At sundown on Thursday, December 10, Hanukkah will begin as we light the first candle on our menorahs. Although we will not be able to gather together with family and friends like we have done in years past, our celebration does not need to be diminished. Our homes can still be filled with the smells of latkes and sufganiyot. May the candles from our collective menorah's bring more light into the world this holiday.

To help you prepare for the holiday, we have collected some great resources for you in this email so you can add a little something different this year to your celebrations.

On behalf of the Jewish Federation's Board of Governors and Staff, I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Hanukkah.

Jason Moss
Executive Director
Thursday, December 10 (Sundown) - Friday, December 18 (Sundown)
8 Crazy Nights
December 10 - December 17
Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center
Go BIG while you stay safe this Hanukkah! We have created 8 nights' worth of fun and community celebration that are open to all ages. For more information visit
Outdoor Menorah Lighting and Menorah Car Parade at Ontario Town Square
Thursday, December 10, 6:30 pm
Chabad of the Inland Empire
For more details visit
Family Hanukkah Celebration
Friday, December 11, 6:00 pm
Temple Beth David
Join Rabbi Lachtman and Cantor Orly for our family Hanukkah celebration. For more info and to join visit
Hanukkah Celebration & Shabbat Service
Friday, December 11, 7:00 pm
Temple Ami Shalom
Come join Rabbi Ralph and Cantor Mike in celebrating Hanukkah on Zoom. To join email
Celebrate Hanukkah & Shabbat Friday
Friday, December 11, 7:00 pm
Temple Sinai of Glendale
with Rabbi Rick, Cantor Alyssa. Have your favorite hanukkiyah and three candles ready for a community lighting. Click here for Zoom link.
Virtual Hanukkah Celebration
Saturday, December 12, 5:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel of Pomona
Join us with your own menorah on Zoom or via at 5 pm. For more information visit
Chanukah together at home
Monday, December 14, 6:00 pm
presented by Chabad of Pasadena
Join us for candle lighting, games, songs and community. For more info and to reserve a Chanukah box visit
Outdoor Menorah Lighting at Rancho Cucamonga Civic Center
Monday, December 14, 6:30 pm
Chabad of the Inland Empire
For more details visit
Car Menorah Parade
Wednesday, December 16, 6:00 pm
Chabad of Pasadena
Join us as we bring the spirit of Chanukah to the streets of Pasadena. For more information visit
Beyond the Light
Wednesday, December 16, 6:30 pm
Chabad of the Inland Empire
Featuring eight different presentations conveying inspiration through words, music, art, and more. For more information visit
8th Night Community Candle lighting
Thursday, December 17, 7pm
Temple Sinai of Glendale
Make the final night of Hanukkah special by joining us. Have your hanukkiyah and candles ready to light up the TSG Zoom screen! Click here for Zoom link.
One of the most beloved Jewish holidays, full of light and joy and family celebration
The holiday we celebrate today is
a rabbinic creation
Lesser-known facts about the
Festival of Lights.
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Hanukkah Music
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