Holiday Information


"Latkes & Vodkas" Hanukkah Party for Adults – Saturday, Dec. 5, 8:00pm
Enjoy a variety of gourmet latkes and toppings, five different martini samplers & decadent dessert bar. Non-alcoholic beverages and a beer & wine cash bar available. Must be 21+. $18 per person. RSVP here.

Hanukkah Family Workshop – Sunday, Dec. 6, 9:00am-12:00noon
ALL Religious School students AND their parents are invited. Following 9:00am Minyan together, children will study through age-specific activities about the significance of the miracle of Hanukkah today while parents join Rabbi Eisen for the “Real Story” of Hanukkah (see below). At 10:30am, parents will join their children for family-friendly activities by age. At 11:00am, everyone convenes for a Macabbiah with relay races, a GaGa competition, and a short-run with the Macabbiah torch. We will conclude with a Hanukkah party including songs, latkes, gelt and more. Each person is asked to bring a can of food for the Community Food Bank. Please RSVP to Kim.

Adult Education Kollel: The "Real Story" of Hanukkah – Sunday, Dec. 6, 9:30-10:30am
If most Jews knew the “real story” of Hanukkah, they probably wouldn’t celebrate it! HINT: It involves events that resonate to this day – gross inequality and religious coercion. Join us for a special class where we will explore the texts/history behind this holiday, after which attendees are invited to stay and participate in our Religious School Hanukkah Family Workshop (see above). There is no charge, but a contribution (non-perishable food item or monetary donation) to the Community Food Bank is appreciated. Please RSVP to Michelle.

Community Hanukkah Party – Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6:00pm
Join us on the 3rd Night of Hanukkah to celebrate the “Festival of Lights.” Enjoy dinner with latkes, pasta, salad & ice cream; candle lighting; crafts; a skit called “The 8 Candles” with CAI’s Junior USYers; a concert and sing-a-long with CAI’s Adult & Youth Choirs led by Cantorial Soloist Nichole Chorny; and more. $6.13 per person (all ages) with paid RSVP thru Dec. 4; $13 after 12/4 & at the door. RSVP here.