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Chanukah in Sydney

Falling at the beginning of the state-wide school holidays, Chanukah this year is going to be a big celebration – of miracles, community and summer. Find out what's going on around Sydney so you can celebrate with the entire family.

Last year's giant chanukiah and fireworks at Chanukah at the Bay. Photo: supplied

Chanukah sprinkles

Brought to you by WIZO, Adamama Jnr and PJ Library, Chanukah Sprinkles is the perfect way to get you and your kids into the spirit of the festival of light. Enjoy a special afternoon of fun Chanukah crafts to complete with your children, as the community comes together to sing Chanukah songs and share a beautiful Chanukah story.
Where: Sherbrooke Hall, Double Bay
When: Sunday, December 11
Register: www.adamama.com.au/events

Family fun time

Join North Shore Temple Emanuel for a family Chanukah party. It will be fun for all ages! NSTE is also hosting a pre-Chanukah Shabbat groove dinner. Everyone is welcome.
Where: NSTE
When: Friday, December 16 and Sunday, December 18
Register: nste.org.au/

Celebrations in the park

With a ninja obstacle course, jumping castle, bungee run and so much more, Cremorne Synagogue’s Chanukah Celebration in the Park is sure to be a big hit with all the kids – big and small. There’ll be a live band, doughnuts and Chanukah treats as well as pizza and falafel for an extra charge. Fun for the whole family.
Where: Gore Hill Oval
When: Sunday, December 18

Chanukah with a view

Dover Heights Shule is once again pulling out all the stops to present a massive party with the best view in Sydney. Featuring an outdoor concert and live performances, a dog show, ball pit and activity gym for the little ones, photo booth, plenty of arts and craft and so much more, every member of the family will have a ball – including the pets! There’ll be extra food to purchase too so you won’t go hungry.
Where: Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights
When: Sunday, December 18
Register: events.humanitix.com/chanukah2022

Chanukah on the green

Chanukah on the green is shaping up to be the North Shore’s Jewish event of the year. With live music, entertainers and shows, community booths, amusement rides, a delicious BBQ including latkes and doughnuts, arts and crafts, and of course, a giant chanukiah lighting, everyone is welcome to enjoy the celebrations.
Where: St Ives Village Green
When: Sunday, December 18
Register: events.humanitix.com/green2022

Celebrations at the Great

With plenty going on to celebrate the sixth night of Chanukah, The Great Synagogue presents a night that will be fun for the whole family. Starting from 6pm with a kids’ party and refreshments for adults, the community will then light the chanukiah together followed by Maariv and a festive kiddush. Bring everyone along!
Where: The Great Synagogue
When: Friday, December 23

Family friendly fun

The North Shore Synagogue presents a family-friendly Friday night service to celebrate Chanukah as a community. In addition to the service, the shule will be handing out delicious sufganiyot.
Where: North Shore Synagogue
When: Friday, December 23

Raving by the sea

Chabad of Bondi will once again be catering to the kids with a silent disco by the sea. As well as the grand chanukiah lighting by Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach, there’ll be plenty on offer for the kids, including a petting zoo, face painting, free doughnuts and a bubble man. What could be better?
Where: Bondi Beach Playground
When: Sunday, December 18
Register: events.humanitix.com/chanukah-by-the-sea-kids-silent-rave

Chanukah by the sand

Celebrate the festival of lights with a family bbq, clown and face painting, a klezmer band, drum café events and a grand chanukiah lighting right next to Coogee Beach.
Where: Grant Reserve, Beach St, Coogee
When: Thursday, December 22

Morning tea with melodies and laughs

JNF invites you to celebrate a Chanukah morning tea with doughnuts and latkes all while being entertained by Len Mahemoff OAM and comedian Robert Teicher. There are even some excellent raffle prizes to be won.
Where: COA, Woollahra
When: Tuesday, December 20
Registration essential via email or phone, info@jnf.org.au or (02) 9389 5466

A carnival in Double Bay

Chanukah at the Bay is back for 2022 with carnival games, live music, shows and roving clowns, lighting of the giant chanukiah and as always, fireworks to light up the night sky. It’s free entry and fun for the whole family.
Where: Steyne Park, Double Bay
When: Tuesday, December 20

Chanukah with Chabad

Chabad of Sydney is putting on not one, but two Chanukah events for the community. First up is Chanukah at Rushcutters with latkes and doughnuts, entertainment, DIY chanukiah kits and plenty of games for the kids. Later that week, to celebrate Shabbat and the festival of lights, is Friday Night Live with a gourmet buffet dinner following the service and dreidel games.
Where: Rushcutters Bay and CBD Chabad Sydney
When: Sunday, December 18 and Friday, December 23
Register: trybooking.com/CEQOM

Chanukah at the plaza

Join Cremorne Shule and Lane Cove Council to celebrate the festival of lights with kids’ arts and crafts, free doughnuts and DJ Tiny Dancer.
Where: Lane Cove Plaza
When: Monday, December 19
Register: eventbrite.com.au/e/chanukah-in-lane-cove-plaza-tickets-476982687057


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