Entering the Darkness: The Secrets of Hanukkah

We’ll gather one day before the festival of light begins, on Wednesday, December 9th at 5:00 PM. To fully appreciate the light, first enter the darkness. We will explore the theme of darkness in Jewish tradition, then learn about a Midrashic and

Kabbalistic tradition of a hidden light that may be hiding in plain sight and especially apparent at Hanukkah. Get ready to experience darkness, light, and to light up the night. Bring a single candle or oil lamp and something to light it with. Rabbi David Zaslow will join Rabbi Julie Danan to provide music. Join us on Wednesday, December 9 at 5:00 PM. Tickets are sliding scale: $1-$18. All welcome.

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Please enjoy Rabbi Julie’s website, a virtual Jewish retreat center: http://wellspringsofwisdom.com/

Rabbi Julie Hilton Danan (pronounced Dah-NAHN) is a student and teacher of Jewish wisdom, who finds her inspiration in nature as well as in ancient texts. She grew up in Texas and has lived in Israel and California. Rabbi Julie is spiritual leader of Pleasantville Community Synagogue in Westchester, New York. She was ordained through the ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal Rabbinical Program, where she was a student of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. She holds a PhD in Hebrew Studies (Rabbinic Literature and Culture) from the University of Texas at Austin, and has taught for California State University, the Academy for Jewish Religion New York, the ALEPH Ordination Programss.

Rabbi Julie is the creator of http://wellspringsofwisdom.com/, a virtual retreat center based on ancient Jewish symbols from nature. She shares her daily original nature photography and inspiration on “Wellsprings of Wisdom” on Facebook, and @Wellsprings on Instagram.

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