A Hanukkah hootenanny
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A Hanukkah hootenanny

Members of Conservative youth movement Noam sing about the light that can be shared with the world

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

It seems Orthodox yeshiva students aren’t the only ones out there who can sing and dance about candlelight and the joys of Hanukkah.

The high school-age counselors and alumni of Noar Masorti (Noam), the Conservative Movement youth group troupe in Israel, came up with their own Hanukkah-appropriate production that included writing their own lyrics, filming, recording and production, and, it’s a co-ed video, pointed out Noam’s acting rabbi, Arie Hasit.

Shot in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Arnona, the singers are clad in their white-laced green Noam shirts, a takeoff of the laced blue shirts first worn by the Federation of Working and Studying Youth (No’al) to symbolize their socialist beliefs, but now a symbol of many Israeli youth movements.

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