Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day holiday which commemorates the victory of the Maccabees against persecution, the re-dedication of the Jerusalem Temple and the miracle of the oil that burned there for eight days.
This year, Hanukkah begins at sundown on Dec. 4. The annual Temple Sinai of Glendale Hanukkah Dinner and Party will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 8.
Guests will enjoy such traditions as eating latkes (potato pancakes) and other Hanukkah foods, menorah lighting, playing the dreidel game and singing Hanukkah songs.
Reservations must be made by Dec 1.
For more information, call (818) 246-8101.
Temple Sinai of Glendale is at 1212 N. Pacific Ave. in Glendale.
Christmas gift workshop
First Baptist Church of La Crescenta will hold its annual Christmas gift workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 15.
Cost is $15 (which covers as many gifts as can be made in two hours).
The church is in need of cinnamon sticks and pint-size mason jars.
Volunteers are needed to help set up from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 14 and to work the gift workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 15.
Call the church office at (818) 249-5832 to sign up or for more information.
Mom’s Day Out is offered by First Baptist Church of La Crescenta on Thursday mornings in addition to Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the church office at (818) 249-5832 for more details or to sign children up.
Flyers are available in the church narthex.
‘Discovering Joy in a Mad World’
“Discovering Joy in a Mad World” is the current fall message series at First Baptist Church of La Crescenta every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. with Pastor Dave Beckwith.
Who stole the joy in living?
Too many live under a cloud of fear, worry, and stress. It’s time to laugh again, and experience the joy only God provides.
Join Pastor Beckwith for this series on Sunday mornings.