Hanukkah Programs in the St. Louis Community

Hanukkah 2020 will be unlike any other, but there are still many ways for us to celebrate.
Below is a list of local and online celebrations.
Do you have anything to add?
Please send details to KSher@JFedSTL.org and we will add it to our list!

Holiday Cookin’ with National Council of Jewish Women STL

December 8, 2020  |  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join the fun as special guests share their “top-secret” recipes:

  • Jill Solomon – BBQ Brisket
  • Shirley Alper – Kasha & Shells
  • Nancy & Spencer Kessler – surprise dessert

All attendees to this virtual event will be eligible to win a homemade Brisket made by Jill Solomon! Must be present to win.

Learn more and register here.

What’s Cooking for Chanukah? presented by Bais Abe

Join Bais Abe on the second Wednesday of December, January, and February at 7:30 pm via Zoom to hear Bais Abe members speak about their areas of work, study, and interests! Register on the website here.


  • December 9: “What’s Cooking for Chanukah?”
  • January 13: “What’s Jewish about Racial Equality?”
  • February 10: “Art, National Zionism, and the Degenerate Art Show”
Chabad St. Louis - Free Menorahs, Candles, and Local Event Directory


Do you need a menorah or candles? Do you know someone that does? This Chanukah, share the beauty and light of the menorah with another Jewish family or individual. At no cost to you, order it online and Chabad of Greater St. Louis will have it delivered to their door with your customized message. ORDER YOUR KIT.




The St. Louis Chabad centers are offering safe Chanukah celebrations across the region, including an at-home version of “The Home Depot Chanukah Experience,” a grand car menorah parade, a drive-in public menorah lighting, and many other family friendly experiences each night of the eight-day holiday. EVENT DIRECTORY.




Chabad of Greater St. Louis is offering free Chanukah menorah and candle kits, available for pickup from any Kaldi’s Coffee shop in the St. Louis area. The kits will be available in-store beginning Dec. 6th until the conclusion of the eight-day holiday on Dec. 18th. To find an open Kaldi’s location near you, CLICK HERE.

Eight Crazy Nights: Chanukah 2020 presented by Shaare Emeth

Get ready to celebrate the Festival of Lights with eight nights of fun, eight nights of celebration and eight nights of craziness!

From online latke cooking to Zoom bingo nights to Torah studies, we’re adapting this beloved holiday to meet the needs of 2020. It all culminates in a socially distanced parking lot celebration right here at Shaare Emeth.

Learn more here.

10th Annual Brothers Lazaroff Hanukkah Hullabaloo
Annual St. Louis Hanukkah bash with Brothers Lazaroff goes virtual

In the “time flies” category, can you believe it’s been 10 years since the Brothers Lazaroff launched their first Hanukkah Hullabaloo? What began as a humble holiday after-party following a Kinky Friedman concert in 2011 has grown into a must-attend St. Louis Hanukkah event, with dozens of musical luminaries and fried latkes to boot. So don’t go thinking an annoying global pandemic is going to keep the Brothers down.

The 10th Annual Brothers Lazaroff Hanukkah Hullabaloo, dubbed “A Virtual Miracle,” will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Brothers Jeff and David Lazaroff plan to broadcast “live” from the backyard around the bonfire. They’ll be joined by special celebrity guests and Hullabaloo regulars, as well as the annual recitation of “Eight Nights,” a series of poems by Rabbi James Stone Goodman set to experimental and funky eastern European folk jams by the Eight Nights Orchestra. 

Read the full St. Louis Jewish Light article and learn how to register here.

STL Teen Hanukkah Celebration

Add some light to your Chanukah this year with Jewish teens from all over St. Louis!  Be inspired by our keynote speaker, Valerie Weisler, social justice activist and founder of the Validation Project. Light the Chanukiah (Chanukah menorah) together and spin some dreidel. Celebrate the Festival of Light with community and warmth.

Zoom link will be sent the week before the event. FREE for all teens. Presented by the St. Louis Youth Professionals Council, a group of staff who work with teens across the Jewish community.

Learn more and register here.


B’nai Amoona’s Chanukah Light the Lot

Registration for B’nai Amoona’s Chanukah Light the Lot on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at 1:30 – 4 pm is now open. Lighting at approximately 4:30 when the last car has finished. For questions, please reach out to Liessa at liessa@bnaiamoona.com. This event is complimentary, but please consider donating to help families have a wonderful Chanukah experience.

Learn more and register here.

Eight Days of EnLIGHTenment presented by the St. Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association

Friday, December 11 – Friday, December 18, 2020

Join the St. Louis Rabbinical and Cantorial Association for one-hour online sessions each day of Hanukkah on a wide variety of topics, led by St. Louis rabbis from all branches of Judaism. Free but registration is required. For a listing of topics, teachers, and times, plus registration information, visit stlrca.org.