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Weekday Services December 10-12, 2017

Mikkets-Hanukkah 5778 Sunday - Tuesday – December 10 - December 12, 2017


Morning Services [Shahrit]

Sunday 8:00 am

Monday-Tuesday 7:15 am


Evening Services [Arbit only]

Sunday & Monday 6:30 pm

Hanukkah Eve of 1st Day & 1st Day Morning

5778 Tuesday Eve & Wednesday – December 12 - December 13, 2017


Lighting of One Hanukkah Candle

Tuesday Evening (at home)

After Sunset - 4:29 pm

Eve of First Day of Hanukkah

Synagogue Service Tuesday Evening

[Arbit only] - 6:30 pm


Wednesday First Day Morning Service

[Shahrit] - 7:15 am


Hanukkah commemorates the Jewish re-consecration of the Second Temple by the Hasmonean Maccabees after its desecration, along with the forced imposition of Hellenistic practices and suppression of native Jewish ones, under the Seleucid Greek King Antiochus Epiphanes. On the eve of each of the days, an ascending number of candles are lit, in commemoration of the miracle of the single ritually-pure cruse of oil which sufficed to light the Temple’s candelabrum for eight days.

Hanukkah Eve of 2nd Day & 2nd Day Morning

5778 Wednesday Eve & Thursday – December 13 - December 14, 2017


Lighting of Two Hanukkah Candles

Wednesday Evening (at home)

After Sunset - 4:29 pm

Eve of Second Day of Hanukkah

Synagogue Service Wednesday Evening

[Arbit only] - 6:30 pm


Thursday Second Day Morning Service

[Shahrit] - 7:15 am

Hanukkah Eve of 3rd Day & 3rd Day Morning

5778 Thursday Eve & Friday – December 14 - December 15, 2017


Lighting of Three Hanukkah Candles

Thursday Evening (at home)

After Sunset - 4:29 pm

Eve of Third Day of Hanukkah

Synagogue Service Thursday Evening

[Arbit only] - 6:30 pm


Friday Third Day Morning Service

[Shahrit] - 7:15 am

4th Day of Hanukkah & Shabbat Hanukkah

Mikkets-Hanukkah 5778 Friday Evening & Saturday – December 15 - December 16, 2017


Friday Evening

Friday Evening Lighting of Four Hanukkah Candles & Eve of Shabbat Candles

at or before 4:11 pm

Friday Evening Sunset 4:29 pm

Friday Evening Services

[Minhah & Arbit] 4:00 pm



Morning Services 8:15 - 11:45 am

Seudah Shelishit & Class 3:30 pm

Minhah & Arbit, 4:05 pm

[Shabbat Hanukkah Minhah &

Motzae Shabbat & Hanukkah Arbit]

Sunset 4:30 pm

Saturday Evening Habdalah & Lighting of

Five Hanukkah Candles after 4:56 pm

Hanukkah Eve of 5th Day & 5th Day Morning

5778 Saturday Eve & Sunday – December 16 - December 17, 2017


Eve of the Fifth Day of Hanukkah

Saturday Evening

Shabbat Minhah with Motzae

Shabbat & Hanukkah Arbit 4:05 pm

Habdalah & Lighting of Five

Hanukkah Candles, after 4:56 pm


Fifth Day of Hanukkah Shahrit Service

Sunday Morning 8:00 am

First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.