December 8, 2017,  Peabody

Chanukah and more at Temple Emmanuel in December

Members of Temple Emmanuel announce several events happening at Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield this December, including the celebration of Chanukah.

Dec. 12: Wakefield Public Menorah Lighting at 5:30 p.m. Join Rabbi Greg Hersh and Chabad of the North Shore on the first night of Chanukah as we light the giant public menorah right in the heart of Wakefield! The lighting will take place at the Wakefield Commons. Following the lighting, join us for some Hot Latkes and delicious Jelly Donuts! Free and open to all, sponsored by Chabad of the North Shore

Dec 16: Chanukah Celebration Party – bring your favorite menorah – Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. There will be stories and songs, a holiday craft and a light supper with latkes; dreidel games, too. Please RSVP to Ken & Jen: or 781-245-1886.

Dec 20: Jewish Mysticism part 4 with Rabbi Greg. Kabbalah – Rabbi Shimon BarYochai/Moshe De Leon, Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Interested folks may attend even if they did not attend previous sessions. No charge.

There will be Shabbat celebration services on December 8, 22. Friday night services begin at 7:30 p.m., Shabbat mornings at 9:30 a.m. In addition there will be a Tot Shabbat on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with Rabbi Greg Hersh, with the focus on Chanukah.

Two alternative Shabbat celebrations are also planned: Dec 15: Jewish Meditation Circle – Be The Light with Rabbi Greg, Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.; and Dec 23: Prayer-Free Shabbat Judaism’s Myriad Modes of Mindfulness, Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Temple Emmanuel is an inclusive Jewish Reconstructionist community devoted to learning, spirituality and caring for each individual. At Temple Emmanuel, we are building a vibrant future in honor of our past, utilizing ancient traditions to provide meaning and sustenance in our contemporary lives. Our prayer books are fully transliterated and we have a chairlift to the second floor social hall. Temple Emmanuel is located at 120 Chestnut St. in Wakefield, Mass.

For more information call 781-245-1886, email or access or Facebook at

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