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December 5, 2014  RSS feed
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Hanukkah Happenings

Information received as of press time:

ST. PETERSBURG

A Shabbat Wonder Hanukkah Celebration will take place on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 9-11 a.m. in the Early Childhood Center at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, for children from infants to age 5. The children and their families will celebrate Shabbat and Hanukkah with age appropriate activities, including edible menorahs, dreidels and more. A snack will be provided. For more information, call the temple at (727) 347-6136.

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The Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, PJ Library, the Benjamin Tower Foundation and Chabad of St. Petersburg invite the community to an Intergenerational Lego Menorah building event on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 12:30 p.m. Participants will build an 8-foot Lego menorah at Philip Benjamin Tower, 250 58th St., N., St. Petersburg. Enjoy a free lunch, crafts and Lego-building activities. RSVP to Chaya@ChabadSP.com or Lori@jewishpinellas.org. For more information, contact the Federation at (727) 530-3223.

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The 11th Annual Hanukkah Extravaganza will be held on the first night of Hanukkah, Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at South Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Highlights of the celebration, sponsored by Chabad of St. Petersburg, will include an 8-foot Lego menorah, freilich band, fire show, latkes, raffles and crafts. The event is free and concessions will be available.

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Temple Beth-El will celebrate Hanukkah with its 101 Menorahs program, including dinner, doughnuts and latkes, dreidels, songs and more on Wednesday, Dec. 17. At 5:30 p.m. families with young children will gather at the Early Childhood Center courtyard for a Hanukkah story and a chance to win a Hanukkah PJ Library basket. Then at 6 p.m., everyone is invited to join the festivities. Bring your own menorah, candles and matches to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Religious school children will lead Hanukkah songs and the Boyz in the Hood will serve hot dogs, latkes and doughnuts. There will be Hanukkah games for all ages. RSVP to the temple office at (727) 347-6136.

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Congregation B’nai Israel will hold a Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at the synagogue, 300 58th St. N., St. Petersburg. Families are encouraged to bring menorahs so they can light candles and sing blessings to welcome in the second night of Hanukkah. Cantor Jonathan Schultz and religious school students will lead a sing-a-long and there will be latkes for all. There is no charge, but those planning to attend should RSVP to (727) 381-4900, ext. 201, or at info@cbistpete.org to ensure there will be plenty of latkes.

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A “Glow in the dark Hanukkah” program featuring a candle lighting ceremony, complete with sufganiyot, dreidels, music and entertainment, will be put on by Chabad of St. Petersburg on Saturday Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Johns Pass in Madeira Beach.

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Congregation Beth Sholom in Gulfport is planning a rockin’ Hanukkah party on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m., at the shul, 1844 54th St. S. This will be a musical holiday celebration with entertainment by Joy Katzen- Guthrie, cantorial leader at Congregation Beth Am in Tampa. There will be stories of the Maccabees, singing and lighting of the candles, dreidel spinning, noshing on latkes and other traditional holiday food and Slivovitz drinks. All are welcome. The latke fest is headed up by 99-year-old Irving Zeiter.

CLEARWATER

Chabad of Clearwater’s annual Grand Family Hanukkah Celebration will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. on the Beachwalk in front of Surf Style Mega Store, 311 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. The event will feature an “Ice Cream Menorah” lighting with eight flavors, hot latkes, Hanukkah gelt, dreidels for the kids, music, dancing, doughnuts, ice cream, and “The Amazing Paradise Parrot Show.” There is free parking in the Surf-Style parking lot – entrance on Coronado Drive, The event, including refreshments, is free. For more information or to sponsor, call Chabad at (727) 265-2770 or log on to http://www.JewishClearwater.com/donate.

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There will be a potluck dinner at the home of a Temple B’nai Israel congregation member on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate Hanukkah. Those attending are asked to bring their menorah and candles, and a gift worth about $15 for a Chinese auction. Donations of children’s books to be presented to the Haven are also requested. For directions to the home and to RSVP with information on what dish will be brought to the dinner, call Carolyn at (727) 422-7136 or Iris at (727) 595-8307 before Dec. 10.

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On Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom, 1325 S. Belcher Road, will hold its Hanukkah Happening – a special event for all. The Men’s Club will operate a latke bar and the Sisterhood will offer appetizers. Religious school students will participate in a Hanukkah Parade. Barbara Mazer Gross and friends will provide the musical entertainment and “Jeff the Juggler” will put on an interactive show. The USY will be fundraising with an ice cream sundae and doughnut bar and various drawings. There will be a Hebrew Class graduation and Hanukkah games. This event is free and folks are invited to bring their menorahs and three candles to light, sing songs and to bring gifts for an adopt-a-family program.

