Chanukah 5781

Join us for CSZ services and events, and community events that will help make Chanukah special!

First Night of Chanukah – Thursday, December 10, 2020
Candle Lighting – 4:42 p.m.

Evening Minyan – 5:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Friday, December 11, 2020
Candle Lighting – 4:41 p.m.

Shaarey Zedek Shabbat – 6:00 p.m. on Zoom.


Saturday, December 12, 2020
Me & My Preschooler Special Chanukah Chagigot – 10:45 a.m.

This 45 minute class is a special Chanukah-Shabbat experience especially designed for children ages 0-6 with an adult. Through Zoom we will tell the story of Chanukah, learn some Hebrew, sing songs, and celebrate this festive Shabbat together! Come join Morah Ariana for this fun and engaging time! Join us online HERE.

Teen Shabbat Schmooze with Rabbi Yoni Dahlen – 12:00 Noon
Hey teens: bring your lunch and we will say kiddush and motzi together, then settle in for a chat. Click HERE to join the discussion on Zoom. Ask the Rabbi! Here’s your chance to ask Rabbi Yoni anything you’ve ever wondered about Jewish life, tradition, practice or application. NO QUESTION IS OFF LIMITS! If it is important to you, then it is important to us to discuss! Click HERE to ask your question!

NEXTGen Light Up the Night, featuring Rabbi Yoni Dahlen – 6:00 p.m.
This year, no one lights alone! NEXTGen Detroit, along with our community partners, has eight glowing nights lined up so we can all burn brighter together. Every evening, a new special guest will join us on Zoom to lead us in lighting the menorah and bring a unique way to celebrate the holiday! Tonight: Rabbi Yoni Dahlen will join us for Havdalah before the Menorah lighting. This online event is intended for young adults ages 21 to 45. Please register in advance at Each day, we will send you a reminder e-mail that includes what time the party starts that evening and the Zoom link for where to find us. Check out the Facebook event here: Questions? Contact Tomer Moked at


Sunday, December 13, 2020
Magical Menorahs and More – 9:30 a.m.
All children ages 5-13 and their families are invited to join together with other CSZ families, our clergy and the Religious School faculty for a song-filled Havdalah. Shinishim will lead us in dancing and Hebrew language learning, and Ari Reis, Director of Youth and Family Learning will teach a song and a themed craft using household items. Finally, Jeff the Magician will put on a Chanukah-themed magic show. Join us on Zoom HERE.

MCUSY Chanukah Cookie Bake – 4:00 p.m.
Join MCUSY on Zoom to make delicious chocolate chip cookies in time for Chanukah! Join our Zoom by going to For more information go to

Fireside Chants: Chanukah Edition – 7:00 p.m.
Join Hazzan David Propis from his fireside as he shares holiday musical selections designed to inspire and, well, enchant! Register HERE and join us on Zoom.


Wednesday, December 16, 2020
CSZ Seniors Chanukah Concert – 1:00 p.m.
Hazzan David Propis shares seasonal music. Click HERE to join via Zoom.

Sisterhood Chanukah, Candles, Bingo & More – 7:00 p.m.
Light candles, sing songs, play Bingo and enjoy the company of your fellow Sisterhood members! This event is for paid Sisterhood members. If your Sisterhood membership is current, you don’t need to do anything. The Zoom link will be automatically e-mailed to you, along with Bingo cards to print. If you have not yet made your membership official, you can join Sisterhood here:, and you’ll receive the information in you need to participate with us! For information, contact Sisterhood at


Thursday, December 17, 2020
IllumiNation: Make the Eighth Night Bright! – 8:30 p.m.
A National Virtual Chanukah Celebration! Chanukah reminds us that we have the power to bring light into any darkness. Join Conservative Congregations from across the nation as we light our menorahs, share holiday music, and connect with friends in celebration, joy, and unity. Featured Guests: Internationally Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Neshama Carlebach, New York Times Bestselling Author and Journalist AJ Jacobs. Organized by Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto, California. Shine even brighter at IllumiNation with Swag! All proceeds from IllumiNation will benefit Masorti Olami.

IllumiNation Zoom:
Meeting ID: 826 1244 2222  Passcode: 41752020

IllumiNation Livestream: