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Chanukah Happenings

Chanukah events abound in the OC.  Here are all of the listings from December 1 to the end of the holiday.  Have a happy Chanukah!

Wednesday, December 1, to Wednesday, December 8

5:30 p.m.

Public candle lighting in the parking lot
Temple Judea
24512 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills

All are welcome
6 p.m.

Temple Beth Sholom

Chanukiah lighting at Orange Plaza every night of Chanukah

(714) 628-4600

Wednesday, December 1

5 p.m.

Chanukah Celebration at The District with Chabad of North Irvine

For information, call (714) 734-3989 or visit www.chabadivine.org/north or rabbielly@chabadirvine.org

Public Menorah Lighting & Celebration – Mission Viejo at the 4 Corners (La Paz and Chrisanta), featuring music, face painting, dreidel-cookie decorating, latkes, and raffle.

Chabad of Mission Viejo

(949) 770-1270 or www.ChabadofMV.com
6 p.m.

Crown Valley Park Amphitheater
29751 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel

Chabad of Laguna Niguel

Grand Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration in the Park

with the Mayor of Laguna Niguel and City Dignitaries

Free

Live entertainment, hot food for purchase

(949) 831-8475

6 p.m.

Temple Beth Tikvah

1600 N. Acacia Avenue, Fullerton

Candlelighting with Hebrew School

Junior Choir Chanukah Dinner

(714) 871-3535

Thursday, December 2

7 p.m.

Atid Hadassah

Temple Bat Yahm

1011 Camelback, Newport Beach

The Lessons of Chanukah: Separation of Church and State

Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz and Stephanie Campbell,

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

Contact: Gail Reisman at (949) 673-4041 or gailreisman@hotmail.com

Latkes & Vodka with Temple Beth El Sisters

Time and Location TBA

For more information, contact: (949) 362-3999 or www.tbesoc.org

7 p.m.

Shir Ha-Ma’a lot, 3652 Michelson Dr., Irvine

Chanukah Sensation

Light the candles, learn about Chanukah from an adult perspective, and enjoy jelly donuts and coffee. All adult learners are welcome.

No fee

RSVP: (949) 857-2226 or www.shmtemple.org

7 p.m.

Chabad of Laguna Beach, 30804 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach

“LIGHTEN UP”- Chanukah Lighting Ceremony and Comedy night at Chabad starring Patrick Hanifin, direct from the Improv and Comedy store in Hollywood

For information, call (949) 499-0770 or visit www.chabadoflaguna.com or rabbi@chabadoflaguna.com
Friday, December 3

4:30 p.m.

Kabbalat Shabbat/ Menorah Lighting

Young Israel of Orange County

(949) 300-8899

5-8p.m.

Temple Beth El of South Orange County, 2A Liberty, Aliso Viejo

Chanukah Goes Synaplex, honoring those in the community who embrace their Judaism and Jewish values in their daily lives

Games and food: 5-6 p.m.; service: 6-7 p.m.; 7-8 p.m.: oneg

For more information, contact: (949) 362-3999 or www.tbesoc.org

5:40 p.m.

Temple Bat Yahm Chanukah Dinner Party with Dale Schatz All Star Band

1011 Camelback, Newport Beach

Chanukiah lighting (bring your own) at 5:40 p.m.; Service at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.

Adults -$24, children 6-10 -$12, under 5 – no charge.

Reservations due by December 1; (949) 644-1999

6 p.m.

Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana

Dedication ceremony for the Chanukiah donated by the family of Eric and Gaylin Goodman, Sisterhood-sponsored Chanukah dinner, and family Chanukah service

For reservations, call (714) 628-4600

Shabbat and Chanukah Community Dinner catered by K-Kosher catering

$25/adult, $15/child before 11/29: $30/adult, $20/child after 11/29

Chabad of Mission Viejo, 24041 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo

(949) 770-1270 or www.ChabadofMV.com
Shir Ha-Ma’a lot, 3652 Michelson Dr., Irvine

Congregational Chanukah Dinner and Shabbat Service

Bring your family’s Chanukiah and join us for a dinner of brisket, latkes, and jelly donuts…

$19/adults; $14/ children

RSVP: (949) 857-2226 or www.shmtemple.org

Singles’ pot luck dinner to celebrate Shabbat and the third night of Chanukah

Temple Isaiah, 2401 Irvine Avenue (corner of Santa Isabel), Newport Beach

Bring vegetarian or dairy dish and menorah and candles

Contact Felicia Wiseman at (949) 760-0660 about what to bring. Shabbat services with the congregation will follow at 8 p.m. For further information, contact Peter Small at (949) 583-1905 or historyalive5@hotmail.com.

6:30 p.m.

