8 Hanukkah events throughout the Houston area | Jobs Reply

HOUSTON – The first night of Hanukkah is Sunday and ends on December 26th.

As the Chabad Outreach of Houston website describes it, “Chanukah is an eight-day holiday that marks the end of oppressive Greek rule against the Jews and their holy temple in Jerusalem more than 2,100 years ago. Hanukah commemorates many miracles: a small group of courageous Jews one fought against huge armies for religious freedom and won; when the temple was rededicated, a small flask of olive oil that still had the seal of purity was found and used to light the sacred temple lamp (menorah); the oil was supposed to run out after one day but eight days it lasted, giving time to manufacture more pure oil.

β€œThe Hanukkah holiday has a universal message for people of all faiths; namely, that good will ultimately triumph over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness. The Chanukah Menorah teaches us another message: just as we light an extra candle each night of the holiday, we must also perform additional acts of kindness and goodness. We should not be content with the good we did yesterday.”

Want to celebrate this holiday, Houston? Here are eight ways to get in on the fun around the field.

Bellaire Chanukah Festival

When and Where: The Shul of Bellaire will host another “Bellaire Chanukah Festival” on Sunday, December 18th at 4:00pm on ‘The Great Lawn’ – Bellaire Town Square, 7008 S. Rive Ave. Bellaire.

What: Highlights include a variety of activities; lighting a giant menorah; inflatable fun; Sufganiot and chocolate gelt s’mores; crafts; buffet dinner and face painting. For the event or for more information about Chanukah, call 713-839-8887 or visit www.JewishBellaire.com/Chanukah. Visit Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1499662110446635.

Chanukah celebration and pop-up shop

When and where: Sunday, December 18, 4:30-5:30 pm at Cypress Center for Jewish Life 14350 Cypress North Houston Road

What: “Spread the light of Chanukah and join the Jewish community of Cypress and Northwest Houston for a public menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration! Check out our Chanukah pop-up store and get everything you need for a week full of celebration, plus some delicious latkes and donuts! There We look forward to seeing you!” Reply here.

Menorah Lighting

When and where: Central Park at 9595 Six Pines Drive in The Woodlands on December 18th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

What: In celebration of Chanukah, Market Street will host Chabad of The Woodlands’ Grand Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting on Sunday, December 18. Talented Israeli-born performer Yoel Sharabi will begin singing at 4:30 p.m., followed by. Lighting of a nine-foot, eight-branched menorah by Rabbi Mendel Blecher at 5:15 p.m. Chanukah Goodie Bags will be available at the event by pre-ordering at JewishWoodlands.com/Menorah.

Chanukah Menorah Parade

When and where: December 18, 2022 at 4:00 PM at the Chabad Outreach Center, 11000 Fondren Rd B-104, Houston

What: The 20th annual Chanukah Menorah Parade will honor our Houston first responders. Their selfless dedication saves thousands of lives every year. Fifty Chanukah menorahs will crown private cars accompanied by Houston police, fire trucks, EMS and rescue vehicles. More information here.

Better Together-Hanukkah Festivus For The Rest

When and where: December 25, 2022, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Genesis Steak House and Wine Bar, 80 Braeswood Square, 77096

What: Chinese Buffet and 2 cocktails, register at Beth-Israel.Shulcloud.com/calendar $25 for the first 80 registrants, $42 for the first 80 and over, cash ONLY at the door

Chanukah in the Snow – Post Oak Menorah Lighting

When and where: Sunday, December 18th at 4:30pm at Martin Debrovner Park at 1702 S Post Oak Ln.

What: Bring your mittens and come play in the snow. Donuts, latkes and drinks will be available, as well as a Hanukkah craft and dreidel prize wheel.

27th Annual Menorah Lighting at Houston City Hall

When and where: December 18, 2022 at 5:15 PM at Bagby 900 in Houston.

What: On the first night of Hanukkah, dignitaries and elected officials speak at this event with music, dreidels, Sufganiot, gelt and Hanukkah gifts for children. It is a free event.

Chanukah Extravaganza Blockbuster Party

When and Where: December 20th at 4:44pm at Evelyn’s Park, 4400 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire, Texas.

What: Circus performer, Hanukkah crafts, obstacle course and bounce house, candy, donuts, photo booth, face painting, latke bar and all-you-can-eat Chinese food. Get details, including parking options, here. Tickets start at $15 for adults. See ticket options here.

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