Last Night of Hanukah Jazz Celebration in NYC

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Sim Shalom, The Jewish Universalist Online Synagogue, will offer a free Jazz Influenced Hanukah Celebration on December 4th at 5:30 PM pm at StandUpNY in NYC.

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8 Nights, 8 Lights

"...traditional Hanukah songs will be arranged in a Smooth Jazz style."

Hanukah comes very early this year. Wednesday, December fourth is the eighth and last night to light the candles.

Rabbi Steven Blane, Founder and Rabbi of Jewish Universalist Congregation Sim Shalom, thinks it would be the perfect night to hold a “Jazzed Up Hanukah Candle-Lighting Celebration.”

On Wednesday, December 4th at 5:30pm, “Sim Shalomers” in New York City and around the world are invited to join in the festivities online and also at Stand Up New York, the comedy club where they held recent High Holiday Services.

"It was a sellout crowd for both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and we think Hanukah is the perfect holiday for people to come back and rejoice with family and friends for this wonderful light filled festival!" says Blane. Sim Shalom normally provides access to services online and has a growing global community. People "chat" and log in every weeknight, Friday evenings and some Saturday mornings to "Sing Kiddish and say Kaddish."

Come and hear and sing your favorite Hanukah songs: Maoz Tsur, Hanukah oh Hanukah, I Have a Little Dreydl, etc. and light the candles with the world’s Sim Shalom Community. A jazz trio will be accompanying Rabbi Blane for the Hanukah Celebration. Much like their High Holiday Services, traditional Hanukah songs will be arranged in a Smooth Jazz style. Rabbi Blane will be on vocals and keys, Gerald M. Thomas on Alto Sax and Thomas Hubbard on Bass. There will be dreydls and Hanukah gelt for everyone.

Admission is free but you must RSVP via Eventbrite as space is limited.

(Suggested and optional donation at the door is $18.00 for adults.)

Sim Shalom’s mission is to nurture a Jewish connection through innovative services, creative education and dynamic outreach to the global community. “We love to shake things up here at Sim Shalom, and we really enjoy connecting our online and local community together for exciting and unique services,” comments Blane.

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