Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a fun opportunity to join together as a community. We light our giant Chanukiah (special Chanukah menorah) outside each night and then celebrate with food and fun.

Different members of our community lead the lighting each night: our Early Childhood Program children and parents and teachers, our religious school families and teachers, Men’s Club, Women’s League, the TBAY officers and the TBAY Board, our teens in the HaMakom Jewish community high school program, and our tikkun olam volunteers.

And Chanukah is a great time for social celebrations! Our HaMakon teens enjoy a donut truck and games like Jeopardy, our Women’s League holds its annual Chanukah party and gift exchange, and our Shorashim families enjoy a special Chanukah dinner with latkes prior to Friday night services.

We have special morning services during the Festival, including Torah reading and Hallel chanting.

2022 Chanukah Events:

  • Sunday, December 18th at 11:30am:  Pre-Holiday Candle Lighting
    Join us by the Gazebo to light the giant Menorah.  Latkes and Sufganiyot tasting will follow inside
  • Monday, December 19th at 6:00pm:  Women’s League Candle Lighting
  • Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00pm:  Teen Night
    Donut Truck, Latles, Candle Lighting and more
  • Wednesday, December 21st at 7:30pm:  TBAY Board Candle Lighting
  • Thursday, December 22nd at 6:30pm:  Men’s Club Candle Lighting
  • Friday, December 23rd at 4:16pm: Candle Lighting followed by Kabbalat Shabbat and Festive Oneg at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, December 24th at 5:17pm:  Havdalah & Candle Lighting
  • Sunday, December 25th at 3:30pm:   Chinese Food and a Movie
    A Pixar movie will be viewed at 3:30pm.  Candle Lighting is at 5:06, followed by a Chinese Dinner.  A second movie will be viewed at 6:30pm