The winter season is upon us- the weather turns cold and icy and people begin to count the days until they get a little time off from work or school. Why not warm yourself by the kindling Chanukah lights? Local Jewish groups are getting ready to roll out the red carpet for this well-known religious holiday, which will take place this year from sundown Dec. 21 to sundown Dec. 28.
Check these out!
Young Professionals Kesher Hanukkah Party
Celebrate Hanukkah with music, drinks, latkes and other snacks! Also includes charity drive and No Limit Texas Dreidel Tournament. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Saturday, December 20, 7 pm, free for members, $10 for non-members
Christmas/Chanukah Walking Tour of Washington DC with Menorah Lighting Ceremony and National Christmas Tree
Holiday walking tour of D.C., followed by a lighting ceremony at the National Menorah. Ends with a tour of the White House lawns and 50 Christmas trees decorated in honor of the US.
Sunday, December 21, 3:30-6:30, $20
Rekindling the Chanukah Flames: Infusing New Techniques into your Chanukah Festivities
Author Meredith Jacobs of “The Modern Jewish Mom’s Guide to Shabbat” speaks at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue of ways to enjoy Chanukah and find meaning in its festivities as a family.
December 21, 11 a.m., free
The Chanukah Seder at Sixth & I
…is it time for matzah and the four questions of Passover? No, but join in this Jewish Study Center event to get all your questions answered with writer/producer Dave Smolar.
December 22, 7-8:15 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Hanukkah Happy Hour on the Hill
Co-sponsored with various local Jewish groups, visit the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center site to sign up for a night of good drinks and Hanukkah revelry. Warm winter items accepted for charity! 319 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Monday, December 22, 6-9 p.m. $5
DC: Hanukkah Worldwide- Club Ei8ght on the 6th
Featuring Israeli hip hop, dancing, menorah lighting, a martini bar and more! Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, co-sponsored with Birthright Israel NEXT
Sunday, December 27, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $8 in advance, $10 at the door
I’ve made plans to be at the YPK party, Hanukkah Happy Hour, the National Menorah Lighting, and Club Ei8ght. I hope to see you all there!
Happy holidays to everyone celebrating. I hope that they are filled with light.