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Friday, December 7, 2012

Hanukkah Happenings in the Bay Area - 2012

San Francisco's Chabad celebrates its 38th annual menorah lighting The Bill Graham Menorah Day is on Sunday, but they'll be lighting the menorah publicly every night. On Saturday, musician Matisyahu will light the first candle. The Sunday festival features games, dreidels, food, dancing and music.

When: Saturday, December 8 at 7
Sunday, December 9 at 3 - Bill Graham Menorah Festival starts, menorah lighting at 5
Monday-Thursday - candle lighting at 5. Friday the candle is lit at 3, and Saturday it will be lit at 7
Where: Union Square (Geary/Powell)
Cost: Free

Westfield San Francisco Centre and the Bill Graham Menorah Project have a special Hanukkah festival of lights celebration with treats, crafts and music.

When: Saturday, December 15 6:30-7:30
Where: Westfield San Francisco Centre, 2nd level (865 Market Street)
Cost: free

The Peninsula Jewish Community Center hosts their annual Latkepalooza this Sunday. It's a community-wide celebration with treats, games, crafts and more. It's a lot of fun - we've been. This year you can make your own candles, dreidels, gifts and sweet treats.

When: Sunday, December 9 from 1-4
Where: PJCC Main Building (800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City)
Cost: Free, but bring a can of food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank

Join Chabad of Sunnyvale for Chanukkah Wonderland. They'll have a giant menorah made of hundreds of cans of food. You help create it by bringing cans to donate. They'll have crafts, entertainment, music, lighting ceremony, food (latkes, sufganiyot, hot cider) and more.

When: Sunday, December 9 from 3:30-5:30
Where: South Peninsula Hebrew Day School (1030 Astoria Drive, Sunnyvale)
Cost: Free, but donations/sponsorships are welcome. Nominal charge for food/crafts.

Join North Peninsula Chabad for their annual menorah lighting celebration. They'll have a fire juggler, live music, hot latkes and more

When: Tuesday, December 11 from 6-7 (menorah lighting at 6:30)
Where: Burlingame (240 Park Rd, at corner of Burlingame Ave)
Cost: Free; sponsors welcome

Bring the kids for a candle lighting, games, crafts and food. Plus a concert with Isaac Zones and Melita Silberstein

When: Monday, December 10 from 5:30-7
Where: Palo Alto JCC (3921 Fabian Way)
Cost: Free, but nominal fee for crafts

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