Check out our list of Atlanta Chanukah events for 2015. Featuring carnivals, menorah lighting’s and concerts happening during the 8-day festival of lights. For even more events, see Scoop OTP’s list of 2015 Atlanta Chanukah Menorah Lightings and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s list of Chanukah events.
SUNDAY, DEC. 6
Build a Lego menorah.
The Chabad Jewish Center of West Cobb, 1480 Shiloh Road, Suite 500, Kennesaw, hosts a Chanukah fun day and builds a giant Lego menorah at 10:30 a.m. Free; www.jewishwestcobb.com or office@JewishWestCobb.com.
Congregation Or VeShalom, 1681 N. Druid Hills Road, Brookhaven, holds its 40th annual bazaar, featuring member-made Mediterranean cuisine, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; orveshalom.org or 404-633-1737.
Chanukah family festival.
Chabad Intown and the PJ Library present a party, a magic show, crafts, food, and music by Sammy Rosenbaum and Rabbi Jake Czuper from 2 to 4 p.m. at Inman Middle School, 774 Virginia Ave., Atlanta. Free; chabadintown.org or 404-898-0434.
Chanukah story time.
InterfaithFamily/Atlanta and Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Square, Decatur, tell stories and celebrate the holiday at the bookstore at 3:15 p.m. Free; www.facebook.com/events/1610092682588103.
Chanukah in Woodstock.
Chabad of West Cobb holds a holiday celebration and menorah lighting at the Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta, 915 Ridgewalk Parkway, Woodstock, at 4:15 p.m. Free; www.jewishwestcobb.com or 678-460-7702.
Congregation B’nai Israel celebrates Chanukah, culminating in lighting a chanukiah, at 5 p.m. at the fountain near the county offices, 140 Stonewall Ave. West, Fayetteville. Free; bnai-israel.net or 678-817-7162.
Congregation Bet Haverim holds a walk along the Beltline, singing Chanukah songs and carrying glowing lanterns and foam sticks, starting at 5 p.m. at Krog and Irwin streets in Atlanta. Free; congregationbethaverim.org.
Chabad of North Fulton celebrates Chanukah at the west court of North Point Mall, 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, at 5 p.m. Free; www.chabadnf.org or 770-410-9000.
Chabad of Gwinnett holds a concert with Prodezra Beats and lights a 10-foot menorah at 6 p.m. at Thrasher Park, 1 Park Drive, Norcross. Admission is $4 at the door or free if you RSVP at www.jewishgwinnett.com. For more information, call Rabbi Yossi Lerman, 678-595-0196.
Latkes and laughs.
Camp Living Wonders celebrates Chanukah with latkes, dreidels, and the improve comedy of the Troupe at 6 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive, Sandy Springs. Proceeds benefit the camp’s scholarship fund. Tickets in advance (through Nov. 30) are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 12 to 15 at tickethookups.com/events/1018666. Tickets at the door are $25 and $10; www.camplivingwonders.org or 404-946-8043.
InterfaithFamily/Atlanta holds its first Chanukah party for adults at 6:30 p.m. at Javavino, 579 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. Bring your own chanukiah. Free; www.interfaithfamily.com/Atlanta.
Chabad Women’s Circle holds a Chanukah soiree with a menorah lighting, a wine tasting, a blintz bar, live music and an auction at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of North Fulton, 10180 Jones Bridge Road, Johns Creek. Admission is $10; www.chabadnf.org or 770-410-9000.
MONDAY, DEC. 7
Community candle lighting.
The Marcus JCC, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, holds a Chanukah celebration with songs led by Rabbi Brian Glusman, a menorah lighting, and free jelly doughnuts and hot chocolate at 5:15 p.m. Free and open to all; www.atlantajcc.org or 678-812-4161. The program repeats the next two nights.
TUESDAY, DEC. 8
Chanukah in Acworth.
Chabad of West Cobb and the city of Acworth hold a menorah lighting and holiday celebration at 6 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and Cowan Road. Free; www.jewishwestcobb.com.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9
Lunch and latkes.
