Australia, New Zealand, and Asia





Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ)




Beit Or v’Shalom

Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat service (livestreamed on their YouTube channel) on Friday, December 3, at 6:30 pm (Local Time), candle lighting, and Chanukah Dinner. Click here to learn more and register.


Emanuel Synagogue

On their special page you can learn about Chanukah history, customs, have some fun and read details of exciting events presented by Emanuel Synagogue: Chanukah by the Sea, Light-en Your Carbon Footprint, and Chanukah Kabbalah Meditation on Light.


Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue

Chanukah celebration on Wednesday, December 1st, at 5:30 pm (Local Time) with candle lighting, Chanukah songs, dreidles, activities, and latkes e sufganiot. Click here to learn more.


Kedem Community

Kabbalat Shabbat Chanukah with candle lighting and pot luck dinner on Friday, December 3, at 6:30 pm (Local Time). Click here to learn more and here to register.


Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism

Join every day, from Sunday, November28, through Saturday, December 4, for online candle-lighting. Click here to register and get the Zoom link.


Neshama Life

Chanukah Kabbalah Music and Meditation Online on Sunday, December 5, at 10 am (Local Time). An online celebration with music, learning and meditation with musicians Shannyn and Max Einsohn, and Kabbalah teacher Dr. Orna Triguboff. Click here to register.


North Shore Temple Emanuel

They have an exciting range of activities planned for Chanukah this year: Teen Torah Tag Team evening BBQ, Year 7 Doughnuts After Class, Chanukah Groove Service, Meah Family Picnic, Party with the NSTE Parents Group and kids under 8, and Monthly Discussion and Candle Lighting. Click here to learn more or email them.


Temple Beth Israel

For details about TBI events – Chanukah Funukah and Free Drive-Thru Donuts! – , blessings, games, recipes, stories, music, and special activities, click here.


Temple Shalom Gold Coast

Chanukah party on Saturday 4 December from 6.00 pm (Local Time). Free entry (donations welcome). Click here to pre-register to attend.





Beth Shalom Progressive Congregation

Chanukah Party and Candle Lightning, and Shabbat Chanukah. Click here to learn more and register to join them on Zoom.





Taiwan Jewish Community

Community’s Candle-lighting and Dinner on Sunday, December 5, at the American Club in Taipei. Musicians Gabriel and Wen will entertain with Klezmer-style music, as well as Gershwin, Berlin and Chanukah songs. Attendees are encourages to bring guitars, Er-Hus and flutes to join in afterwards for some community music. Click here to register.


United Hebrew Congregation (Singapore)

Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat, candle-lighting, prayers, games, songs, and Chanukah recipes. Contact them to register and get Zoom links.


United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong

UJC’s nightly Hanukkah celebration with stories and candle lighting, and Shabanukkah services. Email to register.



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