Chanukah @ JCC-South Hills

Annual Mitzvah Menorah Mitzvah
A commandment to do something good for someone else. Help us make a child’s holiday brighter, happier and more hopeful by donating an age-appropriate new and unwrapped gift and placing it in the designated box in our lobby. Gifts will be accepted through November 30 and will be taken to The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry (a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Services) on December 1 in time for Chanukah distribution. Suggested Gift Items: Toys, Clothing, Books, Dolls, Art Supplies, Small Electronics, Rattles. For more information: Ann Haalman, (412) 278-1782

Candle lighting: Join us in the lobby of the JCC-South Hills at 5:15 PM on the following dates:

  • Wednesday December 1
  • Thursday December 2
  • Tuesday December 7
  • Wednesday December 8

Community-Wide Chanukah Celebration
Monday, December 6, 5:30-7 pm
Chanukah candle-lighting, songs, supper, contests, crafts and lots of fun for the entire family! Join with your South Hills friends from the JCC, Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, Temple Emanuel of South Hills, Chabad of the South Hills, Beth Israel Center (Pleasant Hills), Beth Israel Congregation (Washington PA) and Congregation Ahavath Achim (the Carnegie Shul) for our annual Community Chanukah Celebration.

  • Chanukah Candle-lighting with Rabbi Mark Mahler and Rabbi Alex Greenbaum
  • Songs
  • Light supper of pizza, potato latkes and donuts
  • Lego menorah building contest
  • Crafts
  • Dreidle spinning contest
  • Lots of fun for the entire family!

Open to the Entire Community. Bring your friends and family to celebrate the holiday! No Charge.

Seniors Chanukah Luncheon Program
Wednesday, December 8, 12:30-2:30 pm
Hosted by Chabad and the JCC-South Hills in the JCC-South Hills Social Hall Open to Members and Non-Members. Pre-registration required by Friday, December 3 $5 suggested donation. For more information or to register, please contact Ann Haalman at (412) 278-1975, ext. 204