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A Hanukkah Party for Everyone

We’re bringing Hanukkah back to Short Pump! Join us for an inclusive party on Saturday, December 9 at Gather (2400 Old Brick Road), beginning at 4:30 p.m.

“This time of year when we’re gathering with friends and family, it isn’t always the most inclusive moment in people’s lives,” says Rabbi Patrick Beaulier, “whether it’s someone in recovery who’s surrounded by alcohol or someone who’s in an environment that isn’t accepting of who they are. We want to provide a space of solidarity for Jewish, recovering, and LGBTQ+ individuals. We want Hanukkah to be accessible and welcoming to everyone.”

Point 5, Richmond’s first alcohol-free bottle shop, will be bringing an upscale, non-alcoholic cocktail bar featuring Hanukkah-themed mixes. Festivities will also include a live Menorah lighting, Judaica giveaways, free donuts, dreidel games and prizes, and a coloring station for kids.

This is a casual, contemporary gathering: no Hebrew experience or membership required. Interfaith and family friendly. All are welcome! The event is free entry, but RSVP is required. Donations are encouraged to benefit Kehillah’s holiday programming.

We’re grateful for the support of our sponsors: Point 5, The McShin Foundation, and Diversity Richmond.

We also have two Shabbat services this month! View our calendar for more information.

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