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Get ready for yet another year of fun and inspiration!

Who is invited?

You are! We invite everyone to come join in the festive spirit of Chanukah! The event is run by the Jewish Deaf community, and we will also provide voice interpretation. A Russian Sign Language interpreter will be provided upon request. Every person is welcomed, even if you are not Jewish.

What is this all about?

The wintertime is a magical time of the year to celebrate our Jewish spirit. During the most dark time of the year, it is just the time to light up our lives with the lights of the Chanukah menorah! The Jewish Deaf Foundation has been working hard in the past few months to make these events happen for the Jewish Deaf community. Nowhere else will you find such a huge gathering of proud and inspired deaf Jews!

When is this?

DC Deaf Chanukah: Monday evening, December 26, at 5 PM. This is the third night of Chanukah.

NYC Deaf Chanukah: Wednesday evening, December 28, at 6 PM. This is the fifth night of Chanukah.

How much does it cost?

- $30 per adult
- $15 per child between 6-12 years old
- Children 5 and under enter for free


DC Deaf Chanukah: the "Top of the Town" venue at 1400 14th St N, Arlington, VA 22209.

NYC Deaf Chanukah: the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, at 36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280.

What's the dress code like?

We will have a photographer capturing the best moments of the event - be sure to dress nice and look sharp! (No sneakers, please)

What's the program like?

We will have a grand menorah lighting ceremony with a special 9-foot high De'VIA Menorah designed by Ellen Mansfield, a Jewish Deaf artist. Guests of honors - Sofia Seitchik in DC and Michael Kaufer in NYC - will be lighting the first light on the De'VIA Menorah. Magic Morgan and his wife Liliana will be flying in from snowy Wisconsin to enthrall us all! A delicious reception will be provided, complete with Chanukah treats such as potato latkes and jelly doughnuts. We will provide a full children's program (IMPORTANT: If your child plans to participate in the program, please fill out this short form). After the formal program, there will be opportunities to socialize with other attendees.

How do I get there?

DC Deaf Chanukah: The venue is conveniently located one block west of the Iwo Jima Memorial, within walking distance from the Rosslyn Metro Station. It is only five minutes by car from downtown Washington, Georgetown, and National Airport.

NYC Deaf Chanukah: There is convenient parking nearby at several parking garages for a fee (approximately $25-40). In addition, the location is very accessible via the subway, with the 1, 4, 5, J, R, and Z trains stopping nearby. The Staten Island ferry also lands just meters away from the museum.

How do I register?

To RSVP, just fill out the form below! (Be sure to buy the ticket for the right event!) Payments at the door will not be accepted; all attendees must RSVP by the deadline - Thursday, December 15, 2016. Please RSVP as soon as possible to ensure a spot at the event!

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please send us an email at!


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Important Notice: If your child plans to participate in our fun children's program, please fill out this short form.

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