A New Festival of Jewish Culture + Learning for Adults, Teens & Families
This Sat, Dec 17 6pm – 12am In Person @Holy Blossom Temple – 1950 Bathurst St (map) Online Option also available Adult Program: $20/adult suggested donation Family Program: $30/family (includes dinner) Teen Program: $18/teen (includes dinner) Register Now
Ignite a new tradition for Hanukkah. IGNITE! opens with a community-wide havdalah for all ages, then breaks into a choose-your-own-adventure of 15 arts-based workshops, performances, and Jewish study sessions, plus programs for teens and for families with kids ages 5-12.
The centrepiece of the program is a hybrid live/virtual variety concert (9:45-10:45pm) curated by the Ashkenaz Festival, in which artists from around the corner and around the world will bring us fresh musical performances inspired by the themes of the season. Performers include Allan Merovitz, Aviva Chernick, The Barrel Boys, Finjan, Mostly Kosher, Socalled, The Rosenblatt Family (Jason, Rachel and Abby), and Toronto Klezmer Society.
Kosher food available for purchase. (Dinner included in Family & Teen tickets.)
Adult Program Among the 15 arts-based workshops, performances, and Jewish study sessions, Makom members Lily Ohana and Chaim Grafstein will lead a session on North African Hanukkah customs and cooking Sfinj (Moroccan doughnuts) at 6:45pm. Rabbi Aaron will lead Table Drumming & Chanting at 11pm.
Family Program (parents & kids 5-12) Family tickets include communal havdalah at 6pm, light kosher dinner, and a shorter program until 7:45pm.
Teen Program (grades 8-12) Teen tickets include communal havdalah at 6pm, light kosher dinner, and fun Hanukkah activities until midnight including art, learning & debate with Rabbi Aaron, and a movie.
Presented by The Holy Blossom Temple Centre for Arts and Culture, Annex Shul, Ashkenaz Foundation, Beth Tzedec Congregation, City Shul, Danforth Jewish Circle, First Narayever Congregation, Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Congregation Shir Libeynu, Temple Sinai Congregation, and the UJA Committee for Yiddish
Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism is a grassroots Toronto community fusing Jewish tradition and progressive values through spirituality, learning and culture. Makom creates inclusive space that inspires diverse participants to explore together how Judaism can meaningfully enrich our lives.