Our 2021 Hanukkah celebration featured 13 events in eight locations throughout greater Seattle and the eastside. We hope you joined us for one of the events and found light this holiday season. Enjoy these images from the eight nights of Hanukkah.
We asked our staff to share some of their favorite Hanukkah recipes, and the stories behind how they became holiday traditions. Plus: they weigh in on the applesauce vs. sour cream debate!
Learn about the Festival of Lights - the history, food, traditions, and how you can celebrate with us!
This past Sunday volunteers and community members gathered to help build a sukkah as part of the Sukkot holiday. The build took place during Sunday's Mercer Island Farmers Market.
The High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mark the start of the Jewish New Year. Learn more about how we celebrate these holidays, traditional greetings, and all the great holiday programming at the J.
Rolling into September and the Jewish New Year, SJCC CEO Amy Lavin shares the excitement of fall at the J. Plus: an update on the J’s new COVID-19 mitigation protocols.
Celebrate Shavuot with the J! Join us at our Tootsie Roll Torah Trot on Sunday as we celebrate the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. Learn more about the holiday!
Bonfires, music, haircuts, and more! Learn about Lag B’Omer and how we celebrate.
This week marks two holidays: Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day). Celebrate and honor these holidays with remembrances, songs, food, and our special Yom Ha'atzmaut DIY wine tasting.
Often called the "Jewish Earth Day," Tu Bishvat has become a time to connect traditional Jewish values of taking care of the Earth with today's environmental values. Learn more on how to celebrate, including this year's Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest.