Chanukah 2010

This page includes a listing of this year’s bigger Chanukah and December events. Please let us know if an event should be added. For other events, see our full calendar. Some events have early registration deadlines, so sign up ASAP. Also check out our listing of top 5 Chanukah videos for 2010! (Last updated 12/22/2010)

Wednesday, December 15

Trivia Night- Holiday Edition
7pm @ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, this trivia night is a holiday edition with new rounds, questions, prizes and surprises. From sports to pop culture, geography to movies, science to politics, we’ll test your knowledge of it all!
Admission: The cost is $15 in advance, $18 the day of the event. Admission includes dinner and 2 drink tickets (wine and beer). Unlimited soft drinks will be available. Info/RSVP (Frequently sells out so get your tickets in advance.)

Friday, December 24

Downtown Shabbat with Larry Paul & Robyn Helzner
Drinks and appetizers – 6:00 pm
Services begin – 6:45 pm
Dinner – 8:00 pm

Join musician Robyn Helzner, one of the leading interpreters of world Jewish music, and Cantor Larry Paul for this spirited, musical, Carlebach-inspired service. Chinese food dinner and Shabbat singing follow the service (see admission information below for cost details).

ADMISSION: The cost per person for dinner is $6 in advance, $8 the day of the service. Info/RSVP.

Falafel Frenzy – “Make a Difference with Your Falafel Balls”
Join our GRASSROOTS effort to put your falafel balls to good use to fight poverty in DC! Celebrate with your friends and meet new people while contributing to a good cause. 100% of the net proceeds will be going to support local food programs (Jewish and Non-Jewish) through a designated gift to the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

When: 9pm – close

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door (Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is matching $ for $ and Local 16 has donated the lounge and DJ)

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Where: Local 16 – private VIP lounge level with drink specials and DJ ( of course there is access to all Local 16 bars including heated deck)

Why you should attend: Give a little and get a lot! Drink specials from 9pm-12am: $5 rails/shots/special martinis/wines/draft beers, 10% of lounge bar sales go to charity, do some good while having a great time!!

$30 General Admission Tickets
Tickets available online at
We have been told that Promo Code JCCDC gets a $5 Discount

Good for the Jews Concert
Good for the Jews is back with their “Putting the Ha! in Hanukkah” 2010 Tour. This is said to be Jewish music for people who don’t like Jewish music. No dreidel songs or Israeli folk music, just a funny Jewish duo who bring an unorthodox style to music and comedy. Jewish or not, this is fun to be had by all.
$20 at Jammin Java in Vienna

Saturday, December 25

Gefilte Fish Gala

It’s the Years’ Absolute Biggest Event! Over 1000 expected! Have Fun! Do Good! Eat, Drink, Dance! 3 Floors- 80’s, Club mix, and Salsa! Smoke Free, Kosher Pizza, Drink Specials, Door Prizes, Giveaways, and more!

8 pm at Muse Lounge, 717 6th St NW Washington DC
(Gallery Place Metro)

All profits donated to Susan G Komen for the Cure! $5 Suggested donation. Also collecting canned goods and clothing for the needy. 202-686-5990 for more information or see

The above is only a portion of the events from the full calendar.