Chanukah 2023 with Congregation Emanu-El

Chanukah Shabbat Celebration and Rabbi Noah Westreich’s Installation
Bring your own menorah from home to light!
Friday, December 8 at 5:00 pm

5:00 pm – Chanukah treats and delights in the Foyer

6:00 pm – Chanukah Service

Join us for a warm and light-filled erev Shabbat service celebrating the miracle of Chanukah and the installation of Rabbi Noah Westreich as the newest member of our clergy team! Learn more and register.

Winter Wonderland Chanukah Celebration at Thrive City
First Candle Chanukah Menorah Lighting led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer with Rabbi Noah Westreich!
Thursday, December 7 at 4:00 pm

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with us at Thrive City’s Winter Wonderland Chanukah Celebration! Join us for a memorable evening as we light the menorah to mark the beginning of this holiday followed by festive entertainment, delectable culinary treats, and exciting themed arts & crafts. This event will feature:

  • Jerry’s Kosher Deli Band
  • Ice Skating
  • Dreidel Arcade Game
  • Latke Truck
  • Other Special Guests, in addition to our Rabbis!

Learn more and register.

A Special Chanukah Tot Shabbat
Friday, December 1 at 5:00 pm

Don your best ugly holiday sweaters and put the children in Chanukah pajamas!

We will be at St. John’s, just across the street from our beloved temple. Come by at 5:00 pm to connect with fellow families while children nosh. For this special occasion we will have latkes and sufganiyot! Followed by a joyful and engaging 30-minute service from 5:30 to 6:00 pm. Learn more and register.

Light of Giving 2023 for Code Tenderloin
Sunday, December 3 at 12:00 pm

Light Of Giving 2023 will benefit Code Tenderloin, whose goal is to spark real change in ending homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. Join us right after YFE at Star of the Sea on Sunday, December 3 from 12:00-1:30 pm to assemble packages of winter attire for those in need. We will have some food to nosh, art to create, and good to do. Learn more and register.


2023 Young Adult Chanukah Ball
Friday, December 8 at 10:00 pm

Emanu-El Young Adult Community presents 2023 Chanukah Ball at the Lin Lounge at 1015 Folsom!

Join your Emanu-El Young Adult community for the Chanukah party of the year! Immediately following December Late Shabbat services at Temple Emanu-El, we’ll take charter buses to 1015 Folsom night club where we’ve rented out the Lin Lounge for our private Chanukah Ball with live DJ and Chanukah treats!

Deadline to buy tickets is December 4th. There will be NO TICKET SALES at the door. Learn more and register.

Marin Chanukah Celebration with Menorah Lighting
Wednesday, December 13 at 5:30 pm

Join us for a festive 7th night of Chanukah with song, teachings, blessings and Menorah lighting with Rabbis Beth and Jonathan Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Come share in the delight and wonder of Chanukah ~ with sufganiyot, chocolate gelt, and dreidels! Learn more and register.