represent the oil that burned for eight days before the Jews could get more oil. We will provide the latkes - would someone volunteer to bring doughnuts? 

2. Light the hanukkiah
A Hanukkah menorah has eight stems, with each representing the eight nights of Hanukkah. It is traditionally placed near a window. "Let your light shine..." Matthew[masked]

3. Say the Hanukkah blessings over the candles
There are typically two different Hebrew blessings to say, with a third being said only on the first night of Hanukkah.


Happy Hanukkah!

Please contact Jerry & Melanie Wright if you have any questions, at 704.814.0674.

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  • J M.

    Going to be a little late. I have a meeting at 6 that's going to go up to about 7, but I will join the festivities as soon as I can!

    December 3, 2013

  • Lynn B.

    I am so sorry I won't be able to attend. I am being called into Grandmother duty for the next three days. I will miss being with everyone!!!!

    December 3, 2013

    • Melanie W.

      We'll miss you Lynn! Enjoy your Grandmother duty!:)

      December 3, 2013

  • Rebecca

    How many doughnuts would you like? :). I was looking to make sufganiyot again :D

    November 26, 2013

    • Melanie W.

      Rebecca--Isaac and Christine have offered to bring jelly doughnuts also. So far, we have 24 people attending, so maybe y'all could both bring some. I doubt we need one per person. Thanks!

      November 26, 2013

    • Christine A.

      Rebecca, if you'd like to bring some why don't we each do a dozen? Thanks!

      1 · November 26, 2013

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