Hanukkah around Tucson 2017


Eat, Study, Pray - Chanukkah: Do we believe in Miracles?

Dec 9 @ 9:00 am Congregation Or Chadash

Join Rabbi Louchheim for a special learning opportunity. The morning begins with lox, bagels, pastries, and coffee. Breakfast is followed by a discussion on do we believe in Miracles? We will then join together for our Shabbat service at 10:00 am

Hanukkah Artisan Showcase

Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm Tucson Jewish Community Center Fine Art Gallery

The Tucson J will host a Hanukkah artist showcase celebrating the works of local artisans in time for holiday gift-giving. Free and open to all

Hanukkah with a Twist!

Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona

A FREE Hanukkah event for the entire family! Come to the PJ Library Hanukkah story time with lots of TWISTING going on! Afterwards snack on crispy latkes & yummy dosas! Bring an 8x10 or smaller photo to incorporate in our Hanukkah craft.

"Latkes & Vodkas" Hanukkah Party for Adults at CAI

Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Congregation Anshei Israel

Back by popular demand… You’d be mad to miss this event! Enjoy a variety of full-size martinis, a delicious brisket dinner with gourmet latkes and toppings, salad and dessert. Live jazz provided by “Birks Works” featuring Stu and Eric Mellan. Alternative beverages available. Must be 21+.

Kibbutz & Schmear - Northwest

Dec 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am 190 W. Magee Suite 162 (Ridgeview Mall)

Come join us a for a special Chanukah celebration with Pinchas Zohav, Northwest Chaplain. Enjoy latkes, songs, candle lighting, and stories. If you're a senior, a retiree, or just want to meet new friends and start your day with some conversation, this group is for you. Join us to help celebrate Chanukah together!

Chabad of Oro Valley Mega Chanukah Party

Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm Oro Valley Public Library

Featuring an incredible Gelt Drop, an LED light show, free food, 9-foot menorah, fire truck, and more!

Shabbat Rocks! Family Shabbat Dinner & Service with the 5th Grade

Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Temple Emanu-El

Join us at Temple Emanu-El for Shabbat Rocks! Family Services - Lighting of the Millstone Menorah & Shabbat dinner at 5:30 pm. Followed by an energetic, musical Shabbat Service for the whole family at 6:30 pm with the 5th Grade RS Class and the Avanim Rock Band, followed by dessert oneg.
All are Welcome: Please RSVP for the Kosher Chicken Dinner and sides. *Vegetarian option available. Member Cost is $12.00 pp (13+), Children (12-under) are free. Please register in advance online at tetucson.org or by calling the Temple Emanu-El Office at (520) 327-4501.

Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner during Hanukkah at CAI

Dec 15 @ 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm Congregation Anshei Israel

With our families, we welcome Shabbat with rhythm, movement, ruach (spirit) and song. Then we’ll share Shabbat dinner with latkes, followed by Open Lounge in the Linda Roy Youth Center with games and fun. Dinner $25 per family (two adults & up to 4 children) for CAI members; guest family $30; adults (13+) $10 per person. RSVP needed by Dec. 11.

Shabbat Service and 100 Menorah Celebration

Dec 15 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm Congregation Or Chadash

Bring your menorah, 5 candles, and matches and join Or Chadash for an exciting service. Enjoy the joyful music from Shirei Simcha our Adult Choir and, a special sufganiyot oneg after services.

