GLOW: Cocktail Party & Live Comedy Podcast!
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

GLOW: Cocktail Party & Live Comedy Podcast!

  • 1737 South La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90035 United States (map)
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GLOW: Cocktail Party & Live Comedy Podcast!

Lights, latkes, liquor, and laughs. TRIBE (IKAR's 20s/30s cohort) is throwing our 4th annual GLOW (Give Light, Offer Warmth) Hanukkah party, and this year, our partners at Reboot are bringing us a live mini-podcast episode about Hanukkah with comedian Moshe Kasher and his brother, IKAR's own Rabbi David Kasher!

Spreading the GLOW: Not only will we have a care kit station to assemble and disperse to our neighbors in need, but we're also inviting you to join us in serving the greater community throughout November. TRIBE partners with several social justice organizations across Los Angeles. Participants in these volunteer opportunities will receive a promo code for free admission as a thank you gift.Volunteer sign-up HERE!

All others: $15 in advance, $20 at the door (nosh and drink included)

Parking: Street Parking

For questions about this experience, contact madelyne@rebooters.net.



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Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Discover Your Light

  • 20268 Delita Drive Woodland Hills, CA, 91364 United States (map)
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Discover Your Light

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

On Hanukkah, we celebrate the miracle of a bit of oil lasting the Jews eight nights. On December 9, we’ll share stories of small acts that light up our lives. 

Join us for community storytelling, wine (enough to last all night), and, finally, a walk-through light installation that shows us the power of one small candle. 

Allow your senses to experience the strength one light can have, and leave with an appreciation for the smaller things in life.

For questions about this experience, contact tsumekh@gmail.com.

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Fiesta of Bites
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Fiesta of Bites

Fiesta of Bites

Co-created by NuRoots Community Members

Fiesta of Bites is a fully catered taco dinner by L.A.'s premiere taco chef Wes Avila at his famed Guerrilla Tacos! Each of the bites on the menu will open up a conversation that weaves together the themes and history of tacos with the themes and history of Hanukkah — and Latin and Jewish cultures as a whole.

Not only are some taco ingredients (like potatoes) and cooking techniques (like frying) reminiscent of Hanukkah, but the overall tradition of tacos draws parallels, too. Tacos are all about resilience: a little rolled tortilla born from the silver mines of 18th-century Mexico is now a worldwide phenomenon. And so it’s fitting that on Hanukkah, the story of a great miracle, we'll reflect on how tacos have the ability to bring people together in celebration.

For questions about this experience, contact cerifkin@gmail.com.

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L'Dough V'Dough: Light and Miracles
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

L'Dough V'Dough: Light and Miracles

  • Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (map)
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L’Dough V’Dough: Light & Miracles

3G@LAMOTH (Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust)

Braid and bake challah alongside local Holocaust survivors and share personal narratives from one generation to another. You’ll have an opportunity to create menorahs to be donated to a local community center.

Evoking the Hebrew phrase, “L’Dor V’Dor,” or “from generation to generation,” L’Dough V’Dough is a unique opportunity to engage with local survivors in an intimate setting in meaningful conversations about the Holocaust, Jewish culture and heritage, and social action. You’ll leave inspired by stories of remarkable resilience and the strength of community.

For questions about this experience, contact jordanna@lamoth.org.



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High-Stakes Hanukkah
Dec
8
to Dec 9

High-Stakes Hanukkah

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High Stakes Hanukkah

Join in a casino night featuring Hanukkah-inspired games like Jerusalem Hold ‘Em and No Limits Dreidel! In addition to wagering, the evening will feature cocktails, a latke bar, and an outdoor dance floor with a live jazz quartet playing funky renditions of classic Hanukkah tracks. While you’ll be playing for fun and not cash, you’ll be able to exchange your winnings for prizes like top-shelf beverages, unique desserts, and mementos to commemorate the evening.

For questions about this experience, contact lior.j.schinagel@gmail.com.

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Hanukkah Spin Night
Dec
8
5:30 PM17:30

Hanukkah Spin Night

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Hanukkah Spin Night

Lights! Candles! Action!

Instead of dreidels, we’re spinning pedals this Hanukkah at FlyWheel’s studio in West Hollywood. Hanukkah Spin Night is more than a typical spin class. A fire and light-themed playlist will power us through a mind-body experience that focuses on perseverance, ritual, and light -- just like the story of the Maccabees.

After burning our way through an energizing workout, we’ll light the menorah and feast on a sufganiot wall and other treats (100% guilt-free).

This experience is open to riders of all levels and first-timers. Registration includes a 45-minute workout, clip-in shoes, swag, a festive candle-lighting, nosh, validated parking, and an empowering community and muscle-building experience. Come ready to challenge yourself spiritually and physically!

parking: Validated 2-hour parking included

dietary: Dairy and parve options

attire: Workout clothes. Cycling shoes and towel provided.

for questions about this experience, contact carine@trybalgatherings.com or gary@trybalgatherings.com.

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Hanukkah Happy Hour, Havdalah, and Open Mic Night!
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Hanukkah Happy Hour, Havdalah, and Open Mic Night!

