Special Section: Chanukah

Sunday, Dec. 3

Chanukah Chocolate Café and Gift Auction: 2 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Join the Beth El Women’s League at its annual Chanukah event. Admission is an unwrapped gift item valued at $15 and up or $18 per person. Men and women welcome. Adults only. RSVP: Alicia, 602-944-3359, ext. 113.

Chanukah Carnival: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale. Chanen Preschool presents its Eighth Annual Chanukah Carnival. Presale tickets: $18; $25 at the door. Adults and children 18 months and under are free. Information: 480-951-3398 or ari@cbiaz.org.

Dec. 3-12

Fountain Hills’ Chanukah Boutique: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday; or by appointment. The Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 11010 N. Saguaro Blvd., Suite 105, Fountain Hills. The boutique features an assortment of Chanukah gifts and gift wrap, menorahs, dreidels, unique candles, ceramic ware, tableware, children’s toys and Chanukah novelties.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Seventh Annual Holiday Luncheon — It’s a Wrap!: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. This is the only holiday program in the Valley that supports both Chanukah and Christmas giving. Registration: $36. Information: Jayne Plotkin, 602-567-8334 or PhilanthropicServicesAssistant@jfcsaz.org.

Saturday, Dec. 9

‘Kid’s Night Out: Hanukkah Holiday Hurrah!’: 6-10 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Drop your kids off at The J in their PJs for a fun evening with friends. They will enjoy hot cocoa by the fire (pits), play festive games and create snow globes to take home, while you have a kid-free evening! Grades pre-K—5. Members: $10; guests: $20. Dinner and snacks provided. Movie: ‘Happy Feet.’

Sunday, Dec. 10

Holiday Boutique & Fair at The J: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. You will find unique gifts, hand-crafted items, jewelry and clothing, bath and spa products, raffle prizes, Judaica and much more! Kids can also decorate cookies and enjoy edible dreidels for Chanukah.

‘How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?’: 2-4 p.m., Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. Join PJ Library of Phoenix and Jew PHX for an afternoon of Chanukah crafts, activities, stories and dinosaur fun! Visit bit.ly/PJZoo to purchase discounted zoo tickets. There is no charge if you are a zoo member. Children under 2 get in free.

Monday, Dec. 11

Chanukah Celebration: 5:30-7 p.m., Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. Presented by Solel Preschool and Temple Solel, the celebration will include a latke bar, dinner, games, crafts, music and more. There will also be a menorah contest, so bring in you own menorah creation. RSVP: Lauren, lkaiser@templesolel.org.

Dec. 12-19

Chanukah in Carefree: 5:30 p.m., Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy St., Carefree. Each night of Chanukah, a 6-foot menorah will be lit at the Pavilion. The lighting will be led by a different community group or family each night. Information: Vicki Zimmerman, 480-488-3686.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Dreidels & Drinks — A Chanukah Party: 5:30 p.m., Goodmans Interior Structures, 1400 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Presented by Cardozo Society Real Estate & Finance Division and Chai Tech. There will be no solicitation at this event. Cost is $18 for professionals and $10 for students. Register by Monday, Dec. 11 by calling Amanda Garcia at 480-481-1754.

Chanukah Dinner: 6:30 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Bring your Chanukah menorah to light with the congregation and then enjoy latke and salad bars catered by Frites Street. Cost is $12.50 per adult and $6 per child. Register online at bit.ly/becevents or contact Alicia at 602-944-3359, ext. 113, or amoskowitz@bethelphoenix.com.

Chanukah Story Hour: 4-5 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. Get into the spirit of Chanukah! Children will hear Chanukah stories, sing songs and make Chanukah crafts. The event is free and open to the public. Presented by Chabad of North Phoenix.

Friday, Dec. 15

Community Chanukah Shabbat Dinner: 5:15 p.m., Chabad of North Phoenix, 22044 N. 44th St., Phoenix. Spend Shabbat Chanukah together in the warmth of friends, community and a delicious dinner. Cost is $18 for adults and $10 per child. RSVP: OurJewishCenter.com/Register.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Chanukah at the Chocolate Factory: 4:30 p.m., High Street, 5415 E. High St., Phoenix, at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Enjoy chocolate gelt drops, chocolate-dipped donuts and more. Information: Chabad of North Phoenix, 480-442-8672, OurJewishCenter.com or info@OurJewishCenter.com.

Chanukah Party: 10 a.m., Arizona State Veterans Home, 4141 N.S. Herrera Way, Phoenix. Scottsdale Post 210 of the Jewish War Veterans will celebrate Chanukah with traditional foods and music.

Chanukah on the Lawn: 4 p.m., Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Center Lawn. This free event is presented by Chabad of Phoenix. For more information or to RSVP, contact Rabbi Dov Levertov at rabbidov@chabadaz.com or 602-944-2753.

Wednesday, Dec. 20

Pardes Jewish Day School Chanukah Show: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale. Further details to follow. JN

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