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Chanukah at JRC

Light the first candle on the evening of Sunday, December 18th, 2022, and the eighth candle on the evening of Sunday, December 25, 2022.

Chanukah is the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in Jerusalem. Around the world, Jews light Chanukah menorahs for eight nights, remembering miraculous stories and courageous heroes. At Judea Reform, we have a special service, and we often have a Chanukah party with latkes and games and music.  Want to learn more about Chanukah? Click here for more about the holiday's observances and traditions.


 Chanukah Activities 2021 (Last Year)


ZOOMANUKAH: 1st Night Chanukah Virtual Candlelighting

Sunday, November 28th, 5pm, Zoom

Join Zemer Allan and friends as we light candles to mark the beginning of Chanukah and then plug in with the wider Reform Movement as we celebrate Chanukah across North America. Register HERE. 


SHABBATUKAH: Shabbat + Chanukah

Friday, December 5th, 6pm, in-person & online

Join our congregation as we combine the lights of Shabbat and Chanukah.There will also be music, worship, and a little fun. BYO menorah and candles and mark Shabbat and the 6th night of Chanukah.  Wear your tacky sweater, hear music by the JRC Klezmer band, and enjoy some gourmet Sufganyot (from Monuts). We will be inside & outside JRC, as well as in our virtual sanctuary for services. Sign-up, masks, and proof of vaccination required. SIGN UP HERE


B’YACHAD: LatkeFest for Religious School Families

Sunday, December 5, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Religious School Families--join your religious school students for our LatkeFest celebration for the last day of Chanukah! The morning will include many ways to actively engage in the holiday, including dreidel spinning, singing, dancing, building, exploring, and—of course—latkes! Come for a fun morning of celebration and learning.


Eisman Chanukah Gift Shop Sale

Sundays, November 14th & 21st, 9:00am-1:00pm

The first night of Chanukah is Sunday, November 28th!  We will open the Eisman Gift Shop for a Chanukah sale Sundays November 14th and 21st. We have stocked the gift shop with Chanukah essentials--candles, gelt, dreidels, cards, menorahs, and toys. We will follow COVID safety protocols: masks required, socially distanced shopping. .

Shop for:

  • Chanukah candles (we are stocked up)
  • Chanukah gifts
  • Chanukah cards
  • Menorahs 
  • Chanukah games & toys  
  • All things Judaica. (Other items in store will be marked down.)

We will follow COVID safety protocols: masks required, socially distanced, and one person at a time. Questions--contact


Sun, December 4 2022 10 Kislev 5783