“Yeshua: The Light of the World: A Virtual Messianic Jewish Celebration of Hanukkah
The Hanukkah celebration, also known as “The Festival of Lights” commemorates God’s miraculous provision for the Jewish people during the second century BCE. Under Greek occupation and persecution, a small band of faithful but poorly armed Jews, led by Judah the Maccabee, defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G‑d.
When they sought to light the Temple’s Menorah (the seven-branched candelabrum), they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination by the Greeks. Miraculously, they lit the menorah and the one-day supply of oil lasted for eight days until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.
Thus the festival of Hanukkah, meaning “dedication” was born to commemorate this miracle and is observed by Jewish people to this day. On each of the eight nights of the festival another candle of the nine-branched Menorah (known in Hebrew as the “Hanukiah”) is kindled. For Messianic Jews and Christians, Hanukkah takes on a greater significance. Yeshua not only observed Hanukkah (John 10), he is called “The Light of the World”, and we as his followers are called to “Let our light shine before others”. (Mathew 5)
Therefore, we are excited to invite you to join us for “Yeshua: The Light of the World” two special Hanukkah celebrations. There is no cost to participate, but you will need to register to receive the link, which will give you access to both events.
We hope to see you there to celebrate Yeshua, the Light of the World!
Session 1 – For Kids and Young Families
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Join us for our first-ever virtual Hanukkah service designed for children, featuring fun Hanukkah songs, stories, activities, and the telling of the Hanukkah story. At the end of the service, we will light the Hanukkah candles together.
We hope you can join us! Your children will have a wonderful time, and we believe you will too!
Please note: This program was originally produced by our global partner Chosen People Ministries and re-aired with permission.
Session 2 – For Everyone
Thursday, December 17, 2020
7:30 PM (AEDT)
Join the Hirsch Family for the 8th and final night of Hanukkah!
Lawrence will be delivering a special Hanukkah message and we will be kindling the last Hanukkah candle. We will also have a time of worship with Lizzy and Simon who will be bringing the celebration of Hanukkah to life with traditional and modern Hanukkah songs.