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Chanukah 2020 Video

We need your help to create our Temple Emanu-El Family Chanukah Celebration! Your family can help provide videos that will be used in the final celebration. We need three different kinds of videos and you can do one, two, or all three!

1. OUR FAMILY AT CHANUKAH (super short video)
We will be making a beautiful video of the song MaOz Tzur with our congregants. For the video, we want to show our CJLL families enjoying Chanukah. Pick up your smartphone and make a super-short video (10-15 seconds!!!) of your child/children/family celebrating Chanukah. Note: We won't be using the sound from these videos, just the visuals. It could be...

  • lighting Chanukah candles
  • playing dreidle
  • peeling or grating potatoes for latkes
  • eating latkas
  • anything you like to do for Chanukah

Upload your "Our Family at Chanukah" video clips HERE.

Our CJLL has been asked to share their favourite silly dreidle song verses. We all know...

I have a little dreidle, I made it out of clay
And when it's dry and ready, my dreidle I shall play....Oh...

But we are challenging our students to find or create some funny & silly verses that might be lesser-known, like...

I have a little dreidle, I made it out of snow
I put it in my pocket, where did my dreidle go?!

Take a video of your child singing their favourite silly dreidle verse! Please just record the verse, not the chorus. Then pause, laugh, whatever for about 5 seconds. Please DON'T keep singing "Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel...". You don't need any instrumental accompaniment. You don't have to sing it in any specific key, just have fun!

Upload your "Dreidel Challenge" videos HERE.

This one is for those who love to sing...take a video of your child singing along to Ma'Oz Tzur guide video. Click HERE for the guide video.

All the words are on the video. Essentially, your child just watches the GUIDE video on one device (using earbuds to hear the sound), while another device takes a video of him/her. If you need help with the process:

  • "Quick Start" Instructions are HERE
  • Comprehensive Instructions are HERE
  • Any problem with these links or still have questions? Click HERE to contact Judy.

Upload your Ma'Oz Tzur singing videos HERE.

We are really hoping to get AT LEAST ONE VIDEO from each family. The deadline for these videos is: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27.

Good luck and have fun! We can't wait to see your contributions!!!

Judy Adelman Gershon
Cantorial Soloist
Temple Emanu-El

Thu, December 3 2020 17 Kislev 5781