Hanukkah in carefree arizona

Begins Sunday, Dec. 2; each evening at 5:30 p.m.

Congregants from Temple Chai, as well as members of the Jewish Social Group of Cave Creek and Carefree will host the Chanukah Menorah Lighting every evening beginning Sunday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion.

After lighting the menorah on Tuesday, Dec. 4, Rabbi Sarah Grafstein from the Spirit of the Desert congregation will host a drumming circle led by master drummer Daniel Hirtz.  No prior drumming experience is necessary to participate, and attendees are encouraged to bring a drum of their own, with extra instruments available.

On Sunday, Dec. 9, Temple Chai Rabbi, Cantor and Choir will be leading the event, with Lara Bistro donating potato latkes and dips to accompany the festivities for the last evening.

Each evening’s lighting is open to attendees of all denominations and faiths.

Lighting Schedule:

Sunday, Dec. 2 – 1st night, Jewish Social Group and Ora Kurland
Monday, Dec. 3 – 2nd night, Jerry Bernstein
Tuesday, Dec. 4 – 3rd night, Rabbi Sarah Grafstein and drumming circle
Wednesday, Dec. 5 – 4th night, Annette Sarrazine
Thursday, Dec. 6 – 5th night, Sheryl and Charlie Cresswell
Friday, Dec. 7 – 6th night, the Bauman Family (Shabbat and Chaunukah)
Saturday, Dec. 8 – 7th night, Stephanie Baskin
Sunday, Dec. 9 – 8th night, Temple Chai – Rabbi, Cantor and Choir