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Chanukah at Chabad

Friday, 30 November, 2018 - 12:24 am

Chanukah celebrates the power of the Jewish soul to brighten up a dark, intolerant world with spiritual light and warmth. Just like the Maccabees, Chanukah reminds us that life's darkest moments and greatest challenges can be brightened with steadfast faith and determination.

Watch a special Chanukah message from Rabbi Avrohom Altein here >> 


We look forward to celebrating this special holiday with you!

Don't miss Winnipeg’s most popular Chanukah event!
Join us on Sunday, December 2 from 4:00 pm, at our annual community-wide Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting ceremony. This year's event will feature a live concert with the Borzykowski Brothers, greetings from elected officials, hot latkes and delicious sufganiyot, and loads of fun for the whole family! Get creative and make a spinning dreidel-bot at our Maccabee Makerspace, take a family portrait with Judah the Maccabee, pick up a gift at our Chanukah boutique, Guess the Gelt to win a Chanukah present, and cheer us on as we take to the streets of Winnipeg in our police-escorted car Menorah parade to share the joy, excitement and optimism of the holiday en masse. 

Open to all free of charge. Please consider a sponsorship: $54 Latke // $100 Dreidel // $180 Menorah. 

Advance registration appreciated >> 

Order Chanukah Takeout
The menorah is lit; the candles are shining BRIGHT,
the dreidel is spinning for 8 festive nights.
The scent of sufganiyot fills the air,
made for you with such LOVE and CARE.
Our latkes are hot, crispy, and delicious,
send us your Chanukah orders >> and we'll do the dishes!

For more information, call Alla at 204-298-4221 or email catering@chabadwinnipeg.org. Please note: All of our Chanukah items are sold by the dozen. Our latkes are gluten-friendly.

Menorah kits and dreidels for sale
Our Chanukah gift shop is now open. You can pick up a Menorah for $5, a box of candles for $3 or a Menorah lighting kit for $7 and we'll throw in a free dreidel! A variety of other Chanukah items and gifts are also available at discounted prices. Electric menorahs are great for display purposes and are a wonderful medium for publicizing the Chanukah miracle, but the Chanukah lights used to fulfill the mitzvah should be real flames fueled by wax or oil – like the flames in the Holy Temple.

Chanukah Guide 2018
Click here for our beautiful Chanukah guide featuring state-of-the-art graphics, a light and lucid description of the traditions, laws, and customs, the latest in Jewish music and books, and delicious holiday recipes. It is available in print, free-of-charge, at local community centres, schools, and supermarkets. A special thanks to Kromar Printing and to all of our sponsors.

Help us share the light!
As Chanukah draws near, help us kindle the sparks within Jewish souls and overcome the darkness. Chabad’s outreach programs have helped make Judaism a reality to so many people, regardless of their background or affiliation. It is only through your help that we have been able to grow and can continue serving the Jewish community. Your donation really counts. Please contribute today!

Public Menorah Lighting at Winnipeg City Hall
Join us on Monday, December 3 at 4:30 pm for an exclusive menorah lighting ceremony at City Hall with Mayor Brian Bowman. To people of all faiths, the menorah serves as a symbol of the triumph of freedom over tyranny, good over evil, and light over darkness. To people of all faiths, the menorah serves as a symbol of the triumph of freedom over tyranny, good over evil, and light over darkness. This is a special opportunity to share the universal message of Chanukah with our fellow Winnipeggers.

Chanukah Lunch and Learn Downtown
If you work downtown, please join us on Thursday, December 6 at Davis Law Office on Portage Ave. for a delicious kosher lunch, sufganiyot, and a fascinating lesson on Chanukah. Drawing inspiration from the weekly Torah portion and Jewish holidays, JLI's Lunch and Learn series are relevant, insightful and a refreshing break in the midst of a fast-paced work day.

With our warmest wishes for a healthy, happy and joyous Chanukah!

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