L’Chaim, the 55-and-older group of Congregation Shearith Israel, 1180 University Drive, Morningside, gathers to celebrate Chanukah. Lunch is $6 at the door or $4 by Dec. 1; email@example.com.
Chanukah story time.
Congregation B’nai Israel Rabbi Rick Harkavy leads Chanukah storytelling and a menorah lighting at Barnes & Noble, 342 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Free; bnai-israel.net or 678-817-7162.
THURSDAY, DEC. 10
Chabad Intown lights a grand menorah and celebrates Chanukah at 6 p.m. at Decatur Square. Free; www.chabadintown.org or 404-898-0434.
YJP Midtown Atlanta and several co-sponsors hold Lights & Strikes, a young-adult Chanukah party with dinner, music and a cash bar, at 7:30 p.m. at Midtown Bowl, 1936 Piedmont Circle, Atlanta. Admission is $15 by Dec. 5 or $20 at the door; www.yjpmidtownatlanta.com or 404-898-0434.
FRIDAY, DEC. 11
Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave., Buckhead, holds a Chanukah celebration with services at 5:30 and a community dinner at 6:30. Dinner is $15 for adult members or $45 per family and $22 for adult nonmembers or $55 per family. RSVP by Dec. 4; aasynagogue.org or 404-603-5749.
SATURDAY, DEC. 12
Middle school party.
Chabad of North Fulton, 10180 Jones Bridge Road, Johns Creek, holds a Chanukah party for middle-schoolers from 6:30 to 8:30. Free; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-410-9000.
Jewish Heritage Night at the Atlanta Hawks’ home game at Philips Arena downtown against the San Antonio Spurs features a menorah lighting at 7:27 p.m. and kosher concessions. Tickets are $39, $75 and $129; www.atlantajewishheritage.com.
The Sixth Point holds its Chanukah celebration for ages 21 and up from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Peachtree Place Condominiums Clubhouse, 3777 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven. Admission is $10; thesixthpoint.org/event/wanna-whole-latke-love-2.
SUNDAY, DEC. 13
Congregation B’nai Torah, 700 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, holds a community festival from 10 a.m. to noon. Donations of small gifts are sought for holiday bags for students at Lake Forest Elementary School. Admission is $18 per family or $9 per adult in advance or $25 per family or $15 per person at the door; email@example.com or bnaitorah.org.
Marietta Square Menorah Lighting.
On Sunday, December 13 from 6:30-7:30pm, Congregation Ner Tamid will hold a ceremony on the Glover Park Stage at Marietta Square to light a Menorah as part of a Chanukah Celebration which will include holiday music and fun children’s games. All are welcome. Chanukah is celebrated this year from sundown on December 6 through sundown on December 14. For more information about this event visit www.mynertamid.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kehilla in Sandy Springs, 5075 Roswell Road, offers games, food and activities (purchase tickets at the door) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free; www.thekehilla.org.
Congregation Shearith Israel, 1180 University Drive, Morningside, holds a holiday carnival open to the community from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; shearithisrael.com.
Chabad Intown lights a grand menorah and celebrates Chanukah at 4:30 p.m. at 1017 N. Highland Ave., Virginia-Highland. Free; www.chabadintown.org or 404-898-0434.
Chanukah and Torah.
Congregation Beth Shalom, 5303 Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody, celebrates Chanukah with games and a dairy dinner at 5 p.m., followed by the dedication of a restored Holocaust Torah at 6:30. Admission to the Chanukah party is $10 for adults, $7 for children; bethshalomatlanta.org or 770-399-5300.
East Cobb/Roswell celebration.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta partners with the Marcus JCC and the congregations of East Cobb and Roswell for a community Chanukah celebration at 5:30 p.m. at Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, East Cobb. Free; to RSVP or get more information, contact Stephanie Wyatt at email@example.com or 404-870-1625.
Chabad of Peachtree City holds its third annual menorah lighting outside City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City, at 6 p.m. with Israeli Deputy Consul General Ron Brummer. Free; www.chabadsouthside.com.