SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – November 29, 2017 Back by popular demand, Temple Sholom (1925 Lake Avenue, Scotch Plains) will host a Chanukah-themed version of its popular “Lego Night” on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m.

“We’re pleased to once again host this very special event,” said Suzanne Lyte, chair of Temple Sholom’s Membership Committee. “In Hebrew, the word ‘Chanukah’ means dedication.The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E. Also known as the Jewish Festival of Lights, the eight-day festival celebrates the triumph of light over darkness."

"Hosting our Lego Night during this holiday provides us the opportunity to open our doors and invite the community into our beloved home to join in the festivities,” she added.

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Attending participants will be asked to put their imaginations to use by building some crazy creations while reveling in dreidel games, Chanukah music and songs, donuts, latkes and plenty of chocolate gelt. There will also be special drawings for Lego menorahs for participants.

The event is free and open to all. Space is limited. Anyone interested in attending, please RSVP via or by calling (917) 710-8444‎.

Founded in 1913, Temple Sholom is a Reform Jewish congregation led by Rabbi Joel N. Abraham and Cantor Darcie Sharlein. The Temple and its religious school are home to about 250 families from the greater Scotch Plains-Fanwood area. The congregation is located at 1925 Lake Avenue in Scotch Plains. Temple Sholom is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. It has recently become the first synagogue in Union County, NJ, to offer a voluntary membership contribution model. For more information about the temple or joining the congregation, please call 908-889-4900, e-mail or visit