Hanukkah with Kehilla – Eight Wild Nights!!
December 10th through 17th
RSVP & Register Here!

This unique Hanukkah, join us for eight wild nights with Kehilla! We will be leading virtual candle-lighting, prayer and song at a different congregant’s home each night. But wait, there’s more! Join us for a POC Shabbhanukkah with Ruthie Levin for BIPOC and their families on Dec. 11th; Havdalah with Rabbi Dev and Hazzan Shulamit on Dec. 12th; and a special Glitter hangout for folks in their 20s and 30s with Rabbi Gray on Dec. 13th! On Dec. 15th, join the Bay Area’s favorite kid’s band Octopretzel for a live performance on Zoom – tickets for Octopretzel here!

Candle-lighting begins promptly at 6pm! Please come ready with your menorah, candles and matches. For local Hanukkah supplies and fair-trade gelt, we recommend Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley.

See Kehilla’s Hanukkah blessings and songs in the PDF here.

You need only register once to attend all eight nights of candle-lighting ceremonies. You will receive the Zoom link in your email inbox. Please email Elle@KehillaSynagogue.org with any questions!

First Night of Hanukkah
Thursday, December 10, 6pm-6:30pm
Candle-lighting with the Saxe-Taller family

Second Night of Hanukkah
Friday, December 11, 6pm-6:30pm
Candle-lighting with Rabbi David Cooper

POC Shabbhanukkah
Friday, December 11, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Hosted by Ruthie Levin, for Black and Indigenous People of Color and their families. White partners, siblings and family members are welcome.
RSVP & Join Us Here

Shabbat Hanukkah Morning Service – VaYeshev (CC*)
Saturday, December 12, 10:30am – 12:30pm
With Rabbi Dev, Hazzan Shulamit, and Wren Ganin-Pinto. As we have Shabbat morning with musical prayer, torah, and community. We’ll sing HALLEL, psalms of longing, gratitude, and praise as part of our celebration of Chanukah! We’re delighted to welcome Wren Ganin-Pinto to the virtual bima, as they are being mentored as a new Musical Prayer Leader.
Register and join us here!
*Closed Captioning (CC) provided for this service.

Shabbat Afternoon Tisch with Rabbi David Cooper
Varieties of Alternative Jewish Theology
Saturday, December 12, 4pm-6pm
Following a tradition of Torah study on Shabbat afternoon, a class on a variety of ways Jews have related to God and/or the idea of God with Rabbi David Cooper. The tisch ends with Havdala and Chanukah candlelighting at 5:40pm. See the Hanukkah blessings for this evening in PDF format here.

Learn more here and Join the class here

Third Night of Hanukkah + Havdalah
Saturday, December 12, 5:40pm-6:30pm
Havdalah at 5:40 and candle-lighting with Rabbi Dev and Hazzan Shulamit

Fourth Night of Hanukkah + Glitter Hangout!
Sunday, December 13, 6pm-7pm
Candle-lighting with Binya Koatz, followed by a Glitter Kehilla Hangout for folks in their 20s & 30s with Rabbi Gray at 6:30pm!

Fifth Night of Hanukkah
Monday, December 14, 6pm-6:30pm
Candle-lighting with Debbie Fier

Octopretzel Hanukkah!
Tuesday, December 15, 5pm-6:15pm
Join Bay Area’s favorite kids’ band Octopretzel for a super fun family friendly Hanukkah show! 🐙🎶🥨 Fun and interactive songs, klezmer music, traditional candle lighting with blessings, and super silly puppets – all from the comfort of your own home. Tickets are $15.
Get your tickets here!

Sixth Night of Hanukkah
Tuesday, December 15, 6pm-6:30pm
Candle-lighting with Sharon Grodin

Seventh Night of Hanukkah
Wednesday, December 16, 6pm-6:30pm
Candle-lighting with Beth Dickinson and Rachel Bloch

Eighth Night of Hanukkah
Thursday, December 17, 6pm-6:30pm
Candle-lighting with Lia Barrow and family