MJA’s Hanukkah Party for Jewish People of Color
Celebrate Hanukkah with fellow diverse Minnesota Jews, partners, parents, and children! We’ll light candles, enjoy Hanukkah foods from different cultural traditions, and build connections within our diverse Jewish community.
Who It’s For:
Our annual Hanukkah party is a time for Jewish people of color and diverse backgrounds to come together in community with one another and their close family connections. MJA is focused on connecting Jews who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latino/a, Mizrachi, or Sephardi, or who belong to a multiracial family.
What to Expect:
Enjoy a casual, family-friendly evening (kids welcome) centered around building community. We’ll have name tags to help break the ice, and a few activities for people of all ages. Our food will be dairy/pareve from local restaurants provided by MJA. We’ll also have an area with games and activities for people of all ages to enjoy.
Our Schedule for the Evening:
4 p.m. | Doors open, food and beverages are served
5 p.m. | Candle lighting & songs – bring your menorah/hanukiah to light!
6 p.m. | Say “shalom” and head home
About the MJA Community:
We are a non-profit, volunteer-run organization focused on connecting Jewish individuals and families who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latino/a, Mizrachi, or Sephardi, or multiracial through Jewish experiences and celebrations. The Multiracial Jewish Alliance (MJA) was created to recognize the multitude of Jewish identity and experience in Minnesota, the many paths that lead people to Judaism, and the unique challenges faced by Jews who live at the intersections of racial and cultural identities. We host events and participate in community advocacy that uplifts our mission of a more diverse and inclusive future for the Minnesota Jewish community.
We are independently funded and supported by Jewish Community Action as our fiscal sponsor.
Special thanks to ModernWell for hosting this event.
We also want to thank our fiscal sponsors at Jewish Community Action.
Our Commitment to Inclusivity:
Our mission is centered on creating a more welcoming and inclusive Jewish community in every way we can. If the price of tickets is a barrier for any reason, please reach out to us at [email protected] and we can help.