Congregation Adas Emuno will host an outdoor menorah lighting on Friday, December 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at 254 Broad Avenue, Leonia.
A Shabbat Service will follow at 7:30 p.m, with a Hanukkah celebration following services.
And it is all open to the community. For more information, call 201-592-1712 or visit www.adasemuno.org.
And to get into the spirit of the holiday, here above is a live performance of the original, beautiful Hanukkah Blessings song by the rock group, Barenaked Ladies, courtesy of YouTube.
And here are the lyrics:
How lucky are we that we have lights so we can see
Although the day is done
What a miracle that a spark lifts these candles out of the dark
Every evening, one by one
Until the end of Hanukkah, of Hanukkah.
With the jingle bells and the toys
And the TV shows and noise
It's easy to forget
At the end of the day
Our whole family will say
These words for Hanukkah
Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melech ha'olam, asher kid'shanu
B'mitz'votav v'tzivanu l'hadlik ner shel Hanukkah.
Light the candles for Hanukkah, for Hanukkah
And let us indeed count our blessings at this joyous time of year!We remember how Maccabees
Fought so all of us could be free
And so we celebrate on this festival of the lights
There's a joyful time every night
But we illuminate the candles of Hanukkah, of Hanukkah
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha'olam she'asa niseem
La'avoteinu bayamim haheim baz'man hazeh.