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Chanukah in Our Times

The story of Chanukah begins in the year 167 BCE, when a Greek Macedonian kingdom centered in what is today Syria had tried to outlaw the Jewish religion in Israel and replace it with Hellenistic culture.

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Watch But Don’t Look

‘Don’t let the lights….see your wallet.’ In the prayer recited after lighting, there is a phrase: ‘these candles are holy and we have no permission to use them.’

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Refugees and Asylum-Seekers: Then and Now – First Friday

Join Congregation Bonai Shalom and Sandra Saltrese-Miller, an immigration lawyer, for December First Friday, December 7 as she discusses the history of American asylum law and current key policy issues relating to refugees, asylum seekers, and birthright citizenship.  

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