Chanukah begins the evening of December 10th

Upcoming Holiday Services & Programs

Shabbat Chanukah Service
Friday, December 11  |  6:15 PM

Click here to see the Chanukah candle blessings

We have a wonderful tradition of congregants bringing their Menorah to our Shabbat Chanukah service.  This year however, we’ll do it virtually on ZOOM! Each with our own Chanukah menorah at home, we’ll illuminate our computer screens to create a mosaic of lights!   Here’s how you can enjoy it:

OPTION to PARTICIPATE in lighting your menorah:  If you would like add your light of your menorah on Friday December 11 during the Shabbat service, you will both view the service and light your menorah at the appointed time using ZOOM.   All you do is register in advance here ( so that we can send you the zoom link to use that week, with instructions of how to be ready.

OPTION to VIEW without participating:  if you want to enjoy the Shabbat Chanukah service with all its light, without participating in the collective menorah lighting, then you can use the regular mode of either livestream ( or on our Facebook Live page, and enjoy the service live at 6:15 pm.

See below for many other events to help you celebrate Chanukah with your Wise Temple community.

Click each event for details & registration

Dec 11
Chanukah Dinner Pick-Up
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wise Center
Dec 11
Parking Lot Chanukah Celebration
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wise Center
Dec 11
Congregational Chanukah Shabbat Service
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Live Stream or Zoom
Dec 12
WOOTY & JWOOT Chanukah Party
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Zoom Program
Dec 13
Virtual Cooking Class - Latkes
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Zoom Program
Dec 14
Chanukah: More than Meets the Eye
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoom Program

Wise Temple Holiday Toy Drive

December 1st through 21st

>Help brighten the holidays for homeless families in the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Drop off new and like-new unwrapped toys to the lobby at Wise Center weekdays between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. December 1st – December 21st, and also at the congregational Parking Lot Chanukah Celebration on December 11, 5:00-5:30 PM(IHN has also expressed a significant need for new underwear in all sizes)

If you’re able to volunteer your time, please sign up to help collect, sort, pack, and deliver the toys to IHN.

Click here to sign up

Questions? Contact Robyn Friend, Director of Family Engagement, at 513.793.2556 or

Jewish Holiday Dates

2020-2021 (5781)
  • Selichot Services: Sept. 12, 2020
  • Rosh HaShanah: Sept. 18-20, 2020
  • Yom Kippur: Sept. 27-28, 2020
  • Sukkot: Oct. 2-9, 2020
  • Simchat Torah: Oct. 9-10, 2020
  • Hanukkah: Dec. 10-18, 2020
  • Tu BiShvat: Jan. 27-28, 2020
  • Purim: Feb. 25-26, 2020
  • Passover: Mar. 27-Apr. 3, 2021
  • Yom HaShoah: Apr. 7-8, 2021
  • Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut: Apr. 14-16, 2021
  • Lag BaOmer: Apr. 29-30, 2021
  • Shavuot: May 16-17, 2021
  • Tishah B’Av: Jul. 17-18, 2021
  • Selichot Services: Aug. 28, 2021