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Chanukah: Celebrate At Home Or With The Whole Community

Join the Boulder JCC in Celebrating Chanukah!

The Boulder JCC is shining with light as Boulder prepares to celebrate Chanukah from the evening of December 6th to December 13th. With programs and activities for the entire family and events most of the days and nights of Chanukah, you can easily find a way to celebrate everyday this year.

ignite chanukah candle lighting_lrOver the past few decades, Chanukah has become one of the most celebrated Jewish holidays in America. While the Jewish holiday calendar technically considers it a minor holiday, Chanukah has important historical and cultural value throughout the Jewish world and continues to grow in its popularity.

Chanukah is easy to
celebrate at home with a Menorah, candles, dreidel, and the blessings. By celebrating together, families find comfort, connection, and meaning in this holiday. It helps shine light on our darkest winter days and builds Jewish connections, strengthens families, and celebrates the miracle of oil through our culinary pursuits.

For those who are gluten-free, check out this gluten free / dairy free latke recipe.

Beyond celebrating at home, join the Boulder community in one of the incredible events for all ages happening over the course of the week!

But, with so many events, how can you decide? Here is an easy guide to find an event for children, families, and individuals of all ages:

For children and families with children
Hebrew Story Connections
Friday, December 4 | 1:15 pm – 2 pm
No Cost to Attend
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PJ Louisville Chanukah Party* With Caroline Saliman
Wednesday, December 9 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | For ages 2.5 – 6 years
$15 per family
Alfalfa’s Community Room, 785 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville

Chanukah Concert with Jeff and Paige
Friday, December 11 | 1:15 – 2:00 pm | For all ages
$18 per family, up to 4 people | $5 for each additional child
Children under 2 are free
Boulder JCC

For Everyone
Festival of Lights (With The Colorado Hebrew Chorale)
Sunday, December 6 | 4:30 pm | All Ages
$5 per person, Lap children free
IOOF Lodge, 1543 Pearl Street

Menorah Lighting on Pearl Street
Sunday, December 6 | 5:30 pm | All Ages
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Pearl Street Mall

Chanukah on Ice
Thursday, December 10 | 4 – 6 pm | All Ages
$3 Adults, $2 Kids (ages 4-12) | Free for Children 3 and under
Skate rental $4 | Pay at the rink (not an option to pay online)
Winterskate, 824 Front Street, Louisville

4th Night for Philanthropy
Wednesday, December 9

For Adults
“The Man Who Saved the Louvre” Lunch & Learn
Thursday, December 10 | Noon – 1:30 pm | Adults
$12 | Reservations are appreciated
Boulder JCC

For Women
Potato Latke Taste Test with Farmer Becca and Women of the J
Wednesday, December 2 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Women
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At a private home

For people ages 21-45
Ignite Chanukah 2015
Tuesday, December 8 | 5:30 – 11pm | For ages 21-45
$25, includes admission, food, open bar, raffle ticket, and an after party
Rembrandt Yard

 

 

About Cynthia Weinger

Marketing and Communications Director at the Boulder JCC.

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