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8:00 am

San Francisco Yiddish Combo

December 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court
Occidental, CA
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$25

Concert for Hanukkah by a group of classically trained musicians who put a fresh spin on klezmer by blending jazz, blues, folk and hip-hop. Masks required.

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9:00 am

“The Future is Z3”

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$18 – $36

Conference and workshop exploring potential ways for Israeli and diaspora Jewish communities to come together and ensure a continued sense of peoplehood and mutuality. With featured speakers human rights activist Natan Sharansky, former MK Rachel Azaria and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens. $36, $18 for students and seniors. 

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10:00 am

Hanukkah concert with Isaac Zones

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, 800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA United States
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Free

Wornick Jewish Day School presents an in-person holiday concert for 3- to 5-year-olds and their families. Masks and registration by Dec. 1 required.

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VIRTUAL “ArtBash Live: Hanukkah”

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Free

Pick up a free kit filled with supplies, then join on Zoom for art projects guided by Contemporary Jewish Museum. Supplies limited. Register for pickups from sites in S.F., Berkeley, San Rafael, Lafayette and Foster City.

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10:30 am

VIRTUAL “Jewish Baby Network Hanukkah Party”

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Free

Virtual party with dancing, singing, puppets, blessings and menorah lighting for the 5-and-under crowd and their families. Co-sponsored by Peninsula JCC and five area synagogues.

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VIRTUAL Jewish Baby Network Hanukkah party

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Free

Event for young’uns with dancing, singing, puppets, blessings and menorah lighting. Grandparents, family and friends encouraged to participate. Co-hosted by Honeymoon Israel, Congregations Beth Am, Beth Jacob, Kol Emeth, Or Shalom, Sherith Israel and Peninsula JCC.

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11:00 am

“Hanukkah Inside Out”

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA United States
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Free

Osher Marin JCC invites kids and others to an event in its parking lot with crafts, music, sufganiyot, dancing, storytelling and more.

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“JCC East Bay Hanukkahfest”

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St.,
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

Includes PJ Library Story Walk, crafts, scavenger hunt, sing-along and doughnuts. Proof of vaccination required for 12 and up; masks required for 2 and up. Registration required. Donation suggested.

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1:30 pm

“Menorahs & Miracles at Children’s Discovery Museum”

December 5 @ 1:30 pm
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Children’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA United States
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Free

n-person event for kids 9 and under. Includes cultural activities. Limited attendance. Co-presented by Addison-Penzak JCC, PJ Library and Yavneh Day School. Free with museum admission. 

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2:00 pm

VIRTUAL “A Rosenberg By Any Other Name”

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Kirsten Fermaglich discusses her 2018 book on the history of Jewish name-changing in the U.S. and the lasting impacts of those changes. Presented by Jewish Community Library and S.F. Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.

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3:00 pm

“Glowing Hanukkah Party at Ghirardelli Square”

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ghirardelli Square, Ghirardelli Square
San Francisco,
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Free

JCCSF family-friendly outdoor pop-up includes menorah lighting, live music, crafts, games and treats, some from Harvey’s Donuts. Wear light-up, glittery, glow-in-the-dark items and clothing.

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“Hanukkah-Palooza”

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA United States
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Free

PJCC, PJ Library and San Mateo Parents Club present outdoor event on PJCC’s Koret turf field. With crafts, games, Jeremy the Juggler, magician David Martinez, waffles and french fries food truck, canned-food drive and menorah lighting. Proof of vaccination, masks required. Advance registration encouraged. 

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“Noe Valley Hanukkah Wonderland”

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chabad of Noe Valley, 3771 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA
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Free

Includes glow-in-the-dark menorah, arts and crafts, latkes, hot chocolate, gelt, fire show, music and dreidels.

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3:30 pm

“A Community Gathering: Survival and Dedication”

December 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
B’nai Israel Jewish Center, 740 Western Ave.
Petaluma, CA
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Free

Welcoming ceremony for a Czech Holocaust-era Torah that will be on loan in Petaluma, followed by outdoor menorah lighting. Proof of vaccination required. Livestream available.

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4:00 pm

Veretski Pass

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Alban’s Church, 1501 Washington Ave.
Albany, CA
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$15 – $25

Bay Area–based klezmer trio performs traditional Eastern European Jewish music and original material for Hanukkah. Live on stage with 50% capacity; proof of vaccination and masks required. Livestream option available.

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“Hanukkah at Santana Row”

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Santana Row stage area, 377 Santana Row
San Jose, CA
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Free

Celebration with Bay Area–based Israeli tribute band The Peatot, kids crafts, activities, goodie bags and menorah lighting. Presented by Chabad of San Jose.

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4:30 pm

Chabad of Palo Alto menorah lighting

December 5 @ 4:30 pm
Palo Alto City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah at City Hall with family activities, dancing, a giant menorah lighting, doughnuts, latkes and a chocolate gelt drop.

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Lake Merritt in Oakland

December 5 @ 4:30 pm
Lake Merritt Amphitheater, between 12th St. and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd.
Oakland, CA
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Free

16th annual menorah lighting with a fire show, latkes, sufganiyot, gelt, candles, dreidels and more. Presented by Chabad of Oakland.

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5:00 pm

“Spin Till You Win”

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chabad of Contra Costa, 1671 Newell Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA United States
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$50

Dreidel tournament to benefit Gan Yiladim Preschool, with cash prizes, appetizers, kosher dinner, beverages, music, face painting and crafts. Plus a kids’ “competition” and a Monkey Business show for ages 3-up. $50, two players or more $45 each, kids free.

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Main Street Plaza in Martinez

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
700 Main St. Martinez, CA + Google Map
Free

Congregation B’nai Shalom of Walnut Creek presents public menorah lighting with music and sufganiyot.

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“Hanukkah Homecoming Grand Hurrah”

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA United States
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Free

Temple Beth Torah presents an eighth-night gathering in its breezeway. Bring menorah, candles. Proof of vaccination, masks required. RSVP by Dec. 4.  

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5:30 pm

“The Cheese School Latke Party”

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Cheese School, 900 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA
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$30

Includes homemade applesauce, creme fraiche and salad; wine, beer, soft beverages for purchase. Bring a menorah; candles and dreidels provided. In a room overlooking the bay and a giant menorah to be lit. JCCSF event at Ghirardelli Square. Proof of vaccination and ID required.

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6:30 pm

“Latkes and Laughs”

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave.
San Jose, CA United States
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$36

Temple Emanu-El hosts comedy show watch party featuring local comedian Jeff Applebaum, Richard Weiss and headliner Steve Mittleman. Includes Hanukkah snacks. Livestream option.

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7:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Zot Hanukkah”

December 5 @ 7:00 pm

Hanukkah sing-along with singer-songwriter Achi Ben Shalom, additional singing, a menorah lighting and a Hanukkah story told by Devorah Zaslow, a memoirist who teaches storytelling at Southern Oregon University. Co-presented by Aquarian Minyan. Donation requested. 

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