EVENTS HANUKKAH HAPPENINGS

Chabad menorah display will benefit food pantry

In a joint effort to help the less fortunate in St. Louis, several entities are joining forces with Chabad of Greater St. Louis to benefit the Jewish Food Pantry. This December, thousands of cans of food will be used to build a 10′ menorah inside West County Center in Des Peres. Designed by Gray Design Group with construction executed by Pernikoff Construction Company, the menorah will be built on Dec. 9 and remain on display through Dec. 13 in Macy’s Court on level one of the shopping center, located at I-270 and Manchester Road. At 2 p.m. on Dec. 9, the public is invited to a ceremony to celebrate the final layer and completion of the project and enjoy refreshments, family entertainment and crafts for children. The event is free and reservations are not required. After the display period ends, the menorah will be disassembled and all of the canned goods will go to the Jewish Food Pantry.

– Come and watch the completion of the first ever GIFT MENORAH on December 5th at the Chesterfield Mall @ Playtown at 6:00pm. The event will include the lighting of the Menorah, refreshments, crafts and activities, and so much more. Please bring an unwrapped gift to donate to the Terror Victims Project. For more information please email [email protected] or visit www.chabadofchesterfield.com

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Hanukkah Bowling event Dec. 8

On Saturday night, Dec. 8th Chabad of Chesterfield’s first annual Chanukah Bowl at the Brunswick Zone in Chesterfield, 176 Four Seasons Shopping Center, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be unlimited bowling, Grand Menorah Lighting, Hot latkes, music, crafts and activities for children and a lot more. Dinner will be served. Reservations require by Dec. 1st to [email protected] For more information please visit www.chabadofchesterfield.com.

WINGS Program to hold Chanukah Luncheon

Jewish Family & Children’s Service WINGS Program will be having their Chanukah Luncheon at B’nai Amoona on Thursday Dec. 6, from noon – 1:30 p.m. There will be entertainment by Solomon Schechter Day School Children’s Choir, an inspiring discussion by Rabbi Neil Rose, senior rabbi of Congregation B’nai Amoona, kosher buffet, stories, and prizes for all. A $5 donation is suggested. If this is your first WINGS event admission is free. For more information and/or to RSVP, please call Sara Bromberg at 314-812-9366.

Saul Brodsky Library scheduled to hold PJ Library Family Hanukkah Party on Dec. 2

The Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library will celebrate Hanukkah with a PJ Library Family Hanukkah Party at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.

The program will feature stories, puppets, special crafts and treats for kids through age 9, at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 2. Parents and grandparents are invited.

The event will also celebrate the launch of the national PJ Library Program in St. Louis, which offers for one year a monthly Jewish-themed book or CD to St. Louis children 6 months through 6 years old.

The PJ Library Family Hanukkah Party is free, but reservations are required by Friday, Nov. 30. Call 314-442-3720 or email [email protected]

To sign up for the PJ Library Program to receive free books and CDs, either go to www.pjlibrary.org or call 314-442-3720.

Pottery-painting party set for The Painting Paw

The Rosh Chodesh Circle and Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community will sponsor a Pottery-Painting Chanukah Party at noon on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Participants will meet at The Painting Paw (140 Chesterfield Valley Drive in Chesterfield) to create a menorah or a gift. No previous artistic talent or experience is required.

All Jewish women are welcome, and should RSVP to Krista Hyde at [email protected] Ceramic pieces range from $15+; refreshments will be provided.

Chabad plans upcoming events for December

Visitors are invited to watch the completion of the first ever gift menorah on Dec. 5 at the Chesterfield Mall at Playtown at 6 p.m.

The event will include the lighting of the menorah, refreshments, crafts and activities. Participants are requested to bring an unwrapped gift to donate to the Terror Victims Project. For more information please email [email protected] or visit www.chabadofchesterfield.com

On Saturday night, Dec. 8 Chabad of Chesterfield’s first annual Chanukah Bowl at the Brunswick Zone in Chesterfield, 176 Four Seasons Shopping Center, will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be unlimited bowling, a grand menorah lighting, hot latkes, music, crafts and activities for children. Dinner will be served. RSVP required by Dec. 1 to [email protected] For more information, visit www.chabadofchesterfield.com.

Kol Am Chanukah Dinner and Celebration

The community is invited to attend Congregation Kol Am’s annual Chanukah Dinner and Celebration on Friday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. The festivities will begin with a communal kindling of the Chanukah lights for the fourth night of Chanukah. Each household attending is asked to bring a Chanukiah (menorah) and candles. The evening feature Shabbat and Chanukah blessings and songs, a buffet dinner and Chanukah fun and games for the entire family, including a special version of Chanukah Bingo.

The cost for the event is $12 per person for adults and $7 per child ages 5-12. There is no charge for children ages 4 and younger.

Congregation Kol Am is located at 1023 Chesterfield Parkway East, at the corner of Chesterfield Parkway and Swingley Ridge Roads. Advance reservations are required. For information, contact 636-519-0082 or [email protected]

Traditional Congregation hosts Krazy Krafters event

Traditional Synagogue will host Hooray for Hanukkah, where Krazy Krafters will offer a unique opportunity to create menorahs, dreidels, charm bracelets and more. The event takes place at Traditional Synagogue on Sunday, Dec. 2nd, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This stimulating program is designed for people of all ages. Young children can explore and be creative using different art mediums. Older children can expand their creativity and adults will channel the creative child within.

Established by Amy Jacobson and Michelle Diehl, the Krazy Krafters are dedicated to their Jewish heritage and love to enhance Jewish education thru art. We offer ongoing family and youth programming with synagogues and organizations.

For more information, please contact us at 913-909-3408.