(Re)Dedication: Exploring The Spiritual Teachings of Hanukkah

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This morning we’ll explore the spiritual teachings of Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights”, in Jewish tradition. In Hebrew, the word Hanukkah can be interpreted to mean, “dedication”. The eight nights of Hanukkah are an occasion to ancient stories of rebuilding through crisis, pathways of resilience, and the surprising light of possibility. Join Rev. Dara, a life-long Jewish Unitarian Universalist to revisit Hanukkah stories and consider the many meanings of this festival in today’s world, and in our lives. 

Rev. Dara Olandt is a life-long UU of Jewish heritage and practice. An ordained, Unitarian Universalist minister, she currently serves the Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma in California, where she lives with her two children and tabby cats. She has worked with congregations from California, to Colorado to Virginia for the past decade. Her writing has appeared in Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism (Skinner House 2014), Conversations With The Sacred (Skinner House 2020), and UU World. She is also the former Multi-Religious Chaplain and Director of Spiritual and Religious Life at Mills College, in Oakland, CA where she served for 5 years.

This week, Robin Pugh, Director of Lifespan Faith Engagement, will also offer a virtual Family Chapel from 9-9:30am.To attend, click here.