Sydney: What’s on this Chanukah

Sydney: What’s on this Chanukah

With Sydney finally out of lockdown, the community can come together to celebrate the festival of lights. Here's what's happening around town.

Adamama Farm

Shalom and Adamama Jnr is celebrating Chanukah with crafts, delicious food and a gift for every child. Head to the farm on Sunday November 28, 3-5pm. Price is $10 per child.
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Mad science

Maroubra Synagogue is putting on a mad science live show with a grand community party. Make a menorah, partake in some arts and crafts, enjoy some delicious Chanukah treats and of course, go wild with science! It’s all happening on Sunday November 28, 4-5.30pm.
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Chanukah concert

Maroubra Seniors Social Club is delighted to present a Chanukah concert with Dahlia Dior, Shirley Politzer and Rabbi Yossi Friedman, on Monday November 29, 10.30am (for an 11am start), followed by a light lunch.
For more information and to book, call Valerie on 9302 8050

Fun for the whole family

BJE has a range of events, so every member of the family will find a fun activity to do. On November 28, 10am-1pm, years k-2 can enjoy plaster and play for $10. Years 3-6 will battle it out with lasertag and bowling for $20. For the older kids, years 7-9 will race around Sydney on Sunday December 12 and years 10-11 will light up Luna Park on Sunday December 5 for $25.
JWave is also offering Chanukah doughnut kits to help you celebrate first night Chanukah with family and friends.
For more information, visit

Interfaith fun

North Shore Temple Emanuel is hosting a fun, family day out for everyone. Taking place on Sunday December 5 at 12.30pm, the day is aimed at families with children aged up to eight years old but siblings are, of course, welcome. Interfaith families are welcome too to celebrate all things Festival of Lights.
To RSVP, email

Chanukah in the park

With an excellent musical line-up and a raft of activities, Chanukah in the Park won’t disappoint. Let the kids decorate a giant mural, sculpt their very own menorah, have a jump on the jumping castles and then enjoy a delicious dinner, including treats of course. Join the fun on Sunday November 28, 5.30-7.30pm at Dudley Page Reserve in Dover Heights. Entry is $10 per person (kids under 5 are free).
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Event of the year

Chanukah on the Green is shaping up to be the North Shore’s Jewish event of the year. With an outdoor concert by the Masada College band, amazing stage and roaming shows for all ages, carnival amusement rides and a delicious barbecue with latkes and doughnuts, and of course, a giant menorah lighting by NSW Treasurer, the Hon. Matt Kean. Get involved on Wednesday December 1, 5-8pm at St Ives Village Green.
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Enjoy a service by the sea

Chanukah by the Sea will be held by Emanuel Synagogue with a beautiful service at Parsley Bay. Head down to the harbour on Sunday November 28 to celebrate the first night of Chanukah with the community.
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Celebrate with the animals

JNF and Jewish House is taking Chanukah to the animals, with Chanukah at Taronga Zoo. Your ticket includes zoo entry for the day and of course, the family-fun celebrations including live music, competitions with prizes, lighting of the giant menorah overlooking Sydney Harbour and more family activities. You may even hear some roars along the way. Enjoy the animals and the Chanukah vibe on Sunday November 28, 10am-3pm.
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Together in shule

The Great Synagogue is rejoicing the fact that we can be together in shule, celebrating on Shabbat morning and evening. Be inspired by a choral Shabbat service with the synagogue’s full choir plus a very special kiddush, on Friday December 3 at 6.30pm and Saturday December 4 at 8.45am. Bring the kids and grandkids along for a fantastic youth Shabbat.
Join The Great Synagogue at 187A Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Chanukah at the bay

The annual Chanukah at the Bay is back on Wednesday December 1, 4pm at Steyne Park, and the fun is back too, with live music, clowns, delicious food, fabulous carnival rides and spectacular fireworks.
Each night of Chanukah, the chanukiah will be lit in Kiaora Lane (outside of Woolworths).

Chanukah carnival

Sephardi Synagogue is hosting a fun-filled Chanukah carnival with a jumping castle, face painting, giant bubbles and more, with hot dogs, burgers, ice cream and doughnuts available too. Join the fun on Sunday December 5, 11am-2pm at Lower Cooper Park (near the tennis courts).
To book call 9389 3982 or email

A festival of light

The North Shore Synagogue presents entertainment for the whole family as the community celebrates Chanukah and the end of lockdown. With musical entertainment, activities for children and a fabulous kosher dinner by Soul Gourmet Catering, there will be smokey bubbles, neon lights and more. Enjoy the delights on Sunday December 5, 5-8pm.
To book: or for more information, please email or call 9416 3710

Cheese and wine night

The Friendship Circle invites 18-30-year-olds to join them for a cheese, wine, live music and menorah lighting evening. The fun all happens on Thursday December 2, 8-10pm in North Bondi.
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Raving silently

Along with a grand menorah lighting by the beautiful Bondi Beach, the Chanukah by the Sea celebrations will be offering free doughnuts, activities, food and drinks, plus for a fee, a kids’ silent rave. It’s all happening Sunday December 5 at 6pm.
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Chanukah by the Beach

Join Coogee Synagogue for Chanukah at the Beach with children’s entertainment and a magic show, as well as Chazan Neach Koncepolski Band in concert. Hot dogs and doughnuts will be served. Head down to Coogee Beach on Sunday December 5 from 5pm.
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