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Celebrate Chanukah With These Socially Distanced Events

Celebrate Chanukah
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Chanukah is the next Jewish holiday we’ll have to adapt for this very strange year. For those who are looking for opportunities to celebrate safely, we’ve compiled this list of some of the community events that you can either participate in online or from the safety of your car.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Hanukkah at the Drive-In

Beth El Congregation, Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Beth Israel Congregation are having a candle lighting and Chanukah-themed movie screening at Gordon Outdoor’s drive-in movie theater.

6 p.m.; Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills; register at

Reconnected: A Virtual Experience with Mentalist Jason Suran

Celebrate Chanukah with Beth Tfiloh Congregation with a virtual performance by mentalist Jason Suran. This event is geared for adults and children 13 and older and will also include Havdalah and menorah lighting.

6 p.m.; register at

Sunday, Dec. 13

Community Chanukah Concert with Rick Recht

Join Gordon Outdoors for a musical performance on the big screen hosted by Jewish musician Rick Recht. Participation kits with materials relevant to the concert will be provided.

5:30 p.m.; Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills; register at


Thursday, Dec. 10-Thursday, Dec. 17

Hanukkah Nightly Stories Series

The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Macks Center for Jewish Education, PJ Library, the JCC and other organizations will be coming together virtually to celebrate Chanukah with stories, crafts and menorah lightings. This program is best suited for children 10 and younger.

Times vary each day; register at

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