December 13, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Chanukah is so much Funikah when you celebrate at the J!
Celebrate the second night of Chanukah by bringing your family to the Bender JCC for a community service project, candle lighting ceremony with latkes and donuts, family gym, story time and crafts.
- Community Service Project: bracelet making for kids at NIH’s Children’s Inn
- Candle lighting ceremony
- Chanukah Storytime
- Chanukah Arts & Crafts Booklet
- Open Gym
- Latkes & Donuts provided
- Additional food available for purchase
Admission is free, but please RSVP.
For more information contact Jennifer Radosh at 301-348-3848 or email@example.com.
Eight More Ideas for Chanukah Family Nights
Each night of Chanukah provides a new opportunity for families to spend quality time together. To help inspire Jewish family moments this Chanukah, here’s a list of possible evening themes.
1) DECORATION NIGHT
On the first night, decorate your home for Chanukah. Need ideas? Check out PJ Library’s 12 Hanukkah Activities We Love.
2) BRING LIGHT INTO THE WORLD (AND GIVE A HUG)
Come to the Bender JCC on December 13th and make gift bags for kids NIH’s The Children’s Inn.
3) FAMILY TREE NIGHT
Trace the roots of your family tree. Start by telling stories and asking each other questions. List whoever comes to mind–whether they’re biological or chosen family. Click here for some family tree templates.
4) SONG & DANCE NIGHT
Circle round the Chanukah lights and sing a few holiday classics.
5) STORY NIGHT
Pick out and read your favorite PJ Library Chanukah story. Get the whole family involved and have them act out the parts.
6) GRATITUDE NIGHT
Take time to just “be” as a family. Talk about the things you’re grateful for–each other, your home, games you play, favorite treats to eat, quirks, traditions, anything.
7) SHARE THE JOY
Invite a friend to your house to celebrate Chanukah with you! You could also bring Chanukah to someone else. For example, go to Ring House and help someone light the candles.
8) CHANUKAH WALK
Go outside! Take a walk and enjoy the natural light outside. Also, see if you can find any lit up menorah in someone else’s window.