Chanukah at Chabad
Happy Chanukah!
Join us for Chanukah at Chabad of Winnipeg

Rabbi's Message

Dear Friend,

Chanukah is coming, and we want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy and inspiring eight-day Festival of Lights. Chanukah brings a message of light and warmth just in time for the cold winter months!

Chanukah is about a little light pushing away an empire of darkness, human sensibility defying terror and brute force, and life and growth overcoming destruction. This battle is very much alive within each of us, and in the world outside of us.

We look forward to celebrating this special holiday together with you.

Happy Chanukah!

—Your friends at Chabad

P.S. Reading and sharing is great, but the most important thing do is to light the menorah. Click here for our beautiful Chanukah guide with all of the information you need to fulfill this mitzvah. It will soon be available in print, free-of-charge, at local community centres, schools, and supermarkets. A special thank you to Kromar Printing and to all our sponsors.

P.p.s. Click here to watch an inspiring Chanukah message from Rabbi Avrohom Altein.


Community-Wide Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting Ceremony

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 party. This year's event will feature a live concert with the Borzykowski Brothers, greetings from elected officials, hot latkes, 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.

No admission fee. Advance registration appreciated.

If you wish to participate in the Car Menorah Parade, you must register in advance as space is limited. We are also looking for volunteers to help with various aspects of the event - feel free to sign up during registration.


Chanukah Takeout Orders

What's Cooking!

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!

Please note: All of our Chanukah items are sold by the dozen. Our latkes are gluten-friendly.

  • Classic Potato Latkes: $12.00
  • Specialty Latkes: $14.00
    Mix & Match: Your choice of Sweet Potato, Zucchini or Spinach
  • Spring rolls: $12.00
  • Homemade falafel balls: $7.00
  • Breaded chicken fingers: $18.00
  • Deep fried potato perogies: $12.00
  • Deep fried chicken kreplach: $12.00
  • Beef brisket (1 serving): $13.50

Sweet Treats:

  • Homemade chunky applesauce: $10.00
  • Assorted sufganiyot: $12.00
    Filling options: Strawberry jam, Chocolate, Vanilla, Butterscotch
  • Chanukah decorated cookies: $12.00

For more information, call Alla at 204-298-4221 or email


Kids' Program

It'll be blast for kids 7-12!

Dream, create, build. Anything is possible in our Maccabee Makerspace. Make a spinning robot dreidel, get a Chanukah balloon, join us for a family concert and much more!

Program runs from 4pm to 5pm on Sunday, December 2 at the Jewish Learning Centre (see above).



Night 1 // December 2
Light Menorah at 5:11pm
Community Lighting Ceremony 

Night 2 // December 3
Light Menorah at 5:11pm
C-Teen Chanukah Party
Boys grades 9-12  |  8:00-9:30pm

Night 3 // December 4
Light Menorah at 5:11pm
Torah Tots Chanukah Party

Night 4 // December 5
Light Menorah at 5:10pm
Chanukah with JCFS

Night 5 // December 6
Light Menorah at 5:10pm
Oholei Torah School Play

Night 6 // December 7
Light Menorah before 4:10pm

Night 7 // December 8
Light Menorah after Shabbat ends at 5:12pm
Seniors Chanukah Party at the Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence

Night 8 // December 9
Light Menorah at 5:09pm

Menorah Kits

We would like to help you light a menorah of your own. Electric menorahs are great for display purposes and are a wonderful medium for publicizing the 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.

You can pick up a menorah kit, candles, dreidel, and a beautiful Chanukah guide at the Jewish Learning Centre.

Available all week

Jewish Learning Centre
1845 Mathers Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3N 0N2


Public Menorah Lighting

To be announced

4:30 PM

City Hall
  • Lighting ceremony
  • Children’s choir
  • Dignitaries
  • Dancing
  • Fresh Donuts

Join us for an exclusive Menorah lighting ceremony 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. This is a special opportunity to share the universal message of Chanukah with our fellow Winnipeggers.

For more info, contact the office.


Chanukah How-To

Not sure whether it's set up left to right or right to left or whether it's lit right to left or left to right?

We can help!

Each year we print a 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. The guide is distributed free-of-charge at local community centres, schools, and supermarkets.

Click here to download >>

Also, be sure to visit our Chanukah megasite for a menorah lighting wizard, Chanukah insights, recipes, multimedia, greeting cards and so much more!

Check out our tutorial here:


Holiday Guide

Menorah Lighting Guide
Chanukah Megasite
Chanukah Kids' Site
Chanukah Story


Jewish Learning Centre

Email: Phone: 204-339-8737 •


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