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Hanukkah at the J 2021 | Our Biggest Year Ever!

The Springfield Jewish Community Center has announced its slate of 2021 Hanukkah programming in celebration of the most recognizable holiday on the Jewish calendar. There’s a wide variety of program offerings both old and new, in-person and virtual, for audiences of all ages.

“For the past few years, it’s been hard to gather together as a community to celebrate Hanukkah, so this year, we’re trying to offer our communities more opportunities than ever before,” said CEO Sam Dubrinsky.  “We look forward to our traditional (albeit scaled back) First Light, but also the addition of three new programs for both families and adults!”

Hanukkah in the Hay 

Sunday, November 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | In-person at the Springfield JCC

Join us for a morning of barnyard fun as we kick off the Hanukkah season and celebrate PJ Library’s new home at the Springfield JCC! Enjoy an outdoor petting zoo, bounce houses, crafts, snacks, and more! Families with children of all ages are invited to join in on the fun.  This program is free and open to the public.

First Light

Sunday, November 28, 5:00 – 5:45 PM | In-person at the Springfield JCC

Celebrate the light and miracle of the first night of Hanukkah! Join us outdoors for community candle lighting and singing as we light the largest outdoor menorah in Western Massachusetts. This program is free and open to the public. 

Hanukkah Concert with Mister G and Friends

Monday, December 6, 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Virtual Program

Join Latin Grammy-award winning musician Mister G and his band for a family-friendly Hanukkah concert, filled with ruach (spirit). Springfield JCC staffer and singer Elise Barber will join Mister G on stage for a special performance!  This program is free. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit

Holiday Pickleball Tournament

Friday, December 17 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | In-person at the Springfield JCC

Test your pickleball prowess in our annual Holiday Pickleball Tournament!  

Sponsors of this year’s Hanukkah programming include: PJ Library Western Massachusetts, the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, and the Sklar Family.

Your J in the News | Hanukkah 2021