Chanukah comes early in 2018, it begins Sunday night December 2nd and the 8th night is Sunday, December 10th. 

Students are welcome to come light Menorah at Shabbos House on any Chanukah Night, we’ll soon post times and a few exceptions (when we are at a campus event etc). 

Here’s the start of the event listing for Chanukah 2018 at UAlbany, more details soon: 

SUNDAY 12/2 – FIRST NIGHT

5-9pm Open House at Shabbos House, come over to light Menorah, enjoy some hot sizzling homemade Latkes, maybe doughnuts balls, too. Stay tuned for exact times and more info.

MONDAY 12/3 – SECOND NIGHT, BIG EVENT ON CAMPUS

We’re booking airbrush artists, magicians, hopefully a Sofer, and hoping to line up contestants for the Latke Eating Contest. Event is planned for the Campus Center Assembly Hall. Stay tuned for finalized info, but it should be a really fun and free Chanukah night for all! Stay tuned about timing (we don’t want to conflict with the Aly Raisman Speaker Series event at 7:30pm)

TUES 12/4 – THIRD NIGHT – VISITING WOUNDED MACCABEES

Two wounded Israeli soldiers will be visiting to share their story, very appropriate for Chanukah to celebrate these modern day Maccabees who made sacrifices in defense of Israel. Stay tuned for times and details, this event is also open to the broader non-student community. 

WED 12/5 – FOURTH NIGHT – HILLEL MOVIE NIGHT

Hillel will be showing a film along with Chanukah nosh and treats, on this Wednesday night of Chanukah. 

FRIDAY 12/7 – SIXTH NIGHT – HILLEL SHABBAT DINNER

6pm Prayers, 7pm Shabbat Dinner in the Campus Center. Menorah has to be lit before Shabbat begins.

SAT 12/8 – SHABBAT DAY OF CHANUKAH – SEVENTH LIGHT AT NIGHT

10am Minyan at Shabbos House, 12:30pm Shabbat Lunch with a Chanukah Twist.
Sat Night Hillel event, stay tuned for details.

SUNDAY 12/9 – 8TH AND LAST NIGHT OF CHANUKAH

Chanukah Minyan Brunch at 10:45am. This Brunch includes a short weekday Torah reading.
Stay tuned for a “Menorah Car Parade” to converge at one local location for a joint communal last night of Chanukah celebration.