2022's Hanukkah Around the World
For the third consecutive year, Congregation Rodeph Sholom celebrated Hanukkah Around the World with information prepared by Carol Weinshel and presented by both Carol Weinshel and Sharon Sax. Candle lighting was led by Rabbi Richard Eisenberg and/or Cantor Niema Hirsch, with singing by both.
Our congregants continued to learn the history of a variety of countries and/or states that had a connection to World War II. Some information was from first person resources. It was amazing to learn how locations so far away from Park and Capitol Avenues in Bridgeport, Connecticut could actually have a connection and to see how the variety of cultures and peoples worked together for the good of all people. We thank those who joined us on Zoom and if anyone is wondering what happened to Night 4 – we had a Hanukkah Party with one of our tenants, The Church of the Apostles…in person!
1st Night of Hanukkah: Paris With the Greenstein Family (Video)
2nd Night of Hanukkah: Guam (Video)
3rd Night of Hanukkah: Guadalcanal (Video)
5th Night of Hanukkah: Hawaii (Video)
6th Night of Hanukkah: Philippines with Sharon Sax (Video)
7th Night of Hanukkah: Tunisia With Cantor Niema (Video)
8th Night of Hanukkah: Alaska Frozen Chosen with Sharon Sax (Video)
To access all of Rabbi Eisenberg’s videos please visit his Youtube Channel, click here!:
Congregation Rodeph Sholom is a community of diverse Jews who adhere to the principles of the Conservative Movement. Our community draws members from many towns throughout Fairfield County, including Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford, Westport. We have a vibrant membership and a sincere and approachable clergy and staff who create a warm atmosphere for spiritual nurturing and connection.