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Chabad of Clearwater invites everyone for its first public Menorah Lighting and Latke Party on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Chabad Center, 2280 Belleair Road. The event includes menorah lighting, hot latkes, dreidel games and Hanukkah gelt. For more information or to sponsor, call Chabad at (727) 265-2770 or log on to http://www.JewishClearwater.com/donate.

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Chabad of St Petersburg will hold a doughnut and latke cooking workshop on Sunday, Dec. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center, 4010 Park St. N., St. Petersburg. Participants can fry their own custom-made latkes, and decorate doughnuts to their liking. There is no cost to Chabad Hebrew school students; $5 for others.

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Young Israel - Chabad of Pinellas County will present Frozen Hanukkah on Sunday, Dec. 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Skating Academy at the ice rink at Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19, Clearwater. The event will feature a grand menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m., free ice skating, Jewish music, latkes and doughnuts, skate with Olaf and Hanukkah treats. There will be a “Light of Change” – a menorah made from coins, with proceeds going to terror victims in Israel and to Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services. To donate to Light of Change, visit yichabad.com/change. Admission to this event is free but RSVPs are required by going to yichabad.com/frozen or calling (727) 789-0408.

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Youths 13 to 18 are invited by Chabad of St. Petersburg to take a CTeen youth group limo ride to a Tampa Bay Lightning game for Jewish Heritage Night on Tuesday, Dec. 23. Enjoy a pre-game menorah candle lighting ceremony, kosher hot dog dinner and join in a show of Jewish pride. Cost for CTeen members is $10; nonmembers $30. For more information and to RSVP, call (727) 344-4900.

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A family Hanukkah party will be held on the last day of the holiday, Wednesday, Dec. 24, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Chabad Center of Clearwater. It will feature a lunch, arts and crafts, Hanukkah games, chocolate gelt and a dreidel guess. A donation of $5 per child is suggested. RSVP to (727) 265-2770 or email: JewishClearwater@gmail.com.

NORTH PINELLAS

There will be food, fun, crafts and music at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, on Sunday, Dec. 14. Children’s activities along with food will be available from 1:30-3 p.m., followed by an interactive Hanukkah Rocks Concert from 3-4 p.m. The concert will feature Cantor Deborah Jacobson with choirs, special guests and a full band. Tickets, which include food, crafts and the concert, are $10. Children 12 and under are free. To purchase tickets, call (727) 785- 881, ext. 2, or email adminassistant@ahavatshalom.org.

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Celebrate Hanukkah Wonderland on Sunday Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Young Israel - Chabad of Pinellas County, 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor. There will be dance machine with Jewish music, dreidel poker, face painting, menorah air hockey, and an interactive olive press demonstration. Participants can also decorate fresh sufganiot, make their own dreidel and beeswax candle, guess how many dreidels to win a prize and more! Cost is $5, which includes a hot dog, drink and chips. RSVP at yichabad.com/wonderland or call (727) 789-0408.

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A community candle lighting ceremony will be at Congregation B’nai Emmunah, 3374 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, on the first night of Chanukah on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m., followed by hot latkes. For details, call the temple office at (727) 938-9000.

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Congregation B’nai Emmunah will hold its Hanukkah Shabbat Menorah Madness program on Friday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. There will be musical entertainment with the Pittards. Those attending should bring their favorite menorah to the celebration.

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Temple Ahavat Shalom will hold a Menorah lighting and Shabbat service on Friday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Participants should bring their own menorah and candles. For more information, contact the temple office at (727) 785-8811.

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Young Israel Chabad of Tampa will hold its 10th annual Hanukkah on Ice on Monday, Dec. 22 from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy, 255 Forest Lakes Blvd., Oldsmar. The event will feature the lighting of a sculpted grand ice menorah, ice skating with Jewish music, a kosher food stand, arts and crafts, and latkes. Admission is $5 and includes skate rental. RSVP to (813) 983-9770 or (813) 832-3018 or go to www.youngisraeloftampa.org.

HERNANDO

Temple Beth David celebrates its fourth annual Night of 100 Menorahs on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. There will be a brief program, songs, “The Big Dreidel” and dinner. Those attending should bring their menorah and candles. Dinner includes baked chicken, latkes, dessert and beverage. The cost is: members, $10 adults, $5 children; non-members, $15 adults, $7.50 children. Kids 3 and younger eat free. Reservations are required by Dec. 14 and seating is limited. Send check to Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill, FL 34609. For more information, email rabbi@tbdfl.org or call (352) 686-7034.


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