Hanukkah Happenings

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Thursday, Dec. 10. Although there are not the usual amount of celebrations happening, there are still a few events to participate in.

Gelt: Hanukkah Retreat for Couples
Dec. 10-16 at 5 pm online
Chanukah is a perfect time for you and your partner to take stock of your relationship to finances. Join ZIVUG for five nights of workshops with experts on everything money:
Gelt, God, and Gratitude: Jewish Wisdom on Money and Relationships with Rabbi Getzel Davis on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Saving For Retirement While Saving The World with Jason Pollens on Sunday, Dec. 13.
Separate, Merged, or Blended: How Partners Combine Finances with Zach Teutsch on Monday, Dec. 14.
Setting Up Wills For New Parents and the ‘Just Married’ with attorney Barbara Katz on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
The Light and Shadow of Money with Yotam Schachter on Wednesday, Dec.16.
$20/couple for one class; $40/couple for the series.
For more information, or to sign up for the series, visit zivugtogether.org/couples-groups.

MJCC’s Eight Nights of Lights
Dec. 10-17 at 5:30 pm via Zoom and Facebook Live
Join the MJCC and the Greater Portland Jewish community for a virtual Hanukkah experience each night of Hanukkah at 5:30 pm.
There will be candle lighting, blessings and a fun family-friendly activity including sing-alongs, cooking demonstrations, Zumba dance party and more!
All events will be held virtually on Zoom and Facebook Live.
For more information, visit oregonjcc.org.

8 Nights of BB Camp
Dec. 10-18
Check out any of BB Camps social media channels every evening of Hanukkah, for a holiday surprise.
For more information, visit bbcamp.org/8-nights.

A Very Zoomy Chanukah with Shaarie Torah
Dec. 12 at 5 pm
Havdalah and menorah lighting, Wear your best ugly sweater to show it off. Have your dreidels ready for a derby like no other. Live Musical Performances from members and clergy, Hanukkah trivia and quizzes
Show off your latkes and so much more!
Register here for the Zoom link.

Hanukkah Celebration
Dec. 13 at 9:30 am and 6 pm
Join Congregation Kesser Israel for a two-part Hanukkah celebration.
Pick up coffee and donuts on Sunday morning at Kesser Israel at 6698 SW Capitol Hwy in Portland from 9:30 to 11 am.
Then on Sunday evening at 6 pm, join Kesser Israel on Zoom for menorah lighting and singing. The winners of their menorah competition will also be announced.
For more information, visit kesserisrael.org.

Virtual DIY Steel Dreidel Class with BB Camp
Dec. 13 at 4 pm via Zoom
Celebrate Hanukkah with BB Camp and DIY Steel!
Make a beautiful piece of art for your family, friends, or just for you this holiday season.
We will put together a four-piece dreidel while learning the proper way to clean and paint metal while celebrating Hanukkah.
$18/kit, includes delivery of kit, Zoom DIY class, Chanukah activities and BB Camp surprises.
Register by December 9 (if you live outside of Portland please register by Dec 7) to receive your kit on time for the class! All ages, kids and adults are welcome. Parent supervision is recommended for kids under 7 years old.
For more information, or to register, visit bbcamp.org/dreidel.

P’nai Or Hanukkah Storytelling Party
Dec. 13 at 5 pm via Zoom
Enjoy a Hanukkah Party featuring stories from Rabbi Hannah, Maggidot (storytellers) and Maggid students.
Fun for the whole family!
For more information, visit pnaiorpdx.org.

StandWithUs Festival of Lights Gala
Dec. 13 at 5 pm online
Join StandWithUs to Stand Together Against Anti-Semitism: StandWithUs Festival of Lights Gala featuring an evening of fun, inspiration, music, education and few surprises.
This free live event is open to all, and features:
* Elan Carr, US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism
* Rock Legend Gene Simmons of KISS
* Comedian Elon Gold with Chanukah Humor
* Joshua Washington sings “Oh Jerusalem”
* The Legal Fight Against Antisemitism with Carly Gammill and Yael Lerman
Consider a sponsorship package and receive Israeli wine, a kosher cheese plate, and frameable lithograph by Arthur Szyk.
Register at standwithus.com/fol.

Celebrating Hanukkah with Song, Prayer and Conversation
Dec. 16 at 7 pm via Zoom
Join Congregation Ahavath Achim for a special Hanukkah program with song, prayer and conversation with guest Rabbi Frank Veron of Seattle.
This is a free event and open to all!
RSVP to info@ahavathachim.com to get the link.

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