Chanukah Happenings at The SYJCC

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Antisemitism is intensifying. Our efforts to fight it must be ever stronger. Help Shine A Light to dispel the darkness and to say: enough is enough! Bring your friends. Bring your family. And, most important, bring your light!

Join us at our Suffolk County Menorah Lighting and Shine a Light on Anti-Semitism.

Grand Menorah Lighting, Music, Entertainment and Giveaways to light up the night.

Location: Commack Corners Shopping Center (SE corner of Jericho Turnpike and Commack Road)

Monday, December 19, 2022 | 7:00 pm

Participating Partners:
Suffolk County
Stand with Us
Chabad of Mid-Suffolk
Dix Hills Jewish Center
East Northport Jewish Center
Melville Jewish Center
Temple Beth David of Commack
The Chai Center of Dix Hills

For More Information, please


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Verve 55+ Chanukah Celebration @ the SYJCC Piano Bar

A game night with live music and latkes!

Play one of our games, or bring your own, and a bottle of wine. Soak up all the ambiance of a piano bar, including live music, a unique latkes bar, light desserts, and coffee & teas.

Celebrate Chanukah with a fun evening out with friends and make some new ones!

Thursday, December 15, 2022 |  7:00-9:00 pm

Fee: $25 | Member Discounted Fee $20

To Register, please

Calling All Singles Between the Ages of 55-70! We have Something For YOU!

Join us to mix, mingle and schmooze and stay for our Verve 55 Piano Bar Celebration!

6:30 pm

Purchase Your Ticket on the Link Above

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Chanukah Shabbat Lunch & Party

Chanukah traditions with Bat-Sheva Slavin and music by Henry Covner. Delicious lunch including latkes & Jelly donuts.

Friday, December 16, 2022 | 12:00-2:00 pm

$10 per person

Registration required, call x147 or x146 to register. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

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MOVIE- Love, Lights, Chanukah

As Christina prepares her restaurant for Christmas, a DNA test reveals that she’s Jewish! The discovery leads her to a new family and a new, unlikely romance over eight crazy nights.

Featuring Ben Savage, Mia Kirschner and Marilu Henner.

Thursday, December 22, 2022 |  12:45-2:25 pm

No Registration Required.


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Celebrate Israel at 75!
Community-Wide Jerusalem LEGO Build

Loads of Family Fun for Everyone!

100,000 LEGO Bricks
400 Square-Foot Build

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 1:30-4:00 pm

$10 per builder or $40 per family

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

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Menorah Making

Susan Buroker, our Artist in Residence, will guide you step-by-step as you create your very own ceramic Menorah keepsake to use in your home when celebrating the holiday with your family.

Sunday, December 11, 2022 | 2:00-4:00 pm

Fee: $50 | Member Discounted Fee: $40

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Family Chanukah Celebration

Chanukah play featuring Stage 74 and “Just One Wheel”, donuts, gelt, dreidel spinning, and more!
*Children will have the opportunity to ride a unicycle after the show

Sunday, December 18, 2022 | 1:30-3:00 pm

FREE– please bring an unwrapped toy to be donated for children in need

To Sign up, please


Honey,Olive Oil,Sea Salt, Babka and Chanukah Candles

Chanukah Israeli Gift Basket

Includes: Fine Israeli products

Organic HoneyVirgin Olive OilDead Sea SaltChocolate BabkaHand dipped Chanukah Candles

Limited availability. Please order by December 9, 2022

$45 per basket

To Purchase, please

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Israeli Artists Art & Jewelry Show

Moshe Monzon Gallery, Beautiful Holiday Gifts, and Israeli Judaic, Art and Jewelry.

Thursday, December 8- Friday, December 9, 2022 

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Located in the SYJCC Lobby

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Holiday Boutique

Games, candles, decorations, and more!

Now- Friday, December 16, 2022 | 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2022 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Located in the SYJCC Lobby

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Scholastic Book Fair

Come Shop for all your Holiday needs while fundraising for our Early Childhood Center and Jewish Education Programs.

Monday, November 28- Friday, December 2, 2022 and Sunday, December 4, 2022 

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Located in the SYJCC Lobby