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Community Menorah Lighting Party: Countering Darkness w/Hanukkah & Shabbat

  • St. Stephens Church 500 Robinson Road Sebastopol, CA, 95472 United States (map)

Community Menorah Lighting Party:

West County's largest menorah lighting party to increase joy & counter darkness 

Welcome Shabbat, Celebrate the 7th night of Hanukkah together, and Try Your Hand for the GRAND PRIZE local gift certificate @ the World Series of Dreidl!

At this time when darkness abounds, replenish your resources by gathering in community and bathing in the nourishing light of Hanukkah & Shabbat. 

Everyone is welcome to join us for a veggie, potluck dinner and an evening of dreidl spinning, singing, eating and meeting friendly neighbors!  Bring your own Hanukkiah/Hanukkah menorah, and enough oil or candles for 7 nights!


4:30  Gathering & community candle lighting for Shabbat & Hanukkah, followed by Shabbat & Hanukkah songs

(If you cannot arrive by this time, feel free to bring your Hanukkah menorah and light candles when you arrive!)

5:15  Vegetarian Potluck Dinner, followed by the World Series of Dreidl

To Bring:

~ YOU, just as you are! 
~ Something for vegetarian potluck dinner (local, organic, non-GMO offerings especially appreciated!)
~ Your own place setting to reduce waste (plate, silverware, cup, etc...)
~  Optional:  Your own hanukkiah (Hanukkah menorah) with candles/oil for 7th night (8 candles, if you're bringing just candles!)
~  Optional: If you'd like to light Shabbat candles and have a favorite pair of candlesticks, bring those and some Shabbat candles as well! (We'll have tea lights available).
~  Optional: Your (lucky) dreidl
~  Optional:  drums or other musical instruments

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Please note: 

There is no fee to participate, but this year there are additional costs to our gathering, from renting the space to the Grand Prize, to providing some latkes and sufganiyot- Hanukkah donuts- from La Bodega! (Please bring some as well, for a blind taste test!)

Whether or not you are able to attend, please make a generous donation here to off-set these costs and help us create a wonderful celebration for all! Thank you for your support.

Earlier Event: December 29
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Later Event: January 3
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