Hanukkah 2023 in Jewish Tidewater

by | Nov 28, 2023 | Trending News

With the lighting of the first Hanukkah candle taking place on Thursday, December 7, ample opportunities exist to celebrate the festival of lights with community in Tidewater. Be sure to confirm or RSVP to the events if requested. Happy Hanukkah!

Chabad of Tidewater

Chabad’s Annual Chanukah Extravaganza Menorah Lighting
Music, latkes, donuts, crafts, and free gifts
Sunday, December 10, 4:30 pm
Mount Trashmore parking lot of the YMCA
Free and open to the public
RSVP: chabadoftidewater/ligh

Grand Menorah Parade
Wednesday, December 13, 5:45 pm
Starts at 1920 Colley Avenue
Light dinner-to-go provided
First 30 cars to RSVP will be outfitted with a rooftop menorah
RSVP: chabadoftidewater.com/menorahparade

Congregation Beth El

Hanukkah Shabbat dinner with services featuring Avraham and Patricia Sarah Ashkenazi Religious School students
Friday, December 8
Services: 5:45 pm; Dinner with a fun Hanukkah program: 6:30 pm
$10/adult, $5/child 12 and younger, or $30/family
RSVP: 757-625-7821 or noelle@bethelnorfolk.com

Beth El Judaica and Gift Shop
Sunday: During religious school 9:30 am – 12 pm
Wednesdays: 11:30 am – 2 pm, during Lunch and Learn
By appointment, call 757-635-7821


KBH Annual Outdoor Chanukiyah Lighting and Celebration
Thursday, December 14, 5:00 pm

Norfolk Kollel

Tenth Annual Family Chanukah Celebration
Exciting activities and crafts for kids, delicious food, enlightening Torah Thoughts
Tuesday, December 12, 6 pm
B’nai Israel
Open to the community

Ohef Sholom Temple

Chanukah Storytime with Cantor Jen and Alyson Morrisey
Tuesday, December 5, 5:30 -6:30 pm
Pretlow Library

Chanukah Shabbat B’Yachad
Friday, December 8
Pre-neg and registration: 5:30 pm; Mulit-generational Shabbat service: 6 pm; Shabbat/Chanukah dinner: 6:45 pm
RSVP: 757-625-4295 or ohefsholom.org

Design Your Own Mezuzah Event
OST Judaica Shop
Sunday, December 10, 10-11:30 am
RSVP: 757-625-4295 or ohefsholom.org

OST Chanukah Shop
Wednesday: 10 am -12 pm
Sunday: During religious school, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Friday: After Shabbat services, 7:30 pm

Old Dominion University

Menorah lighting
Thursday, December 7, 4:30 pm
Batten Arts and Letters Building.

Temple Emanuel, Temple Israel, KBH, Beth Chaverim, Congregation Beth El

Light Up Your Life: A Chanukah Celebration for All Ages
Friday, December 8, 2 – 4 pm
Temple Emanuel
Open to the entire Jewish community