Secular Humanist Jewish Circle Chanukkah Party

Dec 16 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm RSVP for Directions

Light Candles for Courage and Freedom!! For Members, Spouses/Partners, Kids, Prospective Members.
*Your menorah, nine candles, and matches
*Latkes (unfrozen, ready to heat) or donuts, fruit, veggies (applesauce, sour cream and drinks to be provided by SHJC)
*A wrapped gift of under $10. for gift exchange (we’ll have a separate gift exchange for kids; avoid gift cards if possible)
*$3.00 to defray expenses
RSVP by December 13 to Susan, 577-7718, [email protected] or Irene, 229-6166, [email protected]

Hanukkah Workshop/Maccabiah at CAI

Dec 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Congregation Anshei Israel

Everyone is welcome! Join us at 9:00am for Minyan; at 9:30am we’ll have learning activities for youth about all the symbols of Hanukkah, as well as a parallel Adult Education Kollel with Rabbi Robert Eisen: “Customary Hanukkah Customs” Why do we celebrate this holiday as we do? At 10:30am, we’ll join together to participate in a Maccabiah Competition will some serious silliness; followed at 11:30am by a Hanukkah Party with food & music! It’s all free, but please RSVP by Dec. 13 to Kim at 745-5550, ext. 224.

Adult Education Class at CAI: "Customary Hanukkah Customs"

Dec 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am Congregation Anshei Israel

Rabbi Robert Eisen will present “Customary Hanukkah Customs” Why do we celebrate this holiday as we do? Together, we’ll explore some of the more popular/public and esoteric ways in and through which we observe this holiday. There being more than meets the eye, we will take this opportunity to see, as a byproduct of our study, how this holiday became so much more than it may have been originally intended. Following the kollel, attendees are invited to stay and participate in our Religious School Hanukkah Workshop and Party. No charge to attend, but a contribution (non-perishable food item or monetary donation) to the Community Food Bank is appreciated.

Grand Chanukkah Bowl

Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm Tucson Bowl

Community-wide Hannukah holiday celebration with lighting the Menorah on bowling pins, bowling games, kosher lunch, traditional latkes and donuts, chocolate gelt, games and songs.

Annual Family Chanukah Party and Gift Exchange

December 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Free box of Chanukah candles per family. Bring your menorah and a wrapped, new or gently used gift. No broken or dirty gifts please. New gifts no more than $10. Serving latkes, applesauce, sour cream and jelly donuts. Dreidels and entertainment will also be provided.

To RSVP call 520-648-6690 by December 12 and mail check made out to BSTC with Chanukah Party on memo line to BSTC, PO Box 884, Green Valley AZ 85622.

Greatest Hanukkah on Earth: XIX We are the Light

Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Temple Emanu-El

Join us on December 19th for our Annual Greatest Hanukkah on Earth celebration 2017: Lighting of the giant outdoor menorah, then a fabulous Hanukkah show with skits, hilarious parodies, songs, music, & telling the story of Hanukkah. Afterwards, enjoy a scrumptious Kosher Brisket and Latke Dinner $30 Members/$35 Non-Members $9. kids ages 4-12 and Kids 3 & under FREE (Includes Games, Crafts & Goody Bag) *Vegetarian Option Upon Request. All are welcome; show is Free and Open to All. Kosher Brisket Dinner is sponsored by Temple's Men's Club for ongoing contributions to Temple Emanu-El and the community. Please make your Kosher Brisket and Latke Dinner reservation in advance by 12/12 or register online at www.tetucson.org or by calling the Temple Office at (520) 327-4501.

Northwest Family Chanukah Party

Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm Jewish Federation Northwest Division

Join us for an evening of family fun during our very special community Chanukah party! Come and enjoy latkes, play dreidel, and sing songs. Remember to bring along your menorahs for the Northwest community-wide menorah lighting as we celebrate the last night of Chanukah together! RSVP to nor[email protected] or call (520) 505-4161.

"8 Nights, 8 Lights" Hanukkah Party at CAI

Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Congregation Anshei Israel

Everyone is welcome to join us on the 8th Night of Hanukkah. Dress in white to glow bright as part of our Glow-in-the-Dark celebration! Our celebration begins with lighting the hanukkiah (bring your own if you’d like). Enjoy a glow stick performance, festive food including latkes & donuts, a performance by CAI’s Adult & Youth Choirs led by Cantorial Soloist Nichole Chorny, play dreidel games & activity stations led by USYers; photo area. $6.13 per person (all ages) with paid RSVP thru Dec. 12; $13 after & at the door.