“Hanukkah is about the freedom to be true to what we believe without denying the freedom of those who believe otherwise. It’s about lighting our candle, while not being threatened by or threatening anyone else’s candle.” -Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
NOV 22 | 2:00 PM | MERFISH TEEN CENTER | AGES 5-10
Hanukkah Family Craft Day with Rustic Brush
- Create a Hanukkah board, centerpiece or youth board! Registration required.
NOV 29 | 8:00 PM | VIRTUAL | ADULT LEARNING
Courage and Pride: Hanukkah's Enduring Lessons with Rabbi Barry Gelman
NOV 29, 30 & DEC 1 | 5:00 PM | MAIN J | ALL AGES
Community Hanukkah Menorah Lightings
- Meet in the lobby at 4:50 PM
NOV 30 | 5:00 PM | MAIN J | ALL AGES
Family Menorah Lighting & Sufganiyot Decorating
- Join for a "lit" and delicious Hanukkah celebration. Come to light the Hanukkah Menorah with friends and stay to decorate delectable sufganiyot (jelly donuts).
DEC 1 | 5:00 PM | VIRTUAL
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights
- Join JCC Association and its partners, JArts™ and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to celebrate Hanukkah as eight female Jewish artists—including singer Tair Haim of A-Wa, Italian chef Sylvia Nacamulli, and dancer Rachel Linsky—share unique creations inspired by hanukkiot (Hanukkah menorahs) in the Judaica collection at the MFA. The event promises an unforgettable evening of performance, learning, and artistic engagement for all.
DEC 2 | 7:00 PM | HOUSTON HILLEL | AGE 20-ISH
The J & Jewston Hanukkah Bazaar
- Schmooze, nosh & light candles!
Explore the Hanukkah Bazaar booths and collect prizes and memories along the way! Join Houston's Young Professionals and 20somethings from 7 Jewish Houston organizations to light up the night. Bazaar Booths include; Hanukkah Pong, Semitic Squid Games, trivia and more!
Latkes, Sufganiyot and plenty of L'chaim's will be flowing throughout the evening and candle lighting will be done together as a community at the beginning of the evening as well.
RSVP via the GOOGLE FORM before November 25 to receive two tickets towards the secret gift raffle - all auction items are wrapped, so you'll have to channel your inner maccabee intuition and put your ticket(s) towards the best one...or so you hope!
You must be fully vaccinated to attend this event.
This event is for young professionals in their 20's and early 30's. If that does not apply to you, let us know so we can connect you to a Jewish community that's right for you!
DEC 2 | 4:30 PM | GODWIN PARK | FAMILY FUN
Family Menorah Lighting at The Park
- Join the J, Chabad Outreach, Jewish Children's Events & PJ Library to celebrate the festival of lights!
- Celebrate Hanukkah in the park with activities, crafts and prizes for the whole family!
NOV 25 - DEC 31
36 Days, 360 NEW Donors to OUR NEW J
- Donate the value of one night of Hanukkah gifts and be a part of this once in generation community campaign.