Hanukkah Events in Northeast Ohio

Hanukkah Events in Northeast Ohio

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Hanukkah events in Cleveland, Ohio

Whether it’s in-person or online via livestream and Zoom, celebrate Chanukah at one of the following family-friendly events taking place in the greater Cleveland/Akron area this month:

December 10

Public Square Menorah Lighting. Chabad of Downtown Cleveland will hold a menorah lighting on Public Square at 6 p.m. The program will be adjusted to reflect the pandemic, with a live broadcast to encourage viewers to participate at home, lighting their own menorah at the same time. Kits are available for young adults; to get a kit, email [email protected] downtownchabad.com

December 10-17

Chanukah Lightings with Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. Takes place each night at 6:15 p.m. All are welcome to join Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, of Beachwood, as a community for a brief lighting of the Chanukah candle ritual, with blessings led by different members. The lightings will be streamed each night on the temple’s streaming page, fairmounttemple.org/worship/live-stream, as well as on the Fairmount Temple Facebook page and on Roku on the Fairmount Sanctuary channel.

“Eat. Pray. Latkes.” Temple Emanu El’s Chanukah event series includes a public menorah lighting at 5:30 p.m. each day, streamed via Facebook Live. facebook.com/TempleEmanuElCLE

December 11

Chanukah Shabbat at Fairmount Temple: Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, of Beachwood will celebrate Chanukah with a Chanukah Shabbat Service at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 11. All are welcome to participate. To on the temple’s website, visit fairmounttemple.org/worship/live-stream. It also will be streamed live on the Fairmount Temple Facebook page and on Roku at the Fairmount Sanctuary channel.

December 12

“Milton the Menorah — A Hanukkah Adventure.” B’nai Jeshurun Congregation’s Bible Players performs this retelling of the Festival of Lights. The story follows Milton the Menorah, an insecure menorah that finds the spirit to shine. 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. For more information and Zoom links and passwords, visit bnaijeshurun.org/hanukkah.

“Havdallakah.” B’nai Jeshurun Congregation hosts the evening of song, which is named after the mixture of the words “Havdallah” and “Hanukkah.” Candles will also be lit. 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information and Zoom links and passwords, visit bnaijeshurun.org/hanukkah.

December 13

Virtual Hanukkah Candle Lighting. Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, also known as the miracle of lights, every night of the week with a first-ever community wide holiday celebration, organized by the Mandel JCC. Friends of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will host the fourth night on Sunday, December 13 via Facebook Live. People of all faiths and backgrounds are invited to log-on to hear the story of Hanukkah, sing along to traditional tunes with a special musical performance, and make an edible holiday craft. Register in advance for your ingredient list and song sheet. Free. 5:30 p.m. on Facebook Live, For information and to register, visit here

“The Light After Dark Menorah Parade.” The Chabad of Downtown Cleveland, in partnership with the Niggun Minyan, will hold the Cleveland Menorah Parade at 3 p.m. There will be free Chanukah goodies along the route (masks required). clemenorahparade.com.

“A Song in the Flame.” Take a virtual visit to Talespinner Children’s Theatre for a personal and unique theatrical experience. Participate in a special Chanukah story, “A Song in the Flame,” told by a professional. Hosted by PJ Library Cleveland. 10 a.m. facebook.com/events/819755185261119

Menorah on Mayfield. The City of Lyndhurst’s annual menorah lighting will take place in front of city hall. There also will be individually wrapped refreshments and a socially distanced celebration in the city hall parking lot. 5 p.m. 5301 Mayfield Road. lyndhurst-oh.com/printnews_2020/printnews113.html

Superhero Chanukah Bingo. Open to members and friends of Park Synagogue, in Cleveland Heights and Pepper Pike. Attendees will play for prizes from Park member-owned businesses and make a difference for homeless families. Bingo cards are $5 each and will be sent electronically. All proceeds will go toward Family Promise of Greater Cleveland. 3:30-4:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit parksynagogue.org/events.

December 14

Outdoor Menorah Lighting at Eton Chagrin Boulevard. Fromovitz Chabad Center will host an outdoor menorah lighting. There will be an immersive multimedia experience from the safety of your car featuring music videos and a digital game. Attendees also will get a Chanukah-themed swag bag with treats, gelt and prizes. 6-8 p.m. Eton Chagrin Boulevard, 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, clevelandjewishlearning.com.

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