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Chanukah 2019

Sunday night, December 22 - Monday, December 30

Lighting the Chanukah candles has a beautiful simplicity and warmth, especially as the days get colder, bringing Jewish families together to celebrate. Please join us in celebrating the Festival of Lights and share these opportunities with your families and friends.

Celebrate Chanukah by helping others! Support the KJ Benevolent Fund

As we joyously celebrate the holiday with gifts and parties, we must remember that there are people in our community who are in very difficult straits. The Torah commands us that whenever we celebrate in happiness, we remember those who are in need. Please send a generous gift to the KJ Benevolent Fund so that we can carry out this mandate in our community. Donate here.


Soul Cycle with Rachel Kraus - Monday, December 16 at 7:30 pm

Women of the community are invited to participate in a monthly learning series to provide an opportunity to learn, share, engage and inspire. A variety of topics will be addressed in different homes each month. 

This month: Nights in Shining Armor: Layers of Chanukah

Email to RSVP and for location


"Fire Always Rises: Chanukah's Optimism" - Thursday, Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm 

Join Rabbi Avi Heller, East Side Director of MJE, for a deep dive into the Festival of Lights like never before. Perfect for those who wish to brush up on their Chanukah basics or add more meaning to the holiday.


"The Many Faces of the Menorah: Enlighten Your Chanukah Celebration" - Thursday, Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm 

Guest Speaker Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider of Jerusalem will share teachings and insights from his new book, 'The Light That Unites' (OU Press). Books will be available for purchase and signing. 


13th Annual Chanukah in the Park
 Sunday, December 22 @ 5:30 pm

Join KJ Beginners and Chabad of the UES as we spread the light and warmth of the festival with live music, treats, holiday spirit, and fun youth programming. Location: Carl Schurz Park, East 86th Street Entrance. 


One Hundred Homes of Light Initiative

Share the Miracle, Capture the Moment, Share the Light

All it takes is a Menorah, and you can create a meaningful Chanukah celebration! Share your Chanukah moments with us on Facebook using the tag #ChanukahSelfie. Register here!


Friday Night Live: Spiritual Journeys  

Friday, December 13 @ 5:30 pm


Welcome Shabbat with a spirited Beginners Service led by guest chazan Jonathan Stern, followed by a delicious three-course dinner, Chanukah Surprises, and a stimulating panel discussion as KJ Members share their personal Jewish Journey; moderated by Rabbi Daniel Kraus. To RSVP, click HERE

Wed, December 11 2019 13 Kislev 5780