MazelTogether Chanukah - MazelTogether

 

Chanukah 2019 will begin on Sunday, December 22 and ends on Monday, December 30. MazelTogether will post events and activities as they get added. In the meantime, here are some Chanukah resources to help you learn more about the holiday. Check out our Chanukah MazelMaker Gatherings. And click here to see organizational gatherings! 

Chanukah Resources

Our friends at BimBam have created some amazing videos about Chanukah. Additionally, our own authors have written some great Chanukah articles that we want to share with you. If you want more resources from BimBam click here.

 

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Sharing Faith: Celebrating Christmas And Hanukkah

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Tips for Interfaith Families Celebrating Hanukkah & Christmas
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Hanukkah Books for Interfaith Families

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December Dilemma & The Big Lie
By Stacy Rosen

I remember the day well: where I was, how the hallway smelled, what I was wearing (jeans and a short sleeve shirt tucked in), and what I felt when I first heard the news… Read more

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Visiting Christmas
By Talia Haykin

As a child, we rarely lived in an area with a large Jewish population. While I was born in NYC, we moved around from the time I was about seven for my father’s job… Read more

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Holiday Struggles in a Jewish Home
By Alaina Green

Four-year-old daughter: “Is Santa coming to our house?” Me: “No, we’re Jewish and don’t celebrate Christmas. We celebrate Chanukah.” My daughter’s answer to that reply… Read more

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December Lights: Reconciling my Non-Jewish Childhood for my Jewish Kids
By Chaviva Gordon-Bennett

I love cold, cloudy weather. I love snow and giant chunky sweaters and hot drinks. I love winter, glittering lights, and everything that comes along with this time of year. And I grew up loving Christmas but now I’m Jewish and my son is asking questions… Read more

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Gefilte Fish and Easter Eggs
By Mindi Wisman

I had my first Christmas with my husband’s family about ten years ago where I learned the true meaning and magic of Christmas—the cookies and sticky buns—and my husband spent Hanukkah with my family and learned about the real miracle of the holiday… Read more

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Our Daughter Won’t be Opening Presents After We Light the Menorah
By Rabbi Amanda Schwartz

I listened to a friend described how often the magic of the lights and Chanukah songs were quickly extinguished by their daughter’s excitement about moving on to opening presents…. Read more

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Local Chanukah Gatherings

December 15-20, Chanukah Bazaar, Congregation Har HaShem, check boulderjewishnews.org/calendar for times

December 17, 5:30-7:30pm – JWI Happy Chanukah Hour, Clocktower Event Center

December 17, 5:30pm – Chanukah at Beit Kohelet

December 17, 6pm – Adventure Rabbi Kids Chanukah Party

December 18, 6:30-8:30pm – In the Rabbi’s Kitchen: Latkes, Temple Shalom, Colorado Springs

December 19, 6-10pm – Ignite Chanukah at Rembrandt Yard Boulder, Boulder JCC (Young Professionals)

December 20, 6pm – Shabbat Chanukah Potluck, Congregation Har HaShem

December 20, 5:30-7:30pm Chanukah Potluck Party, Beth Evergreen

December 20, 5:30-8pm – Colorado Big Sky Chanukah Celebration, HEA

December 21, 6-7:30pm – Family Havdalah & Chanukah Crafts, BMH-BJ

December 21, 6-9pm – Vodka & Latkes, Temple Shalom, Colorado Springs

December 22, 10-12pm – Menorah Making at the JCC Denver

December 22, 3-5pmChanukah on Ice, Chabad South Metro Denver, Family Sports Center, Centennial

December 22, 3:30-5:30pm – Frozen Chanukah at Big Bear Ice Arena, WCRJ Community Center

December 22, 4-6pmChanukah Bowl, Chabad of Longmont, Centennial Lanes, Longmont

December 22, 4-6pm – Chanukah on Ice, Chabad of Vail, Vail Square Ice Rink

December 22, 4-5pmLatkes and More Chanukah Party, Chabad of Northern Colorado, Club Tico, 1599 City Park Dr., Fort Collins

December 22, 5-5:30pm – Community Menorah Lighting, Aspen Jewish Congregation, Willits Town Center, Basalt

December 22, 5-7pm – Great Gelt Drop, Chabad Aspen, Aspen Fire Department

December 22, 5:30-6:30pm – Community Menorah Lighting, Chabad of Cherry Creek, 3rd and Milwaukee

December 22, 5:00-8pm – Colorado Big Sky Chanukah Celebration, HEA

December 22, 6 -11pm – Drinks and Dreidels, Space Gallery 400 Santa Fe Dr, YJP Denver and Jewpro (Young Professionals)

