Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah began Dec. 6, and there are still plenty of celebrations.

THROUGH DEC. 13

Saguaro Hanukkah menorah: Lighting at 6 p.m. each night, except 5 p.m. Friday. 9802 N. 46th St., Phoenix.

WEDNESDAY/DEC. 9

Party for legal professionals: 5:30-8 p.m. Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s Cardozo Society, Arizona Jewish Lawyers Association, at Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Cost: $18. Register by Dec. 2: jewish​phoenix.org.

Celebration: 4:30 p.m. Chabad of Fountain Hills, 11010 N. Saguaro Blvd. Hanukkah treats, dreidel competition and the lighting of giant “canorah” made from cans of food that will be donated. Bring cans. 480-776-4763.

EVJCC menorah lighting: 3 p.m., EVJCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Bring a donation of diapers and wipes for the Child Crisis Center. 480-897-0588 or pam@evjcc.org.

Hanukkah celebration: 6 p.m. Temple Solel. 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. Food, activities, hanukkiah contest. Reservations by Dec. 4: Chelsi, cjohnson@templesolel.org.

Hanukkah Fiesta: 6:30 p.m. Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Latke bar, salad bar. Reservations: amoskowitz@bethelphoenix.com.

Menorah lighting: 5-6 p.m. Chabad of East Valley at Phoenix Premium Outlets, 4976 Premium Outlets Way, Chandler. Fire show, children’s choirs, crafts. rabbi@chabadcenter.com or 480-855-4333. 

Temple Emanuel Hanukkah celebration: 3:30-5 p.m. preschool party for all preschool-aged children; 5-7 p.m. party with latkes and salad (bring dairy dinner), crafts and menorah lighting; 7 p.m. youth group parties, adult learning and third-annual adult-only Booze Schmooze. 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. emanueloftempe.org.

THURSDAY/DEC. 10

EVJCC Hanukkah carnival: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., EVJCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. RSVP by Dec. 7: 480-897-0588 or pam@evjcc.org.

Menorah lighting: 5 p.m. Chabad of the East Valley in Maricopa. For location, email rabbi@chabadcenter.com or call 480-855-4333.

FRIDAY/DEC. 11

Community dinner: 5 p.m., Chabad of Phoenix, 2110 E. Lincoln Drive. Cost before Dec. 8: $36 for family, $25 for adult or $18 children. After Dec. 9: $36 per person: 602-944-2753.

Hanukkah Kabbalat Shabbat: 9:30 a.m., EVJCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. 480-897-0588 or pam@evjcc.org.

Family Hanukkah Shabbat dinner: 6:30 p.m., Or Adam Congregation at Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Brief service led by Sunday Sunlight School students. Menorah lighting, oneg. 480-663-7788 or oradaminfo@gmail.com.

Hanukkah party: 6 p.m. nosh, 6:30 p.m. Shabbat service, dinner and children’s activities. Congregation Merkaz Ha-Iyr at Shadow Rock, 12861 N. Eighth Ave., Phoenix. Homemade menorah contest. 480-414-5213 or congregationmerkaz.org.

Hanukkah Shabbat service/oneg: 7 p.m. Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation, Sun Lakes  Chapel, 9240 N. Sun Lakes Blvd. 623-975-4272.

Mishpachti Hanukkah Shabbat: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Tefillah, 10636 N. 71st Way, Scottsdale. Family friendly Hanukkah Shabbat dinner. Nonmembers: $30 adults, $15 children ages 4 and older. tinyurl.com/CBTHanukkah.

SATURDAY/DEC. 12

Congregation Beth Hagivot Hanukkah party: 6 p.m., Kiwanis Activity Building, 16957 Kiwanis Drive, Fountain Hills. Music by Chai Tones Catered buffet dinner by Phil’s. Cost: $25. Register by Dec. 3: acslobin@gmail.com or 480-836-0591.

Drinks & Dreidels in Old Town: 8:30-11:30 p.m. L’Chaim! Young Professionals, JNFuture and Young Jewish Scottsdale at Gebert Gallery, 7160 E. Main St., Scottsdale. Open bar, menorah lighting, appetizers. Raffle benefits Jewish National Fund. Cost: $25. info@lchaimyp.com or visit lypaz on Facebook.

Game night: 7:30 p.m. Chabad of Phoenix, 2110 E. Lincoln Drive. Food will be sold. Reservations appreciated: rabbidov@chabadaz.com.

Game night: 7:30 p.m. Chabad of Scottsdale, 10515 N. Scottsdale Road. 480-998-1410.

Hanukkah Coffee House: 7:30 p.m., The New Shul, 7825 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale. Music and other entertainment by local talent. Cost: $5 adults. 480-515-2272 or info@thenewshul.org.

SUNDAY/DEC. 13

Chanukah Extravaganza: 2-4:30 p.m. Chabad Jewish Center of Gilbert at The Barn, Power Ranch, 3685 E. Autumn Drive, Gilbert. Family fun, entertainment. jewishgilbert.com.

Chocolate Cafe: 3 p.m., Beth El Women’s League at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Includes wine, sweet treats and Hanukkah gift auction. Cost: Donated gift or $18. Register by Dec. 3: Alicia Moskowitz, 602-944-3359, ext. 113, or amoskowitz@bethelphoenix.com.

Friendship Circle at Phoenix Suns Jewish Heritage Night: 1:30 p.m., Talking Stick Arena, 201 S. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game. Friendship Circle of Arizona is organizing a group for YAD (ages 18-35) and Teen Scene (ages 13-18) and teen volunteers to attend the game. Tickets: $20. Reservations: hannah@fcaz.org.

Menorah lighting: 5 p.m. Chabad of the Northwest Valley and Westgate Entertainment District at Fountain Park. Live music from the “Jews Brothers,” traditional foods, appearance by “Judah Maccabee.” 602-375-2422 or iChabad.org.

Ninth annual Chanukah Festival: 4-6 p.m. Chabad of Flagstaff. Cost: $13 person, $36 family. Magician Richard Steele. jewishflagstaff.com/Chanukah.

Ohr Hatorah celebration: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Sports, activities, potluck. 480-359-5572.

Phoenix Suns Jewish Heritage Night: 1:30 p.m., Talking Stick Arena, 201 S. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game includes menorah lighting, Phoenix Suns Hebrew T-shirt and kosher food options. Tickets start at $22. Order at suns.com/jewishheritagenight.


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