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December 2-10, 2018

Chanukah -- the eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev — celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality.

At the heart of the festival is the nightly menorah lighting: a single flame on the first night, two on the second, and so on till the eighth night of Chanukah, when all eight lights are kindled.

Chanukah customs include eating foods fried in oil — latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (doughnuts); playing with the dreidel (a spinning top on which are inscribed the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hei and shin, an acronym for Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, "a great miracle happened there"); and the giving of Chanukah gelt, gifts of money, to children.

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Join a Chanukah celebration at your local Chabad center!

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Chabad of Palo Alto
www.ChabadPaloAlto.com
650.424.9080
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Menorah Workshop at the Home Depot

Sunday, December 2, 8:30 AM
Home Depot,
1781 E. Bayshore Rd, East Palo Alto 

Featuring:

  • Build your own Menorah
  • Free Worker's Apron!
  • Music & Refreshments
  • Fun for the whole family

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First Night of Chanukah @ Mollie Stone's

Sunday, December 2, 5:00 PM
Mollie Stone's Market,
164 N. California Ave, Palo Alto

Featuring:

  • Latkes & Donuts
  • Crafts & Activities for kids

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Palo-Alto.jpgGrand Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Wednesday, December 5, 5:00 PM 
Palo Alto City Hall Plaza, 250 Hamilton Ave

Featuring:

  • Crafts & Activities
  • Latkes
  • Donuts 
  • Dreidels
  • Chocolate Gelt

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Menorah Parade & Havdalah Party

Saturday, December 8, 6:30 PM
Leaving from Kehilla Jewish High School
3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

  • From Kehilla Jewish High School to Downtown to Chabad
  • Bring your own car, and be outfitted with a car menorah!

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Palo-Alto.jpgFamily Chanukah Party

Sunday, December 9, 3:30 PM 
Mitchell Park Community Center,
3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

Featuring:

  • Bring some Kosher cans and help build the can Menorah!
  • Games, fun and food for the whole family!
  • Cans and all proceeds will be donated to Kosher Meals on Wheels
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Chabad of Sunnyvale

www.ChabadSunnyvale.com
408.720.0553
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Palo-Alto.jpg Chanukah Celebration

Sunday, December 2, 4:30-6:00 PM 
Zanottos, 1356 S. Mary Ave, Sunnyvale

Featuring:

  • Bring cans to help build the Menorah! Cans will be donated to local food pantries
  • Holiday Arts n' Crafts
  • Magic Show
  • Latkes and Jelly Doughnuts
  • Dreidels, Music
  • Glow Dreidel Necklaces
  • Balloon Twister
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Los Altos Chabad
www.JewishLosAltos.com
650.241.8770
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Los-Altos.jpg Annual Menorah Lighting

Sunday, December 2, 5:00-6:00 PM 
Corner of Main and State Streets, Los Altos

Featuring:

  • "The Great Big Chanukah Gelt Drop!"
    Collect as much gelt as you can as it "rains" down from above
  • Latkes and Doughnuts
  • Live Music
  • Balloon Artist and other activities for kids

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Sunday, December 9, 7:00 PM 
Los Altos Chabad
1758 Marich Way, Mountain View

Leave the kids at home while you join us for some fun & adult company in honor of Chanukah!

Bring a wrapped gift worth $20-$30 for a fun exchange game

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Chabad Israeli Community
www.ChabadIsraeli.org
650.804.5019
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Israeli.jpgChanukah on Ice

Sunday, December 2, 10:30 AM
Winter Lodge, 3009 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

Featuring:

  • Ice Skating
  • Olive Oil Press Workshop
  • Chanukah Crafts

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Israeli.jpgEntebbe Testimony - Rami Sherman

Sunday, December 9, 7:30 PM
Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

The eighth candle of Chanukah
A personal testimony of Operation Entebbe with special guest Rami Sherman

Dairy buffet, holiday food & a special children's room.

Rami Sherman: Major in the reserves, served as a commanding officer in the Sayeret Matkal commando unit during Operation Entebbe. Deputy commander of the Hercules squadron and captain of the No. 2 aircraft in the operation.

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Yossi's Children's Library

www.YossisLibrary.org
650.394.READ
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Israeli.jpgA Touch and Taste of Chanukah

Sunday, November 11, 2:00-3:30 PM 
Gan Torah Preschool
2015 Latham St, Mountain View

Featuring:

  • Sign up for a library membership
  • Crafts
  • Bounce House
  • Donut Decoration
  • Snacks & Drinks 

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Chabad at Stanford

www.ChabadStanford.org
650.494.3274
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Please click here for more information on Chanukah events at Chabad at Stanford.

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