Hanukkah at FJC


Virtual Cooking Demo: Rosy Beet Latkes for Hanukkah
Wednesday, Dec. 9th – 8pm
Start Hanukkah off the right way: with a pile of delicious latkes! Cookbook author (and FJC member) Leah Koenig will lead an interactive demonstration of beet latkes with chive goat cheese from her book Modern Jewish Cooking. Together you’ll grate, mix, and fry your way to some crispy, ruby-red latkes that are as delightful to make as they are to eat. Cooking along is not required to join, but the recipe will be provided in advance for anyone who wants to! This demo is geared towards adults, but older kiddos are welcome to join.

Here’s the Recipe: https://blog.williams-sonoma.com/beet-latkes-recipe/

Join us via Zoom.


Community Candle Lighting

Throughout the Festival of Lights, we will be putting the community back in FJC as we light Hanukkah candles together! Join us on Zoom for each night of Hanukkah as a different family leads us in candle lighting and shares their favorite songs and traditions with us!

Below is the schedule of candle lighting activities. Thank you to all who are hosting!

Thurs Dec.10th, 6pm: Light Candle #1 and Learn with Rabbi Lev (and family)
Sat Dec.12th, 6pm: Light Candle #3 and Listen to the Garfinkel family band
Sun Dec.13th, 6pm: Light Candle #4 and Enjoy songs with Ellen Levitt & family
Mon Dec.14th, 5:30pm: Light Candle #5 with Leah, Yoshie & kids
Tues Dec.15th, 6pm: Light Candle #6 and Hear a Children’s story with Gilly & Shai
Wed Dec.16th, 6pm: Light Candle #7 with Debbie Kaufman & family
Thurs Dec.17th, 6pm: Light Candle #8 and Sing with Scott Stein & family

hanukkah moon

When Isobel is invited to Aunt Luisa’s for Hanukkah, she’s not sure what to expect. Aunt Luisa has recently arrived from Mexico. “At Aunt Luisa’s you’ll get to celebrate the Hanukkah Moon,” Isobel’s father promises. Isobel’s days at Aunt Luisa’s are filled with fun and surprises – a new camera, a dreidel piñata filled with sweets, and a mysterious late night visit to welcome the luna nueva, the new moon that appears on Hanukkah. An unusual Hanukkah story with a multi-cultural focus, this title celebrates a little-known custom of the Latin-Jewish community.

Join us on 12/12 for Post-Havdalah Story Time @5:15pm

Let us know if there’s a story you’d like to read!