CBS Community Hanukkah Celebration

CandleLighting6_CBSCommunityHanukkahCelebration_December2015Yesterday evening, around 150 members of the CBS community came together in Koret Hall to light hanukkiot and mark the fifth night of Hanukkah.

Of course, a lot of folks came for the latkes, sufganiyot, and wine. Yum!

Special thanks to CBS Executive Chef Jane Sykes for preparing from-scratch sweet potato latkes, cranberry applesauce, and traditional applesauce (and Chef’s Assistant Helen Leibman for cooking all the "regular" latkes), CBS Kashrut Supervisor Debra Surkin Perloff for trekking to Daly City to pick-up the sufganiyot from Krispy Kreme, Rabbi Glazer and Music Director Jonathan Bayer for providing good tunes, and Facilities Manager Jason Zimmerman and his team for managing the audio and setting up all the tables! Thanks, too, to Danielle Hurwitz, Program Director of Camp Ramah in Northern California, who was on hand with an information table and made herself available to answer any questions that parents or prospective campers had about this new and exciting Jewish summer camp.

Below, we've posted a selection of photos taken during the celebration.
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CBS Family Preschool Hanukkah Party

CandleLighting4_CBSFamilyPreschoolHanukkahLunch_December2015The CBS Family Preschool Hanukkah Party took place yesterday morning in Koret Hall, and we snapped a handful of photos of the event to share with you.

Before the meal, several preschool classes presented short performances, the first of which involved a parade of heroic-looking Mini Maccabees brandishing shields. This zealous lot marched around Koret Hall, flexing their muscles and (quietly!) singing “The Maccabees." Apparently, these little revolutionaries — actually the PreK Hey class — sung louder and more vigorously during their rehearsal, but their spirit was still on amble display. The Dalet class also performed Hanukkah songs before preschoolers, parents, teachers, and CBS staff all enjoyed a delicious lunch of latkes, chili, salad, fruit, and oh-so-many desserts! The Alef-Bet and Gimmel classes baked some tasty Hanukkah cookies, as well.

Following the meal, several hannukiot were lit as all present recited the blessings. Around that time, someone produced inflatable dreidels…and the party really ramped up!

Special thanks to CBS Executive Chef Jane Sykes for preparing so much tasty food (and Chef’s Assistant Helen Leibman for cooking all the latkes), CBS Kashrut Supervisor Debra Surkin Perloff for obtaining the sufganiyot, Facilities Manager Jason Zimmerman and his team for managing the music and microphones and setting up all the tables, and, last but anything but least, Katherine Friedman Barboni and Dale Kleisley, Director and Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education, respectively, for making all of this possible!

Just below, we've posted a selection of photographs taken during the lunch, and we invite YOU to join us for future community events at Beth Sholom!
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