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Photos Album of Chanukah Celebrations

Enjoy the photos of this year's Chanukah!


A great time was had by all at the inaugural ChanukahFest at the Lagoon! 

An inspiring Menorah Lighting at Pearland Town Center!

It started with a beautiful concert at the very first ChanukahFest at the Lagoon! in Lago Mar on night 2 and continued with a heartwarming Menorah Lighting at Pearland Town Center mall on night 4, and capped off with a freeze defying Chanukah on the Strand in Saengerfest Park on night 5 - it was truly an awesome and inspiring Chanukah!



Successful Day of Giving - Thank You!!

Dear Friends,

THANK YOU to each and every person who helped make this year's Day of Giving campaign a great success!
Together, with so many friends and supporters, we have reached, and even surpassed, the campaign goal! Thank you!!
Thank you for partnering with us in providing warm and welcoming Judaism and a bright future for Jewish life, learning and celebration in the Bay Area!
A very special thank you to our Matchers who helped make this possible:
  • Ida Diamond
  • Hedy Sacco
  • Mardy Schweitzer
  • Bob Stoll
  • Ken Terkel
  • Daniel & Sarah Emunah Wein
  • Shlomi & Hadassah Wolraich
We wish everyone good health, happiness and prosperity, and look forward to a wonderful year together, celebrating and enjoying vibrant Jewish life, holidays, learning and community. 
Rabbi Yitzchok & Malky Schmukler
Directors, Chabad of the Bay Area

Light Menorah & Shabbat Candles

 On Friday, before Shabbat, we first light the Chanukah Candles, followed by the Shabbat Candles at their usual time. As a reminder, candles should not be lit after sunset, once Shabbat has started.

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Chanukah! 

Everyone is abuzz...! ChanukahFest at the Lagoon!

... food and much more!

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RSVP for ChanukahFest!

Admission includes:
Concert, yummy Chanukah treats, kids crafts, raffle & more! Cocktail Bar & Hot Dogs are a-la-carte.

For admission at the door: $5 adult / $2 child
Reserve in advance for your free admission! 


Contributions, CORPORATE & Private Sponsorships Welcome
Use above link, or contact us at [email protected] or at 281-724-1554


Google Map to ChanukahFest
At the waterside deck of BLUE LAGOON Bar
12930 Crystal View Blvd, Texas City, TX 77568

Main Bay Area, Pearland & Galveston Menorah Lightings!


List of Chabad Bay Area


2nd Night of Chanukah  |  Monday, Dec. 19

ChanukahFest at the Lagoon!

Live Concert - Cocktail Bar - Grand Menorah Lighting - Hot Dogs & Popcorn - Chanukah Treats - Crafts & More!
Doors Open 5:30 pm | Event Starts 6:00 pm

More info & RSVP at special event page

RSVP in advance for Free Admission!


4th Night of Chanukah  |  Wednesday, Dec. 21, 7:00 pm
Pearland Menorah Lighting
At Pearland Town Center Mall - Outdoor Pavilion
Menorah Lighting - Chanukah Treats - Music - Prizes

11200 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584
Optional RSVP / Contribution


5th Night of Chanukah  |  Thursday, Dec. 22, 6:30 pm
Chanukah on the Strand
At Saengerfest Park in Galveston
Menorah Lighting - Chanukah Treats - Music - Prizes

2302 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550
Optional RSVP / Contribution

Picture of the Week

Event warm up! Great ambience, wonderful weather, and tasty finger food  in store for Kiddush LEVANA w/ Food, Music & Chillin


Don't miss it - this Saturday night at 7:30 pm! 

Saturday Night - Kiddush Levana!

Weather is looking good and atmosphere will be awesome! 

Don't miss this exceptional event this Saturday Night! 

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Sat. Night, Dec. 3rd 
7:30 pm
At Chabad Bay Area

RSVP appreciated but not required
Be a sponsor

About Kiddush Levana:

Kiddush Levana is an evening of extraordinary blessing for you, your family and the Jewish people!

The very first Mitzvah we were given as a nation, was the Mitzvah to consecrate our calendar months based on the moon's cycle. Kiddush Levana is based on this Mitzvah. Furthermore, our nation is compared to the moon, which at times seems to diminish and wane, only to reveal itself once again in its full glory. Our sages teach that participating in Kiddush Levana brings blessing upon the participant, their family and the entire Jewish nation, helping to bring us closer to the era of 'Geulah' - the foretold and yearned for time of peace and goodness for the entire world.

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