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Chanukah 2023

Volunteers Needed for Chanukah Gift Bag Assembly

Saturday, December 2

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

To make our community's Chanukah celebration even more special, we will have “Chanukah-at-home” bags. Can you help put the bags together and/or deliver them to congregants?


Let us know if you can help out by clicking the button below.

Volunteers needed for Chanukah Bag Delivery

Pick up bags to help with delivery on:

Saturday, December 2:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Monday, December 4:  9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, December 5: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, December 6:  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Let us know if you can help out by clicking the button below.


Roots of Faith Interfaith Bible Study with Rabbi Gropper

Thursday, December 7

10:00 - 11:00 AM at CSR OR via Zoom

How did Chanukah become the Jewish Christmas & how to handle it?


Even if you haven't attended other sessions, please join for this one!


Learn more about this class

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SAJE - Timely Topic Presentation followed by Lunch at CSR

Thursday, December 7
11:00 AM

Special guest, Cantor Lori Corrsin will lead us in singing our favorite Chanukah songs. Bring your favorite menorah and join us in song as we begin the celebration of Chanukah with latkes and sufganiyot.


Achim/Brotherhood Poker Night

Thursday, December 7

7:00 PM Food, drink and socializing

7:30 PM Cards begin


Texas Hold Em. Optional tutorial for those beginners who are interested. 


Bring a friend!


$75/person* includes catered dinner & drinks.

50% of the net proceeds will be given to Tzedakah. Organization to be chosen by the winner.

*If cost presents a challenge for you, please reach out to Glynis Conyer, Executive Director.


Chanukah Family Shabbat Service - New Learner Consecration Ceremony

Friday, December 8

6:00 PM Preneg

6:30 PM Shabbat Service

Come celebrate the light of Chanukah and the Consecration of our youngest learners who will be invited to the bimah for a special blessing. Bring your own Chanukiah to share in the joy of this holiday.

Chanukah Concert & Festivities for all Children through 2nd Grade

Saturday, December 9

3:15 PM Concert featuring Shira Kobren followed by festivities & dinner

5:00 PM Candle lighting


Festivities include:

  • Interactive play space

  • Face painting

  • Magicians

View Shira Kobren's Facebook page

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CSR Teens Event at Bryant Park Winter Village

(10th - 12th Grade)

Saturday, December 9

12:00 PM Meet in Grand Central

Join CSR Teens for a fun NYC winter adventure! 10th-12th graders are invited to the Bryant Park Winter Village for holiday shopping, ice skating, yummy food, and a "Mystery Mensch" gift exchange!


There is no fee to register but teens are responsible for their transit costs & for any spending money for food & shopping.

Please RSVP using the button below.


Questions? Reach out to Maya Parness, Director of Youth Engagement.

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Latke Cooking Class

Sunday, December 10



CSR Teens Chanukah - Maccabee Games

Monday, December 11

6:00 - 6:30 PM Dinner

6:30 - 8:00 PM Programming

CSR Teens will be celebrating Chanukah with our very own Maccabee Games! The Blue Team will compete against the White Team in relays, sports, spirit, and cooking competitions to find out whose Chanukah spirit is strongest. See what our COSY Teen Leadership Board has in store!


All teens in the CSR Community (& friends!) are welcome. See you there!


Spread Light

Tuesday, December 12

Chanukah gives us a chance to spread light through our homes and out into the community. As you light candles with your family on this night, we invite you to write cards for either the Rye Police Department or Rye Fire Deparment.


Please drop these off at CSR by Friday, December 15 and we'll ensure they are delivered.

CJL Chanukah

Wednesday, December 13

4:00 PM

CJL classes will be celebrating Chanukah in song! Parents and caregivers are invited to join CJL learners for a Chanukah concert with Spike Kraus in addition to a Chanukah sing-along with Cantor Cooperman. Jelly doughnuts to follow!

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Women of CSR Celebrate Chanukah

Wednesday, December 13

7:00 - 9:00 PM

An evening of coming together to create messages of hope and peace. 

We will be creating artwork containing messages of hope and peace that we will display at CSR.


Of course, we will light the menorah together and have a nosh!

The event is free of charge. However, donations are gladly accepted and will be given to Magen David Adom.


Chanukah Virtual Candle Lighting

Thursday, December 14

7:00 PM via Zoom

Join Jamie Field, our Rabbinic intern as we sing together and light candles as a community & say goodbye to Chanukah 5784.

Zoom link can be found in the weekly digest.

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