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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hanukkah in Marrakesh
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Hanukkah in Marrakesh

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Hanukkah in Marrakesh

Co-created by a NuRoots Community Member

Come join us for a Moroccan-inspired Hanukkah! We’ll savor classic foods like Sfenj (Moroccan donuts), latkes, couscous, veggies, and other dishes, then light the menorah, listen to traditional music, and discuss what Hanukkah means to us. The night will end in fashion with arak, mint tea, and friendly games of dreidel and shesh besh.

This is a private event. For questions about this experience, contact NuRoots@JewishLA.org.

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