Chanukah: Local Celebrations for Everyone

This weekend marks the beginning of Chanukah – the Festival of Lights – and there are more than eight nights worth of local events happening all around the Bay Area. Here are just a few:

Each night, starting Sunday, December 6, you can catch the lighting of the Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square.

Sunday, December 6

Latkepalooza, Foster City
San Francisco Mizrahi Commemoration and Hanukkah Reception, San Francisco
Hands-on-Hanukkah, Santa Rosa

Saturday, December 12

Saturdays Unplugged at the JCCSF – Hanukkah, San Francisco

Sunday, December 13

Chanukah Celebration for the Russian-Speaking Jewish Community, San Francisco

Find these and dozens more Chanukah events on our Community Calendar.

Chanukah Delicacies

Are you planning on cooking up some delicious latkes this year? Here is a printable recipe card to help you make your basic latkes EVEN BETTER.

If you’re more into sweets, here is a sufganiyot (jelly donut) recipe you can make with your family. Or, take your sufganiyot to the NEXT LEVEL with these Peanut Butter and Jelly Stuffed Donuts.

You can also leave the cooking to the professionals – SF Weekly put together a great round-up of San Francisco restaurants that are sure to please your stomach (and maybe even your bubbe!).

Activities and More

Want more recipes, décor, and craft ideas? Check out our Chanukah board on Pinterest!

From all of us at the Federation, wishing you a happy and healthy Chanukah!

Tags: Chanukah
Categories: Community, Holidays


December 04, 2015


Nora Smith