“Be the Light,” a virtual Hanukkah event that celebrates the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world), will be offered on Thursday, December 10, by the Jewish Community Center. The program will begin at 4:15 p.m. with a candle lighting. That will be followed by a craft activity. Instructor PJ Library will show how to make a Hanukkah-inspired window installation with materials found around the home, such as bubble wrap, wrapping paper, tissue paper, construction paper, wax paper, tin foil, yarn, ribbons, string, tape, glue and twist ties. Visit stpauljcc.org.

The Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company will present a virtual reading of The Chanukah Guest by Eric Kimmel at 3 p.m. Friday, December 11. The live presentation by Kim Kivens, Joshua Bagley and Craig Johnson is free, but reservations are required. Call 651-647 4315.

Or Emet, the Minnesota Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, will host the following online programs: a Hanukkah party from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 12, including a blessing and candle lighting, games, music and presentations by children from the congregation’s Jewish cultural school; and Hamline University professor David Schultz speaking on “What Happened in the 2020 Election and Why It Matters” from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 19 (a short Sabbath service will precede the program). To register, email Scott Chazdon at president@oremet.org.


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