Celebrating Hanukkah: Upcoming events with the SJCC

December 19, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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The Stroum Jewish Community Center has organized several Hanukkah events to take place this week and next week. Learn more below:

Oh Sugar Sugar: Sweet and Healthy Hanukkah
Tuesday, December 20, 7 – 8 pm
Issaquah PCC, 1810 12th Ave NW, Issaquah
(Note: Organized by the SJCC; event located off Mercer Island)

Hanukkah is known for sweet treats like chocolate gelt and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by sugar at this time of year. Let nutritionist and PCC employee Nick Rose teach you how to identify added sugar in packaged food, how to reduce the amount of sugar in your home cooking and baking, and share tips to help tame your sweet tooth. Plus, learn about the holiday of Hanukkah.

Kung Pao Christmas: The Search for General Tso
Sunday, December 25,  4 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way
$25 | $20 SJCC members, seniors, students, youth

Why do American Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas? Join us as we overindulge in a night of “kung powerful” food and community, as we watch the film The Search for General Tso and eat Chinese food. We’ll also celebrate the second night of Hanukkah.
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Hanukkah Menorah Lighting
Tuesday, December 27 – Friday, December 30, 3:30 pm daily
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way

Light the menorah with us during the week of Hanukkah. Join us in the SJCC lobby for singing, candle lighting, and storytelling.
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