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Adult Jewish Learning with Rabbi Setel

Power and Spirit: Two versions of the meaning of Hanukkah
This is a joint JCC/Federation/Lifespan program

What are we celebrating when we celebrate Hanukkah? In this two-part series we will discuss two different versions of the Hanukkah story and the values they impart. The first session will look at stories in the First and Second Book of Maccabees (books that did not make it into the Jewish Bible but are included in some Christian ones) which tell of the armed resistance and victory against Greek occupation. During the second class, we will look at the Talmudic version of the rededication of the Temple, consider why the rabbis focused on the story of the miracle of the oil, and discuss which aspects of the holiday should be commemorated today.

Dates: 2 Thursdays in December-12/7 & 12/14
Time:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hourly Schedule

Session 1 Dec 7, 2023

11:00 a m - 12:00 pm

Session 2 Dec 14, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm


Thursday, Dec 14 2023


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Erdle Lounge


Rachel Kest

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