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Chanukah

At this darkest time of the year, we crave the light of our chanukiyot - first just a single flame to proclaim our ancient miracles, then building to an undeniable crescendo in our homes and shining through our windows. Brighten your Chanukah with us! Chanukah begins Thursday, December 7, and we are ready to celebrate with you. Check out all the ways you can connect with OT below.

Chanukah Events at OT

Candle lighting at evening minyan. Come together at evening minyan Sunday-Thursday evening at 8:00pm during Chanukah to light the Olam Tikvah chanukiah. The first candle is Thursday, December 7.

USY Chanukah Hangout, Saturday, December 9, 7:00pm. Come hang out with USY (grades 8-12) to celebrate Chanukah with a dreidel tournament and more! RSVP to Rafi Glazer.

Children's and Maternity Clothing Swap; Drop off December 4-8 during office hours; Swap December 10 from 9:00am-1:00pm. Looking to clear some space from your dresser drawers? Hoping to find a new home for that adorable dress that no longer fits your not-so-little munchkin? Or perhaps you’ve noticed that your kid suddenly doesn’t have any pants that fit… Have we got a solution for you! The return of the Children’s and Maternity Clothing Swap. Accepting gently used and laundered clothing for drop off from December 4-8 during office hours. Or bring clothing day of the swap. Clothing is free to take, whether you have clothes to bring or not. Clothing that is not re-homed day of will be donated to local charities. Interested in volunteering day of the swap? Sign up hereSupported by the OT Green Initiative, Education Committee and OT Preschool to keep clothing out of landfills.

OTRS Chanukah Pre-K-1st Grade, Sunday, December 10, 11:00am-12:00pm. Celebrate Chanukah with OTRS! This special Chanukah experience is part of the regular OTRS day for Kindergarten and 1st Graders, and non-OTRS Pre-K-1st Graders (with an adult) are invited to join. No RSVP required.

Machar & Kadima Chanukah Pre-Party, Sunday, December 10, 3:30-5:00pm. Don't miss the Machar (grades 3-4) and Kadima (grades 5-7) Chanukah Pre-Party. Party like it's the 4th night of Chanukah! We'll decorate cake for everyone to enjoy at the OT celebration. Register here.

OT Chanukah Celebration, Sunday, December 10, 5:00-6:30pm. Bring your chanukiyah and candles to help light up the room for our Chanukah celebration. We will sing Chanukah songs and make crafts with the MoEd shinshiniyot (Israeli emissaries) and Gesher, enjoy a light nosh, and unveil (and eat!) the Machar and Kadima chanukiyah cake! Register here. Co-sponsored by MoEd Fairfax and Gesher Jewish Day School.

Shop Jewish Treasures during office hours & OTRS. Need last minute candles, wrapping paper or gifts? Jewish Treasures has you covered!

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