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. 20 to sundown Dec. 27.
Check these out!
Chanukah at the Ellipse
American Friends of Lubavitch starts off the holiday season with this annual ceremony on the White House lawn
Tuesday, December 20, 4 pm, tickets required
8 Nights of Chanukah
Drop by the DCJCC every night to light the menorah and see what else is in store!
Tuesday, December 20-Tuesday, December 27, 5:30 pm
National Museum of American Jewish Military History Chanukah Celebration
Focusing on the Maccabees and their military victory, plus food!
Tuesday, December 20, 6:30-8 pm
Hanukkah Happy Hour on the Hill
Annual young adult shindig sponsored by several Jewish organizations, held at The Pour House
Tuesday, December 20, 6:30-9:30 pm, $5
Gala Chanukah Mesiba
Greater Washington Community Kollel features a parenting speech and magic show!
Tuesday, December 20, 7:15-9 pm
Latkes and Learning
Sixth & I hosts religious study over Chanukah foods for young professionals
Thursday, December 22, 7 pm, $8
Good for the Jews: Putting the Ha! In Hanukkah
Uproarious Jewish duo is at it again, poking fun at and celebrating Judaism in this comedy/musical sketch
Saturday, December 24, 8-10 pm, $10-$24
Synagogue Chanukah Celebrations for Sunday, December 25:
Festival of Lights, Latkes and Family Fun!
The annual AishDC party includes events catered towards kids and teens.
Sunday, December 25, 4-6 pm, Free for members, $10 for non-members, $36 max per family
Kesher Kids Chanukah Mitzvah Party
Children’s mitzvah project followed by pizza, latkes and sufganiyot!
Sunday, December 25, 5-6:30 pm