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Hanukkah Happy Hour, Havdalah, and Open Mic Night!

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

Are you ready for an Infinite Light event filled with great talent and Hanukkah festivities?! Join NuRoots at the Kibitz Room for Havdalah, followed by an open mic show. There will be appetizers, drink specials (from 5 pm - 7 pm), and comedians to fill the room with laughter.

Email evekarlin@gmail.com if you would like to perform; all genres are welcome!

For questions about this experience, contact evekarlin@gmail.com.

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Russian Latke Hanukkah Celebration
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Russian Latke Hanukkah Celebration

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Russian Latke Hanukkah Celebration

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

This Hanukkah celebration is a private event for Russian-speaking young Jewish adults, featuring Menorah lighting, a holiday meal, the story of Hanukkah, and Havdalah.

This is a private event. For questions about this experience, contact splama2008@yahoo.com.

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Build A Better World with PJ Library
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Build A Better World with PJ Library

Build A Better World

Participate in activities that help the planet with your family. Enjoy a morning of hands-on activities, hear the PJ Library story,Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles, and decorate your own Hanukkah cookies.

Free with RSVP at MFritzen@JewishLA.org

for questions about this experience, contact MFritzen@JewishLA.org.

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High Voltage
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

High Voltage

Hanukkah for the masses! In coordination with Abbot Kinney’s First Friday, an interactive Art Bus will offer menorah-making, candle-making, and a personal mapping of the population passing through Venice that evening, asking “Where are you from and where are you going?”

Later on…catch a performance at the Electric Lodge showcasing Jewish artists working in theater, dance, spoken word, music, and performance art. Join us!

For questions about this experience, contact stephanie@opentemple.org.

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Hanukkah, Shabbat and Beeswax Candles: A Creative Experience
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Hanukkah, Shabbat and Beeswax Candles: A Creative Experience

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Hanukkah, Shabbat and Beeswax Candles: A Creative Experience

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

Join us for an evening rolling beeswax candles, eating donuts, and lighting Hanukkah candles.

This is a private event. For questions about this experience, contact mharlan2489@gmail.com.

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Mundo Judío Shabbat
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Mundo Judío Shabbat

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Mundo Judío Shabbat

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

Latinx, Hispanic, and Spanish-Speaking Jews are coming together in a private home in Mid-City for an Infinite Light Shabbat dinner! This event is for Spanish speakers—different levels are welcome.

Algunos de nosotros nacimos en los Estados Unidos, otros vinimos hace mucho tiempo, y otros estamos recién llegados. Somos judíos latinos, hispanos, hispanohablantes. Escuchamos reggaetón y bachata en los bar mitzvot y bailamos tango y salsa después de la Hava Nagila. Algunos de nosotros comemos tamales en Shabbat y otros disfrutamos de los asados en Pesaj. ¡Vengan a celebrar nuestra diversidad y pasar la noche hablando (en español) en esta cena de Chanuka y Shabbat del Mundo Judío!

This is a private event. Email maia.ferdman@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

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Challah for Hanukkah
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Challah for Hanukkah

Celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah at a special Shabbat dinner on the sixth night! Participate in Shabbat and Hanukkah prayers and songs while enjoying a traditional meal, including latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts!), and have a chance to interact and learn from members of our community.

For questions about this experience, contact Julia.goldman@fidf.org.



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Gelty Pleasures 2018 + Hanukkah Story Slam
Dec
6
to Dec 7

Gelty Pleasures 2018 + Hanukkah Story Slam

  • The Attic @ State Social House (map)
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Gelty Pleasures 2018 + Hanukkah Story Slam

Join us for festive music, signature cocktails, performances by drag queens, and raffle drawings! Gelty Pleasures provides a safe, fun, welcoming, and entirely unique environment for our larger community to celebrate Hanukkah with LGBTQ+ Jewish friends, family, and allies.

New this year, our first-ever Hanukkah Story Slam! To open the evening, seven hand-selected storytellers will share personal journeys related to Hanukkah’s themes: the Pride of Celebrating Who We Are, Celebrating the Miracle of Light in Our Lives, Vulnerability and Strength, Power and Powerlessness, The Search for Light in Dark Times, Fear and Vision, and Resilience.

parking: Valet, Metered & Street Parking

dietary: Kosher STYLE (not a kosher kitchen)

attire: Casual & Fun! Whatever makes you comfortable. 


For questions about this experience, contact agoodman@jqinternational.org.

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Moroccan Hanoukah
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Moroccan Hanoukah

  • 419 1/2 north Genesee Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 (map)
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Moroccan Hanoukah

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

Step inside a secret Moroccan lounge to celebrate Hanoukah as if we were back in the Jewish Quarter in Fès, Morocco. We will light the Hanukkiyah, enjoy a kosher feast and sufganyot, and vibe to the sounds of the darbouka in this transformative space.

For questions about this experience, contact zevopos@gmail.com.

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Dec
6
to Dec 8

Community Leaders Hanukkah Celebration

The Jewish Federation's Community Leadership Institute (CLI) and Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP) participants and alumni are invited to a special event to kick off the holidays with other community leaders. Join us for a night of food, drinks, and networking with fellow alumni to celebrate Hanukkah! 

dietary: Glatt Kosher

Please note that this is a private event. For questions about this experience, contact CLI@JewishLA.org.

