There are Hanukkah events going on all around the bay. Find some of the below. Email me with others you want to share. Light some lights! Have some fun!
Light It Up! Casino Royale Style
Join hundreds of young adults for the most rockin’ Hanukkah party in the South Bay!
The evening will feature DJ, dancing, delicious treats, dreidel, blackjack, and an open bar!
Black Tie Affair
DJ & Dancing
For young adults 21 + with ID
Date: Sat., Dec. 8
Place: Hillel at Stanford, 565 Mayfield Avenue, Palo Alto
Cost: $15 pre-registration; $20 at the door
Congregation B’nai Shalom Hanukkah Blast!
Come celebrate Hanukkah together! Community candle-lighting; please bring your own hanukkiah. Dinner prepared by the Men’s Club – latkes galore! Soup, salad, sides and more!
Art Show, displaying the art of Gan B’nai Shalom preschoolers, Community Singalong: Performances and songs led by our students.
After dinner, the celebration continues…
Crafts and carnival games for children and families
Wine tasting with Brett Drucker
And…dessert! Reservations required.
Date: Sunday, December 9
Time: 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Place: Social Hall of B’nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
Cost –$18 per adult; $12 teens 14 and older; Free for children 13 and under.
To RSVP, please call Barbara at the synagogue office at 925-934-9446 or send an email to email@example.com
Because of planning and preparation, we regret that we are unable to issue refunds after December 4th.
Kol Emeth Annual Chanukah Party
Join Kol Emeth Religious School for a Grand Chanukah Celebration this Tuesday, open to the entire community!
Sing Chanukah songs, watch our courtyard glow with a spectacular community candle-lighting, and rejoice with Israeli dancing.
Enjoy an authentic, homemade Persian feast alongside traditional latkes. We’ll also have piping hot gourmet donuts from a vintage donut-making machine, compliments of Harvey’s Donuts!
From Israeli dancing to olive oil making, to art projects and more, we’ll have festivities for all ages to enjoy!
5:35-6:10pm School Chanukah Assembly
6:10-6:25pm Community Candle-lighting (bring your own menorah!)
6:30-7:00pm Gourmet Persian Feast with Latkes & Fresh Donuts
6:45-7:30pm Fun Chanukah Activities for all ages!
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 11
Time: Starts at 5:35pm
Place: Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Avenue, Palo Alto
Cost is $10/person in advance, $12/person at the door.
To RSVP, sign up at: tinyurl.com/KEParty2012!
The Festival of Lights
Food for Purchase! All are Welcome! Join the Osher Marin JCC for the most festive and fun Hanukkah party in the Bay Area!
The Festival of Lights will include games, crafts, shows, stories and songs. We’ll have an Artisan Marketplace where you can buy jewelry, Judaica, and more.
Date; Sun., December 9
Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
Place: Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Road, San Rafael
More details here: http://bit.ly/WvO2tr
Hanukah Festival of Light
Join the JCC East Bay for latkes, menorah-making, arts & crafts, and storytelling for the whole family. Come sing and dance with Isaac Zones at noon. Please bring new or gently worn athletic shoes to donate to our partner, the World Wear Project.
Date: Dec. 9
Place: JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley
Festival of Lights Community Hanukkah Party
ICC and OFJCC Preschool invites you to bring the family and join us on the third night of Hanukkah for candle lighting, songs, driedel games and traditional Israeli jelly donuts and Latkes.
Whether it’s your first Hannukah experience or your 50th, come enjoy its traditions and camaraderie as well as a concert for the whole family with Isaac Zones and Melita Silberstein. This event is open to everyone.
We invite you to bring your own menorah and candles to help us light up the night!
Arts and crafts activities at a nominal fee from 5:30-6:00PM
Date: Monday, Dec. 10
Time: 5 to 7pm
Place: Palo Alto JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Hanukkah for Adults
Come together to light holiday candles, participate in stimulating workshops, make menorahs, and enjoy live music, drinks, and dessert! Join us for an evening of Hanukkah pleasures.
