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HANDS ON HANUKKAH is a Community Event taking place at the UTC Mall during the 8 days of Hanukkah. The family-friendly events feature arts & crafts, raffles & giveaways, food & photos, storytelling, live musical performances and end with lighting the hanukkiah. All events start at 4pm and end at 7:15pm. HANDS ON HANUKKAH runs Sunday, Nov. 28th - Sunday, Dec. 5th and is produced by Temple Sinai Sarasota. See the full schedule below!            

     

SUNDAY, NOV. 28TH:


4:00 - 5:00 PM - Dreidel Game/Spinning Contest - Are you a champion spinner? Test your mad skills at this Hands on Hanukkah kick-off event.
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Edible Dreidels - They are great for spinning and playing and even more fun to eat! Come join us create your own dreidel - then eat it! :)
6:00 - 6:30 PM Hanukkah Storytime  - Hear Laura Freedman read, Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah.
6:30 - 7:00 PM - Temple Sinai - Sinai Rocks - Witness these great performances that bring groove to the holiday!
7:00 - 7:15 PM - Join Bethany Leinweber and Temple Sinai congregants to light the very FIRST NIGHT's candle.

MITZVAH PROJECT:  Plant a tree in Israel with the Jewish National Fund.

 

Monday, Nov. 29th:


4:00 - 5:00 PM - Beaded Star - Bead it...just bead it! Join craft time with Laurie Criden, Judy Handleman & Cookie Bloom and make your very own beaded star.
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Cookie Time - Take home your very own delicious Hanukkah cookie!
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Hanukkah Storytime  - Hear Laura Freedman read, 
The Ziz and The Hanukkah Miracle.
6:30 - 7:00 PM - The Player's Centre - Jolie - Enjoy the talent of this area artist.
7:00 - 7:15 PM - Join Cantors Marci Vitkus and Riselle Bain to light the 2nd candle.

MITZVAH PROJECT:  Donate clothing for Mother's Helping Mothers.

Tuesday, Nov. 30th:


4:00 - 5:00 PM - Make and Take Hanukkah Mobile - You CAN take it with you! Join craft time  and make a Hanukkah mobile!
5:00 - 6:00 PM Donut Holes - Get your FREE Dunkin Donut Donut Holes
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Hanukkah Storytime  - Hear Laura Freedman read, Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles.
6:30 - 7:00 PM - Sarasota Jewish Theatre - Carole Kleinberg - Enjoy this live performance by the Sarasota Jewish Theatre.
7:00 - 7:15 PM - Join Sarasota/Manatee Federation & PJ Library to light the 3rd candle.

MITZVAH PROJECT:  Bring a stuffed animal to donate to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Wednesday, Dec. 1st:

4:00 - 5:00 PMLatke Flip Craft - Well Flip my Latkes!! Join craft time with Laurie Criden, Judy Handleman and Cookie Bloom and make a Latke Flipper!
5:00 - 6:00 PMLatke Demo by Williams Sonoma - Maybe there's a new trick or secret ingredient! Come and watch the pros make latkes!
6:00 - 6:30 PM Hanukkah Storytime  - Hear Laura Freedman read, Hanukkah is Coming.
6:30 - 7:00 PMFST performs - Caroline - Enjoy the talent of this area artist.
7:00 - 7:15 PMJoin Sarah Wertheimer (Embracing our Differences) to light the 4th candle.

MITZVAH PROJECT:  Donate pet supplies for the Sarasota County Humane Society

Thursday, Dec. 2nd:

4:00 - 5:00 PM Colorful Tape Menorah - Create colorful menorahs! Join craft time and make a colorful menorah.
5:00 - 6:00 PM Cookie Time - Free Hanukkah cookies will be given out! 
6:00 - 6:30 PMHanukkah Storytime  - Hear Laura Freedman read, The Eight Knights of Hanukkah.
6:30 - 7:00 PM - Jewish Chorale - Enjoy this live performance by Sarasota's own talent.
7:00 - 7:15 PM - Join Mayor Hagen Brody (City of Sarasota) to light the 5th candle.

MITZVAH PROJECT:  Make a poster for Aviva Senior Living.

Friday, Dec. 3rd:

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Canvas Wall Hanging Sponge Stamping - Join craft time and make a beautiful wall hanging to celebrate Hanukkah!
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Donut Holes - Get your FREE Dunkin Donut Donut Holes
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Hanukkah Storytime  - Hear Laura Freedman read, I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel.
6:30 - 7:00 PM - Booker Middle School VPA - Carlos SIlva - Enjoy this live performance by Sarasota's own talent.
7:00 - 7:15 PM - Join Manatee Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Gulf Coast Community Foundation, to light the 6th candle.

MITZVAH PROJECT:  Adopt-A-Family for the holidays with Jewish Family & Children Services of the Suncoast

Saturday, Dec. 4th:

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Lego Hanukkah Building Contest/Face Painting - Fun for ALL kids!!! Join craft time and build with Legos or get your face painted in the spirit of Hanukkah!
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Edible Dreidels - They are great for spinning and playing and even more fun to eat! Come join us create your own dreidel - then eat it! :)
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Hanukkah Storytime  - Hear Laura Freedman read, Hoppy Hanukkah!
6:30 - 7:00 PM - Fletcher Trio - Enjoy this live performance by Temple Sinai's very own, and very talented Fletcher family.
7:00 - 7:15 PM - Join JFCS Veterans & SMRA to light the 7th candle.

MITZVAH PROJECT:  Gift wrapping donation for Bridge A Life.

Sunday, Dec. 5th:

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Hanukkah Bingo/Face Painting - Hang out and play BINGO while your kiddos get their faces painted!
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Cookie Time - Get your very own Hanukkah cookie to take home and enjoy! 
6:00 - 6:30 PM Hanukkah Storytime  - Hear Laura Freedman read, Esther's Hanukkah Disaster.
6:30 - 7:00 PMTemple Sinai's Chazzan Abramson - Come and enjoy Hanukkah music performed by Chazzan Abramson.
7:00 - 7:15 PM - Join Temple Sinai to light the 8th and final candle.

MITZVAH PROJECT:  Make a card for an Israeli Defense Force soldier. 

Sun, October 24 2021 18 Cheshvan 5782