Schedule

hoppy hanukkah

VIRTUAL EVENT
hoppy hanukkah
Hoppy Hanukkah Craft Beer Box

Discover amazing beers from breweries across the country and then join an online interactive appraisal and discussion about that night’s brew with a panelist of beer experts. Brewery swag, gelt, and other fun gifts are also sprinkled throughout the box! Beer styles will range from hazy New England IPAs to creamy Stouts and heavy Belgians.

Price: $30 until 11/28, $40 after

Someone 21 years of age or older must purchase and pickup the Hoppy Hanukkah Craft Beer Box. Must show ID at pick up

Order by December 4 or until sold out!

Pickup dates, times and location options:

  • 12/6 in Northbrook and Lakeview
  • 12/7 in Northbrook, Lincoln Park and Wicker Park

Register & Purchase Box

 

Wednesday, December 9

anya viner

VIRTUAL EVENT
Pre-Hanukkah Challah Braiding and Decorating with Anya Viner

Join Anya Viner, experienced baker and Camp Chi mom, and learn how to make a Menorah shaped Challah in time for Hanukkah! You can make your own dough before the presentation or buy store bought dough!

Anya is a pastry chef who studied at The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. She wakes up at 2 am to bake challah and other desserts for friends and family. Each week she creates a unique challah such as, Cinnamon Roll, Pesto Swirl, S’morEO, Pumpkin Pinata and the list goes on. She’s also taught hundreds of people how to make challah at challah bakes and in private classes. If you’d like to learn more, please contact her at www.tigertailbakery.com.

Wednesday, December 9
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Free

Register

 

Thursday, December 10 – 1st Night

yuri lane

VIRTUAL EVENT
JCC Chicago Greeting & Video featuring Beatboxer Yuri Lane

Join us for a virtual candlelighting and video featuring Yuri Lane, local beatboxer and JCC Chicago parent.

Thursday, December 10
Time: 5:30pm and on
Cost: Free

We will be posting a link here on December 10.

Yuri Lane on YouTube  |  Yuri Lane Website

 

Friday, December 11 – 2nd Night

dreaming of a jewish christmas

VIRTUAL EVENT
Film: Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival presents the film DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS , an offbeat, irreverent musical documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture’s mainstream – a generation of songwriters who found in Christmas the perfect holiday in which to imagine a better world, and for at least one day a year, make us believe.

Friday, December 11
Film available: Friday December 11 @ 5:00pm – Sunday, December 13 @ 5:00pm.
Cost: Free

Register

 

December 12 – 3rd Night

apachi heads up

VIRTUAL EVENT
Virtual Candlelighting, Singing & Games

Join us for our Annual Third Night, Third Light Hanukkah Celebration virtually.

Tune in from your home to enjoy an Apachi Camp Style Hanukkah filled with singing, games, ruach and more. Let’s create the warmth of the Apachi sun on this December Hanukkah evening.

Family-friendly and open to the community.

Saturday, December 12
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: Free

Register

 

December 13 – 4th Night

Miss Aimee Leigh

IN-PERSON EVENT
Drive-in Concert at Beth Emet Synagogue with Miss Aimee Leigh

Enjoy candlelighting and Hanukkah songs from the safety of your car. Miss Aimee Leigh is a funny and talented musician with a gift for connecting with children. She has spent nearly every day of the last 20 years making music with the 5 and under crowd.

Each car will receive a goodie bag with Hanukkah themed gifts.

jcc chicago early childhoodSunday, December 13
Times:
2:00-2:45pm & 3:00-3:45pm
$18 per car
Weather permitting

Miss Aimee Leigh’s Website

beth emet synagoguePlease bring a donation for the Beth Emet Synagogue Soup Kitchen.

  • Salad dressing (Italian or Balsamic)
  • Large Cans Coffee
  • Large containers non-dairy creamer
  • Pourable sugar
  • Napkins
  • Quart and gallon size ziplock bags
  • Hefty Earthchoice 3 compartment containers 9×8.8×3 Bottled waters or aluminum cans of water Individual hot chocolate packets Easy open cans or pouches of tuna fish
  • 12 oz. hot cups with lids (not styrofoam)

Register (2:00pm)  Register (3:00pm)

 

 

December 13 – 4th Night

ben tatar

IN-PERSON EVENT
Drive-In Concert at ‘Z’ Frank Apachi with Ben Tatar

jcc chicago early childhoodEnjoy candlelighting and Hanukkah songs and a few humorous originals from local musician, Ben Tatar from the safety of your car.

Each car will receive a goodie bag with Hanukkah themed gifts.

Sunday, December 13
Times:
3:00-3:30pm; 4:00-4:30pm
$18 per car
Weather permitting
Ben Tatar on YouTube  |  Ben Tatar Website

Register (3:00pm)  Register (4:00pm)

 

 

December 13 – 4th Night

udi goren

VIRTUAL EVENT
Walking the Israel Trail with Udi Goren

Join JCC Chicago Arts & Ideas for a live virtual event with National Geographic photographer Udi Goren – Walking the Israel Trail

Sunday, December 13
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Free

Trailer  |  Website

Register

 

December 14 – 5th Night

brain bash trivia

VIRTUAL EVENT
generation j and anshe emetTrivia Night

Test your knowledge with a trivia night… complete with prizes!

Monday, December 14
Time:
7:00pm
Cost: Free

Register

 

 

 

December 15 – 6th Night

bingo

VIRTUAL EVENT
jscBingo Night

Everyone loves a good bingo night! Feeling lucky? You might just bring home a prize and bragging rights.

Tuesday, December 15
Time:
7:00pm
Cost: Free

Register

 

December 16 – 7th Night

chi trivia night

VIRTUAL EVENT
camp chiTrivia Night

Kids aged 7-12 will love our Trivia Night complete with prizes.

Wednesday, December 16
Time:
7:00pm
Cost: Free

Register

 

December 17 – 8th Night

pj party

VIRTUAL EVENT
Virtual Pajama Party I Young Family
jcc chicago early childhood

Join us for a PJ party, songs, a Hanukkah story and candlelighting!

Thursday, December 17
Time:
4:30pm
Cost: Free

Register

 

December 17 – 8th Night

sufganiot

VIRTUAL EVENT
Cooking Demo: S’mores Sufganiyot

camp chiJoin us for a yummy cooking demo using a recipe from Food Network Star and Camp Chi alum Molly Yeh.

Thursday, December 17
Time:
7:00pm
Cost: Free

Register

 

If you are interested in sponsoring our wonderful 8 Nights of Hanukkah program, an entire night, or individual program, please contact Megan Roth Abraham at mabraham@jccchicago.org.