|Chanukah begins on the 25th day of the 9th month (aka “Kislev”)
In 2020 the first Chanukah candle is lit
(If you light candles for Sabbath, halakha is to light Chanukah candles before the Sabbath candles)
When the holiday is a traditional holiday and not a moed (appointed time) or miqra kodesh (commanded assembly), our congregation celebrates on the traditional calendar dates except for the years when the two calendars are a month apart. In those years we follow the Abiv calendar dates for the traditional holidays as well so that Purim does not conflict with Pesach (Passover).
So... what is Chanukah all about?
Read the History Yourself:
|Additional Resources: Chanukah Party Checklist