Chanukah – where to join in the celebrations

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The first candle will be lit on Sunday, December 2…where to go and enjoy the fun.


Sunday, Dec 9 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Sunday, Dec 2  6:00 pm


Sunday, Dec 2 6:30 pm

Chanukah event Cairns Esplanade opposite the night markets starting at 6:30 PM



Monday, Dec 3, 5:45 pm

Chanukah at the ACT Jewish Community



Chanukah at the ACT Jewish Community

Something for Everyone…Enjoy! Celebrate!


On Sunday 2 December, at 5pm at the Centre, there will be a Children’s Carnival followed by a Family Trivia Night with prizes. This Chanukah party will be a most enjoyable evening, full of light and happiness.

On 5 December, at 6pm, the young adults of the community will be preparing their own doughnuts as well as having some refreshments and games.

On 7 December at 6.15 at the Centre, the Shlichim are organising a musical Kabbalat Shabbat and candle lighting. If you can play an instrument please contact the Shlichim for the chords you will need.

Saturday 8 December, at the ACTJC Centre, from 7.30pm onwards
adults can enjoy a Chanukah Cheese and Spirits’ Social.Leave the kids at home, bring your menorah, and join us for a candle-lit evening of mingling over kosher nibbles, beer and spirits!

For more information please email


Sunday, Dec 2  


Sunday, Dec 2

Hobart Hebrew Congregation
A Chanukah picnic will be held on 2 December from 11.30am-4.00pm at Waterworks Reserve in South Hobart, with guest Rabbi Yaron Gottlieb from Melbourne, who will be visiting with his family. Click here for more details.


Monday, Dec 3

Caulfield Shule  5:00 pm

Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue
Chanukah celebration for the whole family will be held on 3 December at 5.30pm, with children’s activities led by Netzer and a potluck veggie/dairy dinner. For more information, contact Samantha at of (03) 9563 9208.

Tuesday, Dec 4

Chabad of Melbourne
Chanukah In Parliament
Tuesday, December 4th at 1:00 pm
The Premier will address participants
Wednesday, Dec 5
Chanukah Event for Uni Students
7 pm at 8 Lynedoch Ave, St Kilda East. High Stakes Dreidel, Menorah Lighting, Grazing Table, Open Bar & Free of charge

Friday, Dec 7

TBI Chanukah Funukah
On 7 December, Temple Beth Israel will host Chanukiyah building, making and decorating at 5pm, followed by the 6.15pm candle-lighting and service.

Sunday, Dec 9,  4:00pm

VCE Chanukah Event
7 pm Sunday, December 9 at Rooftop Chabad Campus Building, 1 A’Beckett St, St Kilda East. Party for all VCE graduates featuring latke and donut bar and lighting of a giant Sushi Menorah.


Sunday, Dec 2

Emanuel Synagogue

A family Chanukah picnic will be held on 2 December from 4pm at Parsley Bay Beach. Bring a picnic dinner, sufganiyot will be supplied. On 9 December, 10.30am-12.30pm, celebrate the Festival of Light with Kabbalah meditation, gentle stretches, relaxation and an inspirational text about “Your Inner Light” with Rabbi Dr Orna Triguboff, Kabbalah teacher, and David Goldman, clinical psychologist and musician. Cost $20 Emanuel members ($30 non-members). Email to book:

Chabad North Shore

St Ives Village Green 5 pm to 8 pm

The Harry Triguboff Centre  Flood St, Bondi

Sunday, Dec 2

North Shore Temple Emanuel

Chanukah For Young Families (kids under 8 years old)

For children under 8 years, including our Meah K-1 students

The day begins in VJs at 9:45 am with a program run by Rabbi Nicole and K-1 teacher Symone Miller, followed by fun activities in honour of the Apples & Honey Pre-School Open Day in the newly renovated building.

Every afternoon at 5 pm from Monday, December 3 to Thursday, December 6 and enjoy latkes and doughnuts. Then, be part of the grand menorah lighting on Friday, December 7 at 6:45 pm, which will be followed by the Shabbat service, a kids’ program and dinner. The event is free, bookings at


Tuesday, Dec 4

Chabad Double Bay

Steyne Park, William St. 4 pm to 9 pm

Thursday, Dec 6

Chabad Youth

Martin Place/Macquarie St 5:30 pm

Friday, Dec 7  6:30pm

North Shore Temple Emanuel

Join us for our Chanukah Shabbat Dinner – yes, that means latkes and doughnuts!

The evening begins with a festive musical Sephardic Shabbat Groove service with our choir, followed by a delicious meal prepared by our Kitchen Krew.

Bring your family and friends along and get ready for a memorable evening!

Book here –


Friday Dec 9

North Shore Synagogue

Sunday, Dec 9

Chabad of Bondi is hosting:
Chanukah by the Sea
They will be joined by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Gabrielle Upton MP, Waverley Mayor @John Wakefield, Alex Ryvchin of the ECAJ, Local Councillors, Community and Friends.
Sunday, Dec 9
The Sephardi Synagogue


Friday, Dec 7  Temple Sinai

Back by popular demand, the congregation will continue its mintage of having neighbourhood Chanukah celebrations. In addition, a Temple party will be held on 7 December at 6pm, with candle-lighting, Kabbalat Shabbat and a potluck dinner with latkes, doughnuts, gelt, cookie-decorating and dancing. and a community celebration will be held on 9 December “Chanukah in the Park” at the Botanical Gardens.

Sunday Dec 9


RARA’s Chanukah schedule

For more information please contact Yossi 0425730412 or 

Dec 3
Warnambool VIC
Darwin NT
Cairns QLD
Jindabyne NSW
Geelong VIC
Dandenongs VIC
Wollongong NSW
Townsville QLD
Campbelltown/Mittagong NSW
Dec 5
Sunbury VIC
Blue Mountains NSW
Bowen QLD
Airlie Beach QLD
Dec 6
Central Coast NSW
Shepparton VIC
Mackay QLD
Dec 7
Coffs Harbour NSW
Dec 8
Port Macquarie NSW
Albury/Wodonga NSW
Port Douglas QLD
Newcastle NSW

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