Surely you’d like to do something to celebrate Hanukkah this year. Well guess what? We’ve got listings of pretty much everything happening throughout Washington. Don’t stuff yourselves too much on those latkes!
Monday, December 10
5–6 p.m. at Aljoya Thornton Place, 450 NE 100th St., Seattle.
Hanukkah at Redmond Town Center
Come to the annual giant menorah lighting. Dreidels and gelt available for everyone to enjoy.
At Redmond Town Center, 7525 166th Ave. NE, Redmond.
Tuesday, December 11
Hanukkah on Ice
Join MMSC and Chabad of Greater Seattle for a fun ice-skating party. The event includes a candy menorah, candle lighting, Mexican buffet, Hanukkah treats, and of course skating! $36/family of 4 or more, $10/per person. At Highland Ice Arena, 18005 Aurora Ave. N, Shoreline.
Sephardic Bikur Holim Annual Hanukkah Party
Enjoy candle lighting, dinner with bumuelos, and fun for the entire family. The event will also honor the 2013 recipients of the Sarah Maimon Humanitarian Award.
$18/Adults, $10/kids 6–12, kids 5 and under free.
At Sephardic Bikur Holim, 6500 52nd Ave. S, Seattle. RSVP to email@example.com by Dec. 6.
4th Annual Light the Night: A GLBTQ Hanukkah
Tasty latkes, music and a beautiful candle-lighting symbolize the miracle of Hanukkah and the idea that great leadership and community action will prevail against oppression.
This year will celebrate a new “miracle” in our time, marriage equality in Washington State by honoring community leaders who played a key role in helping to pass Referendum 74. Free and open to the community (21-plus).
At the Lobby Bar, 916 E Pike St., Seattle. Contact Alysa Rosen at 206-525-0915, ext. 210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindle, Nosh and Network
A Hanukkah celebration with food for Puget Sound Jewish professionals, with a panel presentation about starting and managing your own business. Location details sent upon RSVP.
To sign up, visit bit.ly/SQr92F.
Wednesday, December 12
Lynnwood Community Hanukkah Celebration
Join Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County for a Hanukkah celebration that will include a live olive pressing, arts & crafts for children, latkes and doughnuts. All residents of Snohomish County are invited. For more information contact Rabbi Berel Paltiel at 425-640-2811 or Rabbi@JewishSnohomish.com. At the Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County, 19626 76th Ave. W, Lynnwood.
Temple Beth Am Young Adult Sake and Latke
Young Adults at Beth Am presents a night of music, latkes, candle lighting, and schmoozing. Meet at U Village for the community hanukkiah lighting and a KlezKidz performance. Then head over to Blue C Sushi for dinner, with latkes and cocktails. The first drink is on YABA! Open to anyone ages 22–39. Newcomers and non-members welcome.
At University Village, NE 45th St. and 25th Ave. NE, Seattle. RSVP to email@example.com.
6–6:30 p.m. at University Village.
Light the Candles: A Hanukkah Celebration for All
The Seattle Jewish Chorale presents an interactive, family-friendly concert featuring traditional and contemporary holiday songs in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino. A reception with holiday treats will follow. $12/Adults, $10/students and seniors, $6/children, un(der)employed pay as able.
At Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth Street, Bellevue. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-708-7518 or visit www.seattlejewishchorale.org.
Thursday, December 13
Annual Joint Hanukkah Adult Luncheon at Temple Beth El
Tacoma Hadassah, Sisterhood and Temple Beth El invite you to hear Peter Callaghan, political columnist for the Tacoma News Tribune. Come early to check out the Judaica shop’s Hanukkah selection and sales (open 11–2 p.m.).
$12 per person. RSVP no later than Dec. 10. Pay at the door or in advance at www.decemberadultluncheon.eventbrite.com.
At Temple Beth El, 5975 South 12th St., Tacoma. For questions or to RSVP, contact 253-564-7101 or email@example.com.
Hanukkah Celebration with the Shalom Klezmer Band
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
For adults 60-plus: Spin dreidels, sing Hanukkah songs, and celebrate with lively klezmer music. Rabbi Jim Mirel, Julie Mirel, Chava Mirel and the band members will perform joyful music. Free. RSVP by Dec. 7.
At Temple B’nai Torah,
15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue. Contact Ellen Hendin at 425-603-9677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live in Concert: Israeli Singer/Songwriters Dana Berger and Dan Toren
Dana Berger’s and Dan Toren’s intimate, acoustic shows bring their music to the audience in a soft and charming way. The duo has a special chemistry after so many years of performing together, and is adored by fans all over Israel. At VinoBella, 99 Front St. N, Issaquah. Tickets cost $45 advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/293234 or $55 at the door.
Friday, December 14
Shabbat Hanukkah Service and Dinner at Temple Beth El
Enjoy a pre-service nosh before Shabbat Hanukkah services at 6 p.m. Dinner at approximately 7:15 hosted by the Temple Beth El membership committee. The evening will include music, a family menorah lighting, sufganiyot and more. Everyone is welcome.
$8 per person; free for children ages 3 and under. RSVP for dinner at www.tbeChanukah2012.eventbrite.com or download a registration form from www.templebethel18.org/images/stories/ChanukahDinner2012.pdf.
