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Havdalah on Saturday 11th December from 7.30-8.30pm in the Shul garden, which will be followed by snacks in the hall We will provide individual plates of food for attendees in the hall, as well as seating arranged with 1 metre distancing. Paul Wilton will be leading Havdalah for us. This gathering will be limited to 26 people so you will need to register by Thursday the 9th of December if you wish to attend.

To register, you can email or phone Christine at the office ([email protected] or 524 4139) with your name, the names of any people coming with you, and proof of vaccination for all those in your party who are eligible for vaccination.
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Havdalah on Saturday 11th December from 7.30-8.30pm in the Shul garden, which will be followed by snacks in the hall  We will provide individual plates of food for attendees in the hall, as well as seating arranged with 1 metre distancing. Paul Wilton will be leading Havdalah for us. This gathering will be limited to 26 people so you will need to register by Thursday the 9th of December if you wish to attend. 

To register, you can email or phone Christine at the office (office@bethshalom.org.nz or 524 4139) with your name, the names of any people coming with you, and proof of vaccination for all those in your party who are eligible for vaccination.

The ZFNZ is looking for Community Youth Leadership Development Worker.
Click here for the job description bethshalom.org.nz/the-zfnz-is-looking-for-community-youth-leadership-development-worker/
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The ZFNZ is looking for Community Youth Leadership Development Worker.  
Click here for the job description https://bethshalom.org.nz/the-zfnz-is-looking-for-community-youth-leadership-development-worker/

Our Chanukiah (by Claire and Peter Bruell)

When our parents left Czechoslovakia in 1939 they brought no judaica with them as they all fled in a hurry at the 11th hour. When in Vienna some years ago Peter and I wondered about searching for a chanukiah that had been made in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire where our families had lived. My Viennese cousin took us to an area where there was a cluster of antique dealers near the Dorotheum, the famous auction house. There we fell in love with this large art deco piece which seemed to us to represent all the elegance of pre war Vienna. Although we were shown some that were much older and more traditional, we chose this one to bring home. Every Chanukah we remember ferreting through channukiot in the upmarket antique shops and how we chose this one, together with my cousin. We particularly love the little jug that hooks into the front. We tried using oil but found it very smoky so we just use candles.
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Our Chanukiah (by Claire and Peter Bruell)

When our parents left Czechoslovakia in 1939 they brought no judaica with them as they all fled in a hurry at the 11th hour.  When in Vienna some years ago Peter and I wondered about searching for a chanukiah that had been made in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire where our families had lived. My Viennese cousin took us to an area where there was a cluster of antique dealers near the Dorotheum, the famous auction house.  There we fell in love with this large art deco piece which seemed to us to represent all the elegance of pre war Vienna. Although we were shown some that were much older and more traditional, we chose this one to bring home. Every Chanukah we remember ferreting through channukiot in the upmarket antique shops and how we chose this one, together with my cousin.  We particularly love the little jug that hooks into the front. We tried using oil but found it very smoky so we just use candles.

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That's fantastic. So connecting and love that style. Sorry to have missed the online lighting this evening...

Such a beautiful piece, Claire.

It's beautiful

Join us on Zoom at 7.30pm every night of Hanukkah (apart from 6th night when our Erev Shabbat service starts at 6.30 pm with candle lighting at the start). On each day of Hanukkah we will post a new flyer on Facebook and the website showing the number of candles and the name of the family who are hosting us that evening.

We would love for you to post photos showing your Hanukkah celebrations on our Facebook page and let us know what you are doing to celebrate this favourite of festivals. A different family or person will host the candle lighting every night - we will be Zoom guests in their home. The Zoom link is in the weekly email and it is the same link every night apart from on Erev Shabbat, 6th night Hanukkah.

Our hosts will share the story of their hanukkiah, light the candles, then we will end with either a Hanukkah song or Hanukkah video song. Some nights there will even be online dreidel to play.

Watch out for the daily posters on Facebook and on the website.
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Join us on Zoom at 7.30pm every night of Hanukkah (apart from 6th night when our Erev Shabbat service starts at 6.30 pm with candle lighting at the start).  On each day of Hanukkah we will post a new flyer on Facebook and the website showing the number of candles and the name of the family who are hosting us that evening. 

We would love for you to post photos showing your Hanukkah celebrations on our Facebook page and let us know what you are doing to celebrate this favourite of festivals. A different family or person will host the candle lighting every night - we will be Zoom guests in their home. The Zoom link is in the weekly email and it is the same link every night apart from on Erev Shabbat, 6th night Hanukkah.  

Our hosts will share the story of their hanukkiah, light the candles, then we will end with either a Hanukkah song or Hanukkah video song. Some nights there will even be online dreidel to play.

Watch out for the daily posters on Facebook and on the website.
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