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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bay Area Hanukkah Happenings

The festival of lights is coming! Here's what you can do to celebrate with the whole community.

At the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF):

Daily candle lighting in the atrium
December 11-18 at 4:30 p.m.
It's free!

Hanukkah Fun Day

Work as a family through a series of games and challenges to discover the secrets of the miracle behind this holiday - just like Judah Maccabee! Create a family shield to take home. Stay for the community candle lighting and dreidel tournament. It's free!

Sunday, December 18 from 2-5:00
It's free!

At the Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC):

This annual Hanukkah celebration is a lot of fun! Entertainment includes local Jazz ensemble, Ben Brussll's Klezmania for adults and kids. Kids (and their parents/grandparents) will have fun with crafts and games. Other activities include adult learning, oil and wine tasting (not together), children's storytime and of course potato latkes! Cap off the afternoon with a community sing-a-long and start the third night of Hanukkah in style

Sunday, December 13 from 1-4:00 p.m. in the Early Childhood Education's Multi-Purpose Room at the PJCC
It's free!

Hanukkiah lighting daily
December 14 - 18 at 3:00 pm at the PJCC lobby

At the Osher Marin JCC:

Festival of Lights Hanukkah Party

Book fair, holiday marketplace, comedy magicians the Flying Calamari Brothers (doesn't sound kosher), adult Jewish learning, bounce house, make your own candles...

Sunday, December 6 - goes on most of the day. For the complete schedule/timing, click here and look for the button on the right with the menorah. It's a PDF.
It's free!

SF Chabad Menorah Lighting

Dec. 11-19, 2009
Chabad Menorah Candle Lighting Ceremony at San Francisco Union Square

Here's the schedule (thanks to Travel is More Fun with Kids)

Friday, December 11
Lighting the first candle 3–4 pm

Saturday, December 12
Lighting the second candle 7:30- 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 13
Lighting the third Candle
Festival of Lights event with music 3-6 pm
Ceremony/dignitaries 4:30
Lighting the Menorah 5 pm

Monday, December 14 - Friday December 18th
Candle lighting each night 5– 6 pm

North Peninsula Chabad Menorah Lighting

Bring your pennies for the first Penny Menorah. Your change will be added to others' in the community, with the menorah monies donated to the poor. Also at the lighting, a glass blower and free latkes!

Tuesday, December 15 from 6-7:30 p.m.
It's at Washington Park in Burlingame, across the street from the train station
It's free!

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