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The Light; An 8 night Chanukah Celebration


The Light is eight days of events celebrating Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights.  Our hope is that by offering diverse events over the eight days and nights of Chanukah, that more community members will be able to connect and to celebrate Chanukah together.  

Please note that some events are held at JCM and some are not, some are for specified ages group and some are open to anyone. Please reach out to if you have questions about any of these parties. Some parties are at people's house and their contact info will be shared when your RSVP comes through. Please check back here often for any changes in the parties.


Sunday, December 18

JCM Annual Community Party

4:30pm - 7:30pm

4:30pm - 5:40pm Latka Making, Majj, Poker and a Dreidel Competition

5:40pm Coming together for lighting the candles and singing traditional Hanukkah songs

6:00pm - 7:30pm Live music with Barbara and Ernesto with Salsa Dancing

Can you volunteer to set up, clean up, or fry latkes? Sign up HERE

Monday, December 19

LatkeFest at Cooper's Landing

4:30pm - 6:30pm

This family-centered potluck includes latkes, dreidels. kibitzing, and crafts

You will be sent the address of the party after you RSVP

Tuesday, December 20

Cookie Decorating 

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Best for our Talmud Torah ages kids, but everyone is welcome.

Cookies and hot chocolate!

You will be sent the address of the party after you RSVP

Wednesday, December 21

Chanukah at the Cat Cafe 

Minimum age 12.

6:00pm - 8:00pm. Doors will close at 6:30pm

Dreidel Tournament. Photo ops with Judah the Maccakitty. Electric candle lighting

Mandatory RSVP! After you register below, you will be sent a link to fill out a waiver. 

Thursday, December 22

Friday, December 23

Kabbalat Shabbat and Chanukah celebration


Musical Kabbalat Shabbat & Food
A peaceful, beautiful environment set up at JCM. Followed by games, hang out, gift share, social sabbath, and our plan for seed planting which happens to be on a new moon.

Saturday, December 24

Happy Hour in Lahaina


Cheese and wine at the Weiners. They will validate parking and look forward to welcoming the community to their westside Maui home.

Sunday, December 25

Festivus at JCM with Rabbi Raanan!


Adults over 18

 JCM's celebration of this day will include Chinese food and a movie, of course! Decor will include a plain pole with no decoration :)

Click Here for more information on the history of Festivus.

Your payment is verification that you understand that this is an event for adults over the age of 21.

One reason for these parties is for JCM leadership to learn more about the community and your individual wants and needs at JCM. Your answers to the questions below will help us with strategic planning moving forward...thank you for your responses to the following questions:

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Sat, December 3 2022 9 Kislev 5783