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North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation hosting pre-Chanukah party

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Rabbi Beth Beyer lights the Chanukah Menorah with the congregation at NTHC in 2013.
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North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation is hosting a pre-Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 5-8 p.m., featuring a traditional brisket and latke dinner. Families are welcome.

The festivities also include Dreidel, crafts and other fun activities for all ages. The Sisterhood Gift shop will be open with Chanukah and other Jewish-themed items for sale, including wrapping paper, Menorahs, and other gifts.

Jews and non-Jews are welcome to attend to celebrate the traditions of Chanukah. RSVP is a must. Tickets are $30 for the whole family or $14/adult and $5/child (age 8 -12). Children under 8 are free. Pricing at the door is higher.

Please RSVP by contacting Rose Orenstein at rlorenstein@gmail.com.

In 2014, Chanukah begins at sundown on Dec. 16 and runs to sunset on Dec. 24. Each night, an additional candle is lit in a Menorah, a candle holder which holds eight candles and one additional helper.

Chanukah (or Hanukkah, or a variety of other spellings) is also called the Festival of Lights. Chanukah means rededication and is an eight-night minor Jewish holiday celebrating the return of the Jewish Temple from the Greeks.

The story is told that there was only enough oil to light the flames at the temple for one day; however, miraculously, the oil burned for eight days.

The North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation is a full-service, member supported Jewish congregation lead by Rabbi Beth Beyer, serving families from Truckee, Tahoe City, Kings Beach and Incline Village. Services are every Friday starting a 7 p.m. with potluck at 6 p.m.

North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation is located at 7000 Latone Avenue in Tahoe Vista. Visit tahoetemple.org to learn more.