7:00 – 7:15 Candle lighting & Song (You are welcome to bring your own menorah & candles and join in the lighting!)
7:20pm Workshops. Choose from:
* Dawn Kepler – The Scents & Tastes of the Holidays: Hanukah and Christmas
* Zvi Bellin of Moishe House- Chanukah: The Holiday of Inner and Inter- Revelation
* Adam and Alli of Hazon – Sweet potato, Purple potato, Parsnip, Carrot, Turnip, Vegan Latkah Making and social justice in the food system.
* Rabbi Bridget Wynne of Jewish Gateways – Fanatics or Freedom Fighters: The Real Story of Hanukah!
8:15-9:00: Israeli Folk Dancing, Hot and Cold alcoholic drinks, and Middle Eastern desserts.
Date: Thursday, Dec. 13
Time: 7 to 9pm
Place: East Bay JCC, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley
Suggested donation: $5 to $10
For more information contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-sponsored by, Building Jewish Bridges, Moishe House, Jewish Gateways, the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay and Hazon.
The Subterranean Arthouse’s 3rd annual Chanukah party!
For three years local singer Heather Klein has worked together with Bay Area communities, local artists and musicians to present “Hungry for Yiddish; A Mitzvah Project.” Several klezmer bands, Yiddish singers, classical, and world musicians pitch in to present a series of concerts to raise money and awareness for the Bay Area’s homeless and hungry population. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Berkeley Food Pantry, which provides hunger relief in Berkeley and Albany.
This year featuring:
Heather Kleins’ Inextinguishable Trio – Yiddish song
Anthony Mordechai Russell – Yiddish song
Bruce Bierman – Yiddish dance
Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Orkestar – klezmer dance band
9-10pm: Yiddish song with Heather Klein’s Inextinguishable Trio and Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell. Both Heather and Anthony bring a captivating deep artistry and operatic technique to Yiddish song. Their voices call audiences to rapt attention, their songs deep with history infused with new life.
10pm on: klezmer dance party! The Bay’s favorite Yiddish dance instructor and instigator Bruce Bierman will lead dances.
Date; Thursday December 13
Place: Subterranean Arthouse, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Cost: $10-$20 sliding scale donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Advance tickets here http://klezmer.brownpapertickets.com/
Shabbat Sha-Boogie: Chanukah Shabbat
Join your friends at Beth Am for a special rockin’ high-energy Chanukah Shabbat service. Come sing and pray with us in a special Shabbat Service — a Chanukah celebration for all ages! Please bring your chanukiyot with you to the service for a special candle lighting. Then, if you want join us after the service for a delicious dinner click on the link to sign up for dinner. Start here: http://www.betham.org/node/2455
Date: Friday, Dec. 14
Place: Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills
Celebrate Shabbat and Hanukkah in the Sephardic & Oriental Style
Join Cantor Ilene Keys and the Temple Sinai Adult Choir with Middle Eastern instruments for Jewish Music of the Middle East: The music of the Sephardic and Oriental Jews.
Date: December 14
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland
Free and Open to the public!
Hanukkah Farm Fest & Open Mic
Join the farming folks at Urban Adamah for a Hanukah celebration. Open Mic! Fresh food, candlelighting and a gift exchange.
Here’s the schedule:
7:00pm Light dinner of hearty soups, cob-oven fired flat breads, herbed olive oil bar, homemade chai and more
7:30pm Candle lighting – bring your own menorah and candles
8:00pm Open Mic – sign up to perform music, poetry, stories, spoken word, puppetry or another talent, limit 3 songs per person
In the spirit of holiday gift giving, we will also have a gift exchange. If you would like to participate, please bring something with a value of less than $10 you’d like to share
Date; Saturday, December 15
Place: Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley
Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
Go here to order tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4761735479