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Hanukkah Happenings

We have something planned every single night of Hanukkah for all ages and stages, and a few ways that you can give back, too. Scroll down to see our schedule.


Join us on Zoom for Hanukkah Night Live most nights, for candle lighting, blessings, prayers, Jewish Value's & more! Link will be in daily emails.


Register to join us in person for Hanukkah Storytime, Pajamukkah Party, Hanukkah Dinner, Hanukkah Community Candle Lighting & Shabbat Service, Grown-Upukkah Party, and a Hanukkah Community Walk. Mark your calendar, invite a friend! We can't wait to see you!



We need you to email your favorite Hanukkah story, picture, menorah, etc., so we can feature it in one of our daily Hanukkah emails! We'd also love for you to volunteer for our Hanukkah Extravaganza Day, see more below.

Stuffed / Plush Toy Drive

This weekend (12/16 & 17) in the Chapel, choose a teddy bear with the sticky dot on the back in tact, place on provided note card, then place the note card in a bag with the purchased item. Bring it back on 12/23 by 4:45pm. We'll deliver them at to New Bethlehem at 5pm. Call office for inquiries.

Hanukkah Tzedkah Appeal

Please consider contributing to Kol Ami to support our community. Your contribution supports our Kehilah Kedosha (sacred community) and Tikkun Olum work (repairing the world) on the Eastside. Click here to donate. We truly appreciate you.

Hanukkah Volunteers

We would love to have your help! Please click here to view all of the ways you could help us at by volunteering on the day of our Hanukkah Extravaganza. Sign up for a slot or two, by reserving a free ticket. Of course you do not need a ticket, just show up at the time you signed up for. Thanks!

~Hanukkah Schedule~


Night 1, Sun, Dec. 18 -

5PM Hanukkah Night Live

Light the candle, say blessings and sing songs. This night discuss the Jewish value, Love of our People / Ahavat Yisrael. Story Time! The Story of Hanukkah Hosted by Rabbi Kinberg


Night 2, Mon, Dec. 19 -

5PM Hanukkah Night Live

Our Youth Programs Coordinator, Dorothy Kahn, with the help of her sons, will talk about the Jewish value, Hospitality / Hachnasat Orchim. She will also lead a live game of Kahoots! Bring the family and a sense of humor!

6PM Hanukkah Storytime

Come hear Hanukkah stories read by Rabbi Kinberg and get a treat at the Totem Lake Barnes & Noble, located at 12520 Totem Lake Blvd NE Suite 112 in Kirkland. Please register here.


Night 3, Tues, Dec. 20 -

5pm Hanukkah Night Live

Join us and hear about the Jewish Value, Compassion / Chesed. Story Time! Run-Away Dreidel, Hosted by Rabbi Kinberg


Night 4, Wed, Dec. 21 -

5PM Hanukkah Night Live

Join us as we discuss the Jewish Value, Generosity and have a Community Building Activity that will help us get to know each other from the comfort of our own homes. Hosted by one of our Board Members!


Night 5, Thur, Dec. 22 -

5PM Hanukkah Night Live

Join us while Rabbi Kinberg explores the Jewish Value of Jewish Learning / Talmud Torah and shares a Sfenj Recipe / Cooking Demo. If you are interested, find the ingredients here and prep your dough beforehand.


Night 6, Fri, Dec. 23 - Hanukkah Extravaganza!

1PM Community Cooking

Join us as we come together as a community to cook a Christmas Dinner for families staying at New Bethlehem in the Schreiber's home. Contact for more details, if you want to be involved in this mitzvah.

4:30PM Pajamukkah Party

Bring the fam to our Youth Event (all ages welcome) dressed in your favorite Hanukkah Pajamas (or just your favorite pajamas) to dance along to some great tunes spun by DJ TimmyB, and watch an amazing light show by the LED Dance Troup, Dua Electrica. Enjoy activities and snacks! Register here.

6:15PM Community Hanukkah Dinner

Come together and enjoy a Hanukkah dinner provided by Zylberschtein's Delicatessen & Bakery. We'll have latkes with sour cream and applesauce, argula and golden beet salad, sweet kugel, veggies with dips, and raspberry sfganiyot, along with sparkling apple cider. $25 per person over 10yrs, $10 for those under 10yrs. There is also an option to "gift" a ticket to someone who may not be able to afford a ticket. Contact J.J. for any questions or if you need help purchasing a ticket. Register here no later than Tuesday, December 20th!!

7:15PM Community Candle Lighting

After dinner, before service, join us as we have a community candle lighting, in person / on site, or on Zoom.

7:30PM Shabbat Service

Join us for Hanukkah Shabbat service in person or on Zoom.

8:30PM Grown-uppukkah Party

Stay after Shabbat for some special grown-up drinks. Dance to the tunes of DJ TimmyB and watch LED performers Dua Electrica perform. Register here.


Night 7, Sat, Dec. 24th -

5PM Hanukkah Night Live

Join Board Members and Rabbi Kinberg as they talk about the Jewish Value: Kehillah / Community. Story Time: The Story of Kol Ami - The Li’l Congregation That Could! We'll have at home Havdalah, too!


Night (Day) 8, Sun, Dec. 25th -

1PM Last Day of Hanukkah Community Walk

Meet us at St. Edwards State Park in Kenmore, led by Rabbi Kinberg. After our walk, we'll head over to Cedar & Elm in The Lodge at St. Edwards for a drink and / or appetizer.

5PM Hanukkah Night Live

Join us as we come together to light our last candle together over Zoom. Host TBD.

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