At Temple Beth El, 5975 S 12th St., Tacoma. Contact 253-565-9024 or email@example.com.
Community Shabbat Dinner at Eastside Torah Center
Everyone is invited to the annual Hanukkah dinner, complete with traditional Hanukkah food and crispy latkes. Reservations required: contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-957-7860 or visit www.chabadbellevue.org. At Eastside Torah Center, 1837 156th Ave. NE, Bellevue.
Temple’s Famous Hanukkah Celebration and Annual Latke Dinner
The evening starts with a Hanukkah service and Rock Shabbat. Latke dinner to follow at 7 p.m. Suggested donation $5 per person, $15 per family.
At Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1511 E Pike St., Seattle. For more information call 206-323-8486.
Evening Shabbat and Hanukkah Celebration in Everett
Bring your hanukkiah and join in a communal lighting and musical Shabbat celebration followed by an ice cream sundae oneg. Led by Rabbi Jessica Marshall. At Temple Beth Or, 3215 Lombard Ave., Everett. Contact email@example.com or 425-259-7125.
Saturday, December 15
Benefit for MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah and fight hunger! JTNews, Matzoh Momma Catering and Temples B’nai Torah and De Hirsch Sinai are once again hosting a Hanukkah fundraising event with traditional Hanukkah foods and music. The meal is free, but donations to MAZON are welcomed and appreciated. MAZON works with food banks across the country to help feed everyone who is hungry. Mazon CEO Abby Liebman will be present, with entertainment by the Shalom Klezmer Band featuring Chava Mirel and Sasson. Delicious Hanukkah foods prepared by Pip and Miriam Meyers of Matzoh Momma. If you cannot attend, please consider sending a check made out to MAZON c/o Mirel, 1301 Spring St. #21-H, Seattle, WA 98104.
At Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1511 E Pike St., Seattle. Contact Rabbi Jim Mirel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanukkah Under the Stars
This family Hanukkah celebration features kids’ bands Recess Monkey and The Sababas, plus PJ Library, arts and crafts, and community candle lighting. Dinner available for purchase from Stopsky’s Delicatessen, Island Crust Café, along with kosher Chinese and Street Donuts.
Free with a donation of personal items (such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo or soap) to Jewish Family Service. Register online at www.sjcc.org.
At the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island. Contact Zach Duitch at ZachD@sjcc.org or 206-388-1990.
BCMH Annual Hanukkah Party
Enjoy a dairy dinner featuring pizza, latkes and jelly donuts. NCSY will sell popcorn, cotton candy and slushies. A moon bounce, Cub Scout craft table, face painting and balloon artists available for the kids while adults play bingo.
$12/Adults (age 12-plus), $8/kids (4-11), kids under 3 free.
At Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath Congregation, 5145 S Morgan St., Seattle. Contact Julie Greene at email@example.com or 206-721-0970.
Congregation Emanu-El Hanukkah Party
Activities and prizes for kids, with music provided by Aaron Press Taylor for children and adults. Latkes for all. Please bring a dairy or vegetarian dish to share.
At Friendship Hall, Unitarian Church, 4340 W Fort George Wright Dr., Spokane. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 15
Kol HaNeshamah Hanukkah Party
4–5:30: The Sababas lead Jewish music, storytelling, puppetry, and kid-oriented games.
5:30–8: Community dinner with candle lighting and latkes. The ensemble will lead singing, with Israeli dancing and games to follow. Please bring menorahs, candles, latkes, food, and beverages for dinner.
Free. At 6115 SW Hinds St. Seattle. Contact email@example.com
Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound Hanukkah Celebration
Bring your menorah and candles to light together, share a potluck meal with fresh latkes, and sing some songs. Suggested donation of $5 per person, $15 per family.
In Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-528-1944 or visit secularjewishcircle.org.
Sunday, December 16
Jewish Women Sisterhood Annual Hanukkah Brunch
The Hanukkah brunch is a yearly women’s tradition. Delicious food include lox, bagels and sufganiot. All with wonderful company and a lively presentation by Blogger Lea Geller. Members only — join today!
Visit www.chabadbellevue.org for complete information. Contact email@example.com or 425-957-7860. At a private home; RSVP for location.
12:30–1:15 p.m. at the Armory, Seattle Center.
Hanukkah Dance Party
The eighth candle of Hanukkah is not going to look the same in Seattle this year. Come to a night of celebration, joy, happiness, dance and drinks with Seattle Jewish Productions.
$10 at the door; if over 100 people sign up by Dec. 15 the price will be reduced to $5.
At Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St., Seattle. Visit on.fb.me/U7R6Mq.
Monday, December 24
This legendary bash is back! Jconnect and the Jewish Federation’s YAD take over Q Nightclub with awesome drinks and music all night long. With one of the hottest clubs in town, get ready for a night you won’t forget!
$20 in advance, $25 week of, and $30 at the door.
At Q Nightclub, 1426 Broadway, Seattle. Visit www.jconnectseattle.org or contact Josh Furman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, December 27
1–1:30 p.m. at the Kline Galland Home, 7500 Seward Park Ave. S, Seattle.