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Chanukah around the UPJ region

Chanukah celebrations and events will be offered around the UPJ region. Click on "Read More" to see listings (check back, as more listings are expected).

Beit Or v'Shalom
Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday 3 December at 6.30pm. Candle lighting (Shabbat and Chanukiyot), Dinner - bring a plate to share (main or dessert - no meat, but fish allowed) and your Chanukiyah; Kiddush (wine, juice, challah) and plates/cutlery/napkins supplied. Cost: $10 (member); $15 (non-member); under 13 free. Numbers limited/book by 28 November to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; numbers are limited! Will also stream to YouTube; CLICK HERE to 

Emanuel Synagogue
Chanukah by the Sea will be held on Sunday 28 November, 5.00-7.00pm, at Parsley Bay Beach in Vaucluse. CLICK HERE to register/book.

Neshama Life will host a special Chanukah event: Chanukah Kabbalah Music and Meditation Online on Sunday 5 December at 10.00am: A Chanukah celebration online with music, learning and meditation With musicians Shannyn and Max Einsohn and kabbalah teacher Dr. Orna Triguboff (free); go register, go to: https://www.trybooking.com/BVWNC
Emails of Light: Eight emails sent during Chanukah with inspiring teachings about light, with Dr Rabbi Orna Triguboff. To join This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue
Celebrate the miracle of togetherness on Wednesday 1 December at 5.30pm. Bring your menorah and light up the community with songs, dreidels, activities, latkes and sufganiyot. RSVP: Monday 29 November to Samantha on (03) 9563 9208 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All 16+ years must provide proof of vaccination, as per Government guidelines.

Kedem
Kabbalat Shabbat Chanukah with candle lighting and pot luck dinner (together again in person at last!) on Friday 3 December. Register with Rosi to attend: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Book of the Maccabees discussion series with Leon Sterling and Geoff Jenkins on 11 November and 25 November at 7.30pm. Contact Rosi for further details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kehillat S'dot Zahav
Chanukah Party and sing-along, with latkes and doughnuts provided (but welcome to bring your own) and bring your chanukah, if you like, on Sunday 5 December at 2.00pm at the Rotary Kangaroo Flat Function Centre. It would help (but not obligatory) if you email your RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism
Join every day, from Sunday 28 November through Saturday 4 December, for candle-lighting. CLICK HERE for the Zoom link (password: lbc)

North Shore Temple Emanuel
Teen Torah Tag Team BBQ on Sunday 28 November at 5.00pm, concluding with candle lighting. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. Year 7 Doughnuts After Class for students and parents on Thursday 2 December at 5.45pm, concluding with candle lighting. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. Chanukah Groove Service with the Rabbis, Aaron Robuck and the NSTE Choir, on Friday 3 December, followed by Kiddush and doughnuts. Covid restrictions do not permit us to have everyone light their own chanukkiyot, but we will light one as a community during the service. Because of Covid capacity limits, advance registration is required - CLICK HERE to register. Meah Family Picnic (parents welcome too) on Sunday 5 December at 11.00am on the NSTE lawn. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. Party with NSTE Parents Group and kids under 8 on Sunday 5 December at 12.30pm, NSTE venue TBC. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. Phosphorescence! Monthly Discussion and candle lighting on Sunday 5 December at 7.00pm on Zoom; all are welcome. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.

Taiwan Jewish Community
The congregation in Taipei held a menorah-making event on 7 November for its Hebrew school, using pottery tools to create handmade menorahs, which will be used at the community's candle-lighting and dinner on Sunday 5 December at the American Club. Professional musicians Gabriel and Wen will entertain with Klezmer-style music, as well as Gershwin, Berlin and Chanukah songs. Attendees are encourages to bring guitars, Er-Hus and flutes to join in afterwards for some community music. Price is NT$1,000 for adults and NT$500 for children (ages 3-13) and foreign students. CLICK HERE to book.

Temple Shalom Gold Coast
Chanukah party on Saturday 4 December from 6.00pm; free entry (donations welcome). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to pre-register to attend.

United Hebrew Congregation (Singapore)
Candle-lighting and other fun every night of Chanukah on Zoom 28 November to 5 December - (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and get Zoom links:

1st Night Chanukah on Sunday 28 November - READ
7.15pm: TNN (Torah News Network) aka known as UHC's School's Class Viv) will report live from the battle of Bet T'Zur, as Judah Maccabee and his army bravely conquer the Greeks.
7.30pm: Candle lighting, prayers and song
7.45pm: UHC Book Club "Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean"

2nd Night Chanukah on Monday 29 November - PLAY
8.00pm: Candle lighting
8.15pm: Chanukah Games Night

3rd Night Chanukah on Tuesday 30 November - DRINK
7.00pm: Learn to mix a special Chanukah cocktail with The Mixologist Rabbi, aka Rabbi Miriam!
7.15pm: Candle lighting and toasting of the new UHC Management Committee with afore-mixed cocktail (or any other celebratory spirit you have to hand)

4th Night Chanukah on Wednesday 1 December - GIVE
8.00pm: Candle lighting
8.15pm: UHC's Tikkun Olam Committee will give an update on ONE(SINGAPORE) and the seasonal gift drive

5th Night Chanukah on Thursday 2 December - LEARN
8.00pm: Candle lighting
8.15pm: Learn more about Chanukah. Rabbi Beni will present a special Adult Education session featuring Jewish Superheroes.

6th Night Chanukah on Friday 3 December - PRAY
6.30pm: Candle lighting
6.40pm: Shabbat evening service celebrating not only Chanukah but those members of our community who have recently completed their conversion to Judaism.

7th Night Chanukah on Saturday 4 December - SING
7.30pm: Havdalah and candle lighting
7.40pm: Chanukah sing along with The Other Mr Dan (TBC)

8th Night Chanukah on Sunday 5 December - BAKE
4.00pm: Join Rosita to learn how to make some fabulous, tasty Chanukah goodies
5.00pm: Candle lighting

 

Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism
The Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism invites you to join us for a live Chanukah candle lighting event at the Egalitarian Kotel on December 2, 28 Kislev at 19:30 Israel time. In the presence of IMPJ leadership and guests from the Government of Israel, partner organizations in Israel and around the world, Jerusalem area Reform rabbis, and members of our Movement. This special evening will light up the Kotel with festive brachot and songs and greetings that will reflect on the significance and centrality of the Kotel to Jews of all streams in Israel and around the world. CLICK HERE to register in advance for the Zoom link.


World Union for Progressive Judaism
The World Union for Progressive Judaism will host "Many Candles, One World: A Story of Light and Hope Around the World" on Saturday 4 December at 8.00pm (Eastern USA time zone). The evening will be presented in partnership with New York's Central Synagogue, featuring Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Cantor Daniel Hutlu.
For more information, CLICK HERE and to donate to support the WUPJ Education Fund for the Future, CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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