Hanukkah events for families in Oakland, Berkeley, and surrounding areas.

Hanukkah Guide: Family-friendly events for the Festival of Lights

Our Hanukkah Guide for East Bay kids is sponsored by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. This year Hanukkah runs December 22 – December 30, 2019.

 guide to Chanukah events for Oakland, Berkeley families
Light the menorah | Photo: Heather Flett

Hanukkah is a time for family, friends, joy, and of course, light.  We are sharing this list of events taking place in the East Bay and hope your family enjoys eight days of celebrating miracles and connecting to one another.

Shop local! Afikomen on Claremont Ave. is a terrific local store in the Elmwood district with everything you need to celebrate at home — we are lucky to have it in our neighborhood. This Judaica shop offers wonderful customer service and so many great Hanukkah products for your family. Need a special gift? They have Hanukkah gelt, candles, menorahs, and toys too.

chanuka books for kids from PJ Library
Here are some great Hanukkah books from PJ Library to get you in the mood for latkes and lights.

Save on Chanukah Wonderland! Unlimited passes now 50% off until December 21! Use code LATKE for discount. Get the discount >

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Menorah and Sufganiyah for Hanukkah
The Hanukkah menorah and Sufganiyah deep-fried jelly doughnuts. Yum yum.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area Jews – of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives – to the power we have as a community to improve the world. We partner with donors, organizations, and foundations to address the pressing issues facing our community and develop innovative strategies that result in deep and lasting impact locally, in Israel, and around the world.

PJ Library provides free, developmentally appropriate, Jewish books and music to children from six months to eight years of age. For more information or to sign up please click here.

PJ Library bedtime stories

PJ Our Way provides the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes — that they choose themselves — to kids 9-12. Check it out.

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Find more seasonal family fun in our East Bay Holiday Activities Guide.

Thanks again to the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund for supporting 510 Families. Images used with permission.

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