Tradition and Culture

We are a new, experimental committee chaired by Ritch Yanowitz and Marin Greene. We are reimagining and reconsidering many of the ways we approach Jewish culture and tradition. We are working to make services more accessible (logistically and spiritually) for more people and taking innovative steps to connect BHSS congregants to Jewish practice and community.

Join us for the 8 nights of Hanukkah!

If you don’t find the Zoom links in your BHSS emails, write the office here or call 201-512-1983


Night #1 – Sunday, November 28 – FAMILY NIGHT – 7:00 pm

After joining us on Zoom to light candle #1, check out our activities page at

Night #2 – Monday, November 29 – KADIMAH – 7:00 pm

Join the Kadimah Kids via Zoom to light candle #2  #KADIMAHROCKS #BHSSTEENS #GETLIT

Night #3 – Tuesday, November 30 – PETS – 7:00 pm

Send pics of your pets (alone or with the family) to [email protected] and light candle #3 with your furry friends by your side! – via Zoom

Night #4 – Wednesday, December 1 – FIRST RESPONDERS – 7:00 pm

Calling all first responders, medical professionals, and essential workers… Join us as we celebrate you on Night #4!

Shine a light on our first responders, and join them via Zoom to light candle #4

Night #5 – Thursday, December 2 – BHSS GOURMET – 7:00 pm

How about a little Hanukkah nosh? Join Stacey Coyne via Zoom to light candle #5 and see what she’s got cooking

Night #6 – Friday, December 3 – SHABBAT HANUKKAH – 6:30 p.m.

Join Rabbi Ilana, Cantor Kruk and our choir in our sanctuary for Shabbat Hanukkah. Send your best pictures of past Hanukkahs to [email protected] and share the Festival of Lights with your friends indoors at BHSS.

Night #7 – Saturday, December 4 – NEW MEMBERS – 7:00 pm

Help our new members feel welcome for their first Hanukkah with BHSS. Join the Zoom Room, say hello, and light candle #7

Night #8 – Sunday, December 5 – DRIVE THRU MENORAH LIGHTING – 6:45 pm

Join us at BHSS for a honkin’ good Hanukkah! Line up begins at 6:45 pm to participate in the lighting of the Chanukiyah on the front lawn. Then, visit the food truck and have a sufganiyah (jelly donut) and some hot cocoa.

We will be collecting unwrapped toys for the D.A.R.E. Holiday Toy Drive.


To contact our Tradition and Culture chairs, click on their name.

Marin Greene    Ritch Yanowitz