CBI Hanukah 2021

In case you haven’t noticed, Hanukkah actually starts soon – first night is Sunday November 28th! To help get you in the light-giving (and receiving) spirit, here’s what we’ve got planned:

Hanukkiah Pop Up Museum 

CBI will be hosting a 'pop-up' Hanukkiah Museum and we are seeking artifacts from the community to be on loan for the exhibit. 100 (or more) Hanukkah menorahs (hanukkiot) will be on display for the CBI family, greater Jewish community and general community to enjoy. This COVID-friendly celebration of Hanukkah will allow for small, masked gatherings to view the exhibit.

To make our Hanukkiah Pop Up Museum successful, we need your help. Got a special hanukkiot with a story behind it? We want to share your memories. Whether it’s handmade by your child 40 years ago, historically significant, blown glass, traditional, whimsical, modern...we want them all! Click here to register your menorah now and bring it to the shul during the week of November 15th.  

You must register in advance: Visiting the Hannukiah Museum is free, but you must pre-register. Register here. 

DIY Hanukkiah Contest 2021

All congregants are encouraged to enter the “Make Your Own Menorah” contest. 

This year we have two categories: Upcycled and Artistic.  Submissions must be delivered to the shul the week of November 15th and will be on display through December 18th.  Winners will be announced at a special Candle Lighting event held on December 4th (winners need not be present).  Prizes will be awarded! The deadline to enter is November 15th.

Contact Rochelle for more information here.

Zoom Candle Lighting

Each night of Hanukkah at 6pm, join us on Zoom here for a special CBI candle-lighting.  This will be a brief celebration when we will light the candles and say the prayers together.  If you are interested in volunteering to lead this on one of the evenings, please contact Rochelle at director@bethisraelnc.org

CBI Hall of Flame Havdalah, Dec. 4th

It wouldn't be Hanukkah without our annual Hall of Flame. Join us in-person (masked, of course) on Saturday night December 4th, 5:30pm, for Havdalah and community-wide candlelighting of all the hanukkiot. It's a special once-a-year experience that gives you goosebumps for the rest of the year. Mark the Date and stay tuned for more info.  We look forward to seeing everyone.

CBI Gift Shop

CBI's Gift Shop is well-stocked and ready to supply you with all your Hanukkah needs on Wednesdays and Fridays noon - 3:00pm. The shul will NOT be open Thanksgiving week, so plan accordingly. Hanukkah starts Thanksgiving weekend.