Here comes the festival of joy and light!
Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah
Come light the Menorah
Let's have a party
We'll all dance the Horah
Spin the whirling dreidels
All week long
Eating the sizzling latkes
Sing a happy song
Let's kindle the light of love and friendship by sharing a few songs and stories and lighting our menorahs together each evening.
Sunday night, November 28th through Monday, December 6th
6:00 p.m. EST
(A one-time registration for this event is required. Once registered, you can attend one or any of the nights with the same link. Please save your link to your calendar.)
Services are free. Run time approx. <30 mins.
All are welcome!
May the light of the season shine on you and yours throughout the year.
Weekly Shabbat Services
While we are all home-bound, Village Yontif is excited to announce ongoing Shabbat services. We've been loving our weekly services, and the sense of community is restorative and healing. We hope that you will join us.
Services run approximately 90 minutes.
A one-time registration for each is required.
Friday evening, Kabbalat Shabbat Services begin at 7:30 pm EST.
Soft beautiful traditional Shabbat melodies, more of a time for profound story-telling than study.
Services led by Daniel Neiden. Stories from Shellen Lubin.
Saturday morning, Shabbat Services begin at 10:30 am EST.
Services led by Nancy Coren and/or Daniel Neiden. Commentary and reflection by Shellen Lubin.
Services are free. Donations are gratefully accepted.
A Prayer for 2021
A Poem by Natan Alterman Z’L
Give us one year of true silence
A year of the white of the blossoms and the green of the grass
A year of passionate love and a warm home stove
That we for once experience that which is good and that which is pleasant.
A year without voices of hatred and cries of the bereaved
Without the sight of blood, without the beating of war drums
Without the paralyzing fear of the worst of all
Without the laughter of the future that is buried in the ground.
Behold, we are not pleading for the treasures of kingdoms
Nor for transcendent joy and high-end luxury cars
Just for a modicum of tranquility and white of blossoms
Which we can easily boast of.
To get excited once in a while from the smells of autumn
To gallop toward joy with the speed of a whistling locomotive.
Build us a tent of peace now
And may we be worthy of sitting in it.