Daniel A. Weiner
Rabbi Temple De Hirsch Sinai
Scribe: Traci Tenhulzen Introduced by: Steve Goldfarb
What is Chanukah? Festival of lights at the darkest time of year. Commemoration of Maccabean Revolt to the Cerean Greeks. Rabbinic refocus on God and on the miraculous. Minor festival!
History of Chanukah
331-334 BCE: Alexander’s Conquest of Israel
- Hellenization as Stratey
3rd/2nd centeries: Ptolemies and Seleucids+
175-163: Rule of Antiochus IV Epiphanies
167 BCE: Antiochus gets serious about subversion
- Pegan Temples port-eating and circumcision ban
- Matthies and Judah lead revolt
Temple captured, reconsecrated and beginning of Hasmonean Dynasty. This is the celebration of Chanukah. Taking back the temple and lighting the menorah. They had enough oil to last one day. The menorah was lit and the light lasted for 8 days.
A menorah has 8 candles plus one extra candle to light the other candles.
Chuaukah is celebrated on the 25th day of Kislev of the Jewish Calendar.
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BBRC HOCKEY NIGHT
Join us when the BBRC (and guests) travel to Everett to Comcast Arena Feb. 4 to watch the Everett Silvertips battle the Vancouver Giants at 7:05 pm. 20 tickets have been reserved, and if we exceed this amount, we can get more. Cost is $18.00 per person. There are good restaurants in and around the arena. Contact Kit Bowerman @ (425) 391-0188 for tickets.
Thanksgiving Turkey Drive
Just a quick FYI and Thank you!
Nice work Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club! Donated 60 turkeys to Hopelink, Issaquah Food Bank and Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, plus a cash donation to Rotary First Harvest. Close to $1,500 raised to feed families in our community.
Registrations for BBRC's "All in for Autism" run are now open
Please take the opportunity to promote our All in for Autism run registration page amongst your friends, colleagues and social media contacts. The more you can spread the word the more registrations we can generate for the run next year.
The link for registrations is shown here: http://allinforautism.org/registration/. We appreciate all the support you can provide through the simple act of sharing and to help with the promotional effort we are offering a $5 discount to get the ball rolling for a short period of time.
This is our biggest fund raiser for the club and it takes everyone’s engagement to make it a success, so please take a few minutes of your time to help us with the promotion. As they say, “if not you, then who?”
Please join us for our annual Holiday Breakfast!
Your first guest is welcome with our compliments – additional guests are $20 each.
Let Carmela know if you’re bringing kids and how many so we can plan some fun activities!! 🙂
BBRC Annual Turkey Drive - Gobble Gobble!
Thank you to all who generously donated to this year’s annual Turkey Drive. We were successful in raising enough money to purchase 60 turkeys that’ll be delivered to HopeLink, Issaquah Food Bank and the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank.
A BIG thank you to QFC (Bellevue Square store), Cary Kopczynski / CKC Engineers, Tom Leonidas / Wood Harbinger and Rick McManus / Bellevue Optometry for kick-starting the fund-raising with donations of $250 each.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey.
Any additional funds raised will be donated to Rotary First Harvest.
Have a great holiday season!
Your Turkey Chairman – Adam