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Chanukah Palooza, featuring Nava Tehila Concert

Saturday, December 16, 2017 • 28 Kislev 5778

6:00 PM - 8:30 PMLevin Social Hall

Dinner! Dreidels! Tacky Chanukah Outfits! Latkes! 

Join us for our annual Chanukah celebration and dinner - Chanukah Palooza! There will be a delicious build-your-own taco bar catered by NanaTaco, latkes, dreidels, games and crafts, and new this year: a concert by Jerusalem-based band Nava Tehila (part of JRC's Shir Simcha series). We are so excited to welcome this upbeat ensemble from Israel to perform original and traditional music that draws on verses from Jewish sources, liturgical poems, and Israeli and world poetry.

All are invited -- bring a friend!

  • Chanukah Candle Lighting, Dinner, & Games at 6:00 PM
  • Tacky Chanukah Outfit Winner announced at 7:00 PM
  • Havdalah & Nava Tehila Concert at 7:15 PM

Join us in your best and most absurd Chanukah sweaters, ties, leggings, and festive clothes for our 2nd Annual Tacky Chanukah Outfit Contest! A panel of judges will award the following categories:

  • Best Overall
  • Most Creative
  • Most Festive

Advance-Purchase Ticket Prices - Scroll down to purchase tickets
Purchase a ticket below by Monday, December 11
- Adults (age 13+): $12
- Children ages 5-12 : $7
- Children 4 and under: free

A limited number of tickets will be available online after Dec. 11 and at the door. Adults $15. Children (ages 5-12) $10.

A big thank you to several local businesses and congregants who donated services and prizes for our celebration:

  • Levin JCC (Free chair massage!)
  • NanaTaco ($60 gift certificate!)
  • Nancy Gordon of Baskets A' Brim (Pampering gift basket!)
  • Nancy Luberoff (assorted wool socks for the family!)
  • ZimZoom Photobooth

NanaTaco Dinner Menu
A build-your-own taco bar will include your choice of:

  • Rotisserie Chicken 
  • Garlic Beef
  • Grilled Veggies (vegan)
  • Corn & Flour Tortillas (gluten-free corn tortillas available)
  • With a variety of taco toppings including: black beans (vegan), rice (vegan), pico de gallo, salsa verde, salsa roja, sour cream, cheese, lettuce, and house-pickled jalapeños. 
  • ..and latkes, of course!


Help make Chanukah Palooza a success. Volunteers should be 13 years old or older in order to volunteer alone. Volunteers receive a complimentary ticket and dinner. Sign up to volunteer here.

Photos taken at this event may be used on the Judea Reform website and other publicity.


Tickets to Chanukah Palooza

Advance Sale Ticket Price: $12 each until Dec. 11. ($15 after Dec. 11)

Advance Sale Ticket Price: $7 each until Dec. 11. ($10 after Dec. 11)

Free of charge

We never want the price of a dinner to come between you and the synagogue community. If you would like to attend the event and cannot pay this price, please contact Executive Director Jennifer Rudinger for a confidential scholarship. 

Chanukah Gift Bags

Judea Reform's Eisman Gift Shop is offering fun and festive Chanukah Gift Bags for sale! Order a Chanukah Gift Bag for yourself, your child, or for a friend, and pick it up at Chanukah Palooza on December 16. 

Each gift bag contains 1 full box of Chanukah candles, bags of gelt (chocolate coins), dreidels, assorted puzzles or games (for example, a dreidel fidget spanner, or a magic self-inflating balloon), candy, a recipe card for latkes, the Chanukah Blessings, and miscellaneous mystery items. As a bonus, you'll also receive a coupon for a future Chanukah purchase at the Eisman Gift Shop. Comes in ready-to-gift packaging. Perfect for a host/hostess gift or a gift for the kids during one of the eight nights!


Your purchase supports Judea Reform!

$18.00 each

$18 each. Your purchase supports the Eisman Gift Shop & Judea Reform!

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