Chanukah Shabbat Service

Chabad of North Irvine, 6 Yankee, Irvine

(714) 734-3989, www.chabadivine.org/north, rabbielly@chabadirvine.org

Temple Beth Emet, 1770 West Cerritos Avenue, Anaheim

Hanukkah Service and Dinner

(714) 772-4720

7 p.m.

Surf City Synagogue

Chanukah Rock Shabbat

Huntington Beach Central Library

(714) 596-2220

Temple Beth Tikvah

1600 N. Acacia Avenue, Fullerton

Wine & Cheese Reception/

Chanukah Family Service

(714) 871-3535

7:30 p.m.

Chanukah Family Friday Night Dinner

Chabad of Irvine, 5010 Barranca Pkwy., Irvine

(949) 786-5000,  www.chabadirvine.org, rabbi@chabadirvine.org
Saturday, December 4

10 a.m.

Chanukah Shabbat Service

Chabad of North Irvine, 6 Yankee, Irvine

(714) 734-3989, www.chabadivine.org/north, rabbielly@chabadirvine.org

4:15 p.m.

Shabbat Mincha/Havdalah Service and Menorah Lighting

Young Israel of Orange County

(949) 300-8899

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Public celebration including entertainment; Sufganiot (jelly donuts), latkes, and applesauce
Temple Judea
24512 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills

Reservations required: (949) 830-0470

7 p.m.

Josh Nelson and Friends Concert

Community Havdallah and Hanukkah Candle Lighting followed by the concert

Friends and family invited

Dessert served

$10/adults $5 youth (2-12yrs)

Congregation B’nai Israel

2111 Bryan Ave, Tustin

(714) 730-9693, cbi18@cbi18.org.

7:30 p.m.

Community Chanukah Party and Candle Lighting

Games, food, music, and fun for all ages

Beth Jacob Congregation

3900 Michelson, Irvine

Contact: Carol Koenigsberg, (949) 651-1000, carolk@cox.net

Temple Beth Ohr

15721 Rosecrans Ave, La Mirada

“Celebrating Chanukah with the Three Cotlers”

Temple Beth Ohr’s cantorial soloist, Kyle Cotler, his father, Cantor Doug Cotler (Grammy Award-winning composer), and brother Noah Cotler, teacher at the Southern California Piano Conservatory

$36 ($50 at the door); children under 10, free.

Tickets may be purchased by sending a request for seats and a self-addressed, STAMPED envelope to, Temple Beth Ohr, P.O. Box 357, La Mirada CA, 90638 or e-mail LesBraunstein@verizon.net for more information.

Sunday, December 5

2 p.m.

Chabad of Laguna Beach Surfboard Menorah Lighting and Gala Family Festival at Laguna Main Beach, featuring live music and dancing, variety show with Eddy and Veronica: juggling, stilt walking, magic, and more…latkes, gelt, face painting, balloon art

(949) 499-0770, www.chabadoflaguna.com, rabbi@chabadoflaguna.com.

Chanukah family program — all families welcome
Temple Judea
24512 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills

For reservations, please call Barbara Fleischer at (949) 858-1221
3 p.m.

Menorah Lighting at Fashion Island, Newport Beach, with Chabad Jewish Center of Newport Beach

Chanukah concert by the renowned las Judeos Locos! Come light the huge menorah with local dignitaries.

Chanukah entertainment, gifts and treats for the children. Face painting and much more. Bring an unwrapped gift for distribution to less fortunate children.

www.JewishNewport.com, (949) 721- 9800

Chanukah Celebration at the Irvine Spectrum with Chabad of Irvine

(949) 786-5000, www.chabadirvine.org, rabbi@chabadirvine.org
5:30 p.m.

Orange County Society for Humanistic Judaism

Candle lighting service, dinner and the singing of favorite songs

Dinner choice: brisket, lamb, salmon, or vegetarian.

Laguna Woods Village, Clubhouse 7

Non-members $25

Call Nancy at (949) 455-1649 or Rosalie at (949) 422-3895
7 p.m.

Third Annual Chanukah Party: Food & Comedian

Young Israel of Orange County

(949) 300-8899

Monday, December 6

6 p.m.

SCORT Chanukah Party at a private home

Latke dinner/dessert, silent auction, raffle

Bring a small Hanukkah gift along to donate toward silent auction

$15

RSVP to Lois Weiss at (949) 888-2611

Tuesday, December 7

11 a.m.

Temple Beth Tikvah

1600 N. Acacia Avenue, Fullerton

Caring Community Chanukah Lunch

(714) 871-3535

Wednesday, December 8

6 p.m.

Temple Beth Tikvah

1600 N. Acacia Avenue, Fullerton

Candlelighting with Hebrew School/

Junior Choir Chanukah Dinner

(714) 871-3535

Saturday, December 11

9 a.m.

Temple Beth Tikvah

1600 N. Acacia Avenue, Fullerton

Religious School Post-Chanukah Party

(714) 871-3535

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