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Chanukah in Melbourne

Our joyous community will be buzzing with events and activities galore this Chanukah – be sure to round up your family and friends and join in the fun.

Leo Baeck Centre’s Chanukah Barbecue

Sunday, December 18, from 6pm

The Leo Back centre will be having a first night celebration for Chanukah with a pescatarian barbecue. The Sunday sizzle celebration doubles as a community farewell to their beloved Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black who is saying farewell to LBC. Attendees are encouraged to bring a salad, dessert or drinks to share.

Chabad Malvern’s Chanukah Carnival

Sunday, December 18, from 4pm
Malvern Town Hall 
Bookings: chabad.com.au/chanukah22

Chabad Malvern will be hosting a Chanukah carnival and barbecue on the first night of Chanukah. The event will be a family affair and will include an exciting VR experience, jumping castles, a butterfly house, slot car racing, slurpees, as well as other yummy treats.

Tickets: $13 early bird, $18 after 9 December, children under 2 free.

Kedem’s Erev Chanukah Pot Luck Dinner

Sunday, December 18
Bookings: rosi.kedem@outlook.com

Kedem will be celebrating the first night of Chanukah in 2022 with a pot luck dinner for those in the community to come together to celebrate, live, learn and have fun.

Menorah lighting and entertainment at Malvern Central

Thursday, December 22, from 6pm
Level 4 Food Court, Malvern Central

Celebrate Chanukah at Malvern Central with an evening of entertainment. There will be fun for the kids including a magic show, balloon artists, face painting, and adults can enjoy the nosh with kosher food sampling from Woolworths, latkes and doughnuts. There will also be a grand menorah lighting.

Pillars of Light.

Pillars of Light

December 18 to 23, from 6pm
Main Square, Federation Square, Melbourne CBD

In celebration of Chanukah, Pillars of Light is providing Melburnians with an opportunity to come together over a multicultural celebration, focusing on what unites us as a city.

Kehilat Nitzan’s Chanukah barbecue

Monday, December 19, 5.30-9.30pm
Caulfield North

Kehilat Nitzan is hosting a kosher barbecue bonanza, with candle-lighting, music and crafts/games. BYO chair and instrument. Bookings essential.

Chanukah in the park

Sunday, December 18 from 4.30pm
Caulfield Park, Caulfield North

Chanukah in the Park will feature a grand menorah lighting, exciting rides, fireworks, food park, live concert, addresses from local politicians, and more.

TBI’s Chanukah Family Celebration

Sunday, December 18, from 4pm

Temple Beth Israel will be hosting a Chanukah family celebration for the first night of Chanukah. There will be food, music and fun for all ages.

Elwood Shule’s Communal Menorah Lighting and Dinner

Tuesday, December 20
5.45pm for menorah lighting on Acland Street
7.15pm for dinner at Elwood Shule
Bookings: elwoodshule.org/events/chanukah2022/

Elwood Shule is once again hosting its communal menorah lighting event. The event will feature entertainment for the children, music on Acland Street as well as doughnuts and latkes. There will also be a dinner at Elwood Shule to give family, friends and congregants the opportunity to celebrate the holiday and rejoice in the festivities together.

Caulfield Shule.

Caulfield Shule & Sassoon Yehuda Synagogue’s Pre-Chanukah Shabbat Dinner

Friday, December 16
Bookings: trybooking.com/CELHF

Caulfield Shule and Sassoon Yehuda Sephardi Synagogue are hosting a pre-Chanukah family friendly Shabbat dinner. Also featuring songs and games for children.

Caulfield Shule’s Adult Night Out

Thursday December 22
Bookings: trybooking.com/992649

Caulfield Shule is putting on an adults-only Chanukah night out that will include desserts, chanukiah lighting, surprise entertainment and, of course, drinks.

Caulfield Shule’s Chanukah Party

Friday, December 23
Bookings: trybooking.com/CEIPU

Caulfield Shule is hosting a family pre-Shabbat Chanukah party featuring fun activities, food, chanukiah lighting and a special Kabbalat Shabbat service!

Chanukah at Landcox Park by Brighton Shule

Monday, December 19, from 5.30pm
Bookings: linktr.ee/brightonshule

Brighton Shule is hosting its annual Landcox Park Chanukah event. There will be activities for all ages, including music, menorah lighting, games and crafts. There will also be tasty snacks available, such as hotdogs and fairy floss. RSVP essential.

St Kilda Shule’s pre-Chanukah celebration

Friday, December 16, from 6pm

St Kilda Shule is partnering with Emmy Monash for a pre-Chanukah musical Kabbalat Shabbat choral service followed by a doughnut-themed kiddush at Emmy Monash.

Family celebrations at St Kilda Shule.

Chanukah in the City

Monday, December 19, from 7.15pm
The Stamford Plaza
Bookings: chaim@chabad.org.au

This year’s Chanukah in the City is hosted by Chabad of Melbourne and Elwood Shule, with the celebration featuring the Premier of Victoria, a musical interlude as well as a catered kosher buffet. Bookings required, call or email to book.

Chanukah at Inflatable World

Wednesday, December 21, from 5.30pm
Inflatable World
Bookings: linktr.ee/schcshule

South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, in conjunction with Chabad Sparks, will be celebrating the fourth night of Chanukah at Inflatable World in Oakleigh. This event includes fun for the whole family. Dinner and snacks are included in ticket prices, and there will be activities throughout the evening.

There will be designated sports area, toddler play area, a photo booth, as well as a grand menorah lighting.

Chabad of St Kilda’s week of Chanukah celebrations

December 19-25, from 6.30pm
Around the City of Port Phillip

Chabad of St Kilda will be hosting five Chanukah events this year around the City of Port Phillip, including public menorah lightings at St Kilda Town Hall (Dec 19), Alma Park playground (Dec 21), Elwood Beach (Dec 22), St Kilda Botanical Gardens playground (Dec 23), and outside Luna Park (Dec 25). Celebrations are free for all to participate, and will include music, latkes, doughnuts and more!

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