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“Hanukkah in Paris”

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - December 8 @ 2:00 am
Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post St.
San Francisco,
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$15 – $50

Sixth annual party hosted by Adam Swig and Adrian Goddard. Multiple rooms, food, cocktails, live band, DJ and burlesque. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots program. 21 and over.

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9:30 am

“Understanding Muslim Neighbors”

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane
Los Gatos, CA United States
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$50 – $60

Two-part Abrahamic Alliance International seminar for Jewish community to build bridges with Muslims and dispel stereotypes.

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Kids and seniors Hanukkah fun

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Contra Costa Jewish Day School, 955 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Free

For children 2-8, their parents and residents of Reutlinger Assisted Living. Make candles and cards, decorate dreidels. Morning noshes and coffee.

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10:00 am

“Holiday and Chanukah Fair”

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way,
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Bazaar with art, gifts, music by Jon Frank Quartet and vocalist Gemma Bouck, food, Judaica and gift-wrapping.

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Hands-on family Hanukkah activities

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, CA United States
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Free

Make edible kosher marshmallow dreidels, sun catchers and candles, olive tasting and music by singer Diana Shmiana.

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“Holiday Fest”

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road
Alameda, CA United States
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Free

Gift expo featuring 40 vendors and local artists. Books, jewelry, soap, glass, clothing and more.

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11:00 am

“Chanukah Fair and Celebration”

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA United States
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Free

Gifts, gelt, candles, baked goods, latkes and more on sale from the Women of Temple Beth Torah.

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Marcia Falk

December 8 @ 11:00 am
Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave.
Albany, CA United States
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$12

Local Jewish artist, author and poet discusses and reads from her latest book, “Inner East: Illuminated Poems and Blessings.” Kol Hadash Bagel Brunch.

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11:30 am

“The Chanukah Bears of Marin Circle”

December 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

Book release party and reading by children’s author Hope Alper. For children 2-6.

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12:00 pm

“Menorahs and Miracles”

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Children’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA United States
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Annual family Hanukkah celebration with games, crafts, music and dancing. Organized with Addison-Penzak JCC. Free with museum admission.

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Genealogy clinic

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

S.F. Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Survey offers guidance on researching one’s family history and resources at one’s disposal.

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“Nice Jewish Dogs Calendar Launch Party”

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Anchor Public Taps, 495 DeHaro St.
San Francisco,
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Free – $20

Join the stars that are featured on the new calendar at a dog-friendly, Hanukkah-themed party. Proceeds to Canine Companions for Independence. Free, $20 for calendar.

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1:00 pm

“Religious Pluralism in Israel”

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congregation Beth Shalom-Carmichael, 4746 El Camino Ave.
Carmichael,
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Free

Educator Yael-Yechieli-Persico and others talk about issues such as who is a Jew, marriage, gay rights, prayer at Western Wall, etc. Followed by small-group discussions. Israel Civil Voice Alliance event. RSVP requested.

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3:00 pm

“Dr. Feng Shan Ho and the Shanghai Refuge”

December 8 @ 3:00 pm
Free

Stories about the Chinese diplomat who helped Jews escape the Holocaust by providing them refuge in Shanghai. RSVP by Dec. 1. More info: Homanli@aol.com and susanfdean@aol.com  

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4:00 pm

Ephraim Margolin

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Ave.,
San Francisco, CA United States
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$10 – $15

Scholar, raconteur and attorney talks about his experiences as a non-Hebrew-speaking kid in pre-state Israel. Children and educators are free.

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“True Colors”

December 8 @ 4:00 pm
At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St.
Oakland, CA United States
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$30

A funny, moving performance about Jews of color, modern Jewish identity and community, from L.A.-based Jewish Women’s Theatre.

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“Girls Who Run the World”

December 8 @ 4:00 pm
JCCSF, 3200 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free – $20

Panel discussion with female entrepreneurs from Smitten Ice Cream, Embrace and Brandless, moderated by author Diana Kapp. Includes kid entrepreneur maker fair. Fair at 4 p.m., free; Panel at 5 p.m., $20.

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“Family Cooking: Donuts for Hanukkah”

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$35

Cooking class for young kids and parents led by Michelle Greenbaum. Make cinnamon-sugar donuts with raspberry dipping sauce.

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5:30 pm

“Latkes and Laughs”

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave.
San Jose, CA United States
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$18 – $54

Comedians Jeff Applebaum, Rachael Berman and Scott Blakeman serve up the jokes to go with freshly made potato pancakes.

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6:00 pm

“Chai Gala”

December 8 @ 6:00 pm
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Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA United States
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Annual fundraiser this year honors Rabbi Debora Kohn for her 18 years of service at the Reutlinger in Danville. Proceeds to benefit Resident Assistance Fund. Contact: (925) 964-2072 or bkyman@rcjl.org

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7:30 pm

David Makovsky

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wornick Jewish Day School, 800 Foster City Blvd.,
Foster City, CA United States
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$15 – $20

Washington Institute distinguished fellow offers analysis of Israel-diaspora relationship and Israel’s Jewish and democratic future. Part of Peninsula JCC’s Israel Forum: Profiles in Leadership series.

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