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Chanukah 2023


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The first night of Chanukah is Thursday, December 7. Congregation B’nai Israel warmly invites you to share in the joy and tradition of the festival of lights. Please see the schedule below for opportunities to celebrate as a community.



2nd Night of Chanukah – Second Shabbes

Friday, December 8

Mishpachah (Family) Shabbat | 6:00 PM

This informal, musical Shabbat service is recommended for families with young kids up to 3rd grade.

Chanukah Latke Dinner | 6:30 PM 

Thank you for the wonderful response! Registration for the Latke Dinner is now closed.

Shabbat Evening Service | 7:30 PM | In-person and YouTube Livestream

6th Night of Chanukah – Chanukah Mitzvahkah

Tuesday, December 12 | 6:00 PM


Spread the light with an evening of celebration and community service. Chanukah Mitzvahkah is a B’nai Israel tradition where we focus on the importance of giving rather than receiving. It’s an opportunity for us to come together and do a mitzvah for some of the most vulnerable in our community. 

Join us to light the menorah (don’t forget to bring yours!), sing some Chanukah songs, play a little dreidel, eat some pizza and treats, make care packages of toiletries and personal items (our goal this year is 500 bags of personal items), and collect food for the unhoused and food insecure (our goal is 500 units of various food items). Donations support the River City Food Bank in Sacramento. 

Please complete the participation form to: 

  • RSVP to attend and help assemble packages on December 12; 
  • Pre-order a pizza dinner to enjoy at the event while supporting the Confirmation Class (deadline is Tuesday, Dec.12 @ 10 AM);
  • Select specific items to donate from the supply wish list; and/or
  • Make a monetary contribution towards the purchase of supplies (deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 12 @ 10 AM).

Learn More & RSVP


If you have any questions, please call 916-446-4861 or email


Confirmation Class 
Olive Oil Fundraiser

Last year’s olive oil fundraiser was such a great success, the Confirmation Class is offering it again this year! 

What a perfect Chanukah gift! A lovely present to take to a holiday party! 

Learn More & Purchase Olive Oil

Thank you for supporting the 2023–2024 Confirmation Class!

Jonas Goldman Judaica
Gift Shop

Come visit us for Fair-Trade Chanukah Gelt and all your Chanukah needs — you won’t be disappointed!

Visit the Gift Shop webpage

Open additional hours for Chanukah!

Sat, April 20 2024 12 Nisan 5784