The winter season is upon us; the weather is getting colder, and people are counting 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. 6 to sundown Dec. 14. Check these out! Feel free to add more in the comments, and chag sameach.
The Women of Chanukah
For members Of A Certain Age (50+) to discuss texts and stories about women in Chanukah and other times of liberation.
Thursay, Dec. 3, 7 pm, DCJCC
Faygelehs and Bagelehs
For GLOE and related LGBTQ groups, a 21+ Chanukah brunch with mimosas.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 10:30 am, DCJCC
Chanukah at the Ellipse
American Friends of Lubavitch starts off the holiday season with this annual ceremony on the White House lawn.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 pm, the Ellipse
Read Between the Latkes
Rabbi Shira leads discussion on Chanukah, with latkes and sufganiyot.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 6 pm, Sixth & I
Hanukkah Happy Hour on the Hill
Annual young adult shindig sponsored by several Jewish organizations. Collection boxes for donations to homeless community charity, D25 at the DCJCC.
Monday, Dec. 7, 6 pm, Capitol Lounge and Station & Greene
Gen X Jews Chanukah Happy Hour
Featuring board games and donations.
Monday, Dec. 7, 6:30 pm, The Board Room
Not Your Bubbe’s Sisterhood event featuring essential oils, history and benefits for modern day living.
Monday, Dec. 7, 7 pm, Sixth & I
Jewish-inspired yoga near the Chanukah lights. Can bring your own menorah.
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6:30 pm, Sixth & I
6th in the City Shabbat: Chanukah Carnival Edition
Musical Shabbat services followed by dinner and carnival amusements, including face painting, balloon animals and games.
Friday, Dec. 11, 6:30 pm, Sixth & I
Chanukah Celebration 2015
Family Chanukah party, featuring a moon bounce, games, crafts, treats and more!
Sunday, Dec. 13, 10 am, DCJCC