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2:00 pm

Healing Light of Hanukkah

December 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

In this virtual event, S.F.-based Jewish Family and Children’s Services invites the community to “explore how the light of Hanukkah brightens up even the darkest of times.” There will be stories, teachings, songs, humor and a ritual lighting — all on Zoom.

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5:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Zoom Puppet Show”

December 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

A show based on the book “The Chanukkah Guest” by Eric Kimmel, which is about a bear showing up instead of the rabbi. Presented by PJ Library and Addison-Penzak JCC. For 7-8-year-olds and younger, and family. Free, with registration.

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6:00 pm

“Menorah Memories”

December 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Free

J. and Value Culture present an online event in which you can share a story about your menorah. Blessing over the candles led by Emmy-winning musician Hughie Stone Fish. Best story will be featured in J. With hosts Adam Swig and J. digital editor David A.M. Wilensky. Free, with registration.

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7:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Poetry Night”

December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Aquarian Minyan presents Rabbi Diane Elliot reading from her “The Voice is Movement: A Life In Poetry” and incorporating the Hanukkah lights with poetry, movement and chant. Free, with registration.

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VIRTUAL “Theodore Bikel’s The City of Light”

December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Aimee Ginsburg Bikel talks about her late husband’s life and singing-acting career,  and the couple’s book, which is anchored by a childhood Hanukkah story Theodore wrote shortly before his death. Plus a rare Hanukkah recording by Bikel. Presented by several Bay Area JCCs. Free, with registration.

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VIRTUAL “New Traditions of Hanukkah”

December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Judaism Unbound podcast host Dan Libenson and Oshman Family JCC’s Nicole Hakimi acknowledge the cultural importance of this “minor” holiday and talk about how to make it more meaningful and powerful.

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