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Hanukkah

12 Great Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah with Kids in Detroit

Get ready to spin your dreidel and eat some gelt, because Hanukkah is almost here. The celebrating starts this weekend and continues straight on through the holiday. There are Hanukkah parties galore, and even an entire store in the mall that has been converted into a Hanukkah wonderland. You’re not going to want to miss Hanukkah in the D—a community-wide Hanukkah extravaganza with fun for all ages and a heated tent full of fun and holiday treats. Did we mention the heated tent part?


Hanukkah begins on Saturday evening Dec. 24, 2016 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017


Tot Shabbat – Hanukkah Edition!
A Hanukkah-themed tot Shabbat with songs, stories, dancing, and holiday snacks. For families with children ages 5 and under, RSVP requested.
Prentis Apartments, 15100 W 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park
Saturday, Dec. 17, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Lil’ Latkes Pre-Hanukkah Party
Get ready for Hanukkah with songs, face painting, glitter tattoos, latkes, donuts, bagels, and other activities. For families with kids ages 6 and under, RSVP requested.
Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, 1457 Griswold, Detroit
Saturday, Dec. 17, 5 – 7 p.m.

Family Shabbat: Miracles – a Hanukkah Celebration
Celebrate Hanukkah with crafts, candle lighting, dreidels, latkes, dinner, and a family-friendly Havdalah service. RSVP requested, $12 adults, $6 kids 4 – 12, kids ages 4 and under are free.
Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield
Saturday, Dec. 17. 5 – 7 p.m.

Hanukkah Happenings
Get ready for Hanukkah with craft activities and mitzvah projects. Make our own Hanukkah candles, olive oil, and Lego menorah, and listen to PJ Library stories. RSVP requested.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road, Southfield

Sunday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Pre-Hanukkah Celebration & Rabbi Welcoming Party
Welcome Rabbi Silverman to the community and enjoy holiday treats including a latke bar. Free.
Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, 1457 Griswold, Detroit
Sunday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m.

Hanukkah Wonderland
Jump on a giant dreidel moon bounce, make your own menorah and other holiday crafts, cook your own holiday treats, and more. Sponsored by Bais Chabad of West Bloomfield.
Orchard Mall (former Annie Sez space), 6337 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township
Wednesday, Dec. 21 & Thursday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m. – Noon & 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25, Noon – 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Hanukkah Shabbat Service & Celebration
Get in the holiday mood with Shabbat services followed by Hanukkah gelt, latkes, and a dreidel-spinning contest with prizes.
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills
Friday, Dec. 23, 6 p.m.

Community Chanukah Party
Welcome Hanukkah with havdalah, holiday treats, a latke frying competition, and dinner. RSVP requested.
The Shul, 6890 W. Maple Rd, West Bloomfield
Saturday, Dec. 24, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

PJs & Stories – Shabbat
Hanukkah stories, Shabbat-friendly crafts, and snacks with Rabbi Aaron Bergman. RSVP requested.
Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt Rd, Farmington Hills
Saturday, Dec. 24, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Chanukah Family Carnival
Hanukkah fun for the whole family with arts & crafts, activities, and lunch. Advance registration requested $36 per family.
Aish Detroit, 25725 Coolidge Hwy, Oak Park
Sunday, Dec. 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Menorah in the D
A Hanukkah extravaganza including a family festival inside a heated tent with games, face painting, and crafts followed by an outdoor menorah lighting and activities. RSVP requested but not required. Sponsored by The Shul in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit and Chabad in the D.
Campus Martius, 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 3 – 8 p.m.

Shabbanukah
Festive Shabbat service followed by dinner and Hanukkah fun. Bring your own menorah. RSVP required, $6 per person, $3 kids 10 and under, $22 max per family.
Temple Kol Ami, 5085 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield
Friday, Dec. 30, 6 – 9 p.m.

Want to make your Hanukkah celebrations extra delicious? Check out 17 Epic Latke Recipes or these tips on making the ultimate Hanukkah cookies. Happy Hanukkah!!!

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