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FUNky Hanuka Fiesta and Sing-Along

Put the fun and funky into Hanuka at The FUNky Hanuka Fiesta and Sing-Along: a mega-event featuring a variety of fun diversions and family-friendly activities -- nourishing to the community and to the soul.

The FUNky Hanuka Fiesta is a fundraiser for our congregation and features a silent auction, arts and crafts by a variety of local artists and crafts people, children's games and activities, live music, dancing, a sing-along, and plenty of traditional holiday food for sale.  

The FUNky Hanuka Fiesta will begin at 5:38 PM with a Havdallah service led by Cantor Beth Cohen and friends.  From 5:45-6:30 and from 7-7:45, The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band will play Hanuka and klezmer dance music and Rikud dancers will lead the fun and easy folk dances.   At 6:30, children from Nahalat Shalom’s religious school will perform the Hanuka play STARNUKA WARS and they will also sing songs with their teacher and well-known local musical artist Seth Hoffman.   Starting at 7:45PM, The Neo-Weavers, famous for leading the sing-along at the Albuquerque Folk Festival, will inspire everyone to sing songs of freedom, peace and justice from the bottoms of their hearts.  The Neo-Weavers will also be joined by Seth Hoffman and Beth Cohen.  Song sheets with the lyrics will be provided.

Suggested donation is $5 admission to party and $10 for the Neo-Weavers Sing-along.  No charge for children.  Dinner is available for purchase ($10) and includes homemade latkes, hummus, a large Greek salad with dolmas, beverage and desserts including sufganiyot (donuts).  All are welcome.   No one is turned away for lack of funds.

For more information, contact the Nahalat Shalom office by calling (505) 343-8227 or by sending an email to

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