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10:30 am

Interfaith family Hanukkah meetup

December 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.,
San Francisco, CA United States

Brunch and conversation about navigating holiday season. Sign up in advance for free babysitting. Free.

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11:00 am

Hanukkah storytelling in Hebrew

December 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Free.

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Holiday Textile Bazaar

December 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Clothing, ornamentation and artisan gifts, with music, food and more. In conjunction with “Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress’ exhibit. Free with admission.

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Hanukkah craft faire

December 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St.
San Francisco, CA United States

With music by the Jewish Folk Chorus. Free.

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Hanukkah celebration

December 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, CA United States

For families with young children. Music by Octopretzel. Free.

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11:30 am

Festival of Lights

December 2, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA United States

Hanukkah dance party for all ages. Free.

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12:00 pm

Genealogy clinic

December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Experts from the Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society provide tips and assistance. Free.

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Menorahs and Miracles

December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Children’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA United States

Hands-on Hanukkah activities, storytelling, vocal performance by Yavneh Day School students. Free with admission.

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Berkeley Hillel grand re-opening

December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Berkeley Hillel, 2736 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA United States

Commemorate new building with tours, lunch and ceremony. Free; RSVP required by Dec. 1.

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1:00 pm

Classical concert

December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Featuring Alden Trio. Co-presented by Neighborhood Performance Project. Donation and RSVP recommended.

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2:00 pm

The Plot Against America discussion

December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Facilitated discussion of Philip Roth’s alternate WWII history, the current One Bay One Book selection. Free.

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Bill Graham Menorah Project

December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Union Square San Francisco, CA United States

Giant menorah lit every day Dec. 2-9. Kicks off with party on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2 p.m., with lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Free. Other lightings at 3, 5 or 8 p.m.

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2:30 pm

Light It Up! A Hanukkah Extravaganza

December 2, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA United States

Hanukkah party with silent disco, shadow puppets and community lighting.

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3:00 pm

Chanukah Wonderland

December 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Albany Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 1325 Portland Ave.
Albany, CA United States

Family festival with giant balloon menorah lighting. $10-$15.

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4:00 pm

Hanukkah festival

December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St.,
Berkeley, CA United States

With storytelling and klezmer Sephardic music. Light menorahs for “justice and hope” with guests from immigrant community. $5-$15.

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Montgomery Village Hanukkah festival

December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Montgomery Village Santa Rosa, CA United States

Menorah lighting, dreidels and kosher food with Chabad of Sonoma County. Free.

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Hanukkah Festival

December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA United States

9-foot glow-in-the-dark menorah. Live music, food, local dignitaries. 

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Community Chanukah Celebration & Concert

December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Blackhawk Plaza, 3380 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA United States

Giant menorah lighting, music by Mikey Pauker. Hosted by Chabad of Danville. Free.

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4:30 pm

JCCSF lighting

December 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Every day at 4:30 p.m Dec. 2–9. With live music by Jonathan Bayer. Weekday lightings preceded by storytime and crafts at 4 p.m.

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Chanukah at the River

December 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Water Street Promenade, 100 N. Petaluma Blvd.
Petaluma, CA United States

Chabad of Petaluma’s 9-foot menorah and appearances by community leaders. RSVP required.

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5:00 pm

Hanukkah at Pier 39

December 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Pier 39 San Francisco, CA United States

Giant copper-sculpted menorah by artist Jeff Brees. Every day at sundown Dec. 2-9. Free.

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Chanukah in Burlingame

December 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

With a Lego menorah, imported snow, selfies with a dreidel mascot and music by the Saul Kaye Band. Chabad of the North Peninsula. 

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Menorah lighting

December 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Mollie Stones, 270 Bon Air Center
Greenbrae, CA United States

Hosted by Chabad Palo Alto.

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5:30 pm

Hanukkah and latke party

December 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Congregation B’nai Israel, 1256 Nebraska St.
Vallejo, CA United States

Bring parve or dairy dish, hanukkiah and two candles. Free with RSVP.

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Contra Costa Grand Menorah Lighting

December 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

With Chabad of Contra Costa.

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Oakland Grand Menorah Lighting

December 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Lake Merritt Amphitheatre, Between 12th St. and 1st Ave.
Oakland, CA United States

With Chabad of Oakland.

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Grand Chalk Menorah Lighting

December 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
City Hall, Civic Green Lawn, 901 Sherman Ave.
Novato, CA United States

Chalk messages of love on giant menorah. With Chabad of Novato.

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6:30 pm

Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra

December 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
The Fillmore, 1805 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Jewish alt-rock icon performs at gala celebrating Bill Graham Menorah Day. With Balkan Bump and Jerry’s Kosher Deli. $75.

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7:00 pm

Jewish meditation workshop

December 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth St.,
Berkeley, CA United States

With Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks. $5-$15.

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