Winterlight Chanukah Festival 2020

Arts and Entertainment

December 14, 2020

From: Winterlight Chanukah Festival

This year we're taking our Chanukah celebration to the next level with our Winterlight Chanukah Festival! The fun begins one week from tonight with candle lighting and a concert from the incredible Joanie Leeds at 7:00 p.m. in our Synagogue Zoom Room (ID 918 583 7121).

The Zoom Meeting ID is 918-583-7121. To join by phone, dial (346) 248-7799 and enter our Meeting ID.


Thursday, December 10, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Winterlight - Concert with Joanie Leeds

One of the great talents on the current Jewish music scene will join us for an exclusive community concert sponsored by the Synagogue. The evening will begin with candles and blessings and then open up into a moving experience with Joanie, introduced to Tulsa by her friend, Synagogue Artist-in-Residence Happie Hoffman. Please join us in the Synagogue Zoom Room.

Friday, December 11, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Winterlight - Shabbat+Peoria Puppet Theater

Kids of all ages will love this reenactment of The Bear Snores On: Chanukah Edition! Soft animals abound in this cozy story of the warmth of community. The puppets will prance, the flames will flicker, and smiles will shine forth from face to face. The event begins with candle blessings, a short Shabbat service, and a brand-new Chanukah song by our very own Rabbi Fitzerman at 7:00pm.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Winterlight - Ribbons and Bows

Nobody wraps packages like the Abersons. While there’s still time to make a grand show of Chanukah, please tune in as the geniuses at Abersons show us how to handle the raw materials of great gift-giving. You’ll be inspired to do much more than you have ever done before. The event begins with Havdallah, candle lighting, and a brand-new Chanukah song by Eric Hunker at 7:00pm.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Winterlight - Next-Level Latkes

Our very own Sara Levitt has traveled far and wide, searching for the best latke recipes. These latkes are special: no potatoes needed! Under Sara’s expert guidance, we’ll meet at 6:00 p.m. to fry up two different types of non-potato latkes, whip up some special dipping sauces, and indulge in our creations while enjoying our nightly candle lighting and song debut - tonight featuring Sophie Raskin - beginning at 7:00 p.m. RSVP to Sara Levitt at to get the ingredients list. Don’t worry, you’ll recognize all of them!

Monday, December 14, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Winterlight - Chanukah Hygge

Get ready to snuggle up with a hot beverage and a book next to a warm fireplace on a windy night. That’s right: we’ll spend the evening practicing coziness itself! We’ll be learning from Jody Eddy, an expert on the subject, and we’ll pass the time in bliss as we study how to cultivate comfort in our daily lives. The event begins with candle lighting and a brand-new Chanukah song by Rose Snitz at 7:00pm.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Winterlight - Uyghurs in Crisis

It’s our duty as citizens of the world, and especially as Jews, to educate ourselves on the suffering of others. Tonight we’ll be joined by Omer Kanat, Executive Director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project. He has two decades of experience as a broadcast journalist, has interviewed the Dalai Lama, speaks eight languages fluently, and will donate his time and experience to us this evening. He’ll walk us through the ongoing crisis of the Uyghur Muslims, who are currently in concentration camps, undergoing horrors at an unimaginable scale. Religious freedom is central to the holiday of Chanukah, and we are inspired by the season to buckle down and learn what we can do to support those in need. The event begins with candle lighting and a brand-new Chanukah song by Jacob Spike Kraus at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Winterlight - Killer Dreidle

Do you find the traditional dreidel game just the tiniest bit tedious? Admit it. It goes on and on. Time to hit the refresh button and explore new dreidle games. Rabbi Fitzerman has set ton himself the goal of developing five new games for Chanukah 2020. What do you need to bring to the Zoom Room? All the dreidels you’ve got and the largest sheet pan you own. We’re going to turn that short-sided pan into Dreidle Stadium. What it may lack in looks, it has in its ability to contain the action. We’ll start with candle lighting and a song at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm: Winterlight - Touro Celebration

It’s our long-awaited night to honor Betty Lehman. Please make your contribution and sign in to the Synagogue Zoom Room at 918 583 7121. We’ll be celebrating Betty’s achievements with speeches, songs, video tributes, and fine chocolates from Glacier. When your treats are delivered, please save the “Betty Box” for the night of the event. And remember that all our chocolates were made in Tulsa, and professionally boxed by the Glacier staff.

Date: December 10 - 17, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Online

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