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Hanukkah 2022 begins the evening of Sunday, Dec. 18, and ends Monday, Dec. 26. To help you celebrate the Festival of Lights, we’ve compiled our Hanukkah-inspired gatherings and celebrations below. Please register at the linked event pages. Hanukkah Sameah!


Hanukkah Tour

Hop in the car with your family and enjoy this first annual, self-paced tour of homes lighting the night.

If you have a hanukkiah in your window or a Hanukkah display in your yard, email your name and address to both Karissa Binkley and Jamie Eliahu with the subject “Hanukkah tour” before Monday, Dec. 12 to participate as a house on the route. For safety reasons, only those participating will receive the route. Open to the entire Triangle — so no matter where you are, you can know there is a hanukkiah burning near. 

Jewish U (You): Pre-Hanukkah Parent Workshop

Sunday, December 11
10:15-11 a.m. in person and Zoom
Join Rabbi Jenny for a Pre-Hanukkah Parent Workshop and learn 8 simple activities to inspire your family candlelighting.

Restorative Yoga: Hanukkah

Sunday, December 11
7-8:15 p.m., Social Hall and Zoom
Add depth and meaning to your Hanukkah preparations by participating in this special yoga class led by Rabbi Dr. Jenny Solomon and Dr. Barbara Vosk. Take your prayers into your body by breathing, moving and resting with the intention of cultivating inner awareness, vision and connection to self and others. This class can be modified for all bodies.

Senior Luncheon: Why We *Must* Put The Hanukkiah in The Window

Tuesday, December 13
noon-1:30 p.m., Social Hall
According to the Talmud, we are instructed to place the Hanukkiah in the window in order to advertise the miracle of Hanukkah to the world. However, the Talmud explains, we are permitted to place the Hanukkiah on a table away from the window in a time of danger. Is this current time in America a “time of danger?” Come hear more about this with Rabbi Eric Solomon at the December Senior Lunch.

USY Hanukkah Lock-In

Saturday, December 17-Sunday, December 18
8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Our annual USY Hanukkah Lock-In is back. Games, movies, a white-elephant gift exchange, food, and fun! 

Lights & Latkes

Sunday, December 18
4-7 p.m.
Join us for an evening of Hanukkah fun! There will be latkes and donuts, crafts, a dreidel spinning contest, and more. There will also be a raffle to benefit Beth Meyer Preschool. Don't forget to bring your menorah for our community candle lighting! If you are interested in donating an item to be raffled off at the event, please email It's a great way to advertise your business and help raise money for the preschool.

Minyan and Community Candle Lighting

Wednesday, December 21
5:30-7 p.m.
Join us on the fourth night of Hanukkah for minyan, light candles, eat some latkes and donuts, and share the joy of Hanukkah! Attendees are welcome to bring their own hanukkiah and candles. 

Fri, September 22 2023 7 Tishrei 5784