December 22, 7pmHappy Chanukah 8K, Eight Crazy Nights, 1550 Market St

December 22, 3:45-5:45pm – Olde Town Arvada Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Festivities, Arvada Library

December 22, 7-9pm – Katie Glassman and Snapshot: A Concert on Chanukah, Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Avenue, Boulder

December 23, 5-7pm – Chanukah at the Capitol, Jewish in the City, Chabad

December 23, 5:30-7:30pm – Chanukah Glow Party, Congregation Rodef Shalom

December 23, 5pm – Community Menorah Lighting Pearl Street Mall Boulder

December 23, 5:30-7:30pm – Family Chanukah Celebration, at DEFY Denver (Previously Spider Monkey), 1400 South Abilene St. Ste 100, JOI

December 23, 5:30-7:30pm – Major League Dreidel, Kavod Senior Life (Young Professionals)

December 23, 4:30-6:30pm – Grand Menorah Lighting in Stapleton, Stapleton Town Center, The Jewish Life Center- Chabad Denver North

December 23, 5:30-6:30pm Community Menorah Lighting, 9th Street Plaza, Greeley

December 23, 5:30-6:30pm – Community Menorah Lighting, Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S. Quebec St.

December 24, 4-6pm – Chanukah on Ice, ARC, 861 Maroon Creek Rd., Aspen

December 24, 5-7pm – Teen Club Stretch Limo Chanukah Party, Chabad South Metro Denver

December 25, 5-6pm – Community Menorah Lighting, Riverwalk, Edwards

December 26, 10am – SNOW Tubing Chanukah Party, WCRJ Educational Center, 295 S Locust St.

December 26, 12-pm – Kavod on the Road Latke Lunch, Temple Emanuel

December 26, 3-4pm – Community Menorah Lighting, Bond Park, Estes Park

December 26, 4pm – Chanukah Lighting Celebration, Parker O’Brien Park

December 26, 5pm – Grand Chanukah Celebration, Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park, 8196 w Bowles Ave., Littleton

December 26, 5-7pm – Chanukah on Ice, Ice Centre at the Promenade, Westminster

December 26, 5:30pm – Chanukah in Lafayette, Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Rd., Lafayette

December 26, 6-7pm – Community Menorah Lighting, 6616 A Delminico Dr., Colorado Springs

December 27, 5:30-8:30pm – Chanukah Hoopla, Temple Emanuel

December 27, 5:30-8:30pm – Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat: Dinner, Celebration, and Songfest (family friendly), B’nai Havurah

December 27, 6pm – Shabbat service, 6:45 Dinner, Chanukah Dinner, Temple Sinai

December 27, 5-9pm – Potluck Shabbat Chanukah, Synagogue of the Summit, Summit County Senior

December 27, 6-8pm – Chanukah Shabbat Dinner, Chabad of Vail

December 27, 6-8pm – Community Shabbat Chanukah Dinner, Chabad of Aspen

December 27, 6-7pm – Shabbat Chanukah Party, Aspen Jewish Congregation

December 27, 6:30-7:30pm – Potluck Chanukah, Congregation B’nai Torah, Westminster

December 28, 5:30pm – Chanukah Community Shabbat Dinner, thechabadhouse.com, Chabad of Westminster

December 28, 6-7pm – Community Menorah Lighting, Eastridge Rec Center, 9568 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch

December 28, 7-8pm – Community Menorah Lighting, Loveland Museum, Loveland

December 28, 7:30pm – Drinks & Dreidels, Four Seasons Denver, 1111 14th Street

December 28, 7:45-9:45pm – Chanukah with the Traveling Chasidim, Aish Denver

December 30, 5:30-7:30pm – 9th Night of Chanukah Party with Erica Perl, Temple Micah

December 29, 4-6pm – Chanukah Candyland, Stanley Marketplace, The Jewish Life Center-Chabad Denver North

December 29, 4-6pm – Westminster Menorah Lighting Celebration, The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware St., Westminster

December 29, 4pm – GRAND Gelt Drop and Menorah Lighting, Infinity Park, 950 S. Birch St., Glendale

December 29, 4pm – Chanukah on Ice, Winterskate, 824 Front Street, Louisville

December 29, 3-5pm – Community Menorah Lighting, Festival Park, Castle Rock

December 29, 5-6pm – Community Menorah Lighting, Ft. Collins Old Town Square

December 29, 5-6:30pm – Grand Chanukah Party, Village at the Peaks, 1250 S. Hover St., Longmont