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Resilient Responders
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Resilient Responders

  • Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (map)
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Join us for a special evening, featuring guided tours and firsthand stories from a featured speaker focusing on Hanukkah’s themes of vulnerability and strength. We will light the menorah, enjoy appetizers, wine, and beer and experience the museum’s new virtual-reality installation.

“Resilient Responders” will remind and inspire you to harness your strengths, especially spiritually, to support people and communities in need.

For questions about this experience, contact jordanna@lamoth.org.

This experience has been cancelled.

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Beyond the Dreidel: A Musical Experience
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Beyond the Dreidel: A Musical Experience

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Beyond the Dreidel: A Musical Experience

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

Hanukkah has received unique Israeli interpretations as a national holiday, with new symbols and themes providing new meanings. Join us to learn and sing popular Israeli Hanukkah songs in an intimate spiritual environment.

This is a private event. For questions about this experience, contact ramin3294@gmail.com.

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The Light of Tikkun Olam
Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Light of Tikkun Olam

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The Light of Tikkun Olam

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

Hanukkah is the festival of light, an important time of year where we think about the meaning of the holiday, miracles, giving back, and bringing more brightness into the world. During this program, we'll immerse ourselves in learning about a variety of Jewish and Israeli projects that help improve the world by practicing Tikkun Olam. Over dinner, we'll share experiences and discuss and explore how we can further involve ourselves with these initiatives, then make our own Menorahs.

This is a private event. location given upon rsvp. email sarahatagger@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

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Silicon Beach Gets Lit
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Silicon Beach Gets Lit

What does the tech scene have in common with the Hanukkah story? Well for one, the Maccabees were the original disrupters in a society that desperately needed things shook up. Light candles, raise a glass, and explore Hanukkah through a brand new lens with your fellow entrepreneurs, cryptophiles, and techies. 

Parking: At venue

Dietary: Vegetarian

Attire: Come as you are


This is a private event. Location given upon RSVP. Email zlodmer@jewishla.org to reserve your spot.

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

World of Lights

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World of Lights

Join us for an experience highlighting the diverse Jewish communities in Israel that also reflect L.A.’s vast multicultural communities. We’ll explore commonalities and difference in an evening full of music, food, drinks, art, and universal stories.

For questions about this experience, contact saltman@jnf.org.



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Light, Love, and Moroccan Latkes
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Light, Love, and Moroccan Latkes

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Light, Love, and Moroccan Latkes

Celebrate Hanukkah with other young couples for a night of wine, mint tea, music, Moroccan-style latkes and desserts, cultural learning, schmoozing, and decorating Moroccan votives and other Judaica for your home.

For questions about this experience, contact lmandelbaum@tbala.org.

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Hanukkah: Festival of Empowerment
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Hanukkah: Festival of Empowerment

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Hanukkah: Festival of Empowerment

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

Join us for an intimate dinner to celebrate deeper meanings of Hanukkah, featuring conversations about what we're willing to fight for and the miracles within ourselves.

This is a private event. For questions about this experience, contact natalietalasazan@gmail.com.

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C.P.G.: Chanukah, Pastries, Games
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

C.P.G.: Chanukah, Pastries, Games

  • 11915 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City, Los Angeles (map)
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C.P.G.: Chanukah, Pastries, Games

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

Celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah filling and decorating sufganiyot, making latkes from scratch, and making a simple funnel cake. While our delicious foods are settling, we'll light the menorah and play fun Hanukkah games, learning about the importance of the holiday and its interesting history.

For questions about this experience, contact HUNTERALBERTJOHNSON05@GMAIL.COM.

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Illuminate
Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Illuminate

Join us for a special Hanukkah experience at The Local Peasant to enjoy craft cocktails and delicious appetizers and make your own Moroccan lanterns to bring light back home with you.

For questions about this experience, contact jmaseng@vbs.org.



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The Outernet // Vocal Cleanse
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

The Outernet // Vocal Cleanse

  • 652 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA, 90014 United States (map)
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The Outernet // Vocal Cleanse

Co-created by NuRoots Community Members

Join the Outernet for a Hanukkah-inspired vocal cleanse, which will merge meditation and the self-actualization process of awakening your inner instrument.

For questions about this experience, contact mirwien@gmail.com.

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Guided Light: a Jewish Meditation for Hanukkah
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

Guided Light: a Jewish Meditation for Hanukkah

  • 419 North Genesee Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90036 United States (map)
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Guided Light: a Jewish Meditation for Hanukkah

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

Embark on a multi-modal meditation journey to tap into the courage and resilience that our ancestors embodied during Hanukah, as they fought to create light during the darkest times. Enjoy a guided meditation to access your own inner light through visualization bolstered by music and art. We will collectively reflect upon our experience and emerge with a new understanding of how to access the light we have within.

parking: Very limited street parking available.

for questions about this experience, contact tiffgabbai@gmail.com.

Venmo @kavanah $18 with your email address in the address to reserve your spot

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