Several activities are planned in the area to celebrate Hanukkah that began at sundown Dec. 4 and will end at sundown Dec. 11.
The annual lighting of the menorah will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Visitors Center in South Lake Tahoe. After the lighting, everyone can carpool to the Hanukkah party at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Carson City.
The party, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the church social hall at the corner of Saliman Road and Highway 50 East, will consist of a dairy potluck, a short service with a candle-lighting, singing, games and a latke contest. Participants may bring menorahs to light and dreidels to play. RSVP to Rabbi Jonathan Freirich at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of people who will attend.
The Hanukkah brunch at the South Shore is scheduled at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Temple Bat Yam. Hanukkah gifts are available for purchase at Temple Bat Yam gift shop. It is open on weekends whenever shabbat/religious school is in session. Checks are accepted and should be made payable to TBY Gift Shop. All gift-shop purchases benefit the temple. Gift ideas include necklaces, earring and charms from Range of Light Designs; Hanukkah cares, prints, Tahoe coloring books and glass art from North Shore artist Sue Gross; photo cards from Richard Maters; music CDs from local Jewish musicians; menorahs, candle holders and mezuzahs. Also available are Hanukkah candles, wrapping paper, dreidels and gelt.
Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church will honor Peggy Lallement, who is retiring as church secretary, Sunday, Dec. 9, at the church, 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The celebration will take place at 9:30 a.m., after the 8:30 service.
Lallement has been the church secretary for 33 years. In that time, she has served three full-time and two interim pastors. A 45-year resident of Tahoe, she will remain in the area, moving on to a position as human-resources generalist at the Marriott Timber Lodge and Grand Residence Club.
Award-winning wire artist jeweler Carolyn Fiene will present her Lord’s Treasures collection of wire-art jewelry, trees, ornaments and other wire-art products at Nehemiah’s Wall Christmas Boutique. The fundraiser will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Sierra Community Church, 1165 Sierra Blvd. People who do their Christmas shopping at the boutique will have 100 percent of all money they spend go to serve the Lord.
Also for sale will be Creative Family’s hand-painted wood items and ornaments as well as their exclusive beanbag frogs. (FROG stands for “Fully Relying on God.”)
There will be one dozen Goebel “Santa’s Pride” ornaments for sale for only $10 – they are normally $35. Berta Hummel and M.I. Hummel Christmas ornaments also will be for sale. Ornaments are limited, so it’s first-come, first-served.
As an added treat, there will be jars of flavored, whipped honeys from Honeyville.
All money collected, not just the profits, at this event will be donated to Sierra Community Church to further the Lord’s work in the community and worldwide. To view items in advance, visit http://www.lordstreasures.com.
A listing of holiday services scheduled at South Shore churches will be published Dec. 14 and 21 on the Religion page of the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Information for this listing must be received in writing no later than Dec. 10. The listing will be more complete if information is submitted well before the deadline.
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