Chanukah (also spelled Hanukkah/Chanukkah – plus any way you wish), meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “re-dedication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of the chanukiah, a special menorah for Chanukah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.

A Taste of Chanukah at TDD

Sunday, November 28 at 8:00 PM EST
URJ Chanukah Celebration

Join your our URJ and TDD Family on the Facebook page for Chanukah music, stories, and more!

Sunday, November 28th – Sunday, December 5th, 2021
Hanukkah Film Festival

Celebrate the Hanukkah season with eight nights of exclusive, award-winning films for only $36 (a portion is returned to TDD). Go to for more information and to sign up. Use promo code: TDD18.

Sunday, November 28th – Sunday, December 5th, 2021
5th Annual Run-A-Latke

Register Today
Featuring: Virtual 5k Run/Walk and In-Person Kids Fun Run & Jelly Donut Social
Details and rules can be found here.

Friday, December 3 at 6:30 PM
Chanukah and Shabbat Evening Service

Join our Kindergarten – 2nd Grade students to celebrate Shabbat & Chanukah and rejoice
at the Consecration of our youngest Religious School students. or

Saturday, December 4 at 5 – 6:15 PM
Chanukahfest at TDD Generations Circle

Light up the 7th night and sing with the TDD Generations Choir & The Chainotes Klezmer Band.
Latkes | Donuts | Juggling | Flame Throwing | Children’s Crafts | Dreidel Competitions | Menorah Lighting | Songs
RSVP to by 11/29.
Suggested minimum donation of $10 per family.