November 28 – December 5, 2021
A Great Miracle is Happening in a Jewish Community Near You!
Join a worldwide “open house” of Jewish communities inviting you to celebrate Hanukkah onsite and online together during Hanukkah Homecoming Weekend, November 28-December 5, 2021.
Hanukkah Homecoming is inspired by the yearning for gathering together with our families, friends, and communities. Our purpose is to “come back together” in reunion, song, ritual, and relationship. For some, these local gatherings will be an invitation to “come on home.” For others, these gatherings will be a global “open house,” to shine a spotlight on our welcoming communal organizations with an invitation to “come on in!” Whether onsite or online, all are welcome!
Hanukkah Homecoming is our opportunity to create a global network offering hundreds of gatherings to celebrate the community coming together.
Recount the things that befell us….
Together we will illuminate our communal spaces, celebrating by singing together, kindling our hanukkiyot (menorahs), and praising the first responders and all those who have sustained us through the pandemic.
We will “recount the things that befell us” – how many and how much we have lost. Yet, as we pray in Psalm 30, a song for a hanukkat ha-bayit (dedication of a home): “You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing…”
Hanukkah Homecoming Weekend is an initiative of the Kripke Institute. In conversation with our advisory team of leading rabbis, communal professionals, and lay leaders from across the Jewish community, we are offering participants:
- No cost for your organization to join the global event.
- Each organization will plan its own event(s), both in person and online.
- You will receive Hanukkah Homecoming marketing materials your organization can use to publicize the gatherings, including a logo, artwork, and access to gathering ideas which can be found on our website.
- Your organization will be listed on our website