Hanukkah Fun 2013

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Hanukkah comes early this year, beginning the night before Thanksgiving and running through Dec. 5. Here you’ll find a few of the festive events planned around town to celebrate. How do YOU spell Hanukkah?

Chanukah Gift Fair. 10 am-5 pm Nov. 17. Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol. 503-244-0111oregonjcc.org.

Hanukkah Festivities at Director Park. Join Chabad Oregon for a Hanukkah party Nov. 27 in downtown Portland’s Director Park. The fun starts at 4:30 pm with children’s activities, music, food, and a “can-enorah.” (Help build a giant menorah from canned goods, which will be donated to local food banks.) Nightly menorah lighting at 5:30 pm Nov. 27-Dec. 4 (except 3:30 pm Nov. 29, 6:30 pm Nov. 30, in observance of Shabbat). FREE; bring canned goods to donate Nov. 27. 815 SW Park. chabadoregon.com.

The Chanukah Experience. Arts and crafts, toddler zone, make a dreidel out of clay, Menorah building, olive oil press workshop, more. 2:30-5 pm Dec. 1. $5. 1820 NE 40th. 503-477-6696jewishnortheast.com.

Latkefest. Join Congregation Kol Ami in Vancouver for games, crafts, music, buffet dinner. 5-7 pm Dec. 1. Call for tickets. 7800 NE 119th, Vancouver. 360-896-8088jewishvancouver.org

Eighth Night of Chanukkah. Join congregation Shaarie Torah for food, games, entertainment, children’s author Eric Kimmel, more. 6-9 pm Dec. 4. RSVP byDec. 2 to cst@shaarietorah.org. $10 adults, $5 kids, $36 family max. 920 NW 25th. 503-226-6131shaarietorah.org.

  • Janet

    Under the Latkefest event, the website should read jewishvancouverusa.org. The one listed is in BC, Canada. :)