Now through December 7th
PJ Library and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington are partnering to share a wonderful opportunity with you to send Chanukah greeting cards to Jewish military members and veterans! Sign up to mail your cards by December 7th.
Saturday, December 3rd | 5:45 PM
Agudas Achim Congregation (2908 Valley Drive, Alexandra, VA)
Get ready and excited for Chanukah at a special Havdalah and movie night! Arrive in your pajamas and bring a comfy blankie to sit on.
Sunday, December 4th | 10:30 AM (Brunch), 11:30 AM (Concert)
Edlavitch DCJCC (1529 16th Streeet NW, Washington, DC)
$25/person for concert and brunch; $15 for concert only; children 7 and under are FREE
Klezmer brunch is back and family friendly this December! Music lovers of all ages are welcome to join us for Boogie-Woogie Klezmer Brunch with Seth Kibel paired with the Music Pilgrim Trio & Daryl Davis. There will be concert seating for those who want it, but children will not be expected to sit quietly — dancing is encouraged!
Kids Chanukah BimBom Activity Bag!
Order from your local JCC by December 7th
Join a community Zoom on December 15th | 4:30 PM
Enjoy a bag-tastic and exciting opportunity to learn about Jewish customs and holidays through arts & crafts, stories, and discussions. Get ready for a week of light and miracles with these hands-on activity kits. During our class on December 15th, we will share some of our art projects, read books together and sing some songs. Presented by Bender JCC and Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families. Bags must be ordered by Wednesday, December 7th.
MoCo Families: Order from the Bender JCC
NoVa Families: Order from the Pozez JCC
Saturday, December 10th | 6:30 PM
Berman Hebrew Academy (13300 Arctic Ave, Rockville, MD)
Join PJ Library, Berman Hebrew Academy, Kehilat Pardes, and The Jewish Federation to celebrate how to bring more light into the world with Chanukah (the Festival of Lights) and Havdalah. After a warm, spirited Havdalah ceremony to end Shabbat, we’ll create our own lanterns for a lantern walk!
Sunday, December 11th | 11:00 AM
Oseh Shalom (7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, MD)
Get your wiggles out – song, movement, prayer, and fun! Join Diane with her ukelele and drums and celebrate Chanukah together in community. For children ages 0 – 5 with their parents, grandparents or caregivers. RSVP to [email protected] or just show up.
Sunday, December 11th | 1:00–2:30 PM
Charles E Smith Jewish Day School Lower School (1901 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD)
Join the CESJDS STEM Center and Admission for an exciting break out room adventure. We will begin the program with story telling from PJ Library and then families will work to solve puzzles that allow them to eventually celebrate the joy of Hanukkah! This is great for anyone ages 3-10, and we ask that every child is accompanied by an adult. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dorie Ravick, Director of Lower School Admission at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School at [email protected]
Sunday, December 11th | 4:00 PM
Kidcreate Studio Alexandria (724 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA)
$25 for 1 child with adult caregiver
This illuminating project, cosponsored by the Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families, is perfect for your little one to show off how they can master lots of materials in a mixed media masterpiece! Most appreciated by kids 2-5 years old.
Tuesday, December 13th | 4:30 PM
Zoom (link sent after registration)
$8/screen, which includes project materials mailed to you
Join us for a virtual, multi-generational event for PJ kids and their “grandfriends” to celebrate the Festival of Lights with stories, a de-light-ful craft project, and games. Register by December 7th to receive the project materials in the mail. Registration opens 11/17.
This is a collaboration of PJ Library, Bender JCC, Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families, HoneymoonIsrael, and The Jewish Federation of Great Washington.
Friday, December 16th | 5:00 PM
Washington Hebrew (3935 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC)
- 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Tot Experience
- 6:15 pm – 6:50 pm – Snack & Schmooze
SNACK — Hanukkah-themed hot appetizers, cheese, crackers, and fruit! Perfect for families looking to feed their kids before the service — and help get everyone into the holiday spirit!
SCHMOOZE — This half-hour is a great time to connect with the people around you! Kids (and playful grown-ups) can play with giant Connect 4 and Jenga sets, cornhole, and other arts & crafts activities. Obviously, everyone can have their turn with dreidels, too!
Friday, December 16th | 5:30 PM
Bethesda Jewish Congregation (6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD)
Dinner is $20 per person and $10 for children currently enrolled in BJC Youth Education.
Bring the kids for “Maccabee Warrior Training” at 5:30 PM. The kids will have the opportunity to make a Hanukkah card. Then they’ll run the obstacle course to see who can make it as a Maccabee! A delicious Hanukkah dinner with latkes, chicken tenders, sweet and sour meatballs, and more will be served at 6:15. We won’t forget the sufagniyot! Then stay for the Hanukkah Shabbat service at 7:00 PM in Covenant Hall.
Saturday, December 17th | 11:00 AM
Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (1840 University Blvd West, Wheaton, MD)
Celebrate Hannukah with HTAA! Connect your children to Judaism through upbeat, high-energy music and movement! After class, you are invited with their families to join a family-friendly Kiddush in the Social Hall at noon.
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