Celebrate Chanukah with Your Emanu-El Community!
The flames of the Chanukah menorah are a symbol of Jewish identity and continuity. We light the menorah for eight days to remember the miracle of the human spirit, honor the light of rededication and the Maccabees who put their trust in God.
And if you’re looking for Tzedek gift ideas this Chanukah, look no further than our list compiled by none other than our Senior Rabbi Beth Singer!
Tuesday, December 12
5:30 – 7:30 pm
124 Columbus Avenue, SF
No kids at home? Emanu-El Boomers, this one’s for you! Join us for some Chanukah fun! Let’s rekindle the days of the Barbary Coast & the Gold Rush as we step into living history. Boomers are invited to join the Rabbis Singer and Senior Cantor Emerita Roslyn Barak for an evening of libation and classic food fare (from salads to tacos to charcuterie) as we celebrate the first night of Chanukah at Doc Ricketts restaurant in North Beach.
We’ll meet downstairs in the subterranean performance venue, Doc’s Lab, formerly the Purple Onion. Kick-off Chanukah 2017 with an evening of merriment, prayer, and song! Cantor Barak and an accompanist are going to include a jazz set. Don’t miss out!
Please register so we know to expect you.
Wednesday, December 13
Laurel Village Chanukah Lighting
6:00 – 7:00 pm
In front of Books Inc.
3515 California Street, SF
Join your Emanu-El clergy as we celebrate with music, singing, candle lighting, & Chanukah treats! We‘ll be giving out dreidels too!
Thursday, December 14
Noe Valley Chanukah Lighting
6:00 – 7:00 pm
New Location: Noe Valley Town Square – On the south side of 24th street between Sanchez and Vicksburg streets.
We will have a large menorah, music and treats. All are welcome!
Marin Chanukah Lighting with Cantor Marsha Attie and Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Corte Madera Town Center Mall (east side of freeway)
100 Corte Madera Town Center, Marin
Please join in with us as we celebrate with music, singing, candle lighting, & treats.
We will gather by the elephant fountain inside the south end of the mall, near the inside-mall entrance to Barnes and Noble.
Join us for a special Chanukah-themed gathering at Congregation Emanu-El. There will be festive activities and snacks appropriate for your little ones. After the party, we invite you to stay for the 6:00 PM One Shabbat service and the dinner (pre-registration required) and magic show immediately following services.
Join us for a Chanukah One Shabbat service. Please bring your Chanukiot to light with the community.
After our One Shabbat Chanukah Service, we will be having dinner followed by a magic show for the whole family in Guild Hall. Registration is required for the dinner.
Young Adult Chanukah Party
Young Adult: 5th Crazy Night Chanukah Party with SHAMATi!
Friday, December 15
8:30 pm – 2:00 am
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Join us for our fourth annual ‘crazy’ night of Chanukah at Brick and Mortar Music Hall (1710 Mission Street), where local Bay Area favorites SHAMATi (https://www.shamatimusic.com/) will be playing the night away!
Come schmooze with Bay Area Jews, eat sufganiot, spin the dreidel, light the Chanukiah, and listen to some of the best live music the Bay Area has to offer in a private, reserved space.