Chanukah at Schaarai Zedek

Chanukah Candle Blessings and Guide to Celebrating Chanukah

First Night

Virtual Chanukah Candle Lighting
Sunday, November 28, 6 PM
Join Cantor Cannizzaro and Rabbi Weiss on Zoom on the first night of Chanukah to light the Chanukiah together. We will share blessings and songs while casting Chanukah lights all over town.
Meeting ID: 864 7898 1430
Passcode: 995723


Second Night

Chanukah Night on the Town
Monday, November 29, 6 PM
Join Chef Alyna at Armature Works Show + Tell Kitchen for three courses of demo and tasting. Participants will learn how to make festive cocktails and mocktails, latkes with sweet and savory gourmet sauces, and homemade doughnuts decorated for the season. The cost is $35 per person and seating is limited. Participants must be 21 or older.



Third Night

Grab and Go (or Stay and Make) Chanukah Cookies and Crafts
Tuesday, November 30, 5-6 PM
Schaarai Zedek is accepting pre-orders for Chanukah Cookie Decorating Kits from Moyin’s Sugar Cookies. Kits are $25 and include six cookies, three icings, sprinkles, and decorating inspiration. Cookie kits and Chanukah Craft Kits for all ages will be available for pick up from 5-6 PM at Schaarai Zedek. There will also be a few fun activities and stations for everyone to share the Chanukah Spirit! Orders must be in by November 20.



Fourth Night

Give a Little and Get a LOT
Wednesday, December 1, 6-7:30 PM
During this time of the year when many people are focused on receiving, join us for a night of giving. Schaarai Zedek will provide projects for participants of all ages that will benefit Tampa-area nonprofit organizations. Pick a project and stay all night or participate in multiple opportunities to give back. A light Chanukah dinner will be served outdoors.



Fifth Night

Chanukah Under the Stars
Thursday, December 2, 6 PM
Spread the light of Chanukah with dinner and drinks outdoors, complete with menorah lighting, socializing and festive Chanukah celebrations. Participants must be 21 or older.


20s+30s Annual Chanukah Party
Thursday, December 2, 6:30 PM
Join us at Congregation Schaarai Zedek as we celebrate the fifth night of Chanukah. We will have a latke bar, sufganiyot, and other yummy foods, as well as some Chanukah-related activates and the highly anticipated raffle! We will end the night by lighting the Chanukiah. This event will be outside and masks are encouraged.


Sixth Night

Schaarai Zedek Community Shabbat Menorah Lighting
Friday, December 3, 6:45-7 PM
Bring your own Chanukiah and candles to help Schaarai Zedek illuminate our side yard before Shabbat services. Shabbat services begin at 7 PM. RSVP is not required.


Seventh Night

Families with Young Children Chanukah Pajamukah Party
Saturday, December 4, 3-5 PM
Don those Chanukah jammies and matching family shirts and join us for an afternoon Chanukah celebration and menorah lighting. An exciting participatory musical experience will help attendees of all ages connect with Chanukah. Prepare to get silly and connect as Carla Friend, Tkiya founder and executive director, brings her passion for Judaism and music together to share with families.



Eighth Night

Chanukah at Armature Works
Sunday, December 5, 5:30-8 PM
Celebrate the eighth night of Chanukah at Armature Works as our clergy lead traditional Chanukah blessings and songs. After the candle lighting at 6:15 PM, enjoy dinner with your family and friends at your leisure. Crafts, games, and sweet treats will be shared with all in attendance.



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