Hanukkah Happenings at The SYJCC

The Season of Giving- Holiday Toy & Coat Drive

TWO WAYS to help bring Holiday light to others: 


Donate NEW and UNWRAPPED TOYS to be gifted to families in need (babies to teens).

Designed collection bins will be in the lobby during building hours

December 8-December 15, 2023 


Donate CLEAN and GOOD CONDITION COATS to keep others warm.

Designated collection bins will be in the lobby during building hours.

December 20-December 24, 2023 

NIGHT 1- Thursday, December 7

glass of red wine on a piano

Hostage Wall of Hope- Prayers of Light 

Join us for a ceremony to acknowledge the release of the Israeli hostages and bring in the light of Chanukah together. We are thankful these hostages are back in Israel, we will pray for the remainder of the hostages, those who have died, and for the State of Israel and their soldiers.

Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 4:00 pm
Just outside the SYJCC
On Hauppauge Rd. Hostage Wall of Hope

NIGHT 2- Friday, December 8

jelly donuts and dreidels next to lighted candles

Hanukkah Shabbat Luncheon

Join us for a luncheon to celebrate Shabbat and Hanukkah with musical guest Art Leshans.

Friday, December 8, 2023 | 12:00-2:00 pm

$10 per person

Registration required by December 1. call x147 or x146 to register. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

NIGHT 3- Saturday, December 9

multi colored legos

Blue & White Shabbat Celebration 

Gather with family and friends to celebrate blue and white Shabbat

Need some ideas? Please click below…

NIGHT 4- Sunday, December 10

a group of smiling adults seated on a couch looking at a picture

RUN for their LIVES

Global run/walk event calling for the immediate release of all hostages held by Hamas. Please wear red to help bring and raise awareness of this situation.

Every Sunday | 10:00 am
Northgate Shopping Center (parking lot)
1159 Jericho Tpk.
Commack, NY

For any questions, contact [email protected]

NIGHT 5- Monday December 11

Shine a Light banner

Women’s Club Chanukah Celebration 

Join us with the Women’s Club from the SYJCC for a Chanukah celebration and a special presentation by Bat-Sheva Slavin.

Monday, December 11, 2023 | 2:00 pm

All are Welcome!

OPEN to the community.

Registration required.

To Register, please

NIGHT 6- Tuesday, December 12

Shine a Light banner

Blue & White Art

Join us in the lobby for blue and white art, candle lighting and songs for our young families.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 | 4:30 pm

NIGHT 7- Wednesday, December 13

Shine a Light banner

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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | 7:00 pm
At the Suffolk Y JCC

Sponsored by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Thank you to all of our sponsors and Suffolk County Synagogues
ADL New York
American Jewish Committee
Barry & Florence JCC Friedberg
Birthright Israel Foundation
Friends of the IDF
Hofstra Hillel
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish National Fund
Long Island Board of Rabbis
The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC
Mid Island Y JCC
North American Board of Rabbis
The New York Board of Rabbis
Sid Jacobson JCC
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Stand with Us
Stonybrook Hillel
Suffolk Y JCC
UJA Federation New York
Voices for Truth and Humanity

NIGHT 8- Thursday, December 14

Heroines and Heroes of Light 

Join us as we welcome a delegation of Heroes of the October 7th Terrorist attack in Israel. Meet these heroes, Shani Teshuva -Kibbutz Zikim, Ofer & Ronny Kisin- Karen Shalom, and Hila Fakliro- Supernova Festival, honor them, and listen to their stories. Together we will stand in solidarity and light the world in blue and white on the Seventh day of Chanukah.

Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 11:00 am
At the SYJCC
74 Hauppauge Rd.
Commack, NY

FREE and open to the community.

Registration required

To Register, please

Celebrate Chanukah with Island Quest!

multi colored legos

STEM Chanukah fun and menorah lighting with an LED menorah & edible dreidels!

Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 7:00 pm

Virtual and in-person options available

For any question, contact Michael Donnelley, [email protected]

To Register, please

Verve 55+ Hanukkah Dinner Party

glass of red wine on a piano

Join us for a fun night with live music by Paradigm, Hanukkah dinner, dancing and menorah lighting. Bring your own wine. Dinner include an Israeli fare, to honor Israel and including vegetarian options.

Thursday, December 14, 2023 |  7:00-9:00 pm
Single Mingle | 6:30 pm

Fee $35 | Member Discounted Fee $25

To Register, please