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Hanukkah 2019

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.   

Family Hanukkah: Shadow Puppets with Daniel Barash

SUN, DEC 15, 10 AM–12 PM
Member: $10, General: $15, Kids (2–13): $8, Kids (<2): Free


Join educator and longtime East Bay Jewish community member and artist Daniel Barash for an event that invigorates Jewish holiday traditions through the ancient art of shadow puppetry. As shadows are cast upon a lit screen, Jewish stories and folktales from around the world will be brought to life.

Challah for Hunger event!


Older Adult Holiday Community Lunches

Hanukkah: MON, DEC 23, 12 PM

Senior: $7, Mitzvah: $14 (for your lunch and to subsidize someone’s meal)

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

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, Rodan Family Foundation, and the Frank A. Campini Foundation.