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In 2023/5784 Hanukkah is sundown December 7 to sundown December 15.

About This Holiday

Celebrate Hanukkah (My Jewish Learning)

Hanukkah (Chabad)

Hanukkah (Aish)

Hanukkah (Reform Judaism)


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Customs, food, melodies of Sephardic Chanukah celebration (Or Emet) 10 a.m. Sunday, December 3. Talmud Torah of St. Paul (768 Hamline Ave. S, St Paul)

Winter Symphony Orchestra Concert (Minnesota JCC) 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 6. Capp Center (1375 St. Paul Ave., St. Paul)

Thursday, December 7 (1 Candle)

Chanukah Celebration & Menorah Lighting (Chabad Minneapolis) 5:30 p.m. Sabes JCC (4330 Cedar Lake Rd., Minneapolis)

Songs to Re-root and Remember: Hanukkah Edition (Minnesota JCC) 7 p.m. Westwood Hills Nature Center (8300 W Franklin Ave., St Louis Park). $10

Friday, December 8 (2 Candles)

Shabbanukkah: 20s & 30s Hanukkah Shabbat Dinner (Beth El) Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park)

Light Up the Night (Adath Jeshurun) 5 p.m. Adath Jeshurun Congregation (​10500 Hillside Lane W, Minnetonka)

Saturday, December 9 (3 Candles)

Hanukkah Shabbat Brunch (Moishe Pod Twin Cities – Young Families) 10 a.m. Private home (RSVP for location)

Singing, Havdalah, and Hanukkah Candle Lighting (Shir Tikvah) 5 p.m. Shir Tikvah (1360 W Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis)

Chanukah Soiree (Chabad YJP) 7:30 p.m. Modist Brewing Co. (505 N 3rd St, Minneapolis). $22 – 36

Sunday, December 10 (4 Candles)

Hanukkah Cookie Decorating Class (The Beancounter’s Sweets & Hopkins/Minnetonka Recreation) 1:30 p.m. The Marsh (15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka). $51

Lights & Strikes (Chabad Maple Grove) 3 p.m. Sundance Entertainment (15240 113th Ave. N, Maple Grove). $7-10

Chanukah Lights for Israel (Beth El) 4 p.m. Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry Street W, Saint Louis Park)

Chanukah in Wayzata Menorah Lighting (JCRC & Chabad Minneapolis) 4:30 p.m. Panoway Plaza (688 Lake St E, Wayzata)

Stories of the Season: Hanukkah (Shir Tikvah & PJ Library) 4:30 p.m. Shir Tikvah (1360 W Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis)

Community Chanukkah Celebration (Minnesota Hillel & Chabad UMN) 7 p.m. Northrop Plaza (84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis)

Monday, December 11 (5 Candles)

Cocoa and Candles Hanukkah Celebration (JCRC) 6 p.m. Barry Family Campus (4330 Cedar Lake Rd., Minneapolis)

Tuesday, December 12 (6 Candles)

Hanukat Habayit (Beth Jacob) 5:30 p.m. Beth Jacob Congregation (1179 VIctoria Curve, Mendota Heights) $12-50

A Palace of Tear and Songs: A Night Communal Music, Singing, and Justice (Shir Tikvah) 6 p.m. Shir Tikvah (1360 W Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis)

Chanukah Wonderland (Gan Preschool) 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 6. Mall of America (60 E Broadway, Bloomington). $10

Wednesday, December 13 (7 Candles)

Parade of Light (Chabad Minneapolis) 5:30 p.m. Chabad Minneapolis (2845 Hedberg Dr., Minnetonka)

Thursday, December 14 (8 Candles)

Latkes and Learning: Political and Spiritual Tools for Dedicating Ourselves to Home (Shir Tikvah) 6 p.m. Shir Tikvah (1360 W Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis)

Vegan Hanukkah Potluck (Jewish Veg–Twin Cities) 6 p.m. Private home (RSVP for location)

Atid Hanukkah Feast & Festivities (Adath Jeshurun) 6:30 p.m. Adath Jeshurun Congregation (10500 Hillside Lane W, Minnetonka)

Pajamakkah Party (Chabad Macalester-Groveland) 9 p.m. Chabad Macalester-Groveland (1546 Portland Avenue, St. Paul)

Cabaret of Lights: A Hanukkah Burlesque Show 7 p.m. Saturday, December 16. Capri Theater (2027 West Broadway Avenue Minneapolis). $18-36

Hanukkah Cookie Decorating (Moishe Pod Twin Cities – Young Families) 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 17. Private home (RSVP for location)

Further Resources & Reading

8 Hanukkah Movie Ideas for Hallmark (TC Jewfolk)

8 Hanukkah Traditions From Around the World (My Jewish Learning)

Chanukah Activities, Blessings, Inspiration & More (Custom & Craft)

Daily Dreidel: A Hanukkah Activity For Couples (TC Jewfolk)

“The December Dilemma” of interfaith holidays (My Jewish Learning)

Give Light Digital Series (Reboot)

Greening Chanukah Guide (Hazon)

Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy, Sleepy: A Hannukah Guide To Marketing Stuff For Jews (TC Jewfolk)

Killer Cheese And Girl Power For Hannukah (Not Your Bubbe’s Nosh Podcast)

Hanukkah & Mental Health (The Blue Dove Foundation)

Hanukkah Ritual Elements (Ritualwell from Reconstructing Judaism)

Hanukkah Unbound (Judaism Unbound)

Hanukkah with Kids (PJ Library)

Reaching for Each Other Across Imperial Divisions: A Hanukkah Practice for Dismantling Antisemitism (IOWA Project)

Reflecting Resilience: An Embodied Guide to Hanukkah (Mitsui Collective)

Recipes & Crafts

Air Fryer LatkesAlmond Citrus Olive Oil CakeEasy SufganiyotFestival of Lights…and OilLatke Love for Hanukkah: Two Tasty Latke RecipesLatkes to the Next Level: A Trick From Down SouthLatkes and Pumpkin PieSweet Potato LatkesYehudit’s Goat Cheese and Wine (TC Jewfolk)

Hanukkah Food (The Nosher)

Hanukkah Inspiration (Rebekah Lowin)

Hanukkah Recipes (Bon Appétit)

Hungarian Fánk & Hen Soup with Galuska Dumplings (Jewish Food Society)

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Chag HaBanot/Eid Al-Banat

In 2023/5784 Chag HaBanot is celebrated from sundown December 12 – sundown December 13. The holiday coincides with Rosh Chodesh Tevet.

About This Holiday

Chag HaBanot (@henmazzig)

Chag HaBanot: The Festival of the Daughters (Ritualwell)

Further Resources & Reading

Eid Al-Banat source sheet (Sefaria)

This Mizrahi Feminist Hanukkah Tradition Is One We Should All Honor (Kveller)

You Need to Know About North Africa’s Feminist Hanukkah Tradition (Hey Alma)

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