Produced by the Tony Award-winning team of Yael Silver and Carmine Entertainment, the event will feature Chanukah music and traditions from around the world, showcasing acclaimed choirs, cantors, and special celebrity guests.




Viewers everywhere will be able to watch this streamed presentation with their families and communities and come together to celebrate and support the World Union. 









The event will be broadcast on Sunday, December 13th (4th Night of Chanukah), at 8pm NY | EST Time in partnership presentation with Central Synagogue on their YouTube channel.





Special Guests


Mayim Bialik


Elana Jagoda


Evan Kent


Yasmin Levy


Lisa Loeb


Henry Platt


Jonah Platt


Sharone Sayegh


Peter Yarrow





Alexandra Finkelshtein

Moscow, Russia


Rabbi Ari Lorge

| Central Synagogue
New York, USA


Rabbi Benjamin Meijer Verbrugge

Jakarta, Indonesia


Carole Sterling

| Chair, WUPJ
Toronto, Canada


Rabbi David Maxa

| Ec Chajim Praha
Prague, Czech Republic


Rabbi Emma Gottlieb

| Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation
Cape Town, South Africa


Hernán Rustein

| Ibero-American Institute for Rabbinical Education Reform
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Rabbi Nir Barkin

| Kehillat Yozma Modi’in
Modi’in, Israel


Rita Fruman

| Director of Programs and Operations in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine, WUPJ
Jerusalem, Israel


Rabbi Ruben Sternschein

| Congregação Israelita Paulista
São Paulo, Brazil


Rabbi Sergio Bergman

| President, WUPJ
Buenos Aires, Argentina






Our Open Call for video submissions is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who participated.


Executive Producers:
L. Tadd and Sandra Schwab
Tony Award Winning Theatrical Producer:
Yael Silver (Carmine Entertainment)
Grammy-Award Winning Musical Director:
Mary Ekler
Gala Chairs:
L. Tadd and Sandra Schwab
Gala Committee:
Sandra Schwab, Jane Taves, Charles Rothschild, Carole Sterling, Cantor Evan Kent, Rachel Schulties