Hanukkah 2018

Our own festival of light, Hannukah invites us to reflect on hope in times of darkness. We gather in song and dance to celebrate resilience. We offer festivities for all ages, from a children’s Hanukkah-themed pop-rock concert to a spirited dance party with a live Israeli band.  

Hanukkah Party with Alison Faith Levy and the Big Time Tot Rock Band

SUN, DEC 9, 2 PM 
Cost - Member: $10 / General: $15
JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
Cosponsored by Jewish Gateways, Eden Village West, Camp Tawonga, Camp Ramah, and PJ Library/Sprout

Join us for a not-to-be-missed Hanukkah celebration with beloved Bay Area children’s musician, performer, and educator Alison Faith Levy. Her live show engages kids and families in a variety of dancing, jumping, spinning, wiggling, pretend play, and other silliness—all to the rhythms of her imaginative, upbeat retro pop songs.
Spin like a dreidel, do the latke pokey, and shine like a candle with the Big Time Tot Rock Band!

Alison Faith Levy has toured the country, released two solo albums for children and families, and is currently working on her third.

Older Adult Holiday Community Lunches

Hanukkah: MON, DEC 3, 12 PM

Cost- Senior: $7 / Mitzvah: $14 (for your lunch and to subsidize someone’s meal)
JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

Celebrate the holidays with a delicious meal, a nice schmooze, and some new traditions. Join friends, community members, and our Shamash Resident, Rabbi Dorothy Richman, for these warm, welcoming, and festive celebrations.

Learn More: JCC Front Desk, 510.848.0237  

JCC East Bay's programming is made possible by generous support from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Koret Foundation, Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, Taube Philanthropies, Israel and Mollie Myers Foundation, Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, and the Frank A. Campini Foundation.

Other Hanukkah Events:

The Nigunim Chorus Presents: Hanukkah Community Celebration

SUN, DEC 9, 5:30 PM
Join together for a performance, candle lighting, and community singing.

Congregation Beth El Chanukah Bazaar

Looking for that traditional, or maybe not-so-traditional, Chanukah gift? Visit the Congregation Beth El Chanukah Bazaar. Just a three minute walk to 1301 Oxford Street. The Bazaar will be open from Monday, November 12 through Thursday November 15.

Visit www.bethelberkeley.org or call the Beth El office (510.848.3988) for best times to visit. Shop early! The first night of Chanukah is Sunday, December 2nd.